Leech

Album: A Crow Left Of The Murder (2004)
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  • Does it make you envy?
    Does it make you proud?
    To tuck the world into a paper bag
    This body's state of "I'm OK, you're not OK"
    Yes, men, too, could be on the rag

    I'm over my head I need a pick-me-up
    Its easy to get high when you're standing on our backs, man
    Would 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, fair thee well
    The ride's over, did you enjoy yourself?
    The ride's over, fair thee well
    Not on my time

    It isn't fair to mention, but it awes the crowd
    Your fictional, plastic alibi
    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, fair thee well
    The ride's over, did you enjoy yourself?
    The ride's over, fair 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, fair thee well
    The ride's over, did you enjoy yourself?
    The ride's over, fair thee well

    The ride's over Writer/s: BEN KENNEY, BRANDON BOYD, BRANDON CHARLES BOYD, CHRISTOPHER KILMORE, CHRISTOPHER E 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: 6

  • Tim from Pgh, PaThis song, as well as "Sick, Sad Little World" have reportedly been about Dirk's split.
  • Brian from South Bend, Inthis is widely thought to be about dirk lance's relationship with brandon, dirk has been fallingout with the band for some time now.
  • Pudie Tadow from Winchestertonfieldville, IaDid anyone ever stop to think what was going on when this song was written? Dirk Lance had just left the band and although the band claims there was no bad blood, I think if you actually listened to these lyrics, you'd find the opposite to be true. Look...

    "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, fairing well?!"

    Brandon's saying that Dirk was along for the ride, but never sastisfied and then trying to act like things were okay when they weren't.

    Listen to the song, it's about the split, or that's what most big fans have guessed
  • Nick from Plainfiel, IlLeech is about someone who depends sloely on another person (hence the title) and then leaving beacuse he/she was just using the other person ("Did u ever met a leech thats good at goodbyes")?
  • Emma from Auckland, New ZealandI love this song....ok i love everything Incubus...but i can really relate to this song. the best line is "Did u ever met a leech thats good at goodbyes?" ...loves it!!!!
  • Tim from Pittsburgh, PaThink of Brandon's interpretation of his own song as this: You are an author writing a book. Two of the characters are having a dispute. One of them knows what they want to say, but does not know how to say it. So, you say it for them, by (literally) saying it for them.
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