"The Answer" as written by Gavin Koppel, Brandon Charles Boyd, Michael Aaron Einziger, Alex Katunich and Jose Anthony Pasillas Ii....
(Mm, hemp?)
Step outside the bounds and take a
Big look at the times we live in.
Who appointed you?
You're just an avid image on my screen.
So take your bias point of view away from
My organic institution.
And now we D.A.R.E. to think ourselves!
The answer's waiting content.
(Look into your mind and guide.)
The answer's clear as day open your eyes!

Now kill me.
You killed the very thing that keeps us
Hanging on to our dear lives.
So, in a sense you bit the hand that feeds us
Just to kill your prophet now.
And with the coming generation at the torn seems
This is what you call progress

I call it shame!
The answer's waiting content.
(Look into your mind and guide.)
The answers clear as day open your eyes!

Now kill me.
What his law says.
What his law says.
What his law says may not be the stepping stone for you!
You killed the very thing that keeps us hanging on to our dear lives!


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"The Answer" as written by James Di Salvio David Di Salvio

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    General Commentthis song is about a society of laws and rules to abide by but when in reality, we are not progressing at all with all these restrictions and boundaries.
    -Incubus where big stoners so this could have some relation to marijuana (mmmmm...hemp?)
    rickbogeon July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits just great
    enjoy_rawron September 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know what album this is off of? i have all their cds but ive never heard this song
    Krwlng_n_mie_sknon May 03, 2004   Link
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    General Commentits off of fungus
    3incubus11on May 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti agree with rickboge ive heard something like hemp is made from the same plant or a simialr plant to marijuana and they are pissed its against the law shmoke it
    "You killed the very thing that keeps us hanging on to our dear live" (with draw syptioms) hello
    3incubus11on May 23, 2004   Link
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    General Commentoic-- thanx i hardly ever listen to fungus, so i guess i have heard it but it didnt leave a lasting impression
    Krwlng_n_mie_sknon June 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite song, lyrically, off of fungus amongus. my real favorite is take me to your leader, but this left a lasting impression on me. =)
    emowhat7on January 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is definetly a stab at the government for imposing things such as the "D.A.R.E." program to teach children that drugs are bad. Incubus wants to put the message out that their answer is lacking content, so each and everyone of us should look inside ourselves to decide if we want to do drugs or not.
    Modism5on January 09, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is my favorite incubus song at the minute. its basically about drugs and the government
    imyourzero000on January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my fav song off of Fungus Amongus.
    If you like Fungus Amongus, you should check out Red Hot Chili Peppers' old stuff like Freaky Styley, or The Uplift Mofo Party Plan. You're missing something.
    311rhcpon March 01, 2006   Link

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