Bukowski Lyrics

Modest Mouse


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Isaac Brock, Eric Judy, Dann Gallucci, Tom Peloso
album: Track 8 in album Good News for People Who Love Bad News
release date: 2004-4-6
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length: 4:15
drums: Benjamin Weikel
accordion: Dennis Herring
guitar: Dann Gallucci
double bass: Tom Peloso
banjo: Isaac Brock
acoustic guitar: Eric Judy
vocal: Isaac Brock

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Woke up this morning and it seemed to me,
That every night turns out to be
A little more like Bukowski.
And yeah, I know he's a pretty good read.
But God who'd want to be?
God who'd want to be such an *******?
God who'd want to be?
God who'd want to be such an *******?

Well we sat on the edge of the river,
The crowd screamed, "Sacrifice the liver!"
If God takes life, he's an Indian giver.
So tell me now why, you'll tell me never.
Who would want to be?
Who would want to be such a control freak?
Well who would want to be?
Who would want to be such a control freak?

Well see what you want to see. You should see it all.
Well take what you want from me. You deserve it all.
Nine times out of ten our hearts just get dissolved.
Well I want a better place or just a better way to fall.

But one time out of ten, everything is perfect for us all.
Well I want a better place or just a better way to fall.
Here we go!

If God controls the land and disease,
Keeps a watchful eye on me,
If he's really so damn mighty,
My problem is I can't see,
Well who would want to be?
Who would want to be such a control freak?
Well who would want to be?
Who would want to be such a control freak?

Evil home stereo, what good songs do you know?
Evil me, oh yeah I know, what good curves can you throw?

Well all that icing and all that cake,
I can't make it to your wedding, but I'm sure I'll be at your wake.
You were talk, talk, talk, talkin' in circles that day,
When you get to the point make sure that I'm still awake, OK?

Went to bed and didn't see
Why every day turns out to be
A little bit more like Bukowski.
And yeah, I know he's a pretty good read.
But God who'd want to be?
God who'd want to be such an *******?

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Horn Intro
  • 2 The World at Large
  • 3 Float On
  • 4 Ocean Breathes Salty
  • 5 Dig Your Grave
  • 6 Bury Me With It
  • 7 Dance Hall
  • 8 Bukowski
  • 9 This Devil’s Workday
  • 10 The View
  • 11 Satin in a Coffin
  • 12 Interlude (Milo)
  • 13 Blame It on the Tetons
  • 14 Black Cadillacs
  • 15 One Chance
  • 16 The Good Times Are Killing Me