What are you doing here?
I came to get a case of factory outlet beer, then
I go home
I don't feel like I want to be by myself
Mice eat cheese
For the most part, they do as they please then
Cat comes home
Mice don't feel very free to walk around


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    General CommentThere are a lot of Mouse songs where when I'm listening to the song I completely get what Brock is saying in my head, but there's no way I could explain my interpretation to myself or anyone else. It seems like it's completely subconscious, but I'm always like "Yeah, I know what you mean" for certain songs.

    This is one of those. I can't explain it and I don't care to, I just get what he's saying when I'm listening to it.
    AaronBurrWasADickon January 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think its saying that everyone is free in front of some one else but that there is also another person that puts them in line. like a cat to a mouse.
    Baileyroxon June 01, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think it is a statement by a man who just wants to live his own life and is resentful of a person or persons who keep him in a rut of mediocrity and compromise.

    Similar to Worms Vs Birds, it kind of says that it is pointless to fight against the natural order of things.
    Birds eat worms and mice eat cheese...that is the way the world works. It seems to offer the opinion that we are locked into our food chain and are sometimes the hunted and not the hunter.
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 11, 2005   Link
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    General Comment^---I agree
    SparklingLemonadeon February 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe instrumental beginning sounds a lot like Cap'n Jazz.

    REPRESENT.
    jxnarcoticzon May 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a gorjus song:P
    Emo12344on July 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSounds like he enjoys the time at home by himelf drinking beer and then his overbearing signifigant other shows up and the fun stops.
    Relapseron December 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI believe that Mice Eat Cheese can be split into two parts and connected to each other by their stereotypes and metaphors.

    In the first three lines, Brock is obviously in the first person. And uses a "Men drink beer", stereotype then uses it to justify finding company. Most likely friends or his band mates.

    In the second three lines Brock stereotypes mice and the whole eating cheese thing. [=)]

    Using the need for company, he and his "mice" go and drink their "cheese" and do what they want.

    I idea of a cat coming home could be associated with a girlfriend of Brocks by calling her cat in the song but relating her real life name to "Kat."
    With "Kat home, Brock and his mice don't feel relaxed as they did with out "Kat" home.
    pencilboxon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentjxnarcotics, im a big fan of the whole kinsella reign, the instrumental does not sound like capn jazz, maybe joa but capn jazz was more of a teenage punk group then they grew up to joa.

    for the song i think it is everything can be fine (mice eating cheese wherever they want) then at that time of the day you cant do whatever you want things have to be done (when cat comes home) to keep everything in order
    claudioon August 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSounds like a father coming home from a long days work and his kids are doing whatever the hell they want, and eating his food, and as soon as he gets home they straighten up their act.
    Jred7on November 09, 2006   Link

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