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Modest Mouse lyrics

Album: The Moon & Antarctica [2000]

Tracks15
 01  3rd Planet
 02  Gravity Rides Everything
 03  Dark Center of the Universe
 04 Perfect Desguise
 05  Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
 06  A Different City
 07  The Cold Part
 08  Alone Down There
 09  The Stars Are Projectors
 10 Wild Packs of Family Dogs
 11  Paper Thin Walls
 12  I Came as a Rat
 13  Lives
 14  Life Like Weeds
 15  What People Are Made Of
all Modest Mouse lyrics



3rd Planet
Everything that keeps me together is falling apart/Iíve got
This thing that I consider my only art of fucking people over.
My boss just quit the job says heís goin out to find blind
Spots and heíll do it.
The 3rd planet is sure that theyíre being watched by an
Eye in the sky that canít be stopped.
When you get to the promise land your gonna shake that
Eyes hand.
Your heart felt good it was drippin pitch and made of wood.
And your hands and knees felt cold and wet on the grass to me.
Outside naked, shiverin looking blue, from the cold
Sunlight thatís reflected off the moon.
Baby cum angels fly around you reminding you we used
To be three and not just two.
And thatís how the world began.
And thatís how the world will end.
A 3rd had just been made and we were swimming in the
Water, didnít know then was it a son was it a daughter.
When it occurred to me that the animals are swimming
Around in the water in the oceans in our bodies and
Another had been found another ocean on the planet
Given that our blood is just like the atlantic.
And how.
The universe is shaped exactly like the earth if you go
Straight long enough youíll end up where you were.
Your heart felt good it was drippin pitch and made of wood.
And your hands and knees felt cold and wet on the grass to me.
Outside naked, shiverin looking blue, from the cold
Sunlight thatís reflected off the moon.
Baby cum angels fly around you reminding you we used
To be three and not just two.
And thatís how the world began.
And thatís how the world will end.

-abi-back to top
Gravity Rides Everything
Oh gotta see gotta know right now.
What's that riding on your everything?
It isn't anything at all.
Oh gotta see gotta know right now.
What's that writing on your shelf in the bathrooms and
The bad motels
No one really cared for it at all
Not the gravity plan.
Early early in the morning it pulls all on down my sore feet
I wanna go back to sleep.
In the motions and the things that you say.
It all will fall, fall right into place
As fruit drops, flesh it sags
Everything will fall/right into place
When we die some sink and some lay
But at least I don't see you float away
And all the spilt milk sex and weight
It all will fall, fall right into place.back to top
Dark Center of the Universe
Well I might
Disintegrate into the thin air if you like
And I'm not
The dark center of the universe like you thought
Well it took a lot of work to be the ass that I am
And I'm pretty damn sure that anyone can
Easily, equally fuck ya over
Well God said something but he didn't mean it
Everyone's life ends but no one ever completes it
Dry and wet ice, they both melt
And you're equally cheated
Well it took a lot of work...
Well an endless ocean landing on an endless desert
Well it's funny as hell, but no one laughs when they get there
If you can't see the thin air
Why the hell should you care?
Well it took a lot of work...
Well sure you'll tell me you've got nothing to say
And I went and shook hands the other day
If you can't see the thin air then
What the hell is in your way?back to top
Tiny Cities Made of Ashes
We're going down the road to tiny cities made of ashes
I'm going to hit you on the face
I'm going to punch you in your glasses, oh no
I just got a message that said
Yeah, hell has frozen over.
I got a phone call from the lord saying,
Hey boy, get a sweater, right now.
So we're drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' coca coca cola
I can feel it rolling right on down
Oh right on down my throat now
As we're headed down the road towards tiny cities made of ashes
I'm gonna get dressed up in plastic
Gonna shake hands with the masses, oh no!
Does anybody know a way that a body could get away?
Does anybody know a way?
We're going down the road to tiny cities made of ashes
I'm going to hit you on the face
I'm going to punch you in your glasses
I'm wearing myself a t-shirt that says
The world is my ashtray
Our hearts pump dust and our hair's all grey
And I just got a message that said
Yeah, hell has frozen over.
I got a phone call from the lord saying,
Hey boy, get a sweater, right now!
Does anybody know a way that a body could get away?
Does anybody know a way?
We're drinkin' drinkin' drinkin' drink' coca coca cola
I can feel it rolling right on down
Oh right on down my throat
As we're headed down the road towards tiny cities made of ashes
I'm going to lay down (at the spa? ) where they coat you in molasses
Right now!
Does anybody know a way that a body could get away?
Does anybody know a way?back to top
A Different City
I want to live in the city with no friends or family
I'm gonna look out the window of my color tv
I will remember to remember to forget you
Forgot me, I'm gonna look out the window of my color tv
Through the cracks in the wall
Slow motion for all
Dripped out of the bar
So (sports? ) is nothing at all
I'm watching tv
I guess that's a solution
They gave me a receipt that said I didn't buy nothing
So rust is a fire
And our blood oxidizes
My eyes roll around all around on the carpet
Oh hit the deck
It's the decal man
Standing upside down and talking out of his pants

