Uh oh, down low
I am not who I want to be
I probably will not ever be
I drove my car June 14th
I drove it right down the street
I had not had any sleep
So I ate Minithins to stay awake
You crashed your car right into me
There was two days I didn't sleep
Uh oh, down low
I am not who I want to be
I probably will not ever be
I took a trip down to California
Karma payment plan
My car broke down out in the street
The radiator sprung a leak
I met this guy, he said he could help me
I'm on the karma payment plan
We went to his house and did some speed
He said karma would pay for this deed
He got it fixed and he started to scare me
I ditched him eventually
And came back for the car
The next morning
I'm on the karma payment plan
I went to LA the next day I got
Jacked in a real bad way
I can't tell you
It's a long story


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  • +2
    General Comment..."I am not who I want to be...I probably will not ever be..." I can really relate to those lines...This song is about always doing what you feel is right the right thing to do...if you don't, it'll eventually catch up to you.
    BeautifulDisasteron May 08, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSometimes you have to look at a song for what it is. A nice guy helped him and he took advantage of him.. so the next day he got jacked in a bad way.

    He did evil and it came back to him... hmmm Karma?
    rolandon June 17, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGeezus, this song is one of the best. I've always been a fan of Modest Mouse, but I really like the lyrics in this one. =D Quite good.
    Spork_Girlieon September 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat on earth is a minithin, is it a drug or a cracker?
    FenixDownon January 31, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcolin?
    R.O.U.Son June 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkarma is getting good when you do good, and getting evil when you do evil....

    the author self-corrects his problem life (car getting hit, breaking down, getting jacked) by using drugs (speed, minthins)

    you do evil, evil comes back around
    sakeboxon June 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHave you ever listened to this song after about 8 mini-thins? Play with your hair after about an hour after taking them, put on this song and feel your hair grow to the music.
    sam_amadoron September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think its about a low point in the writers life and these are things that happend in that time. They have goodtimes in waves ups and downs like anyone else and we all have to have bad periods in order to have good ones. They pay in their Karma.
    BobJoeSuckawitson March 10, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis was the first modest mouse song i ever heard it is great
    SKAnkinon June 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkarma is what goes around, comes around thats what the tracks that are only like 20 seconds represent. The whole album is karma. I know not what i say
    barnacleson September 29, 2004   Link

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