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Audioslave and Incubus Lyrics
Xanthophobia

Audioslave and Incubus are equally great... so here their lyrics are on a page together...

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1. Cochise
Well I been watchin'
while you been coughin
i've been drinking life
while you been nausous
and so i drink to health
while you kill yourself
and i got just one thing
that i can offer

go and save yourself
take it out on me
go and and save yourself
take it out on me yea

well i'm not a martyr
i'm not a prophet
and i won't preach to you
but heres a caution
you better understand
that i won't hold your hand
but if it helps you mend
then i won't stop it

go and save yourself
take it out on me
go and save yourself
take it out on me
go and save yourself
take it out on me
go and save yourself
take it out on me yea

go if you want
and i'll see you in the bottom
where you crawl
on my skin
and put the blame on me
so you don't feel a thing

go and save yourself
take it out on me
go and save yourself
take it out on me
go and save yourself
take it out on me
go and save yourself
take it out on me yea
2. Show Me How To Live
In with the early dawn
moving right along
i couldn't buy an eye of sleep
and in the aching night
under satellite
i was not recieved
with the stolen parts
a telephone in my heart
someone get me a priest
to put my mind to bed
this ringing in my head
is this a cure is or is this a disease

hey hey i said
near as i can figure
you gave me life now
show me how to live
hey hey i said
near as i can figure
you gave me life now
show me how to live

in the afterbirth
on the quiet earth
let this things remind me
you thought you made amend
you better think again
before my row defines you

hey hey i said
near as i an figure
you gave me life now show me how to live
hey hey i said
near as i can figure
you gave me life now
show me how to live

and in your waiting hands
i will land
and roll out of my skin
and in your final hours i will stand
ready to begin
ready to begin
ready to begin
ready to begin

hey hey i said
near as i can figure
you gave me life now
show me how to live
hey hey i said
near as i can figure
you gave me life now
show me how to live
show me how to live
show me how to live
show me how to live
show me how to live
3. Gasoline
Houses haunted
i just want to go for a ride
out an on
thought i'd set this room a light
left alone
forever and for crimes unclear
with my patience gone
someone take me far from here

burn that gasoline
yea
burn that gasoline

new day only
another day in solitude
houses honest
clearly more than i can bare
drain me all
before i set my world on fire
i am gone
the sun will never set tonight

burn that gasoline
yea
burn that gasoline

no more forests
only a can on red
says danger on it
i have found another way

burn that gasoline
yea
burn that gasoline
burn it all the way
burn it all the way
4. What You Are
when you wanted me i came to you
when you wanted someone else i lived through
when you asked for that i set myself on fire
and if i go
far away
i know you'll find another slave

cause now i'm freed
from what you want
now i'm free
from what you need
now i'm free
from what you are

when you wanted love i cut my veins
and when you wanted love i bled myself again
now all i've had i still love you
i'd give you up forever
and here i go
far away
i know you
you'll find another slave

cause now i'm free
from what you are
now i'm free from what you need
now i'm free
from what you are

than a vision came to me
when you came along
i gave you everything but then you wanted more

cause now i'm free
from what you want
now i'm free
from what you need
now i'm free
from what you are
hey
now i'm free
from what you want
now i'm freed
from what you need
now im free
5. Like A Stone
On a cobweb
afternoon 
in a room full of emptyness 
by a freeway
i confess i was lost in the pages
of a book
full of death
reading how we'll die alone
and if the good will lay to rest
anywhere we want to go
in your house
i long to be
room by room
patiently
i'll wait for you there
like a stone
i'll wait for you there
alone

and on my death bed
i will prey
to the gods and the angels
like a pagan
to anyone who will take me to heaven
to a place
i would recall
i was there so long ago
the sky was bruised
the world was black
and there you led me on

in your house
i long to be
room by room
patiently
i'll wait for you there
like a stone
i'll wait for you there
alone

in all i read
till the day was gone
and i sat in regret
in all the things i've done
for all that i've blessed
and all that i've wronged
in dreams till my death
i will wonder on

in your house
i long to be
room by room
patiently
i'll wait for you there
like a stone
i'll wait for you there
alone
alone
6. Set It Off
he was standing at the rock
gathering the fog
getting there with no directions
and underneath the arch
turned into a march
and there he found a spot to set this freaker on

