Leech Lyrics - Incubus

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Does it make you Indie?
Does it make you proud,
To talk the world into a paper bag?
Spotty stain of "I'm OK, you're not OK".
Yes, men too, can be on the rag.

"I'm over my head, I need a pick me up"!
It's easy to get high when your standing on our backs, man.
Will anything ever be good enough for you?
Stand on your own, hold your water if you can.

The ride's over! Did you enjoy yourself?
The ride's over! Fare thee well!
The ride's over! Did you enjoy yourself?
The ride's over! Fare thee well!
Not on my time.

It isn't fair to mention
But it awes the crowd;
Your fictional, plastic, alibis.
So take another hit, steal another line...
Did you ever meet a leech who was good at goodbyes?

When you were down I always picked you up!
Why didn't I recognize that everything was never fine?
I'm kicking myself that I shared spit with you.
So fuck yourself, and fuck this bleeding heart of mine.

The ride's over! Did you enjoy yourself?
The ride's over! Fare thee well!
The ride's over! Did you enjoy yourself?
The ride's over! Fare thee well!
Not on my time.

When you were down I always picked you up.
Why didn't I recognize that everything was never fine?
I'm kicking myself that I shared spit with you.
So fuck yourself, and fuck this bleeding heart of mine.

The ride's over! Did you enjoy yourself?
The ride's over! Fare thee well!
The ride's over! Did you enjoy yourself?
The ride's over! Fare thee well!

(The ride's over) x repeat to fade




Writer: Kenney, Ben / Boyd, Brandon Charles / Einziger, Michael Aaron / Kilmore, Christopher E / Pasillas Ii, Jose Anthony
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing



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Double meaning. | Reviewer: Karnitool | 1/30/13

Well we can never be sure about what its about... but yeah some terms brandon used are related to weed.. I've heard the term used before since everyone i know at my school does it including myself. But its best left off for interpretation because it also perfectly fits the description of an unfaithful ex girlfriend.

Don't be stupid.. | Reviewer: BKCap | 5/29/11

Yeah, consensus is right here. I don't how it could be suggested this song is about anything else. It's easy enough to see in the lyrics and hear quite plainly the party in question be referred to as "man". "dude" could possibly draw a semi-ambiguous response, but I think it's clear in this case that "man" simply means "man". I.E. Lance.

fo sho | Reviewer: name | 4/26/10

this song is completely about dirk lance which isnt even his real name just a porn star that he saw as a kid. after he was kicked out of the band this was brandon's song to kinda say fuck you man. no intention of a girl or being gay just sharing pot...

Dirk | Reviewer: Ryan Kuder | 7/31/09

This song seems pretty obviously written about Dirk. I've been involved in band members being kicked out of bands, and each line of these lyrics describe very well a situation not unlike everything I've heard about the turmoil that existed with Dirk and the rest of Incubus.

And "sharing spit" is a term I've frequently heard people use instead of "sharing a joint" or "smoking some pot together" or something else of that variety. I'm about 99.999999% positive that's something Dirk and Brandon have definitely done together.

About a girl. | Reviewer: Renato | 7/2/09

This is just about a girl that used him. You guys are thinking way too deep about this one...

I mean, if it's about drugs, they shared spit? Err?

If it's about their bass player..Would they share spit? I don't think Brandon's gay. :P

"I'm over my head, I need a pick me up!" >> He's hurt he wants help<<
It's easy to get high when your standing on our backs, man. >>The girl felt really good because she got spoiled by him and using him, refers to 'standing on his back'<<

Will anything ever be good enough for you?
Stand on your own, hold your water if you can. >>Both kinda relate he always did his best for her<<


When you were down I always picked you up! >>Always helped her when she was depressed/feeling down.<<

Why didn't I recognize that everything was never fine? >>She was actually always using him but love made him too blind to see.<<

I'm kicking myself that I shared spit with you. >>Shamed/angry at himself that he ever kissed her.<<

So fuck yourself, and fuck this bleeding heart of mine. >>Angry at girl and angry at his heart that is hurt<<


What i heard | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/17/09

Pretty sure this is about their ex bass player. They went separate ways just before this album started to be written. All they ever said was 'creative differences in direction' etc. but pretty sure this song makes it clear!

Drugs | Reviewer: Leo | 4/15/09

I believe that this could relate to drugs.

I find it really relovant when Brandon sais "The ride's over. Did you enjoy yourself?"

"When you were down I always picked you up!
Why didn't I recognize that everything was never fine?
I'm kicking myself that I shared spit with you.
So fuck yourself, and fuck this bleeding heart of mine" Are the drugs talking. It gives you a sense of a substance having a brain and the ability to speak.

The music also adds to this. The guitar is slightly erie almost in need of another fix. During the verses the Guitar and bass are perfectly placed in critical moments of almost comming down. During the chorus the becomes very upbeat as if your on your high and the drums add alot to that. The drums start the first half of the chorus with the floor tom and move to the ryde cymbol.

5 out of 5! Good writing, so many meanings can be extracted and thats what i love about all your music.

wow. | Reviewer: afton | 10/18/07

i can relate to this song so much,
it helped me figure out a lot in one of my relationships
and plus its really catchy, and apparent emotion in the music

love incubus.



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