You and me, whenever we go wrong
Wake up early and you'll live to regret
(Nothing is clear)
And you'll tell it to the telephone
(Tell the truth)
Look whenever you're talking all alone
(Whenever you see fit)
And everything you ever said
Wake up early and you'll live to regret it
(Spend some time, whenever you go wrong)
Wake up early and you'll live to regret it
And you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
(Tell the truth)
And you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
(Whenever you see fit)
Well, talking on the telephone
Looking at yourself like you're all alone
(Everything's wrong)
And everything you ever
Wake up early and you'll live to regret it
(Everything's wrong)
Talking on the telephone
Talking like a talking bell
You'll go to bed early and you'll talk to your pillow
You'll go to bed early and you'll talk to your pillow
You'll go to bed early and you'll talk to your pillow
You'll go to bed early and you'll talk to your pillow
(You and me, whenever we see fit)
Talking on the telephone
(Nothing is clear)
Looking at ourselves like we're all alone
And, everything you ever said
Wake up early and you'll live to regret
Wake up early and you'll live to regret
(You and me)
Talking on the telephone
Looking like we're all alike, we're all alone
(Whenever you see fit)
And, everything you ever said
And you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
(Everything's clear)
And you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
(Tell the truth)
And you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
(Every once in a while)
And you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
And you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
(Ever said)
And you'll wake up early again
Talking on the phone like your own best friend
And, everything you ever said
Every thought I ever meant I'll ever do
Talking on the telephone
Looking at ourselves like we're all alone
Yeah, we're talking on the phone again
Acting like we are our own best friend
And everything you ever said
Every thought I ever meant I ever did
You'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
Well, you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret, yeah
(You and me, whenever you see fit)
Talking on the telephone again
Looking at yourself like your own best friend
And, everything you ever did
(Tell the truth)
Wake up early and you'll live to regret
(Whenever you go wrong)
Wake up early and you'll live to regret
And all for a strong again, and all
(For a strong)
Now and then, whenever you see fit
Nothing is clear
Tell the truth
Whenever you go wrong
Everything's fine


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Whenever You See Fit (with 764-HERO) song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commentit's about being driven insane by loneliness and regret.
    "Talking on the phone like your own best friend"
    I think he's talking to himself, pretending there's a friend on the other line to fill it up.
    "Everything you ever said
    Ever thought or ever meant or ever did
    You'll wake up early and you'll live to regret it all"
    That basically sums up the song. He's just looking back on his life, trying to figure out how he got to be like this, and realizing he pushed his friends away and caused it all to happen to himself.
    CoughDownOurSleeveson November 22, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this may be about the same female as "barnacles" or at least the same situation in another relationship. both songs are spot-on of the confusion a relationship with an emotional-cheater.
    jesusisaterroriston November 06, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmodest mouse and 764-hero, there cannot be a more ingenious duo.
    although, i do wish they did more than one song together, but maybe an album.
    great song.
    awaitworthwhileon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwho wrote this? was it isaac? this is one of my faverite songs... it got me listening to 764 hero too.... its just like... hold on... thats what it means to me is just hold
    trajikclownon March 26, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheir voices flow so wonderful together.
    slinkstersarson July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah, this is an excelent song. as i have heard someone say before, it is insanely long for a song, but seems to never get boring between the wonderful lispy lyrics, and the equally wonderful guitar sounds...sorry i cant interpret it
    Sidetrakon November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgood song, so true about how we spend our time and try and fix our problems
    764-mouseron November 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"wake up early and youll to regret" wow that is so true.
    skd2k1on February 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Looking at ourselves like we're all alone
    Yeah, we're talkin' on the phone again
    Acting like we are our own best friend
    And, everything you ever said
    Every thought I ever meant I ever did
    You'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
    Well, you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
    yeah... "


    Thats my favorite part of this song.To me that part "Looking at ourselves like we're all alone
    Yeah, we're talkin' on the phone again
    Acting like we are our own best friend" means how its so hard to trust people these days.Like when you trust somebody it seems like you always get fucked over.I dont know, thats prolly not what he meant but thats what it means to me.

    "Every thought I ever meant I ever did"
    No clue what thats supposed to mean

    "You'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
    Well, you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
    yeah..."

    To me thats like Waking up every morning, going to work at the same dead end job day after day after day and getting nowhere.

    But as I said, this is just me
    AlmostArtafacton April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm like 99% sure the lyrics go like this:


    "Everything you ever said
    Ever thought or ever meant or ever did
    You'll wake up early and you'll live to regret
    Well, you'll wake up early and you'll live to regret it all"


    if you listen close thats what isaac is saying at various parts of the song. and its an awesome lyric too.

    This song is incredible, its 14 mins long but it never gets old. I always end up not wanting it to end, so I'll put it on repeat and listen to it for an hour or so. its definitely one of my favorite songs by modest mouse or 764-HERO.
    pozwalanaon August 11, 2005   Link

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