set if off
set it on my children
set it right
set it off
set it off my children
allright
set it off
set it on my children
set it fire
set it off
set it on my children

suddenly a shot
ripped into his heart
he needed some attention
and there he played his card
going into shock
the last thing that he said was set this freaker off

set if off
set it on my children
set it right
set it off
set it off my children
allright
set it off
set it on my children
set it fire
set it off
set it on my children

alright
alright
alright
alright
alright
alright

jesus at the back door
everything is alright
all we need is some direction
everytime the wind blows
everything you don't know
turns into a revelation
and it all ends up inside your head
time is wasted

set if off
set it on my children
set it right
set it off
set it off my children
allright
set it off
set it on my children
set it fire
set it off
set it on my children

alright
alright
alright
alright
alright
alright
 
7. Shadow On The Sun
Once upon a time
I was on a mind to lay your burden down
and leave you where you stood
you believed i could
you'd seen it done before
i could read your thoughts
and tell you what you saw
and never say a word
but now that is gone
over with and done
and never to return

i can tell you why
people die alone
i can tell you why
the shadow on the sun

staring at the loss
looking for the cause
and never really sure
nothing but a hole
to live without a soul
and nothing to be learned

i can tell you why
people go insane
i can show you how
you could do the same
i can tell you why
the end will never come
i can tell you on
the shadow on the sun

shapes of every size
move behind my eyes
doors inside my head
bolted from within
every drop of flame
lights a candle in
memory of the one
who lived inside my skin

i can tell you why
people go insane
i can show you how
you could do the same
i can tell you why
the end will never come
i can tell you on
the shadow on the sun

shadow on the sun
shadow on the sun
shadow on the sun
shadow on the sun
shadow on the sun
shadow on the sun
shadow on the sun
sun
sun
8. I Am The Highway
Pearls and swine bereft of me
long and weary my road has been
i was lost in the cities
alone in the hills
no sorrow i feel
for anything i feel yea

i am not your rolling wheels
i am a highway
i am not your carpet ride
i am the sky

friends and liars
don't wait for me
cause i'll get on
all by myself
i've put millions of miles
under my heels
and still too close to you
i feel

i am not your rolling wheels
i am the highway
i am not your carpet ride
i am the sky
i am not your blowing wind
i am the sky here
i am not your autumn moon
i am the night
the night

i am not your rolling wheels
i am the highway
i am not your carpet ride
i am the sky
i am not your blowing wind
i am the lightining
i am not your autumn
i am the night
9. Exploder
Met a man locked away
for things he hadn't done
innocence on a ball and chain
never feel the sun
a grin on his face
roses in his hands
but when he smiled at me
i could understand

if you're free you'll never see the walls
if you're head is clear you'll never freefall
if you're right you never fear the wrong
if you're head is high you never fear at all

there was a daughter of a man
took his life too young
she swore she'd never do those things
then did just what he'd done
and a boy whose gone insane
voices in his head
no one knows what they say
now his mother's dead

if you're free you'll never see the walls
if you're head is clear you'll never freefall
if you're right you never fear the wrong
if you're head is high you never fear at all

cuttin me down
cuttin me down

there was a man who had a face
it looked alot like me
i saw him in the mirror and i fought him in the street
then when he turned away i shot him in the head
then i came to realize i had killed myself

if you're free you'll never see the walls
if you're head is clear you'll never freefall
if you're right you never fear the wrong
if you're head is high you never fear

cuttin me down and
cuttin me down
10. Hypnotize
well if you set your mind to fallin
i know that you can
you got everything you wanted
you've done everything you plan
so let me make an offer
i'm only trying to help
you can make your loan just a little longer
all you got to do is share the wealth

oh no don't you keep your good luck to yourself
oh no don't you keep your good luck to yourself

i know you've got problems
i see it in your eyes
but if you want to live to see the morning
leave it up to your brother or you get a surprise

oh no don't you keep your good luck to yourself
oh no don't you keep your good luck to yourself

yea
yea
oh
yea
yea
yea
oh

well it's time to see
you've got to give or your gonna see
hey it's time to see
you've got to give if you wanna believe
you will breathe
it's time to see

(oh no don't you keep your good luck to yourself)
(oh no don't you keep your good luck to yourself)
11. Bring Em Back Alive
I was on my way
to the center of the sun
when i lost my wings
and i fell into the crowd
and they carried me
to a hole in the ground
and they buried me
where no one can see
and no one would be around

i, i am a virus
i, i live in silence
i...

