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Iskatehard
02-06-2011, 09:43 PM
Simple question here, but not without any reason.

I ask you... What do you consider to best Modest Mouse lyric lines? Include as many as you want. Thanks

Lisztomania
02-06-2011, 09:48 PM
I love modest mouse


And it's true we named our children
after towns that we've never been to.
And it's true that the clouds just hung around
like black Cadillacs outside a funeral.

And we were done, done, done
with all the fuck, fuck, fuckin' around.
You were so true to yourself.
You were true to no one else.
Well I should put you in the ground.

I've got the time, I got the hours,
I got the days, I got the weeks.
I could say to myself
I've got the words but I can't speak.
Well I was done, done, done
with all the circ, circ, circlin' round.

I didn't die and I ain't complainin'.
I ain't blamin' you.
I didn't know that the words you said to me
meant more to me than they ever could you?
I didn't lie and I ain't sayin'
I told the whole truth.
I didn't know that this game we were playin'
even had a set of rules.

We named our children after towns
that we've never been to.
And it's true that the clouds just hunger around
like black Cadillacs outside a funeral.
And we were laughing at the stars
while our feet clung tight to the ground.
So pleased with ourselves
for using so many verbs and nouns.

But we were all still just dumb, dumb, dumber
than the dirt, dirt, dirt on the ground.
Well wings on flames, kings with no names,
well this place just ain't got right air right now.
You were so all over town but still so Crayola brown.
Well you should run 'round yourself right now.
And we were done, done, done
with all the fuck, fuck, fuckin' around.
Circlin' round.

the_unknown_soldier
02-06-2011, 10:00 PM
It's fucking hard to have to chose, but a number of my favorites include...

"Talking shit about a pretty sunset
Blanketing opinions that I'll probably regret soon
Changed my mind so much I can't even trust it
My mind changed me so much I can't even trust myself"

"Every time you think you're walking
You're just moving the ground
Every time you think you're talking
You're just moving your mouth
Every time you're looking
You're just looking down"

"Oh the dashboard melted but we still have the radio."

"Now the blow's been softened
Since the air we breathe's our coffin
Well, now the blow's been softened
Since the ocean is our coffin
Often times you know our laughter
Is our coffin ever after
And you know the blow's been softened
Since the world is our coffin
And now the blow's been softened
Since we are our own damn coffins
Well, everybody's talking about their short lists
Everybody's talking about death!"



God, there's so many...

tsixe_sneila
02-06-2011, 10:04 PM
broke is probably my fav

Broke account so I broke a sweat
I've bought some things that I sort of regret about now

Broke your glasses, but it broke the ice
You said that I was an asshole and I paid the price

Broken hearts want broken necks
I've done some things that I want to forget but I can't

Broke my pace and ran out of time
Sometimes I'm so full of shit that it should be a crime

Broke a promise cause my car broke down
Such a classic excuse it should be bronze by now

Broke up, and I'm relieved somehow
It's the end of the discussions that just go round and round
And round, and round, and round, and round,
And round, and round it shouldn't have been anyway
No way, no way, that's right, that's right
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh no
Uh oh, uh oh, uh oh, uh no

It was like everything was evidence of broken (time?)
You're living on fancy wine
You'll drink that turpentine
You're starting conversations
You don't even know the topic

there really is so many though... other people's live's is great basically the whole this is a really long drive and the moon and antarctica have amazing lyrics

Lisztomania
02-06-2011, 10:06 PM
Another favorite

Ice-age heat wave, can't complain.
If the world's at large, why should I remain?
Walked away to another plan.
Gonna find another place, maybe one I can stand.
I move on to another day, to a whole new town with a whole new way.
Went to the porch to have a thought.
Got to the door and again, I couldn't stop.
You don't know where and you don't know when.
But you still got your words and you got your friends.
Walk along to another day.
Work a little harder, work another way.

Well uh-uh baby I ain't got no plan.
We'll float on maybe would you understand?
Gonna float on maybe would you understand?
Well I'll float on maybe would you understand?

The days get shorter and the nights get cold.
I like the autumn but this place is getting old.
I pack up my belongings and I head for the coast.
It might not be a lot but I feel like I'm making the most.
The day's get longer and the nights smell green.
I guess it's not surprising but it's spring and I should leave.

I like songs about drifters - books about the same.
They both seem to make me feel a little less insane.
Walked on off to another spot.
I still haven't got anywhere that I want.
Did I want love? Did I need to know?
Why does it always feel like I'm caught in an undertow?

