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Old 01-05-2005, 01:05 PM   #1
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The song "Megalomaniac" by Incubus..who was that..

written for or about?

Here are the lyrics-
I hear you on the radio
You permeate my screen
It's unkind but
If I met you in a scissor fight
I'd cut off both your wings on principle alone
On principle alone

Hey megalomaniac
You're no Jesus
Yeah, you're no fucking Elvis
Wash your hands clean of yourself baby
Step down
Step down

If I were your appendages
I'd hold open your eyes
So you would see
That all of us are heaven sent
There was never meant to be only one
To be only one

Hey megalomaniac
You're no Jesus
Yeah, you're no fucking Elvis
Wash your hands clean of yourself baby
Step down
Step down

Yeah
You're no Jesus
You're not Elvis

You're no answer!!

Hey megalomaniac
You're no Jesus
Yeah, you're no fucking Elvis
Wash your hands clean of yourself baby
Step down


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It's a great song.
I do know that Incubus turned down an offer to open for U2 a few years ago.
I was wondering if this was somebody trying to take a poke at Bono?

Thoughts?

It would be a shame if this were true.

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i would assume pres bush, but i have no idea. they've got hitler in the video so maybe it was him.
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but Bush never portrayed himself to be an "Elvis" figure as the song alludes to.

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yeah. well, i have no clue! good question though.
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I've read that Brandon the singer said it was about himself. It was his attempt to ego-check himself.
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interesting.
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I've read that Brandon the singer said it was about himself. It was his attempt to ego-check himself.
HelloAngel-
I can always count on you for accuracy.
I'm glad that's who it's about.

btw-guess who's bday it is today?

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He also said it was inspired by the Three Amigos character El Guapo. Basically, he said to apply it to whomever it seemed most fit to each listener
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the video depicts a bush lookalike.
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Somebody once posted they thought it was Bono
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I had erased this song from my musical memory until I saw this thread, and now I remember how much I dislike it
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