Incubus is one of those timeless bands that has a unique music. They play funk, alternative, rap rock, etc. They were very artistic in making songs. They don't make song for the sake of just creating songs. They do it with love, passion, hardwork and dedication. They were a positive band and they were very serious in what they are doing. It seems like their lives were paired with music and they cannot live without it. Incubus has been one of my favorite bands for decades. I am a big fan of their music since I was in high school. I think I know 90 percent of their songs. I even play some of their music in my guitar. Every time they have a new release album, I will purchase it right away or listen to you tube. At some pint in my life I became addicted to their music and it is my remedy for loneliness. I found out that some of their songs were a little bit motivational and it has a very good positive message. If you will listen to these songs and listen to the lyrics very well, it will uplift your spirit a little bit. These songs has deep lyrics that has positive meaning, paired with very good music will surely make your day. It will motivate you and inspire you:
1. Pardon me. Listen to this song and you will be pumped up. If you will listen to the lyrics.. it is somehow about a person who wants to go all out because he is so sick and tired of people's mindless games. I think it is about a person who wants to do things his own way. This song has an insane beat with very good rap. It has an acoustic version as well that will also somehow alter the way your see things. This song blew my mind away the first time I hear it. I feel strong, I feel like I want to slay a dragon. I feel like I am holding myself back for so long and this is the time to burst in flames.
2. Drive. The lyrics itself is very positive and it simply says "whatever tomorrow brings I'll be there, with open arms and open eyes yeah". It means you are open to what the future brings and you are ok with change, You want to drive a journey and make decisions on your own. This song is very simple but the guitar riffs is genius, the first time you hear the intro.. you will fall in love with it immediately. It is a very positive song with a very positive message. Listen to it if you are a little bit lost in your life and you will be able to drive your way back home to who you are.
3. Privilege. This one is heavy, the riffs are heavy, the song is heavy and the message is heavy too. It says the day you were born you are free and that is your privilege. It says you can be who you wanted to be, you are free to pursue what you wanted to pursue. Being born in this world is enough, you don't need anything. All you need to do is be yourself and go after your dreams. Everyone who is born in this world is rich and was given a privilege to follow his dreams and create his own life. It is up to you how you wanted to live your life. Most people can't find the meaning of life because they were looking outside, they don't know that in order to become successful and happy you have to be yourself and invest in yourself. Never look for the things that you don't have, instead appreciate your life and make the best out of it.
4. Make yourself. This song is very simple, heavy and straight to the point. Make yourself, create yourself because if you will not... others will create it for you. "If you let them make you, they'll make you paper mache, At a distance you're strong, until the wind comes then you crumble and blow away" This is a very strong message, people are creating you only to find out in the end that it makes you very weak. You thought people whom you are following is giving you a good life but in the end you will realize that you become dependent to their rules. You cannot decide for yourself, you become so weak that you cannot stand for yourself anymore. This is a killer song, it is eye opening and will make you realize that you are the creator of your own destiny.
5. Redefine. This song will make you pumped up too. It is a fast pace song, a little bit of funk rock but more of a rap rock. Its message is to see things through your own eyes. People nowadays were so great they know what is good for you, they know everything, they will influenced you with their own definition of life. This song will encourage you to follow your own path and view life by the way you feel it. It means redefine yourself and stop following others point of view in life. Very simple, the lyrics is deep but its message is to just be yourself.
There you go, those are the songs of incubus that will somehow change the way you view life. It will inspire you and make you open you eyes. There are more songs of incubus that is somehow motivating but those are the top of the list. Listen to these songs and evolve. If you're a cat you will become a lion, if you're a slave you will become a king if you listen to these songs.