"Gravity Rides Everything" as written by Isaac Brock, Eric Judy and Jeremiah Green....
Oh, gotta see, gotta know right now
What's that riding on your everything
It isn't anything at all

Oh, gotta see, gotta know right now
What's that writing on your shelf
In the bathrooms and the bad motels

No one really cared for it at all
Not the gravity plan

Early, early in the morning
It pulls all on down my sore feet
I want to go back to sleep

In the motions and the things that you say
It all will fall, fall right into place
As fruit drops, flesh it sags
Everything will fall right into place
When we die some sink and some lay
But at least I don't see you float away
And on split milk, sex and weight
It all will fall, fall right into place

Oh, gotta see, gotta know right now
What's that writing on your everything
It isn't anything at all

Early, early in the morning
It pulls all on down my sore feet
I want to go back to sleep

In the motions and the things that you say
It all will fall, fall right into place
As fruit drops, flesh it sags
Everything will fall right into place
When we die some sink and some lay
But at least I don't see you float away


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"Gravity Rides Everything" as written by Isaac Brock Eric Judy

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  • +6
    General Commentgravity is a metaphor for fate. and in the end everything will fall in to place. and you cant escape that and everything you do in life will all come together in the end.. and some people gotta see gotta know right now what there fate is.. etc. get it?
    CONTROLDbyhatredon September 10, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about the troubles that wiegh on people shoulders... And things will work themselves out? Yeah... hmm
    XxJesxXon June 20, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Commentearly morning musings
    lunatic96on August 21, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is about makeup sex with a long-term partner and how awesome things feel when you're in bed, just before you get up; wishing that could last forever.

    "Early, early in the morning/It pulls all on down my sore feet/I want to go back to sleep" --- not wanting to get out of bed and "come back to earth" (hence: not wanting to feel the "gravity" in the song).

    Gravity has a double meaning in the song - gravity also means "seriousness" - the "gravity plan" is the serious shit that him and his long-term partner were fighting about, just before the makeup sex. When he says "what's the writing on your shelf" he's talking about her diary or something similar - somewhere she writes her thoughts / there is some tension in the relationship, they can't freely discuss.

    "on your shelf --- In the bathrooms and the bad motels" - wondering if the tension is to do with a pregnancy and he's talking about a pregnancy test kit, sitting on the shelf in the bathroom, and he sees it every morning when he gets up to take a piss.

    "As fruit drops, flesh it sags... everything will fall into place" - fruit dropping is talking about birth; flesh sagging is about age... and he's wondering if he's going to have a lasting relationship that will stand the test of time.

    I can't believe 110 comments and none of them are even remotely similar to this.
    avavaon May 30, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti like this song :)
    sparkling_rageon August 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA suprisingly upbeat, graceful song for Modest Mouse. Perhaps about how those special people in your life can make the world finally make sense to you.
    Victoronehalfon August 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgravity
    OurLastGoodbyeon August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentstupid gravity it holds me down
    beautifulon August 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti can't believe this song ended up in a miller genuine draft commercial...
    obiwanmpon May 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment*claps* lets hear it for modest mouse! great song.
    Dontaskquestionson July 07, 2003   Link

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