The moths beat themselves to death against the lights.
Adding their breeze to the summer nights.
Outside, water like air was great.
I didn't know what I had that day.
Walk a little farther to another plan.
You said that you did, but you didn't understand.

I know that starting over is not what life's all about.
But my thoughts were so loud, I couldn't hear my mouth.
My thoughts were so loud, I couldn't hear my mouth.
My thoughts were so loud.



tis poetry

Videon
02-07-2011, 12:20 PM
any part of bankrupt on selling

ABCDENJOI
02-07-2011, 12:36 PM
I'm the same as I was when I was six years old
And oh my God, I feel so damn old
I don't really feel anything
On a plane, I can see the tiny lights below
And oh my God, they look so alone
Do they really feel anything?
Oh my God, I've got to, got to, got to, got to move on
Where do you move when what you're moving from
Is yourself?
The universe works on a math equation
That never even ever really ends in the end
Infinity spirals out creation
We're on the tip of its tongue, and it is saying
We ain't sure where you stand
You ain't machines and you ain't land
And the plants and the animals, they are linked
And the plants and the animals eat each other
Oh my God, and oh my cat
I told my Dad what I need
Well, I know what I have and want
But I don't know what I need
Well, he said, he said, he said, he said
"Where we're going, I'm dead"

objective
02-07-2011, 01:45 PM
As life gets longer, awful feels softer.
Well it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss,
then I feel pretty blissfully

naked skater
02-07-2011, 02:11 PM
do you really want to get me fucking started

do you
really

do you

this thread might
give me a heart attack
you want that on your conscience?

Stroh
02-07-2011, 02:29 PM
i changed my mind so much i can't even trust it, my mind changed me so much i can't even trust myself

i get up at just about noon, my head sends a message for me to reach for my shoes and walk off, gotta go to work gotta go to work, gotta have a job

a shortened love with a long divorce, and a couple of kids of course, they don't mean anything. living in trailers with no class, goddamn i hope i can pass, high school means nothing. taking heartache with hard work, goddamn i am such a jerk, i cant do anything

i broke a promise cause my car broke down, such a classic excuse it should be bronze by now

as life gets longer it often feels softer and it feels pretty soft to me, and if it takes shit to make bliss, well i feel pretty blissfully. and if life's not beautiful without the pain, well then id rather never ever see beauty again


sooo many more all that i can think off the top of my head

naked skater
02-07-2011, 02:32 PM
i changed my mind so much i can't even trust it, my mind changed me so much i can't even trust myself

blanketing opinions that i'll probably regret soon

thats all i have to say

sobrien
02-07-2011, 02:56 PM
^ that and

"I don't know but I've been told you'll never die and you'll never grow old"

or


"I have sex, I'm always thinking about the pavement
So I can avoid premature ejaculation"
I got up, remembering to thank him
Better things to do so I'll start drinking

gkuly
02-07-2011, 03:48 PM
Basically anything from float on the lyrics are so emotional and make you feel good!

" Don't worry we'll all float on.Even if things get heavy, we'll all float on."

Dr. Science
02-07-2011, 04:00 PM
Traveling, swallowing Dramamine
Feeling spaced, breathing out Listerine
I'd said what I'd said that I'd tell you
And that you'd killed the better part of me
If you could just milk it for everything
I've said what I'd said and you know what I mean
But I still can't focus on anything
We kiss on the mouth but still cough down our sleeves
Traveling, swallowing Dramamine
Look at your face like you're killed in a dream
And you think you've figured out everything
I think I know my geometry pretty damn well
You say what you need so you'll get more
If you could just milk it for everything
I've said what I said and you know what I mean
But I can't still focus on anything

Lisztomania
02-07-2011, 04:25 PM
As life gets longer, awful feels softer.
Well it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss,
then I feel pretty blissfully
yesss

windust.
02-07-2011, 05:55 PM
not my favorite but i was just listening to it


Well I ain't sure, but I been told
He's baking cakes inside our souls
Stayed awake, took a nap
Got myself my bottles back
I'm breakin' them out on the street
Walkin' around in my own damn feet
I do not need you to tell me that I am not a cat
I caught a ride, we caught some air
He's never gonna cut his hair
It takes more time to make a fake
We now swam down in the lake
Washed the dirt off our intentions
Prattle on 'bout bad inventions
I came as ice, I came as a whore
I came as advice that came too short
I came as gold, I came as crap
I came clean and I came as a Rat
It takes a long time, but God dies too
But not before he'll stick it to you
Well I don't know, but I been told
You never die and you never grow old
Uh oh!
I came as a call, I came as flat
I came too soon so I came back
I came as flowers, I came as an ass
I came as dirt and I came as its price
It takes a long time, but God dies too
But not before he'll stick it to you
I don't know, but I been told
You never die and you never grow old
Uh Oh