Through the cracks in the wall
Slow motion for all
Left holding the ball and a part for your carback to top
The Cold Part
So long to this cold, cold part of the world
So long to this bone-bleached part of the world
So long to this salt-soaked part of the world
I stepped down as president of antarctica
Can't blame me
Don't blame me
So long to this sad, sad part of the world
So longback to top
Alone Down There
How do, how do you do?
My name is you
Flies, they all gather round me and you too
You can't see anything well
You ask me what size it is, not what I sell
The flies they all gather round me and you too
Well I don't want you to be alone down there
To be alone down there to be alone
Well the devil's apprentice, he gave me some credit
He fed me a line, and I'll probably regret it
I don't want you to be alone down there
To be alone down there to be aloneback to top
The Stars Are Projectors
In the last second of life, they're gonna show you how
How they run this show, sure, run it into the ground

In the last second of life, they're gonna show you how
How they run this show, sure, run it into the ground

In the last second of life, they're gonna show you how
How they run this show, sure, run it into the ground

The stars are projectors, yeah
Projectin' our lives down to this planet Earth
The stars are projectors, yeah
Projectin' our minds down to this planet Earth
Everyone wants a double feature
They wanna be their own damn teacher, and how
All the stars are projectors, yeah
Projectin' our lives down to this planet Earth

It's all about moderate climates
You gotta be cold and be hot for sure
It's all about the moderate climates
You wanna be blessed and be cursed for sure

All the stars are projectors, yeah
Projectin' our lives down to this planet Earth
All the stars are projectors, yeah
Projectin' our lives down to this planet Earth

Everyone wants a double feature
They want to be in their own damn teacher, and how
All the stars are projectors, yeah
Projectin' our lives down to this planet Earth

You've got the harder part, You've got the kinder heart
And it's true
I've got the easy part, I've got the harder heart
Aint that true
Right wing, left wing, chicken wing
It's built on findin' the easier ways through
God is a woman and the woman is
An animal that animals man, and that's you

