LYRICS, ROMANIZATIONS, TRANSLATIONS

INCUBUS - MAKE YOURSELF
lyriks

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lyriks
privilege
nowhere fast
consequence
the warmth
when it comes
stellar
make yourself
drive
clean
i miss you
pardon me
out from under

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1. privilege

isn't it strange that a gift could be an enemy
isn't it weird that a privilege could feel like a chore?
maybe its me, but this life isn't going anywhere
maybe if we looked hard enough we could find a back door
find yourself a back door
i see you in line dragging your feet
you have my sympathy
the day you were born you were born free
that is your privilege
isn't it strange that the man standing in front of me
doesn't have a clue why he's waiting or what he's waiting for
maybe its me but I'm sick of wasting energy
maybe if I look in my heart, I can find a back a door
find yourself a back door
i see you in line dragging your feet
you have my sympathy
the day you were born you were born free
that is your
that is your privilege

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2. nowhere fast

will i ever get to, to where it is that i am going
will i ever follow through with what i... with what i have planned
i guess it's possible
that i have been a bit distracted
and the directions for me are a lot less in demand
in demand
will i ever get to where I'm going
if i do will i know when I'm there
if the wind blew me in the right direction
would i even care
i would
i take a look around
it's evident the scene has changed
and there are times when i feel improved, improved upon the past
and there are times when i can't seem to understand at all
and yes it seems as though i'm going nowhere really fucking fast
nowhere fast
will i ever get to where i'm going
if i do, will i know when i'm there?
if the wind blew me in the right direction
would i even care?
i would
i would
i would
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3. consequence

you blink and you miss a beat, keep one of your eyes open at all times
you think that your on the brink, the shit hasn't even begun to hit the fan
the consequence you'll see will be stranger than a gang of drunken mimes
the situation has a stink better clear the air before your son becomes a man
we all want something we know can not have...have
you think everything's been augmented that you have been left so far behind
i think for sure next time you should wear a pair of eyes in the back of your head
the consequence you've seen has been stranger than sci-fi of any kind
the situation baffles me, i guess its true you too are one of the walking dead
better think fast, fast, cuz you never know what's coming round the bend
you better not blink, oh blink, the consequence is a bigger word than you think
it's bigger than you or me
you or me
you or me
you or me
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4. the warmth

i'd like to close my eyes and go numb
but there's a cold wind coming from
the top of the highest high rise today
it's not a breeze cuz it blows hard
yes and it wants me to discard the
the humanity i know, watched the warmth blow away
so 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
so do you think i should adhere
to that pressing new frontier
and leave in my wake, a trail of fear
should i hold my head up high
and throw a wrench and spokes by
i'm leaving the air behind me clear

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5. when it comes

it's coming around again
they're letting it out again, again
it's coming around again
they're letting it out again, again
it's coming around again
they're letting it out again, again
it's coming around again
they're letting it out again
when it comes, it comes abrupt
when it feels, it feels like trading brains with an imbecile
for real
yes i feel emphatic about not being static
and not buying philosophies that are sold to me, no, at a steal
just when you thought, it was safe to think
in comes mental piracy, and no
what i'm looking for
cannot be sold to me
i wish they all would stop trying
cuz what i want
and what i need
is and will always be free
when it comes, it comes announced
and it feels like a matador is taunting me with his reddest red cloth
and i am the bull
yes i feel emphatic about not being static
and not eating the bullshit that's being fed to me
cuz now i'm full
just when you thought, it was safe to think
in comes mental piracy, and no
what i'm looking for
cannot be sold to me
i wish they all would stop trying
cuz what i want
and what i need
is and will always be free

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6. stellar

meet me in outerspace
we could spend the night
watch the earth come up
i've grown tired of that place
won't you come with me
we could start again
how do you do it?
make me feel like i do
how do you do it?
it's better than i ever knew
meet me in outerspace
i will hold you close
iff you're afraid of heights
i need you to see this place
it might be the only way
that i can show you how
it feels to be inside you

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7. make yourself

if i hadn't made me
i would've been made somehow
if i hadn't assembled myself
i'd have fallen apart by now
if i hadn't made me
i'd be more inclined to bow
powers that be would have swallowed me up
but that's more than i can allow
if you let them make you
they'll make you paper mache
at a distance you're strong, til the wind comes
then you crumble and blow away
if you let them fuck you
there will be no foreplay rest assured
they're screw you complete
til your ass is blue and grey
you should make amends with you
if only for better health
but if you really want to live
why not try and make yourself?

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8. drive

sometimes i feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
and i can't help but ask myself
how much i'll let the fear take the wheel and steer
it's driven me before and it seems to have a vague
haunting mass appeal
lately i'm beginning to find that i
should be the one behind the wheel
whatever tomorrow brings, i'll be there
with open arms and open eyes, yeah
whatever tomorrow brings, i'll be there
i'll be there
so if i decide to waiver my chance to be one of the hive
will i choose water over wine and hold my own and drive?
it's driven me before, it seems to be the way
that everyone else get around
lately i'm beginning to find that
when i drive myself my light is found
whatever tomorrow brings, i'll be there
with open arms and open eyes, yeah
whatever tomorrow brings, i'll be there
i'll be there
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9. clean

today, everything was fine fine fine
until roundabout quarter to 9, suddenly i found myself in a bind, a bind
was it something i said? something i read
and manifest that's getting you down
don't you dare come to bed with that ambiguous look in your eye
i'd sooner sleep by an open fire and wake up fried
say what you will
say what you mean
no, you could never offend
your dirty words come out clean, clean
tomorrow, what price will i pay
could i make it all up to you by serving coffee for two in bed
would you then give me the time of day
i need a map of your head, translated into
english so i can learn to not make you frown
feel better if you vent, put your
frustrations into four letter words and let them out on mine
the most weathered ears in town!

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10. i miss you

to see you when i wake up
is a gift i didn't think coudl be real
to know that you feel the same as i do
is a three-fold utopian dream
you do something to me
that i can't explain
so would i be out of line
if i said
i miss you...?
i see your picture, i smell your skin on
the empty pillow next to mine
you have only been gone ten days
but already i'm wasting away
i know i'll see you again
whether far or soon
but i need you to know that i care
and i miss you...

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11. pardon me

pardon me while i burst
a decade ago i never thought i would be
at twenty-three on the verge of spontaneous combustion, woe is me
but i guess that it comes with the territory
an ominous landscape of never-ending calamity
i need you to hear
i need you to see
that i have had all i can take
and exploding seems like a definite possibilty to me
so pardon me while i burst into flames
i've had enough of the world
and it's people's mindless games
so pardon me while i burn
and rise above the flame
pardon me, pardon me
i'll never be the same
not two days ago i was having a look in a book
and i saw a picture of a guy fried up above the knees
i said i can relate
cause lately i've been thinking of combustication as a welcomed vacation from
the burdens of the planet earth, like gravity, hypocrisy,
and the perils of being in 3-d
and thinking so much differently

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12. out from under

to resist is to piss in the wind
anyone who does will end up smelling
knowing this why do i defy?
cuz my inner voice is yelling
there is a fist pressing against
anyone who thinks something compelling
our intuit we're taught to deny
and our soul we're told is for selling
get out from under them
resist and multiply
get out from under precipice
bless and see the sky
get out from under them
resist, unlearn, defy
get out from under precipice
bless and see the sky

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