tsixe_sneila
02-07-2011, 06:33 PM
^i came as a rat is great one

Every sick, fickle fucker
Childhood's what makes you
Until they treat you like tundra
Weigh those opinions
More like air than lead

Every planned occupation
Surefire disappointment up ahead
Until they treat you like desert
See mirages of friendship
Face turns red

Aw, shit!

(I don't feel and it feels fine
Save twenty dollars and I'll give you my supplies
I don't mind)

Here's the soon to be anchor
Build bridges to nothing, you'll get nowhere
(I don't feel and that feels fine
I don't feel and that feels fine)

Every governor's mother
Knows that their bread is buttered by Sam
(Crook takes
Crook takes green out of wallet)

And what about science?
They find proof and let you make your own decisions
(There are answers to our reasons
Worthwhile to find)

Every child star wonders
If they have a future up ahead
(King takes queen, takes queen out clean
It's all right, it's all right)

Every kind-hearted banker
I don't think there is one
(I took you out)

Every winning opinion
I wish I had one
(I took you out for a night on the town
I took my wallet out)

Every winning opinion
I, I wish I had one
(You don't mind?
Well now, that's just bullshit)

Stand on platforms in water
Filling jars full of silence, you'll get nowhere
(You're balancing balls on your nose, all right
I don't mind, I don't mind
So sometimes you want your own space
And that's all right, right?
Right)

(Get too creative ordering our drinks
And mine stinks, mine stinks
Get too creative ordering our drinks
And yours stinks, yours stinks, yours stinks
We get too creative
We get too creative)

emerica69
02-07-2011, 06:59 PM
world at large <3

Ice-age heat wave, can't complain.
If the world's at large, why should I remain?
Walked away to another plan.
Gonna find another place, maybe one I can stand.
I move on to another day,
to a whole new town with a whole new way.
Went to the porch to have a thought.
Got to the door and again, I couldn't stop.
You don't know where and you don't know when.
But you still got your words and you got your friends.
Walk along to another day.
Work a little harder, work another way.

Well uh-uh baby I ain't got no plan.
We'll float on maybe would you understand?
Gonna float on maybe would you understand?
Well float on maybe would you understand?

The days get shorter and the nights get cold.
I like the autumn but this place is getting old.
I pack up my belongings and I head for the coast.
It might not be a lot but I feel like I'm making the most.
The days get longer and the nights smell green.
I guess it's not surprising but it's spring and I should leave.

I like songs about drifters - books about the same.
They both seem to make me feel a little less insane.
Walked on off to another spot.
I still haven't gotten anywhere that I want.
Did I want love? Did I need to know?
Why does it always feel like I'm caught in an undertow?

The moths beat themselves to death against the lights.
Adding their breeze to the summer nights.
Outside, water like air was great.
I didn't know what I had that day.
Walk a little farther to another plan.
You said that you did, but you didn't understand.

I know that starting over is not what life's about.
But my thoughts were so loud I couldn't hear my mouth.
My thoughts were so loud I couldn't hear my mouth.
My thoughts were so loud.

reptiskate52
02-08-2011, 03:12 PM
A Life of Arctic Sounds, just the way he repeats the same shit over and over and somehow makes a song that progresses so well.

igrindtwinkies
02-08-2011, 08:46 PM
It's a bad thought
On the way to god don't know
my brain's the burger and my heart's the coal
I'm trying to get my head clear
i push things out through my mouth i get refilled through my ears
i'm on my way to god don't know or even care
my brain's the weak heart, and my heart's the long stairs

Chump Champ
02-08-2011, 09:02 PM
The motions and the things you say, it all will fall, fall right in to place

naked skater
02-08-2011, 10:49 PM
freeze your blood and then stab it into me



so you spilt every last penny into the car, and it still won't take you where you need to go

igrindtwinkies
02-09-2011, 01:47 AM
and im tryin to
drink away the part of the day i
cannot sleep away