Was there a need for creation?
That was hidden in a math equation
And that's this
Where do circles begin?
Where do circles begin?back to top
Paper Thin Walls
These walls are paper thin and everyone hears every little sound
Everyone's a voyeurist, they're watching me watch them watch me right now
They're shaking hands, they're shaking in their shoes, oh lord don't shake me down
Everyone wants to move them and half of everyone else moves around
It's been agreed the whole world stinks so no one's taking showers anymore
Laugh hard, it's a long ways to the bank
I can't be blamed for nothing anymore
It's been a long time since you've been around
Laugh hard, it's a long ways to the bank
Tow the line to tax the time you know that you don't owe
I can't be a fool for everyone that I don't knowback to top
I Came as a Rat
Well I don't know but I've been told
He's baking cakes inside our souls
Stayed awake, took a nap
Got myself my bottles back
I'm breaking down out on the street
Walkin' round my own bare feet
I do not need you to tell me
That I'm not a cat
I caught a rat, we caught some air
He's never gonna cut his hair
He takes more time to make a fake
We now swim down in the lake
And wash the dirt off our intentions
Paddle on with our bad inventions
I came as ice, I came as a whore
I came as advice that came too sure
I came as gold, I came as crap
I came too clean, and I came as a rat
It takes a long time, but God dies too
But not before he'll stick it too you
I don't know but I've been told
You'll never die and you never grow old
I came as a call, I came as flat
I came too soon so I came back
I came as flowers, I came as nice
I came as dirt, and I came as a surprise
It takes a long time, but God dies too
But not before he'll stick it too you
I don't know but I've been told
You'll never die and you never grow oldback to top
Lives
Everyone's afraid of their own life.
If you could be anything you want I bet you'd be disappointed.
Am I right?
No one really knows the ones they love.
If you knew everything they thought I bet you'd wish that they'd just shut
Up.
Well you were the dull sound of sharp math when you were alive.
Not ones gonna play the harp when you die.
And if I had a nickel for every damn dime I might have half the time.
Do you mind?
Everyone's afraid of their own life.
If you could be anything you want I bet you'd be disappointed.
Am I right?
It's hard to remember we're alive for the first time.
It's hard to remember we're alive for the last time.
It's hard to remember to live before you die.
It's hard to remember that our lives are such a short time.
It's hard to remember what it takes such a short time.
It's hard to remember to live before you die.
It's hard to remember.
My mom's God is a woman and my mom she is a witch.
I like this.
My hell comes from inside comes from inside myself.
Why fight this.
Everyone's afraid of their own life.
If you could be anything you want I bet you'd be disappointed.
Am I right?back to top
Life Like Weeds
In this life like weeds you're just a rock to me
You're just a rock to me, you're just a rock to me
I could have told you all that I love you
And in the places you go, you'll see the place where you're from
I could have told you all that I love you
But in the faces you meet, you'll see the place where you'll die
I could have told you all that I love you
And on the day that you die you'll see the people you met
I could have told you all that I love you
And in the faces you see, you'll see just who you've been
I wish I could have told you I love you
In this life like weeds eyes need us to see
Hearts need us to bleed
In this life like weeds you're a rock to me
I know where you're from
But where do you belong?
In this life like weeds you're the good I breed
In this life like weeds you're a rock to me
In this life like weeds you're a rock to me
I know where you're from
But where do you belong?
In this life like weeds eyes need us to see
Hearts need us to bleed
In this life like weeds you're the good I breed
All this talking all the time of the year
Fills up until there's nothing left to breathe
And you think you feel most everything
And you know that our hearts are just made out of strings
To be pulled
Strings to be pulled
So you think you've figured out everything
But we know that our hearts are just made out of strings
To be pulled
Strings to be pulled
All this talking all the time, and the air
Fills up until there's nothing left to breathe
Up until there's nothing left to speak
Up into the better parts of spaceback to top
What People Are Made Of
(when we talk? ) we better hope that it never cracks
All hell hit the ground all hard and under his back?
And the ground at the bottom of the ocean
Where the dead do rise
You need proof? I got proof at the surface
You can watch them float by
Way in back of the room there sits a cage
It says to come, but you can win if you forget to change
Which you never can do
Cos it's time to constantly change
For lack or luck---i guess that is the same
It's first page in the book of blue, it read:
If you read this page, then that'll mean you're dead.
By but then it was too late
And he wound up on an island of shells
And bones, dead bodies and left (all alone)
And the one thing you can tell about human beings is this:
They ain't made of nothing but water and shitback to top
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