I fell in love and
I needed a roadmap
To find out where you lived
So excited though

Sleepwalking
Because I'm sleepwalking

The white trash boys
Listen to their headphones
Blasting white noise
In the convenience store parking lot
I hung around there
Wasting my time
Hoping you'll stop by

Because I'm sleepwalking
I'm sleepwalking

A mutual friend's parents
Left town for a week
So we raided their liquor stash
And walked down to the riverside

Sleepwalking
Because I'm sleepwalking


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  • +5
    General CommentFor me, the song is about the natural high you get from beeing a teenager in love in the summertime. Ilove how he talks about rading the liquor cabinet and going down to the riverbank.
    And the chords aren't the same as all the other 50's songs. It goes C Am Fm (instead of Fmaj) E.

    About the girl who sings with him. Her name is Nicole Johnson, she was just a studio singer who Modest Mouse apparently liked alot during their early years. Their voices compliment each other really well. Kind of a sweet/sour thing.
    RobotHouseon January 09, 2005   Link
  • +4
    General Commenti love this song cause i can relate to the idea of going out of your way to try and find someone because your infatuation is so illogical.
    jeffmunchowon July 03, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General Commentthis song is so beautiful. its kind of weird that im guilty of pretty much all of the actions mentioned in the song. i already know that this song is gonna make me extremely nostalgic when im older. i feel nostalgic when i hear it now. its been like 5 years since i first heard this song.

    i could make love to nicole johnson's voice its so calm and pretty... whoever she is

    it just reminds me of wandering around town an summer nights with my heart dowsed in cheap vodka, falling in love with every girl i run into... im sure isaac felt the same way.. i mean he had to be like 19 when he wrote it
    aaronabudon September 18, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentI know I'm wrong, but it sounds like Kimya Dawson. I always picture her singing.
    Luckycaton November 17, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti love modest mouse
    OurLastGoodbyeon August 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think this song might be about teen years in summer, sure, but its also about that surreal feeling, how everything seems to be passing you by, and how you can either really love or hate every moment. i dont think i'm making sense...
    DyolfKnipon February 15, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti agrree with Relapser
    i remember after my girl friend brok up with me
    i drank myself retarded i couldnt even see the light of day
    i remember my freinds were with me and we got kicked out of my other freinds house
    and i was walking home at like midnight and i put on my headphones and hit shuffle and repeat and this was the first song that played and it just played over and over intill i crawled up to my bed and passed out when i awoke my ipod was dead and laying on the floor.
    christopherblazekon April 19, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think more about kinda involuntarily going like searching for some ,because when you sleep walk you don't know were your going until your awake, and if some ones on your mind thats all you can thing about
    rained outon May 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe 4th line should be "so excited though"
    tundradeserton August 21, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut i dont think they wrote this song
    OurLastGoodbyeon August 24, 2002   Link

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