As long as you're gone I can't apologize
For all the things that I haven't said and done
And 100 miles is a long drive inside a car
200 miles is a long drive inside a car
300 miles is a long drive inside a car
400 miles is a long drive inside a car
500 miles is a real long drive inside a car
600 miles is a long drive inside a car
700 miles is a long drive inside a car
800 miles is a long drive inside a car
900 miles is a long, long, long, long ways in a car
1000 miles is a long drive inside a car
1100 miles is too far inside a car
I wrote my name on the sun
Hey, all right, I might be goddamned
A life of arctic sounds
Hey, all right, I might be goddamned
All the sad comedians
Hey, all right, I might be goddamned

I might be goddamned


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  • +5
    General Commentthis song is about the length of different distance drives inside a car, i think
    hey allright i might be goddamned
    thetruthon April 28, 2004   Link
  • +3
    General CommentFor some strange reason I get the feeling this is about a long car ride.
    Cringeron April 13, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General Commentisn't it life of artic sounds? without the C
    CowboyDanon August 02, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment this song is all over the place. I would say he is trying to get away from someone he let down. Traveling to the sun and to the arctic.
    securebravoon July 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningArtic - The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center
    queenlovebuzzon August 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I went an interpretted it as the feelings of guilt that come from breaking off a long distance relationship.

    But then again, that doesn't explain all the lyric-like nonsense towards the end.
    EvanTon April 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I should probably add that it made sense as a song about long distance relationships because umm, the must and the lyrics give of an impression of driving many many miles through flat boring places without much excitement in your destination.

    But then again, that applies to most of the songs. A sense of futility and sadness. Boy is what I'm writing here ever lame. Haha, I try to interpret meaning from other people's obfuscated emotional statements. Whatever.
    EvanTon April 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment^----Hee hee, I agree with the above
    SparklingLemonadeon December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGod, I love how Isaac repeats his metaphors throughout his songs, especially long-distance driving (life of arctic sounds, this is a long drive..., long distance drunk, ohio, out of gas, interstate 8). Sitting in a car on a flat road for hours is a situation we've all been in and it has certain feelings attached to it that Isaac conveys so perfectly.
    SurfinNoodleson December 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWith you all the way surfinnoodles. This is my all time favorite Modest Mouse song. (You didn't even mention Convenient Parking)
    RobotHouseon January 09, 2005   Link

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