Walk to your house on my lunch break
Here it comes
Come inside and pour a drink
You'll probably tell me everything you think

Here it comes
The place and the time that we knew
that things could go wrong
The grass grows green
could you step away from the screen
it doesn't mean
I don't want you to be seen
just not like everyone.

Grass grows green and it's just everyone.
You always told me life's a dam that breaks, well
Here it comes
If you sit still or if you run
Here it comes.

So now we're drownin' in birthday cakes
Here it comes
The place and the time that we knew that things could go wrong
Keep it clean.

I didn't mean to be mean.
Why does it always seem
Like I've never won.

Keep it clean and no one's ever won.
The empty promise makers said
Here it comes
Make a point to make no sense, well
Here it comes
Speak about the future in the past tense
Here it comes
Don't look down.

So what'd we do?
Here it comes
Walkin' around with shit on our shoes
Oh, here it comes
The place and the time that we knew things would go wrong.



Lyrics submitted by PLANES, edited by sheionizes

"Here It Comes" as written by Brock/judy/green

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  • +2
    My Interpretation:Put simply, this song is about the vanity of life. It's saying that no matter what you do, the end is coming. I think of Pompeii, where people were doing just normal stuff when a wave of hot ash instantly killed them. Or the flood of Noah's day. There is no escaping it. Its reality. Like death. Here it comes. Doesn't really matter what you do. Great song, but some of the interpretations here are pretty far fetched. Some people don't realize that Isaac Brock is the ultimate cynic. Lots of Modest Mouse lyrics seem to indicate his view of the triviality of life, which I don't entirely disagree with. There is a very Epicurean view in much of their music. (See Guilty Cocker Spaniels, Bury Me With It, Life Like Weeds, etc.) I like that.
    everestdesignon August 23, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:modestmouse makes my heart happy
    Hindenbergon May 10, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:holy jesus this song kicks ass. i just found it the other day when i finally got the everywhere album. what a gem of a song this! such a laid back carefree philo on life. meanwhile i've scoured the internet looking for decent tabs on this song and found next to nothing. ive got the little guitar scale figured but the chords and and rest are a mystery. if anyone knows how to play it, the info would be much appreciated
    Synergisticon March 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:this song makes me really happy every time i listen to it hahaha
    i think its one of the few mouse songs that is-or at least seems very positive and happy
    the first time i heard i put nasty parlor in my cd player i repeated this song over and over while eating assorted hersheys kisses for days *cough*fatass*cough* lmao
    so now this song always gives me the taste of chocolate when i hear it :P
    Squibbleon June 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I need serious help! All i find myself doing is listening to MM every second of my life....i cant help it
    CrazyGnomeon August 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think this song is pretty self explainatory. i can't believe no one commented on this though! it's such a catchy song! modest mouse is so great.
    littlemodestmouseon March 17, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I love modest mouse with much.. love
    barnacleson November 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:sounds like its all about being redundant... something i see alot in the lyrics of MM
    "Make a point to make no sense
    Here it comes
    Speak about the future in the past tense
    Here it comes"
    Pasttranscendingon December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:i think this is one of the best mm songs. i love it. the lyrics in this song are so awesome
    willlliwon January 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is the only song that has those lyrics Past...

    The lyrics are self exlpanatory..it is about a carefree person who loves life and sees he is getting older, but is still living (or hoping to live) with some of that same carefree attitude.

    This song, Summer, All Nite Drive In, are the kind of songs by MM that can get stuck in your head from the beat alone!
    Bellyfull of Swanson January 15, 2005   Link

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