This song is so fricken rad. Just the way that it starts blows my mind, come on now "Ice-age heat wave"?! That's brilliant. Modest Mouse is one of the most lyrically talented bands I listen to because it seems as though their songs are really thought out. I was talking about Modest Mouse today with some of my friends and we were talking about how they have such bad vocals, but in a perfect way, because it is as though their vocals suit the music perfectly and suit what they are saying perfectly. It's as though the lyrics have a certain sense of realism so it makes their music seem more real than another
band, makes it seem like they mean what they are saying more and I think it is just really rad how they just giver basically.
Check out the song on youtube here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=FNxa9pFwimk
You can view the lyrics here: http://www.lyrics007.com/Modest%20Mouse%20Lyrics/The%20World%20at%20Large%20Lyrics.html