I was on my way
to a city in the clouds
when i lost my mind
and i had to settle down
then i had a dream
of an island in the sea
where the lepers die
where no one survives
where no one can hear there cries

i, i am a virus
i, i live in silence
i...

just like heathens thinking on our feat
believe in god
we're one step
two step
three steps towards the graveyards
hello to the memory
it seems that we forgot

i, i am a virus
i, i live in silence
i...
i live in silence
silence...
12. Light My Way
In my hour of need
on the sea of grey
on my knees
i prey to you
help me find the bones of the dying dead

will you light my way
won't you light my way
won't you light my way
won't you light my way

the bullet is a man
from time to time he strays
i compare my life to theres
to this i remain
and unwilling to listen to your answers
and i'm not ashamed to tell you i need you today

won't you light my way
won't you light my way
won't you light my way
won't you light my way

and so when i'm lost
and i'm tired and depressed
and when my mind goes astray
won't you light my way
don't save it for another day
don't save it for another day
hey! don't save it for another day
hey! don't save it for another day
hey! don't save it for another day

won't you light my way
won't you light my way
won't you light my way
won't you light my way
13. Getaway Car
The first time i saw you you were
chasin down
a cyclone
all alone in the field
with railyards and clovers i kept rollin on
never thought you'd wind up chasin
me

i settle down
i won't hesitate
to hit the highway
before you leave me to waste no
i'll settle up and i'll help you find something to drive
before you drown yourself

your tired of walkin
and you loathe the ground
the sideway belly touched your feet
black moons to slowly to hold you down
with ring hand you take it out on me

settle down
i won't hesitate to hit the highway
before you leave me to waste
saddle up and i'll help you find something to drive
before you drive me insane

so get yourself a car
drive it all alone
get ourself a car
and ride it on the wind
get yourself a car
and drive it all alone
get yourself a car
and ride it on the wind yea

yea we'll settle down
i won't hesitate to hit the highway
before you leave me to waste
settle up and i'll help you find something to drive
before you drive me insane

get yourself a car
and drive it all alone
get yourself a car
and ride it on the wind
get yourself a car
and drive it all alone
get yourself a car
and ride it on the wind
14. The Last Remaining Light
Roll me on your frozen fields
break my bones to watch them heal
drown me in your thirsty veins
where i watch and i wait
and pray for the rain

curl like smoke
and breathe again
down your throat
inside your ribs
and through your spine
and every nerve
where i watch and i wait
and you too the herd

and if you don't feel me now
sun will rise
still i'm in grief of the coming night
in the last remaining light

seven moons and seven suns
heaven waits for tose who run
down your winter and underneith your waves
when you watch and you wait
and pray for the day

and if you don't believe the sun will rise
stand alone and greet the coming night
and in the last remaining light

and if you don't believe the sun will rise
stand alone and greet the coming night
and in the last remaining light
light
light
light

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1. Privilege
isn't it strange
that a gift could be an enemy
isn't it weird
that a privilege
can seem like a chore
maybe it's me
but this line isn't going anywhere
maybe if we looked hard enough
we could find a backdoor
(find yourself a backdoor)
i see you in the line
dragging your feet
you have my sympathy
the day you were born
you were born free
that is you 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 it's me
but i'm sick of wasting energy
maybe if i look in my heart
i could find a backdoor
(find yourself a backdoor)
i see you in the line
dragging your feet
you have my sympathy
the day you were born
you were born free
that is you privilege
 
2. Nowhere Fast
will i ever get to where i am going
will i ever follow through with what i had planned
i guess it's possible that i have been a bit distracted
and the directions for me are a lot less in demand
will i ever get to where i am going
if i do, will i know when i am 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 upon the past
then there are times when i can't seem to understand at all
and yes it seems as though i'm going nowhere...
really friggin fast
 
