• Song:

    Missed The Boat

  • Artist:

    Modest Mouse

  • Album:

    We Were Dead Before The...

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How is it possible that nobody has posted this before?

While we're on the subject
 Could we change the subject now?

 I was knocking on your ears
 Don't worry, 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

D           A                 G
 Oh, and we carried it all so well

 As if we got a new position

D             A                    G
 Oh, and I'll laugh all the way to hell
 Saying, "Yes, this is a fine promotion"

D             A                    G
 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
 But we just built that good goddamn

 Oh, and I know this of myself
 I'd assume as much for other people
 Oh, and I know this of myself
 We've listened more to life's end gong
 Than the sound of life's sweet bells

 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 at our own wake
 All our favorites were playing
 So we could shake, shake, shake, shake, shake

 Tiny curtains open and we heard the tiny clap of little hands
 A tiny man would tell a little joke and get a tiny laugh from all the folks
 Sitting, drifting around in bubbles and thinking it was us that carried them
 When we finally got it figured out that we had truly missed the boat

 Oh, and we carried it all so well
 As if we got a new position
 Oh, and we owned all the tools ourselves
 But not the skills to make a shelf with
 Oh, what useless tools ourselves

And that's it. Simplicity defined.
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