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Anyone listen to modest mouse? (re: lyrical content)

  1. Apr 13, 2005 #1
    the new album isn't really that good, but that's okay, because i think they're deserving of the fame

    a lot of isaac brock's (lead singer) lyrics deal with the universe and life.

    some lyrics i like from the song "Never Ending Math Equation":

    "The universe works on a math equation
    that never even ever really even ends in the end
    infinity spirals out creation
    we're on the tip of its tongue, and it is saying well
    we aint sure where you stand
    you aint machines and you aint land
    and the plants and the animals, they are land
    and the plants and the animals eat each other"

    and some good commentary comes from their song "Medication":

    "we're all doctors trading sadness for numbness
    grass looks much greener but it's green-painted cement
    the mayor's machines are there cleaning the pavement
    you can't make dirt clean, so we'll just lemon-scent it"

    from "Third Planet" comes:

    "The universe is shaped exactly like the earth if you go
    straight long enough you'll end up where you were"

    if you're interested in checking them out, "The Moon and Antarctica" deals a lot with universal observations, "The Lonesome Crowded West" and "Building Nothing Out Of Something" deal more with introspective stuff. all awesome albums, great musician, great lyricist. sometimes his lyrics seem bizarre, but there are lots of great metaphors that aren't always so readily apparent.

    and how many bands do you know with song titles like "Australopithecus"?

    modest mouse rules.
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  3. Apr 13, 2005 #2
    ya i listen to modest mouse sometimes, there coool...

    never heard those ones tho, Ill have to check em out
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