I might
And you might
But neither of us do, though
And neither of us will

I broke every bone in my goddamn jaw
That's a lot it's the last one I ever got(?)
I might
And you might

But neither of us do, though
And neither of us will
Yesterday night I broke every bone in my jaw
Thought so hard it's the last thing I ever thought


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  • +2
    General Commenthow come no one likes this song? i think its excellent, and about that romance that just never gets on its feet. AND maybe about isaac breaking his jaw outside a club a few years ago ;)
    kay_sayson August 29, 2002   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think this was written before he actually broke his jaw, which I think is interesting. He broke his jaw while The Moon & Antarctica was in the works in 1999 (it was released in 2000) and "Might" was recorded in 1995 and 1996 (released in 1996). So the jaw reference is not literal.

    I have heard/read many references to broken jaws and everytime I hear them it seems to refer to love (or the lack of love when then there once was love). I have searched for some sort of proof that the broken jaw is a reference to rotting love, but I haven't really found anything published on the idea (sorry to ramble about this). Anyway, I always just take the broken jaw to have something to do with love and to anyone saying Modest Mouse doesn't write about relationships, you may need to listen more carefully.

    With a broken jaw it would be difficult to communicate and doing something as simple and vital as getting nutrition even becomes difficult. Take that and apply it metaphorically to any type of love that is falling apart and I think it makes sense--lack of communication, lack of satisfaction due to even the most simple things being difficult.

    I know I may not be right, but it's something to think about.
    miriamleamanon April 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song so much i don't know what it means but it is a great song and great a riff though out the song
    Drugsarebadon February 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm not sure if this happened before or after this song, but Isaac had his jaw broken one night when he got hit by some teenagers after he was talking to them while he was drunk. This is probably where the jaw lyric came from.
    derricksmithon September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits one of my favorite songs but ya it could be that but i think its about pain in the relationship
    coldest_part_of_MEon August 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's about when you keep putting off what you really want to do and what you know will make you happy, simply because you're scared of what could happen, specifically in a relationship.

    I've been there a thousand times.
    plosionon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnd it seems like he's saying "laughed so hard i broke every bone in my jaw" but i could be wrong.
    plosionon June 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think you're right, plosion.
    Theo Reoon September 27, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is my least favorite song. it just doesnt fit the album at all. thats why I dont like it at least. but I think this is a little more about being too side tracked to do something, not really lazy, and not really affraid either. and then hes just wondering why this thing was never done.
    Pasttranscendingon December 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think that's what he's saying....it could be though, i got to listen harder to understand it.
    JinxedCheaton January 17, 2005   Link

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