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The Ground Walks, w/ Time in a Box / Modest Mouse

The Ground Walks, w/ Time in a Box / Modest Mouse

Open up a window
All the air, all the air is falling out
Eyes vacuum up light
Sound gets trapped by the mouth
What to do with the remainder
When the dents
The dents get hammered out
Then we’ll travel through time.

The world’s an inventor with its work
Crawling, running, squirming ’round
Trees drop colorful fruits
Directly into our mouths
The world’s an inventor
We’re the dirtiest thing its thought about
And we really don’t mind

We’ll probably never get there
Bring your sight seers, school teachers down
There’s a water color weekend
All the trees are turning colors now
We’ll probably never get there
Bring your candy taster, time wasters around
And we’ll fuck with their minds

The world composes with his
Shirt tails wrinkled hanging out
Bang us together see what sort
Of sounds we make right now
The world plays music
Playing skin on teeth inside of the mouth
What sort of sounds?
What lovely sounds come about

We stole the road
We floated in the light
We’re gonna break these bones
We’re gonna move in time

We stole the road
We floated in the light
We’re gonna break these bones
We’re gonna travel time

We’re gonna throw a party
All the ghosts of trees are coming out
Don’t the open the directions
Wait until the light’s inside of the cloud
You’re gonna wanna see this
Don’t bring your camera around
Watch sun and sawdust align

We stole the road
We floated in the light
We’re gonna break these bones
We’re gonna move in time

We stole the road
We floated in the light
We’re gonna break these bones
We’re gonna travel time

Close up the window
All the air all the air is falling out
Eyes vacuum up light
Sound gets trapped by the mouth
Our predecessor left this box
And something’s clawing around
I think it really wants out

 

Modest Mouse / Coyotes

Modest Mouse / Coyotes (Inspired by the true story of a coyote that rode Portland’s MAX light rail train in 2002.)

Coyotes tiptoe in the snow after dark
At home with the ghosts in the national parks
Mankind’s behavin’ like some serial killers
Giant ol’ monsters afraid of the sharks

And we’re in love with all of it
And we say: “What can we say?”

Walking with ghosts in the national parks
Coyotes tiptoe in the snow after dark

And we’re in love with all of it
And we say: “What can we say?”

Another branch on the timber-bound tree
Birds flying lower, lookin’ downwards to feed
Mankind’s behavin’ like some serial killers
Giant ol’ monsters, afraid of the sharks

And we’re in love with all of it
And we say: “What can we say?”

And we say: “We’re in love with all of it”
And we say: “We’re in love with everything.”
And we say: “What can we say?”

And we say: “We’re in love with all of it.”
And we say: “We’re in love with everything.”
And we say: “What can we say?”

And we say: “We’re in love, with all of it.”
And we say: “We’re in love, with everything.”
And we lie; love to lie.

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The Vivian Girl (Inspired by the art of Henry Darger & the band, The Vivian Girls. Intended as a gift for Cassie Ramone)

Modest Mouse / Dramamine

Modest Mouse / Dramamine

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 geography 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

Songwriters
Jeremiah Green;Eric Scott Judy;Isaac Brock

Read more: Modest Mouse – Dramamine Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Modest Mouse / Ocean Breathes Salty

Modest Mouse / Ocean Breathes Salty

Your body may be gone, I’m gonna carry you in.
In my head, in my heart, in my soul.
And maybe we’ll get lucky and we’ll both live again.
Well I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t really think so.

Well that is that and this is this.
You tell me what you want and I’ll tell you what you get.
You get away from me. You get away from me.
Collected my belongings and I left the jail.
Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell.
I had to think awhile. I had to think awhile.

The ocean breathes salty, won’t you carry it in?
In your head, in your mouth, in your soul.
And maybe we’ll get lucky and we’ll both grow old.
Well I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know. I hope so.

Well that is that and this is this.
You tell me what you want and I’ll tell you what you get.
You get away from me. You get away from me.
Collected my belongings and I left the jail.
Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell.
I had to think awhile. I had to think awhile.

Well that is that and this is this.
Will you tell me what you saw and I’ll tell you what you missed,
when the ocean met the sky.
You missed when time and life shook hands and said goodbye.
When the earth folded in on itself.
And said “Good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell
are really there, but I wouldn’t hold my breath.”
You wasted life, why wouldn’t you waste death?
You wasted life, why wouldn’t you waste death?

The ocean breathes salty, won’t you carry it in?
In your head, in your mouth, in your soul.
The more we move ahead the more we’re stuck in rewind.
Well I don’t mind. I don’t mind. How the hell could I mind?

Well that is that and this is this.
You tell me what you want and I’ll tell you what you get.
You get away from me. You get away from me.

Well that is that and this is this.
Will you tell me what you saw and I’ll tell you what you missed,
when the ocean met the sky.
You wasted life, why wouldn’t you waste the afterlife?