"Out From Under" as written by Brandon Charles Boyd, Michael Aaron Einziger, Alex Katunich, Christopher E Kilmore and Jose Anthony Pasillas Ii....
To resist is to piss in the wind
Anyone who does will end up smelling

Knowing this, why do I defy?
Because my inner voice is yelling

There is a fist pressing against
Anyone who thinks something compelling

Our intuit we're taught to deny
And our soul we're told is for selling

Get out from under them
Resist and multiply
Get out from under precipice
And see the sky

Get out from under them
Resist, unlearn, defy
Get out from under the precipice and see the sky



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"Out from Under" as written by Rob Graves Jasen Rauch

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    General Commentaye, that it is, but its about ALL THE BULLSHIT we're taught unknowingly and how we're supposed to pass it on...and how we shouldnt..yeah...
    HalfLifeSuicideon April 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdenmark.... that's why I love incubus! not only is it full of kickass musicians.... but an intellectually advanced singer who writes amazing lyrics!!! hahaha and Harry, I see where you're comin from, but loosen up! He's not saying unlearn EVERYTHING!! hehe. He just wants us to unlearn stupid things that only hurt mankind.. like racism, and that everyone falls into a set category and can't move (like a caste system), and to follow tradition just so as not to make a wave and possibly stir up some new ideas. I love this song!! and it's soo compelling
    intellirockeron July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcouldn't agree more with everybody... its great. hahaha... I just have to say - did anybody know that the plural of "incubus" is incubi?? hahaha
    DaNciNonMyGravEon March 08, 2005   Link
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    General Comment1984 anyone?
    Pezaon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song and "Under My Umbrella" from the next album, Morning View, are tied together somehow. They both start with a count-off, the music sounds similar (though "Out from Under" is funkier, cause that was their style then), they're at the end of both albums, and of course, the names: "Out from Under" + "Under My Umbrella" = "Out from Under My Umbrella.

    Plus they both seem to be about resistance. "Why do I defy? Because my inner voice is yelling." and
    "There is a fist pressing against anyone who thinks something compelling." both from "Out from Under" and then this from "Under My Umbrella" - "These eyes are not your eyes" and "Under my umbrella I'm an accomplished exile".

    Very odd..
    1021on July 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a really good song
    Poptarts047on February 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the lyrics of this song! It is a great example of alliteration "See the Sky", assonance "to resIst Is to pIss In the wInd", & consonance "to reSiSt iS to piSS". All of those repeated sounds are packed into one clever little song--it's poetry!
    denmark_streeton July 08, 2002   Link
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    General Commentone of their best songs live....

    To resist is to piss in the wind.
    Anyone who does will end up smelling.
    Knowing this, why do I defy?
    Because my inner voice is yelling....

    boyd=genius
    trav129on July 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is excellent it is so great to rock out to and the lyrics and awesome it says "To resist is to piss in the wind, Any one who does will end up smelling" It is so true if you stand up against something you are marked for ever
    Jakeyelon August 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentim listenin to this song now...my favourite part is where he says 'there is a fist pressing against anyone who thinks something compelling'..especially when he says 'against' sounds so raw and ..just so good...
    AYUL1234on August 28, 2002   Link

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