It was like this in 1999
It was like this in 1874
It was like this when you were a child
It was like this when I was a whore, well
They were massing troops on the back of the isles
They were saying those things, they were all in denial
They were talking about their own front lip
It smelt like, it smelt like shit
They were eating popcorn out of a dish
They're saying, " I wish, I wish, I wish"
I was there in 1999, I was left and I left my old self behind
Still living, but you know I'm not denying
Said what I said, and I said this
In 1918 things were better
When I was nothing but a sweater
Now I'm born again as another man
I'm living on this in this foreign land
I used to be angora, angora fleece
Isn't no sound and I eat in peace
And no one knew, and no one cared
And you didn't know whether you wanted to dare
It's not what you were thinking then
And as your resurrection breathed out cinnamon
And I was not to be confused
And then in 1882 they still sold it to those fucks
Things have been going wrong since the beginning
And no one was losing and no one was winning
They just fucked each other up
And in 1999 I was in a park in Chicago
Oh, that was nice
He was like a father and he knew what he was saying
And wait
I'm not talking about this bullshit
And I went to talk to the more Italian boys who hung out there
They said that they would rather see me dead
Or at least not kept
And they broke my jaw and I was left to thaw
And I walked away and I called my mom and said
"Hell yeah it sucked, yeah, I loved it, break my jaw now!"
You hang on, you hang on
You got your ring on and you were just saying, uh
One thing you remembered
You were never even once being clever
Then you were, when sleeping, you were sleeping
When they're saying when there was a phone, yeah
Mistakes were made and I ended up in Florida
Things were not right, I didn't care though
What you do, and what you become
Either way you end up all dumb
That's all right with me now, that's all right with me now
1-2, 1-2 me with the troops
They were massing on the porch
They wanted to be the only thorn
And in the court of the golf golf center
I hear things are better and no one's really tougher
And you're talking loud and you're talking proud
In your trumpet now, oh shit!
Well you said then, what you meant then
What you did then, was you want to have sex
And you did not do, you could not do
You could not pull out but you tried to
Then you said, "Well, I don't need
I don't need to wear myself a bikini today!"
It brings me to the embarrassment
I was sitting on a raft in pond sediment
And they said, "Hell yeah, oh, hell yeah"
You looked naked for shit but you were drunk, you didn't care
Well, what were you thinking?


Lyrics submitted by PLANES, edited by Mike1013

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  • +1
    General Comment"rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrockkyyy caw caw caw. Don't ask me to speak fuckin english. I'm in Canada. I speak Canadian man."
    Makes me laugh everytime
    SparklingLemonadeon January 27, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthaha,
    "so if anyone's recording this show, if i could have a copy of that..."
    "...rrrrrrrrrrrronky konky konk konk konk, DON'T ASK ME TO SPEAK FUCKIN' ENGLISH AGAIN, I'm in Canada, I speak Canadian man...
    that was, that was about as dumb as it gets, you all just ignore that, drink a beer and forget it."

    HAHAHAHA.
    modestmousenirvanaon June 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is incredible... I wish i had been at this shot.

    At the end, Issac says " So if anyones recording this show, if could have a copy of that, cuz its the only time ill ever hear it either."
    ModestMon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshow^^
    ModestMon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnow where in the absolute fuck did this song come from????????????
    barnacleson November 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsoo...is this floating around on bittorent or what? i cant find it anywhere else...
    Sidetrakon November 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI wish I could hear it....
    SparklingLemonadeon December 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is an improv jam from 2-26-2000, also worth noting is the the 14 minute tundra/desert! fuckin sick show!
    skd2k1on January 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have the song. its awesome. just go to google and type in "jawbreaker new 2-26 modest mouse" I found it on WMP and then it disappeared then I found it again on google. It's pretty funny at the end.
    yankeeboystevelon February 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthank you yankeeboystevel! Yay! What a awesome song!
    SparklingLemonadeon February 23, 2005   Link

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