"Shaft" as written by Gavin Koppel, Brandon Charles Boyd, Michael Aaron Einziger, Alex Katunich and Jose Anthony Pasillas Ii....
Who am I?
I am I.
Who are you?
You are me!
Why can't I get it straight?
No!
Why can't I see it straight?
Shaft!

We can't let you,
we can't let you go.
Shaft! Shaft! Shaft! Shaft!
I'll get a new one, then!
I take a look, a look around, gas limited.
I take a look around,
I tell myself I live again!
I take a look, a look around, gas limited.
I take a look around, I tell myself I live again!

Why can't I get it straight?
No!
Why can't I see it straight?
Shaft!
We can't let you,
we can't let you go.

Up until this day,
I take a look, a look around, gas limited.
Up untile this day,
I look around, I tell myself I live again!
Shaft

where's Lorena when we need her?


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"Shaft" as written by Brandon Boyd Alex Katunich

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    General CommentDamn you lorena where the hell are you?
    incubus_gigbutton May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentis lorena a real person? i don't know what this song means...
    overdriveon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI makes no sense! I can't even think of metaphorical meanings for lyrics like "Gas limited" or "I look around, I tell myself I live again! "
    Harry Manbackon June 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome. Incubus's early stuff was the best.
    There last album is the weakest but is still good.
    Perfectlyon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Comment[QUOTE from overdrive] "is lorena a real person?" [/QUOTE]

    they said it refered to Lorena Bobit (sp?) on a live show. (Breakfast_With_Incubus-(10-26-01-2001)
    Shes the chick that cut of her husbands wee wee.
    Spazmeaton May 02, 2003   Link
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    General Commentlorena bobbit was the woman from long island who cut off joey buttafucco's penis bc he had an affir with amy fisher. just so people know.
    stellarview2313on June 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentYep, and "shaft" refers to that penis...while at the same time it being very reminiscent of the old funk style used the the Shaft theme tune :oD
    JabbaHutt444on May 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentLorena Bobbit had nothing to do with Joey Buttafucco. Lorena cut of her husband, John Wayne Bobbit's penis. Joey and Amy were a completely different situation.
    rae_94on October 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou all are correct that "shaft" refers to a penis. This song is about the inability to achieve an erection. Hence, "Why can't I get it straight" and "Up until this day" As in, his penis is always able to get "UP" until the day he needs it. He is so frustrated that he wishes for Lorena to come cut it off so he wouldn't have the oh so common problem of not being able to get it up.
    Modism5on January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwow modism's view makes a lot of sense
    Sam the manon January 19, 2005   Link

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