"Agoraphobia" as written by Michael Einziger, Ben Kenney, Brandon Boyd, Christopher Kilmore and Jose / Pasillas Ii....
Two people touching lips
Hands on each others hips
Nothing else in the world but one another
The forty second floor
On a distant shore
I wonder how we strayed so far from this

Remember when we were
Just flesh and bone you sir
May have forgotten how good your world can be
So put down your hollow tips
And kiss you lovers lips
And know that fate is what we make of it
Please end this please end this before it ends us, ends us, ends

I want to stay inside
I want to stay inside for good
I want to stay inside for good for good for good for good

I read the news today
And everything they say
Just makes me want to stay inside and wait
But the better part of me knows
That waiting in the throws
Is on a par with reading while my eyes are closed

"what can I do"? you say
"its just another day
In the life of apes with ego trips!"
Put down your hollow tips
And kiss your lovers lips
And know that fate is what we make of it

Please end this please end this before it ends us, ends us, ends us
I want to stay inside
I want to stay inside for good
I want to stay inside for good for good
I'm gonna stay inside
I'm gonna stay inside for good
I'm gonna stay inside for good for good
I want to stay inside
I want to stay inside for good
I want to stay inside
Don't want to stay inside for good
Don't want to stay inside for good for good for good

Lyrics submitted by prayingmantis84, edited by br0valtine

"Agoraphobia" as written by Brandon Boyd Ben Kenney

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    General Commentag·o·ra·pho·bi·a ( P ) Pronunciation Key (gr--fb-)
    An abnormal fear of open or public places.
    funshineon May 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentIt's not about fucking, guys. Dirty minds...always. What it's about is a person who is terrified due to the supposed condition of the world and is finding himself more and more prone to just wall himself up in the house. If you really think about it, it relates to the US culture in general as we become more and more home based. More and more people seem to become agoraphobics as terror attacks and murder coverage appears on the TV. Everyday you hear how horrible it is out there and after a while it becomes to the point where some people are afraid to leave the house. He's telling you that this is bullshit in a way. Sure people are trying to get you scared, but do you really wanna stay inside for good? Eat TV dinners and stare at the walls?
    BuckWilderon June 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHm...everyone either says its about sex...or it's completely about agoraphobia. I have another take. Possibly about a girl. Think about it...just read the first lines...then read please end this, before it ends us. Ahem...maybe a bad break up forced him into agoraphobia.
    LevityIncon January 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis song is abouot how humpin is better than huntin
    incuon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti just wanted to say to the person who said the lyrics are "for god" at the end...he actually says "fuck off".....

    "for good, for good, for good, fuck off, for good..."
    treecha02on October 25, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. For me, it is about thinking that life out side your house kinda crappy and filled with violence and stupid people that suck. However, at the same time you know that there is so much out there and. "life is what you make of it"
    RL_380on November 24, 2004   Link
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    General CommentMake love not war :P
    mixedtasteinmusicon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentmost of you have it figured out... some still are kinda reaching. just to clear up the confusion, here is a quote from an interview with brandon boyd directly, in which he talks about the meaning behind this song:

    "That song is sort of covering the idea that there is a very strong tendency for certain media outlets to try and keep us afraid as to keep us consuming and docile and pliable, so to speak. I think it captures that feeling that we don't want to stay indoors, and that even though we're sort of sometimes being forced to, or forced to feel like we have to, you don't necissarilly have to."

    there ya go. he's referencing the warfare going on around the world and how the media manipulates information to the advantage of their own biases. he's saying we can't just believe everything we hear in the media for that reason (it's "like reading with my eyes closed"). the beginning of the song has sort of a nostalgic feel, like he's remembering a time before the warfare, and challenging us to stop the violence and war and just love one another.
    menendezmissleon September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBasically I think it's about how there's a lot of problems in the world, but you shouldn't let fear of all these problems control your life. Don't stay inside for good, go out and enjoy life. Also some of these lyrics are wrong but I don't feel like finding the right ones to post now.
    scott182000on April 11, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"You say, 'We have forgotten how cordial war could be'" should be "You, sir, may have forgotten how good your world could be" and instead of "hollow sips" it's "hollow tips"

    but anyway... onto the meaning...

    i think incubus is noting all the beauty in the world and is upset that all the focus on television and everything else that's going on in the world, today, is so negative. that instead of fighting and going to war we need to sit back and enjoy the happy comforts of life (put down your hollow tips [i'm guessing guns?]/and kiss your lover's lips). with all the violence out there, the narrator would just rather stay inside, because he doesn't want to focus on all these negative things when he knows there's better out there. he wants whoever's in charge to end the violence before it gets out of hand. if the person in charge would only 'kiss [his] lover's lips' and be more affectionate and loving, he'd know that he doesn't have to be at war with anyone/thing.
    RaineBM1185on April 14, 2004   Link

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