Aqueous Transmission

Album: Morning View (2001)
  • I'm floating down a river
    Oars freed from their homes long ago
    Lying face up on the floor
    Of my vessel
    I marvel at the stars
    And feel my heart overflow

    Further down the river

    Two weeks without my lover
    I'm in this boat alone
    Floating down a river named emotion
    Will I make it back to shore?
    Or drift into the unknown

    Further down the river

    I'm building an antenna
    Transmissions will be sent
    When I am through
    Maybe we can meet again
    Further down the river
    And share what we both discovered
    Then revel in the view

    Further down the river

    I'm floating down a river Writer/s: Alex Katunich, Brandon Boyd, Brandon Charles Boyd, Christopher Kilmore, Jose Pasillas Ii, Jose Anthony Ii Pasillas, Michael Einziger, Michael Aaron Einziger
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 24

  • Paul from Jacksonville, FlI like that Brett from Watertown referenced the Beatles lyrics from Tomorrow Never Dies, which are in an idea Lennon had from Dr. Leary's The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. I definitely think that the two songs are ideologically connected.

    "Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream,
    It is not dying, it is not dying."

    It's also interesting to look at another Beatles song Within You Without You, written by Harrison. He sings that "and the time will come when you see
    we're all one, and life flows on within you and without you."

    The motif of the flow or flux of energy/connectivity and the way in which it is frequently compared to water's passage is something that comes up in a lot of music. Incubus has done a great job with this song.
  • John from Tomball, Txthis song chillaxes or relills(whichever one u use) me to sleep.....
  • Timmy from Mukilteo, Waone of the most genious songs ever written
  • Phil from High Wycombe, United KingdomI think the voice at 2:50 represents the radio signal of the antenna that brandon is building.
    This song is musicaly & lyricaly genius.
  • Josh from New York, Nygreatest. stoner song. ever
  • Diane from Orlando, FlI love this song, my son suggested I listen to it, said he thought I would like it. He and his friends agreed you can't listen to it while driving a car... unsafe. I listened and was hooked. I use it for tai chi and also for just relaxing. I get terrible migraines and it seems to be the best way to transport me to a painfree, peaceful place. Amazing, really, beyond music. To me it completely accomplishes the ambitious goals dicussed above in a way nothing else does.
  • Emma from San Deigo, Cai looooove this song it is truly amazing!
    everything about this song is perfect!
    this song makes me forget everything around me and just go into some kind of trance !
    Brandon was right it always makes me think of floating down a river...i also think it is pretty cool that they recorded the frogs outside of where they were recording!:)
    p e a c e
  • Gabby from Winston Salem, Ncif you listen really carefully you can hear the band talking at the end of the song. i love the part where brandon sings "will i make it back to shore or drift into the unknown"
  • Poop from Poopville, Moperfect ending to a great album.
  • Audrey Jennings from Chicago, IlI fell in love to this song.
  • Doug from Balintore, Scotlandthe only complaint about this song would be that it's not long enough
  • Ashley from Moncton, CanadaI love the instruments in this song. I love the line "further down the river"
  • Joe from Charlotte, NcYou can almost feel the relaxing high that the "river" brings. This song is about 2 people who start an addiction together from a first person perspective. He marvels at the stars and feels his heart overflow. "Maybe we can meet again, further down the river. And share what we both discovered, and marvel in the view." Incubus rarely sings about hard drugs. This is the exception.
  • Dave from Philadelphia, PaThis song will put you right to sleep..it's so relaxing. The frogs at the end really tops off the calmness of this masterpiece.
  • Russell from Scotland, United Statesat about 2:50 into the song there is a quiet voice in the background, anyone know what it says?
  • Tim from Pittsburgh, PaEven compared to some of their acoustic songs, this song, in my opinion, is their most relaxing and ambient one.
  • Dan from Tacoma, WaAqueous Tansmission is a beautiful song. Very interesting Asiatic touch with the string instrument. I cannot wait to have a child and play this in the baby room. Soothing, relaxing and innovative! I heard this song once and I had to buy the whole CD!
  • Erika from Yuma, Azthis song should be yused in yoga classes ive driven my familly insane i play it every time im stressed out about anything and thats pretty much 12 hours of the day!
  • Brett from Watertown, Sd"Turn off your mind, relax and float down stream" -Beatles
  • Amanda from Waurika, Okthis song i among my favorite of Incubus... the song is soothing and graceful and relaxing and elegant and beautiful....it is great to give massages to and great to fall asleep to as well
    hey this song would be good to have an orgy to and Are You In would be good to since that is what it is about but it would just because they are so slow and brandons voice is so sexy and smooth, just like him...I love this songs range as well...it is such a different song than all the rest of their songs...
  • Jess from Springfeild, IlThis song is a perfect song to smoke to. It is so chill.
  • Desirae from Harrison, OhIncubus is one of the best today, that is one of my favorites, Brandon Boyd has a awesome voice and the song is very relaxing to listen to and of course he is very relaxing to look at!
  • Alan from Delray Beach, FlWonderful song. Lasts around 7 minutes, and delivers such an ambience and atmosphere that many songs have failed to do. One of my favorite from Incubus.
  • Alatriel from Lothlorien, OtherI love this song. So soothing and quiet...so different than myself.
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