Iron lung I know you well
Deal with you like a bad spell
See the trail moon burns
Red Stripe and Vicadin
You were the only one
You're the censor
You'll never people me
I'm not defenseless
In the afternoon as the light dims
Build a life out of, of all this Semtex
You're the brightest one
You were the center
The perfect opposite of, of what you asked for

It's not just one way
A negative factor
With all of these wasps out
I'd better take cover
Better take cover

Copper tongue beam me up
Lonely without my impediments
Start to save what we used to steal
Walking on gelatin
I never noticed you
You were the brightest one
You were the wide of me
Just like the English sun
You caught the light again
In a perfect way
The biggest threat of all
Is in the alleyway
You're the demon seed
You're the factor
Feel better with a little bit of plaster

It's not just one way
A negative factor
With all of these wasps out
Better take cover
Better take cover
I'd better take cover

There's all the pain in the way she talks
All the pain in the way she walks
All the pain in her wave goodbye
All the pain in the way she smiles
All the pain in her fatal charm
All the pain in her arms
In her arms
In her arms
In her arms


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Insect Kin Lyrics as written by Gavin Rossdale

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    this song is about courtney love i love it every word of it is so true i have never read a lyric about clove that's been written so positive and so negative at the same time i love the last few sentences.. it's true

    insectkinon May 30, 2002   Link
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    Yeah this song actually makes sense if you know what the song is about in the first place...but I hate how it is sung well more like screamed

    ChibiGodon July 29, 2002   Link
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    i didn't think it was all about courtney, i heard just the last lines were, anyways, i really like this song. especially that last part

    ashley007on August 11, 2002   Link
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    I love it, its so volitile, the way he get so worked up, like in Swim. Its just building, and building, and it just realeases itself and totally calms, the end of this song is like a forshadowing for Cold Contagious. And its perfect, the end of this song i think defnies Bush's playing on the album. The guitars just fit perfectly. the feedback eveything fits to end beautifully. Its beauty

    Dr Fishopolison March 14, 2003   Link
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    no one's commented in 3 years? oh well...insect kin is a black sheep kinda song in that it's the only bush song that sounds quite like this. Great song...fun to sing to lol.

    gmazcaon July 07, 2006   Link
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    More comments people! I agree there is a lot of emotion in this song in the way its sung in a sort of desperate scream in places. Good song.

    purpleflame88on February 11, 2007   Link
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    More comments people! I agree there is a lot of emotion in this song in the way its sung in a sort of desperate scream in places. Good song.

    purpleflame88on February 11, 2007   Link
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    Bush songs don't belong on SongMeanings.net bc they have no real meaning, they're all about what they mean to you!

    One of the best songs by my all time favorite band. The climax in the ending is pure fucking i dont even know just amazing.

    brian257043on November 13, 2008   Link

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