"Lounge" as written by Isaac Brock, Eric Judy and Jeremiah Green....
He don't remember, how it got there
It had a number, written on his forearm
It spelled disaster

He entered the club scene
All hoping, all hoping for dancing
He was looking, and looking stunning
His clothes reflected light, all right
She sat, she sat in the backseat
The car was plush but had no heat
And no not no one was blushing
Their technique was so damn right

All right, and
He read the note in the black light
He thought he read minds and was not right
That line still made him seem charming
His clothes were shining, shining


Lyrics submitted by Chiisushi, edited by AnytimeAnyhow, QuiteRad

"Lounge" as written by Isaac Brock Eric Judy

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  • +4
    General CommentI like this song a lot too, it took me a lot of time to figure out what I think this song means, but really it wasnt the lyrics that finally communicated it but the music itself.
    I think its about the emptyness two people can find in each other.
    "He don't remember, how it got there
    It had a number, written on his forearm
    It spelled disaster"----- seems to me to be about a club kid, young, good looking, as much as i hate the term a "player". Hes got a girls number who he hardly knows, calls her up, they go out together, go to his car...
    "She sat, she sat in the backseat
    The car was plush but had no heat
    And no not no one was blushing
    Their technique was so damn right"---- nice car but no heat, a classic technique guys use. They have sex, empty, meaningless, solely on a physical level. Then the song slows down and it seems to communicate to me how empty the people feel afterwards and how empty their lives are.
    stefanjohon April 17, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti thought more people would have commented on this song. well, it is one of my favorites by modest mouse. people often compare them to built to spill or the pixies. though both are great bands, i just dont think they can compare. i feel modest mouse is on a completely different level of deliverance and style. and its just amazing.
    madmichon March 06, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love modest mouse's double negatives.
    DrinkTeaon May 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnyone think it could be related to the Lounge off of Lonesome Crowded West? That the guy and the girl in Lonesome's song are the same guy and girl in Long Drive's song?

    I think Lonesome's "Lounge" makes references to dancing and partying, and so does this song. I think this was a precursor to the other one, but that's just me.
    SpineofaJellyFishon February 05, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti read in interview with isaac that the lounge songs are movie plots he made up in his head but instead of making a movie he wrote a songs
    noone1111111111111111111on May 14, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentisaac brock met the woman frequently referred to at a club. he left drove her in his white suit and baby blue sedan and fucked her. he had himself a crazy lover, becoming frozen ttying hard o forget her, i've got a girlfriend out of the city i know i like her i think she is pretty. isaac brock, i believe, (the grooms down o me cuz he ate the rice, it was well intentioned but bad advice) witnessed this woman getting married and it fucked him up cuz he loved her so much. so this song describes the sex after the club where he met her
    wallofsoundon January 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentburnonedown... no, ok?
    you can try and make any song sound like an acid trip. haha. I again, think stef nailed that shit.
    johnnybagelson August 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoa; I think stef nailed it.
    plosionon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHe other lounge off of Lonesome crowded west is similar to this. THey both are like 8 minutes and are instrumental for the last 4 minutes
    72telecasteron October 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song stef had it right but something needs to be said about the music. the end of the song is some of the most BEAUTIFUL music i have ever heard. truly. it sounds like finding a car crash in the early morning in the grey fog when its run off the road into dark pine trees and brush and how it looks at 6 am with the tired cops and firefighters and you know the person died. as setf said its about emptyness and the part with the lyrics is is rushy catchy but then goes into this long sad empty stretch as if reflecting on the loneliness of what happened and that strange detached feeling.
    silentbambooon October 23, 2004   Link

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