"Fire It Up" as written by and Brock/judy/peloso/marr/green/plummer....
Etcetera-nough, etcetera-nough
Etcetera-nough, etcetera-nough
Etcetera-nough, etcetera-nough
Etcetera-nough, etcetera-nough

Fire it up, fire it up
When we finally turn it over
Make a beeline towards the boat or
Have a drink, you've had enough

Fire it up, fire it up
If you need some conversation
Bring a magazine to read around
Our broke down transportation

Fire it up
Etcetera-nough
Etcetera-nough
Etcetera-nough

Fire it up, fire it up
When we fine the perfect water
We'll hang out on the shore
Just long enough to leave our clothes there

Fine enough, fine enough
Oh, we ate all of the oranges
Off the navels of our lovers
Grabbed a book and read the cover

It honestly was beautifully done
Like trying to hide the daylight from the sun
But even if we had been sure enough, it's true, we really didn't know
Even if we knew which way to head, but, still, we probably wouldn't go

Fire it up, fire it up
We pushed off, we're rolling boulders
Crashing down the mirrored stairways
To a blast basement canaries

Fire it up, fire it up
When we fix the carburetor
Then we'll push off once again
In an hour or so later

It honestly was beautifully bold
Like trying to save an ice cube from the cold
Even if we had been sure enough, it's true, we really didn't know
Even if we knew which way to head, but, still, we probably wouldn't go

Well, we always, well, we always
Had it all, had it all
Well, we always, well, we always
Had it all, had it all
Well, we always, well, we always
Had it all


Lyrics submitted by ICameAsaRat, edited by sheionizes

"Fire It Up" as written by Isaac Brock Eric Judy

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  • +5
    General CommentIssac Brocks Interview with Rolling Stones

    R.S.Whether you intended it or not, "Fire It Up" will be the stoner anthem of '07.

    I.B. My fiancée pointed that one out to me. It wasn't my intention. I was saying "fire it up" in the sense of turning over a car. But I highly approve of stoners and stoner anthems.

    R.S. Do you smoke a lot?
    I.B. Not a shit-ton -- I'm not stoned right now -- but I tend to get stoned in the evenings to unwind. It can make TV more entertaining.
    R.S. What TV shows do you anticipate?
    I.B.I watch the same cartoons over and over again. I watch Adult Swim. I watch Futurama repeatedly. Then it's DVDs, and I'm easily amused by crappy comedies. I've seen Super Troopers too many times, and there's a house rule that we're not allowed to watch Beerfest again.
    ICameAsaRaton March 17, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about the road trip of life. In comparison to broke down transportation or you crappy car that always breaks down. Like the things in life that break us down and we have to keep "turning over the engine" to keep pushing forward. It's shitty but yet a beutiful thing. Even if we had a "map" or knew the right way in life, we'd probably not want to head down that path anyways.

    "But even if we had been sure enough it's true we really didn't know. Even if we knew which way to head but still we probably wouldn't go."
    cyorkphotoon February 10, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's actually "Etceteranough", not "Is there enough?".
    JimmyKaneon March 21, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI hate when people think this song is about weed.

    It has nothing to do with getting high.

    dumbass.
    Shyeahhhmanon July 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthey fags, it is in fact "etceteranough." I have purchased the digital booklet off of itunes, and there in plain text, surely enough, words of Brock, "etceteranough."

    Can't believe you wouldn't give him credit for creating such a beautiful word in the first place, cocksuckers.
    rheartspumpduston February 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI don't know what etceteranough means, or why the singer made it up..but to me, the song is pretty obviously about a guy on a road trip, with some friends and accounts of things he did on the trip "Make a beeline towards the border Have a drink, you've had enough" the drink part could refer to him and his friends having had enough of reality and thus drinking. the ice cube and suin thing could mean that their quest is fueled simply by dreams and futility and there's no point to it, as there's no point to saving an ice cube, etc.

    Also, whoever said the rolling boulder/tire/acid thing is an idiot....
    Headphonedon June 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionI love love love Modest Mouse <3
    Simply amazing vocals.
    - Just one comment thought, why does the beginning lyrics say "etceteranough" when it sounds exactly the same when it's written "is there enough?"
    CassidyAnnon November 05, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere is already a fire it up here.
    modestmousenirvanaon March 17, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyes, i think modestmousenirvana actually posted this. like way back sometime in the middle of february.

    but i like the r.s. interview!

    but this one needs to be deleted.
    SparklingLemonadeon March 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHANK YOU!!!

    finally someone agrees with me.
    modestmousenirvanaon March 20, 2007   Link

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