Do you read me, mayday
Aeronaut to base
I confess I'm a mess
No egress
Alone, hovering in space

Is there anyone out there
Why the third degree?
Never knew
Until you
How silence could be so sonorous and deep

Wherever you are
Send out a flare
This is an attempt to connect, edify and dissect
Send a light
Send repair
From surface to air

Do you hear me, mayday?
I am in search of
But I'm caught in a knot
Goes to say
So below is as above

Is there anyone out there?
I am high and dry
Suffering is a theme
But reckoning is the only reason why
We suffer at all

To send out a flare
This is an attempt to connect
Edify and dissect
Send a light
Send repair
From surface to air

Is there anyone out there?

Suffering is a theme
But reckoning is the only reason why
We suffer at all

So send out a flare


Lyrics submitted by NC0820

Surface To Air song meanings
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    General CommentSometimes people can feel completely alone even if we're in the middle of a crowded room, you try to connect with the people there, and you don't seem to connect with anyone on any personal level.

    This song is about calling out to world "Is there anyone out there?" Is there anybody out there who's like me? Is there anybody who will like me? I don't want to be alone anymore!
    WhiteDoveBlackCrowon September 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its "edify intersect" rather than "edify and dissect"
    PerpetuallyDafton December 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionPretty sure it's actually "sonorous indeed" instead of "and deep." 98% sure.

    Freaking great song though. Incubus have still got it. What a chill song, but so powerful, too. And they still manage to make things new and fresh and interesting while creating music that is still quintessentially Incubus. Few other bands have that ability.
    BradAusrotason March 23, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all on "edify and dissect" and "sonorous indeed".
    I just listened to it twice and I'd say "suffering is a thing".
    FROGSandLLAMASon July 14, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think it's "suffering is a thing" instead of theme
    PerpetuallyDafton August 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this is buddhist belief of life and suffering due to karma. He is wondering if there is more to life then suffering and if anyone or some enitity to stop the suffering due to karma.
    u29236on September 29, 2011   Link

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