Self pity, me so pitiful
You can see that birds and worms don't get along
Self righteous, me so wrong, though
You can see that we don't have to get along
Self pity, me so pitiful
You can see that birds and worms do not agree
And we will crawl


Lyrics submitted by numb, edited by quirk3k

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    General CommentIt seems to me that this song is about how people don't get along. But just because you don't get along doesn't mean you have to hate and resent the person. You don't have to get along... but that doesn't mean you have to have all this hatred inside you.
    kingleroythompsonon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song so much!! Its soo great. It explains so much shit in a few lines.. ahh I love it!
    AndForgetMeNotson April 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti say i must agree.
    little tara staron September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso what does it explain then?
    starstruck217on June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho cares what it's suppose to be explaining! what does it do for you..that's all that matters...i am clearly obsessed with this song so i'm leaving now
    SelfPityMeSoPitifulon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentWhenever I am in a low mood or depressed, this song atarts to play in my head. I think it is my body trying to cheer me up, and it usually works.

    (btw, i used this song in a film about a friend's car accident. We showed pictures of the wrecked car while playing this song. It looked really cool, since we made it all grainy and had shaddows flitting everywhere. But the song really made it work.)
    Dance Hallon May 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentFunny Thing, Look At The Number Of Posts On That "Float On" Song Compared To The Posts On The Good Songs From MM. I Agree With Completely With kingleroythompson About The Meaning Of This Song. Couldnt Have Said It Any Better.
    Dermyon June 07, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIsaac Brock sounds so young in this song and on most of th esongs on sad sappy sucker
    TertorialPissinson November 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so simple, but I love it. This is the Modest Mouse song that gets stuck in my head the most.
    deaffromsilenceon November 19, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the tune of this song, its so upbeat for such a dark message. It reminds me of a vacuum cleaner for some reason, i dont know why. Thats jsut the first thing that comes to mind when i hear this song.
    764-mouseron November 22, 2004   Link

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