There was a time when I was young
A boy with bold ambitions
There was a time when I could tell
The crooked from the wicked one
There was a song that someone sung
A hint of recognition
There was a time I knew you
Well enough to know you won't be gone

Come with me tonight
Tell me how it feels to be alive

There was a time I had respect
A name of reputation
There was a time when I could
Watch myself without being disgraced

Come with me tonight
Let us find a place where we can hide
Come into the night
Let me show you how we stay alive

"The word 'incubus' means 'to lie on,' and it was believed that any heavy feeling in bed, such as a weight pressing down on your chest, especially accompanied by nightmares, was a sure sign that an incubus had attempted to have nocturnal intercourse with you. Given the religious fervor of the Middle Ages, it is not altogether surprising that the idea of a demon lover was believed to account for this phenomenon."

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Poetry for the Poisoned, Pt. I: Incubus song meanings
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    My InterpretationOn the surface, this is the introduction to a song about an incubus, a male demon who feeds off of living humans through sexual intercourse, who has developed an infatuation with one of his mortal prey. This introduction is written in retrospect of his relationship with the mortal, which ended in him destroying her. He is disgusted with himself, realizing that he has broken himself, with the lines "there was a time when I could/watch myself/without feeling disgrace". The chorus, "come with me tonight....let me show you how we stay alive" is a flashback to his past, when he manipulated and seduced the mortal into being submissive to him.
    0penEyeson March 23, 2014   Link
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    General CommentVampires! I think this is a "vampire" talking about his human life
    antox89on September 23, 2010   Link
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    General Commentincubus and succubus fall in love knowing that they will be destroyed doing so. because seeing that incubuses and succubuses both suck power out of people, when 2 of the same creatures and draw energy from eachother, this causes them to die
    Endrance88on October 07, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is a very interesting song. I think it really is about an incubus. I mean, the chorus itself was very...alluring. Way to go Kahn!
    VioletValentineon December 30, 2010   Link

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