They’re Back!!!!! Modest Mouse – “Poison The Well”

Modest Mouse

“Poison The Well”

Isaac Brock, Jeremiah Green, and the crew are back with a tremendous single that has everything all you Modest Mouse fans have come to expect:  ironic lyrics, interesting ground-breaking instrumentation, extremely erratic percussion, and basically everything you’re not supposed to do, yet they do and successfully.  Brock has stated the new album will be out soon, and it is true they are touring the country, including (surprise) Pittsburgh.  Read the lyrics below.  So very Modest Mousish.  A little trivia:

The band’s name is derived from a passage from the Virginia Woolf story “The Mark On The Wall”, which reads, “I wish I could hit upon a pleasant track of thought, a track indirectly reflecting credit upon myself, for those are the pleasantest thoughts, and very frequent even in the minds of modest mouse-coloured people, who believe genuinely that they dislike to hear their own praises.”

The lyrics are as follows:

Come on man I’m not the problem, well I’m not the one trying to push you around So poison the well Our enemies are thirsty They took our money and threw their own damn party Get it out I’m not trying to push you around, well To push you around, well To push you around, The medicine makers they are tryin’ to kill us Yeah they know what a cure is but they bet that’s bad for business Get it out Gimme, gimme, gimme some sorta lift, so pass me that feather down Gimme, gimme, gimme somethin’ better’n this, This bad taste in my mouth To push you around, man To push you around, well I’m not trying to push you around, well Whoever prints the money says where you spend it, and just like magic it’s right back in their pocket So poison the well Your enemies are thirsty I’d hate to see you gettin’ too distracted ‘Cause I’m not the one tryin’ to push you around Oh spit that rind out your mouth Let’s get that taste out your mouth Gimme, gimme, gimme some sorta lift, pass me that feather down Gimme, gimme, gimme something better than this, This bad taste in my mouth I’m not the one tryin’ to push you around Well get that taste out your mouth Now spit that rind out your mouth Now get it outparty Get it out I’m not trying to push you around, well To push you around, well To push you around, The medicine makers they are tryin’ to kill us Yeah they know what a cure is but they bet that’s bad for business Get it out Gimme, gimme, gimme some sorta lift, so pass me that feather down Gimme, gimme, gimme somethin’ better’n this, This bad taste in my mouth To push you around, man To push you around, well I’m not trying to push you around, well Whoever prints the money says where you spend it, and just like magic it’s right back in their pocket So poison the well Your enemies are thirsty I’d hate to see you gettin’ too distracted ‘Cause I’m not the one tryin’ to push you around Oh spit that rind out your mouth Let’s get that taste out your mouth Gimme, gimme, gimme some sorta lift, pass me that feather down Gimme, gimme, gimme something better than this, This bad taste in my mouth I’m not the one tryin’ to push you around Well get that taste out your mouth Now spit that rind out your mouth Now get it out

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