A Certain Shade of Green Lyrics - Incubus

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A certain shade of green,
tell me, is that what you need?
All signs around say move ahead.
Could someone please explain to me
your ever present lack of speed?
Are your muscles bound by ropes?
Or do grudges cloud your day?
My sources say the road is clear,
and street signs point the way.

Are you gonna stand around 'till 2012 A.D.?
What are you waiting for,
A certain shade of green?
I think I grew a gray watching you procrastinate.
What are you waiting for,
A certain shade of green?

Would a written invitation
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signed, "Choose now or lose it all,"
sedate your hesitation?
Or inflame and make you stall?
You've been raised in limitation,
but that glove never fit quite right.
The time has passed for hand-me-downs,
choose a new, please evolve,
take flight.

Are you gonna stand around till 2012 A.D.?
What are you waiting for,
A certain shade of green?
I think I grew a gray watching you procrastinate.

Green? What are you waiting for?
Said what are you waiting for?

A written invitation?
A public declaration?
A private consolation?
Remember when you procrastinate you choose last
I think I grew a gray watching you procrastinate.
Are you gonna stand around till 2012 A.D.?
What are you waiting for,
A certain shade of green?
I think I grew a gray watching you procrastinate.
What are you waiting for? (Echoes several times)






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Certain Shade of Mean Eggs and Ram | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/9/11

this song is about green eggs and ham - yes SAM I am. More defined a certain shade of green eggs and ham. DON'T EAT GREEN EGGS AND HAM or it will make you feel like you are going to die because you will puke and shit until 2012 A.D and combust like he refers to in Pardon Me for Farting. (It was those damn green eggs and SAM!) More define a Certain shade of Green PeGs and SHAMWOW!.



meaning | Reviewer: Dave B | 2/14/11

The song refers to the end of the universe as we know it, "a certain shade of green" is a reference to the multiple green northern lights that will be scattered throughout the skies of the world after the magnetic shift occurs. We have been here before and lived life after life. Don't let the world bring you down
Not everyone here is that fucked up and cold
Remember why you came
and while you're alive
experience the warmth
before you grow old
Remember an incubus is a Demon that preys on the sleeping "sheeple" of the world. You've been raised in limitation,
but that glove never fit quite right.
The time has passed for hand-me-downs,
choose a new, PLEASE EVOLVE,
take flight.

Are you gonna stand around till 2012 A.D.?



Correction! | Reviewer: Kevin | 9/20/10

Whoa guys. Think you're missing the point here. Of course it's about procrastinating... He says it multiple times lol. But the point of this song, the meaning behind "A certain shade of green" is based on a book. "Pheonix Rising: No eyes' vision of the changes to come" by Mary Summer Rain (yeh, check out that hippie name). 2012 A.D. is the predicted end of the world according to some, it is based on the year the Mayan calender ends. In the book, Rain makes reference to a polluted sky of green being a sign of the pending doom. Brandon is using this idea to make a double reference, to the literal book idea and the idea of green meaning "go" like a traffic light. So yeh, basically saying life is short, don't dwell, always move forward, don't procrastinate, go after your dreams and make them reality. Or it could be a broader reference to society as a whole, Brandon likes doing that, and he likes that book cause he references it in alot of his songs. If you really like Brandon's lyrics, especially in S.C.I.E.N.C.E, read the book.



good song guys!!! | Reviewer: Steff | 7/27/10

I luv Incubus, I really do. By "Certain shade of GREEN" I think they' re talking about the green of the traffic lights that indicates that you can go through. I think this song is about a person who doesn't wanna do anything with his life, so he porcrastinates everything without realizing that (and here is the best phrase of the song)"when you procrastinate you choose last".
I think this song is about a real looser, a failure, because failing in life doesn't have to do with succeeding, it has to do with not even trying to.



Really Great | Reviewer: Hamlet | 3/6/10

Well its incredible there is such a group who can sing really good, write awesome lyrics, have such a great and different rythms, my interpretation for this song is: when he says ur gona stand around till 2012 meant somehow the worlds end, so he ask why dont you just go ahead and do something about your life. When something is left in the wild alone for several years grasses become to grow on it. so by a certain shade of green i think he means precisly that. if you keep still for the rest of your life the grass will begin to grow



I love Incubus | Reviewer: jeremy.etler@hotmail.com | 1/28/10

This song talks about someone (no one in particular) who procrastnates a lot. He is saying that he grew gray hair watching that person procrastinate because he always tries to get his way around everything. When Brandon sayng what are you waiting for, a certain shade of green is is saying that that ignorant person does not just need the color green but he needs a certain shade of greem (he needs everything perfect and the way he wants it) I think that Brandon and Mike are really smart, they know how to write lyrics so well and still make it shound awsome. If you guys really like incubus look at/ buy their Red Rocks live DVD it is awsome. All of their concerts are different.They put in that extra 50% to aww the crowd. Please check it out if you are into Incubus.



One Awesome Song | Reviewer: Carlton Heywood | 1/13/10

The album S.C.I.E.N.C.E. has one great song after another, and even though I'm not exactly sure what the song is talking about :) this has got to be one of my favorite tunes from Incubus. If you haven't yet, you should check out their acoustic version of this song, it's nothing short of amazing, unless you hate jazz.... but then again if you love Incubus, chances are you dig.

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