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Modest Mouse, Always Thinking Deeper
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"We have one chance, one chance to get everything right." ~Isaac Brock

In a society where most music today is created by computers and auto-tune, the singer rarely writes the lyrics, and most every beat is manufactured, it can be hard to find music that you can truely appreciate. Luckily, the art of writing song lyrics is not lost, rather just hard to find.

Look back on the quote above, what does it mean to you? It reminds me of how short life is, and how much every second truely matters. But that is just my opinion, yours may be different, your friends may be different, and the best part is they are all the correct interpretation. This is the true beauty of the lyrics Modest Mouse presents its fans with. Each song puts your brain to work, wondering what each clever line could mean. Who knows? Isaac Brock has been asked what his lyrics mean by countless people. Almost everytime, he will reply "You tell me, cause I don't know exactly."

"Its been agreed the whole world stinks so no one's taking showers anymore."~Isaac Brock

Above is an example of a more comical statement, another trademark of Modest Mouse. This sort of line makes you think in a different sort of way. Its fairly obvious what the intended meaning of the line is...the world stinks. But at the same time you can sense a bit of sarcasm inside of it. So then instead it makes you wonder, does he really agree with this statement? Is this just supposed to make me grin? (Yes, this line makes me crack a smile almost everytime I hear it.) Why is it in the song? The list of questions you could ask goes on and on, and none of them have a 'correct' answer.

Isaac Brock and Modest Mouse are one of the greatest bands in my opinion for two very important reasons. First of all, they show off the true power of creativity with their lyrics and their music. Also, they make you think, and think very deeply, and why not think deeply? We are human beings, we have the most powerful brain in the world, designed for the specific purpose of thinking.

So to anyone who has not heard of Modest Mouse, don't hesitate to listen to them, or even just look up a page of their lyrics. Read them with a very open mind, and I guarentee that the words you hear or read will put things in a different perspective for you and make your mind think.


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