"Looking Down" as written by and Paul Stuart/einziger Fried....
Yeah
My shadow stretches far and free
Yeah
It's telling me what I could be
Could be

Cause I'm tired
Of looking up
All the time

We'll stand on top of the world
Looking down
We'll stand on top of the world
Looking down

Yeah
We'll set ourselves apart in time
Yeah
And then we'll leave it all behind
I'll rise

Cause I'm tired
Of looking out
For the line

We'll stand on top of the world
Looking down
We'll stand on top of the world
Looking down

We'll stand on top of the world

Yeah
Is anybody here like me?
Yeah
Can you face the sound
And decide?

We'll stand on top of the world
Looking down
We'll stand on top of the world
Looking down
We'll stand on top of the world
Looking down
To rise above on our own
Looking down


Lyrics submitted by carboncentric

"Looking Down" as written by Benjamin David Einziger Benjamin Einziger

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Looking Down song meanings
Add your thoughts

14 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Commentlol.. umm i think that its just about ceing free and independent.. just doing what you wanna do
    bebaon July 24, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI must have a different version of this song..

    "Yeah
    My shadow stretches far and free
    Yeah
    It's telling me what I could be
    Could be
    Cause I'm tired
    Of looking up
    All the time
    We'll stand on top of the world
    Looking down
    We'll stand on top of the world
    Looking down
    Yeah
    We'll set ourselves apart in time
    Yeah
    And then we'll leave it all behind
    I'll rise
    Cause I'm tired
    Of looking out
    For the line
    We'll stand on top of the world
    Looking down
    We'll stand on top of the world
    Looking down
    We'll stand on top of the world
    Yeah
    Is anybody here like me?
    Yeah
    Can you face the sound
    And decide?
    We'll stand on top of the world
    Looking down
    We'll stand on top of the world
    Looking down
    We'll stand on top of the world
    Looking down
    To rise above on our own
    Looking down"
    Spoon333on April 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentrising above.
    makerson March 11, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heared (on this Incubus part of this site) that Incubus used to go get high on the hills of calabass,science Jason Boyd and Ben Einzinger are the little brothers of Incubus,mabye they went to these hills and got high,"on top of the world,looking down" could be referring to being on the hill or just being high "falling into one more dream" is most likely a high reference "doubt will only bring you down" is a true statement if they're talking about being high,when you are high,and you don't think you are,it can sober you up or,"bring you down" ...mabye I'm just a stupid stoner who thinks everything is about pot
    Rainbow Butt Monkeyon May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti heard jason boyd said this song was about not being known as the little brothers of incubus.. they want to be known as themselves for their music and nothing more.. i cant really break down the song for you to understand that because im not really good at explaining things but listen to it.. read it.. it will make sense..
    nazzknowson June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother song, "Looking Down," is a triumphant cut that blends echoey guitars and restrained vocals with more agitated tones, and features the chorus, "We'll stand on top of the world looking down."

    "That one kind of has to do with the whole Incubus thing," Boyd said. "It's about how we are gonna set ourselves apart in time and we're gonna make it. We're gonna do what we set out to do from the very beginning. It's kind of our inspiration song as a band."................ i was just going through articles and came across something in this one... how convinient :-)
    nazzknowson June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti forgot to say that i guess the song wasnt intended to be about that since it was written before incubus had any fame.. and its not actually about that situation but it just reminds him and motivates him.... hm well im sure uve already figured that out by now.. i talk to much.. later
    nazzknowson June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've heard this song is about 'the whole incubus thing', which makes sense, basically it's about how they don't want to be continually compared to their brothers, they want to make a name for themselves on their own, however the line "can you face the sound and decide" kinda annoys me because, well, why can't you like both bands? why do i have to decide? i love incubus AND audiovent!
    youarestellaron September 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about self
    incuon May 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love when songs can be interprated like 12 different ways, but I also agree this is about. And like youarestellar said, I think it has to do with the whole competing with Incubus/ sibling rivalry.
    stellar_pantomimeson April 02, 2005   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain