"Take Me To Your Leader" as written by Brandon Charles/einziger Boyd and Alex/koppel Katunich....
What if your brain,
Unexpectedly and suddenly,
Picked out things to flip around
And view a lot differently?
What if blue sky,
All of a sudden turned a purple hue?
We would shit a brick the size of all of it

What if?
What if I was just daydreaming?
What if I lived in a pear?
What if my watch read 4:20 every hour, every day?
You can bet your dollar I'd be happy!
I forgot to remember,
I forgot to remember my pain.

Take me to your leader
Or die by the fly guy!
What if mothballs,
Hangin' around too close to microwaves
Suddenly woke up and said,
"Take me to your leader
Or die by fly guy!
He'll push ya' out,
No wings attached!"
Just do as I say, no mistake,
He'll blow away.

What if I was daydreaming?
What if I lived in a pear?
What if I had a mustard drenched cucumber
Tied to my leg and I
Did not want my pants to get dirty?
What if this, what if that?!
Go! I forgot to remember
I forgot to remember my pain. Take me to your leader
Or die by the fly guy!

I forgot to remember my, pain!
My pain!
Forgot to inject my, cocaine!
Forgot to apply my, rogaine!
Forgot to remember, my pain!

I never think, I never thought,
Oh maybe I'm insane!
I think I like being
Way the fuck out of my brain!

I forgot to remember,
I forgot to remember my pain.
Take me to your leader
Or die by the fly guy!

Lyrics submitted by Idan

"Take Me to Your Leader" as written by Brandon Boyd Alex Katunich

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    General CommentAlright... so people like the song. Cool. =P Anyone up for a meaning?

    There are many ways this song can go, it just depends on the way you think about it. On the surface, it's quite easily a stoner song. Skies turning purple, mustard drenched cucumbers, and talking flies?
    But, losers like me like to take the song a bit deeper, 'cuz we know that's just what Incubus wants, right? =D

    The first perspective is that the speaker is going through a large change in life, that everything is twisting itself inside out and he doesn't know in from out or black from white any more. If we're looking at it this way, it could lean toward a more tragic change, hence the "I forgot to remember my pain". Maybe at the end he gets so depressed he turns to drugs? God knows... all I can say is this is the lesser favorite of my two descriptions...

    This seems more logical... My other theory is that the speaker is complaining about people who look to the future too much. He is sick of people who are too busy asking "What if this, what if that?!" to actually look around at what's happening around them. Though, this theory tends to leave some of the other lyrics, though, which... well... ya know. The cocaine/rogaine part is kind of unexplained yet, but I'm sure it can be explained logically in this kind of theory... I'll leave that up to the rest of you.

    But hey, who cares about the Goddamn lyrics?!

    Ah, this song is so much fun to play on bass...
    NewSkinon September 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSums it up perfectly:

    What if your brain, unexpectedly and suddenly, picked out things to flip around and view a lot differently?
    Cryptfiendon July 28, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentSwitch the 'L' and the 'D' in Leader and you have the meaning of the song...
    sukkamcon June 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song, a song I can always listen to, to make me feel happy
    Chelsneeon January 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah it's a great song and if you use any of the substances metioned you'll be even happier
    awaiting2012on January 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love the way brandon sings in this song..the early shit rocks
    incubus421on May 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's such a crazy song with nonsense lyrics! It's great for moshing to or running around your room singing to! I love the rhythm of the verses do do do do do-do do-do do-do do-do-do-do lol ;)
    Harry Manbackon June 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg this song kicks ass i love it! their early stuff is so sweet
    Meghan324on June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis video is great. I love how Brandon is a guy with a bottle just trying to find where it came from. It's cool how they all scream into the mic at once. I like it and this song is really fun.
    Maliejandraon July 04, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"What if I was just dreaming? What if I lived in a pear?
    What if I had a mustard drenched cucumber tied to my leg
    and I did not want my pants to get dirty?"

    that has to be one of the best quotes ever.
    panochitaon July 24, 2002   Link

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