Incubus: If Not Now, When? Meaning
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If Not Now, When? Lyrics
Dined on ashes
Swung from chandeliers and climbed Everest
And none of it's got me close to this
I've waited all my life
If not now, when will I?
We've been good
Even a blast, but
Don't you feel like something's missing...
anonymous Oct 21st 2011 report
I think it's about coming out. He is clearly gay.
anonymous Sep 11th 2011 report
It's about his new found spiritual, emotional and intellectual understanding of life.
anonymous Sep 9th 2011 report
It is obvious that he is realizing that God is real and that he needs to face it. "Face the light" and maybe do what is right. If not now when will he? Like maybe he was wasting his time. He's waited all his life for what happened to him his enlightenment. He's ready to face it instead of hiding. He even says Halleluja every day. Basically he is ready to heal and face up to God what he finally sees is important and real, and he's happier than he's ever been in his life with this epiphany. It could be about death but he is still definatley referring to God.
anonymous Sep 6th 2011 report
I think it's ultimately about death. Like it is his time or something...
It is such a well written song, that I believe whatever you think it is about is what it is about in YOUR life, and not the lyricist. At first I thought it was about death, or stage fright (what it means to me), but other interpretations say it is about getting married, or much more personal events.
anonymous Aug 4th 2011 report
I think he is talking about the events that are rumored to occur near the end of 2012. Which I, personally, are sick of hearing about.
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