Modest Mouse on David Letterman Live

Modest Mouse – Float On (live)

I backed my car into a cop car the other day
Well he just drove off sometimes life’s ok
I ran my mouth off a bit too much oh what can i say
Well you just laughed it off it was all ok

And we’ll all float on ok
And we’ll all float on ok
And we’ll all float on ok
And we’ll all float on any way well

Well, a fake Jamaican took every last dime with that scam
It was worth it just to learn from sleight-of-hand
Bad news comes don’t you worry even when it lands
Good news will work its way to all them plans
We both got fired on the exactly the same day
Well we’ll float on good news is on the way

And we’ll all float on ok
And we’ll all float on ok
And we’ll all float on ok
And we’ll all float on alright
Already we’ll all float on
Now don’t worry we’ll all float on
Alright already we’ll all float on
Alright don’t worry we’ll all float on

And we’ll all float on alright
Already we’ll all float on
Aliright don’t worry even if things end up a bit to heavy
We’ll all float on alright
Already we’ll all float on
Alright already we’ll all float on
Ok don’t worry we’ll all float on
Even if things get heavy we’ll all float on
Alright already we’ll all float on
Don’t you worry we’ll all float on
All float on

Modest Mouse Missed the Boat video contest

while we’re on the subject, could we change the subject now
i was knocking on your ear’s door but you were always out
looking towards the future we were begging for the past
well we know we had the good things but those never seemed to last
oh please just last
everyone’s unhappy, everyone’s ashamed
well we all just got caught looking at somebody else’s page
well nothing ever went quite exactly as we planned
our ideas held no water but we used them like a dam

oh and we carried it all so well
as if we got a new position
oh and i’ll laugh all the way to hell
say yes this is a fine promotion
oh and i’ll laugh all the way to hell

of course everyone goes crazy over such and such and such
we made ourselves a pillar but we just used it as a crutch
we were certainly uncertain at least i’m pretty sure i am
well we didn’t need the water we just built that good goddamn

oh and i know that i sold myself
i’ve seen as much from other people
oh and i know that i sold myself
we’ve enlisted our lives in your name
for the sound of life’s sweet bliss

was it ever worth it was there all that much to gain
well we knew we’d missed the boat and we’d already missed the plane
we didn’t read the invite we just danced it all away
all our favorites were playing so we could shake shake shake shake
tiny curtains opened and we heard the tiny clap of little hands
and tiny men would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks
and drifting around on bubbles and thinking it was us that carried them
when we finally got it figured out that we’d truly missed the boat

oh and we carried it all so well
as if we got a new position
oh and we own all the tools ourselves
but not the skills to make a show with
oh what useless tools ourselves

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