Monday’s Song: Modest Mouse, “Satin in a Coffin”

Satin in a Coffin

by Modest Mouse

You were laying on the carpet
like you’re satin in a coffin.
You said, “Do you believe what you’re saying?”
Yeah, right now, but not that often.
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
God, I sure hope you are dead.

Well, you disappeared so often
like you dissolved into coffee.
Are you here right now or are there
probably fossils under your meat?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
God, I sure hope you are dead.

Now the blow’s been softened
since the air we breathe’s our coffin.
Well, now the blow’s been softened
since the ocean is our coffin.
Often times you know our laughter
is our coffin ever after,
and you know the blow’s been softened
since the world is our coffin.
And now the blow’s been softened
since we are our own damn coffins.
Well, everybody’s talking about their short lists,
yeah everybody’s talking about death!

You were laying on the carpet
like you’re satin in a coffin.
You said, “Do you believe what you’re saying?”
Yeah, right now, but not that often.
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
God, I sure hope you are dead.

2 Responses to “Monday’s Song: Modest Mouse, “Satin in a Coffin””

  1. Franklin Says:

    A prime exampe of Isaac Brock being ballsy!! Nobody ever says they wish someone was dead. Mean, but ballsy.

    • sethdellinger Says:

      Agreed. He may not be Shakespeare, but he’s a master at crossing lines without being counter -culture of overboard, like ICP or something. A special brand of genius.

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