Several years ago my son turned me on to Incubus. They are a rock band from right here in the San Fernando Valley. My favorite song on the “Make Yourself” album is Drive. The lyrics always inspire me and have deep meaning. But I just stumbled upon this song and it makes me think of driving up the coast and laying on a beach at night, thinking about a special someone. For me, it also speaks to some deeper things in my life right now.

The video has little to do with the lyrics, but…heh.

“Wish you Were Here”

I dig my toes into the sand
The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds
Strewn across a blue blanket
I lean against the wind,
Pretend that I am weightless
And in this moment I am happy….(happy)

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were…….here

I lay my head onto the sand
The sky resembles a backlit canopy
With holes punched in it
I’m Counting U.F.O’s
I signal them with my lighter
And in this moment I am happy…..happy

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were….here
wish you were here

The world’s a roller coaster
And I am not strapped in
Maybe I should hold with care
But my hands are busy in the air, (sing)

I wish you were here
I wish you were here
I wish you were….here
Wish you were here…..

“Wish You Were Here” Video (Director’s Cut)

“Drive”

Sometimes I feel the fear of uncertainty stinging clear
And I cant help but ask myself how much I’ll let the fear take the wheel and steer
It’s driven me before, 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, oh oh
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
Would you choose water over wine
Hold the wheel and drive
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

“Drive” Video (Live-Accoustic)

Isn’t the lead singer adorable? In the Drive video: that’s what my sons hair looks like. My son is adorable too. This is actually the group that got my son interested in drumming too!

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  1. marklar_ says:

    All my CD’s are in storage so I can’t go dig out my Incubus CD to listen to since I feel inspired to do so
    Those are both cool songs to be sure

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