3. Consequence
blink and you miss a beat
keep one of your
eyes open at all times
think that you're on the brink
the crap
hasn't even begun to hit the fan
consequence you'll see will be stranger than
a gang of drunken mimes
situation has a stink
better clear the air
before you son becomes a man
blink
everything been augmented
you've been left so far behind
think for sure next time you should wear
a pair of eyes i the back of your head
consequence you've seen has been
stranger that sci-fi of any kind
situation baffles me
i guess it's true you too are one of the walking dead
you better think fast
cause you never know what's comin around
the bend
you better not blink
for consequence is a bigger word than
you think
it's bigger than you or me
 
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 cause it's blowing hard
yes and it wants to discard the humanity i know
watch the warmth blow away
do you think i should adhere
to that pressing new frontier
and leave in my wake a trail of fear
or should i hold my head up high
and throw a wrench in spokes by
leaving the air behind me clear
don't let the world bring you down
not everyone here is that fudged up and cold
remember why you came and while you're alive
experience the warmth before you grow old
 
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
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
at a steal
just when you thought it was safe to think
in comes mental piracy
what i'm looking for cannot be sold to me
i wish they all would stop trying
cause what i want and what i need
is and will always be free
it's coming around again
they're letting it out again, again
it's coming around again
they're letting it out again, again
when it comes
it comes unannounced
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 bullmonkey thats being fed to me no more
cause now i'm full
just when you thought it was safe to think
in comes mental piracy
what i'm looking for cannot be sold to me
i wish they all would stop trying
cause what i want and what i need
is and will always be free
 
6. Stellar
meet me in outer space
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 outer space
i will hold you close
if 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 of you
how do you do it
make me feel like i do
how do you do it
it's better than i ever knew
you are stellar
 
7. Make Yourself
if i hadn't made me
i would've been made somehow
if i hadn't assembled myself
i'dve 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
until the wind comes
then you'll crumble and blow away
if you let them freak you
there will be no foreplay
but rest assured
they'll screw you completely till your @$$ 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
if i hadn't made me i'dve fallen apart by now
i won't let them make me
it's more than i can allow
so when i make me
i won't be paper-mache
and if i freak me
i'll freak me in my own way
you should make amends with you
if only for better health
but if you really want to live
why not try and make yourself
make yourself
 
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
but lately i am beginning to find that
i should be the one behind the wheel
whatever tomorrow brings
i'll be there
with opens arms and open eyes
so if i decide to waiver my chance to be of the hive
will i choose water over wine and hold my own and drive
it's driven me before
and it seems to be the way that everyone else gets around
but lately i'm beginnning to find that
when i drive myself my light is found
so whatever tomorrow brings i'll be there
with open arms and open eyes
yeah
would you kill the queen
to crush the hive
would you choose water over wine
hold the wheel and drive
 
9. Clean
today everything was fine
until roundabout quarter to nine
i suddenly found myself in a bind
was it something i said
something i read
and minifested thats getting you down
don't you dare come to bed with that
ambiguous look in you eye
i'd sooner sleep by an open fire and wake up fried
say what you will
say what you mean
you could never offend
you're dirty words come out 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
you'd feel better if you'd veny
put your frustrations into four letter words
and then let them out on mine
the most weathered ears in town
say what you mean
so say what you mean
you could never offend
your dirty words come out clean
 
10. Battlescar Scralatchtica
(instrumental)
 
11. I Miss You
to see you when i wake up
is a gift i didn't think could be real
to know that you feel the same as i do
is a three fold
utopian dream
you do somethingto 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
 
12. Pardon Me
a decade ago
i never thought i would be
at 23
on the verge
of spontaneous combustion woe is me
but i guess that it comes
with the territory
an aminous landscape
of neverending 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 possibility
to me
so pardon me while i burst into flames.
i've had enough of the world, and its 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 his 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 3d
and thinking so much differently
pardon me while I burst into flames.
i've had enough of the world, and it's people's mindless games
pardon me while i burn, and rise above the flame
pardon me, pardon me. i'll never be the same.
never be the same...yeah.
pardon me while i burst into flames.
pardon me, pardon me, pardon 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.
pardon me, never be the same. yeah
 
13. Out From Under

Biography of Incubus and Audioslave (strike that, reverse it)