"Breakthrough" as written by and Pat/crane Darnell....
I got one two three four
Five, six, six, six
Running round the neighborhood
Pejorative, "Jinx." he said the groom's
Down on me 'cause he ate the rice
It was well intentioned but bad advice
Hell yeah, yeah, yeah

Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Open the curtain and let in some sky

It's almost half past two, and you can tell by the light
Open your window, and let in the atmosphere!

Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Open the curtain and let in some sky

It's almost half past two, and you can tell by the light
Open your window, and let in the atmosphere!

Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough
I was inverted, I mean converted
I mean I don't understand


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"Breakthrough" as written by Vincent Crane Pat Darnell

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    General CommentI don't know what this song is about, but it reminds me of sneaking out of my house in the middle of the night thru my bedroom window.
    harrisonvontrouton June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commentexcuse me, seeing the light? you arn't talking about Christanity, right? isaac brock is antheist dude
    man on tvon June 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWow, the people posting on this page are arguing! Now let's do some thinking here, shall we? You people are fighting over each other's ideas of what a song could be about when the song was made to be interpreted differently through each person. Can't we just accept other people's views and not have a verbal battle via the internet? Just a thought.
    JinxedCheaton March 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think Cthorson is for the most part right on the ball with this one.

    "The Groom's down on me cuz he ate the rice"

    rice is usually thrown at the end of weddings.
    i think that if the groom is eating the rice, then the rice wasnt thrown which means there was no end to the wedding.

    So after a lost love/broken heart kind of thing, he is offered solice by drugs and stuff and everythgin else that Cthorson said.
    styrofoambootsmmon October 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn response to previous posts, I believe that song lyrics can be interpreted in whatever way that fits the person the most. Music is art.. and art can be taken to mean whatever anyone wants. Even if Isaac did come out and say the "correct" meaning of this song or any of them for that matter, would that really take away what you thought at first? because that will always mean the most to you. It could mean something specific to the writer but they are well aware that if they put the song out people may take it differently.. we all come from different backgrounds and experiences.. and that's whats so great about Modest Mouse, that it brings its fans together to talk about deep and intellectual topics. So i do think that people should keep posting their "cute" opinions because their insights have helped me several times to determine my own meanings of Modest Mouse songs.
    Anyways, about the song lol..
    I always pictured it as Isaac telling a story of several different people who have to much going on, they're upside down(inverted) and that they just want something to breakthrough... whether it be their feelings thoughts the sunlight or the "atmosphere".. for something to make sense
    missproteinon July 21, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI heard a live show in which Isaac during the "breakthrough" parts replaced "it" with "me". I think this song is about someone who became very introverted after a disastrous wedding (probably the person was stood up). However, beneath the mild outer shell (partially created by this shell) is a very angry, mindless man who is trying to break through the shell.
    Jateon June 19, 2014   Link
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    General Commentthats funny, it reminds me of the same thing.
    jhcktton July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwell i think this song is about a bad experience and he is trying to either forget about them or make them better
    this is a guess
    XvacantskiesXon March 22, 2003   Link
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    General Commentatheist, sorry, damn spelling
    man on tvon June 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI agree with the man on TV It's totally about blind faith. First off the
    "It was well intentioned but bad advice "
    This reminds me of when a morman comes to my door and asks me if i have found jesus.. he has the best intensions but in my point of veiw its bad advice.
    "Open the curtain and let in some sky
    it's almost half past two, and you can tell by the light
    Open your window, and let in the atmosphere!
    Let it breakthrough, oh let breakthrough..."
    I think its implying that some peoples blind faith is scewing the logical thought like a lack of oxygen, so open the window let in some air.
    "I was inverted, I mean converted
    I mean I don't understand."
    I think this implies that alot of people dont even understand what they are doing and just simply have "blind faith"

    thats just how i see the song :)
    Shmaveon November 20, 2004   Link

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