Dashboard Lyrics

Modest Mouse


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Joe Plummer, Isaac K. Brock, Jeremiah Martyn Green, Eric Scott Judy, Johnny Marr, Thomas P. Peloso
album: Track 2 in album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
release date: 2007-3-20
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock
length: 4:07
producer: Dennis Herring
mixer: Joe Zook and Dennis Herring
engineer: Joe Zook and Clay Jones
programming: Kyle Johnson
shakers: Clay Jones
lyricist: Isaac Brock
composer: Joe Plummer, Eric Judy, Tom Peloso, Jeremiah Green, Johnny Marr, Isaac Brock

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Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank cover art
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Well, it would've been
Could've been worse than you would ever know
Oh, the dashboard melted
But we still have the radio

Oh, it should've been
Could've been worse than you would ever know
Well, you told me about nowhere
Well, it sounds like someplace I'd like to go

Oh, it could've been
Should've been worse than you would ever know
Well, the windshield was broken
But I love the fresh air ya know
(The dashboard melted, but we still have the radio)

Oh, it would've been
Could've been worse than you would ever know, oh!
(The dashboard melted, but we still have the radio)
Oh, we talked about nothing
Which was more than I wanted you to know-oh-oh-oh-oh
Now here we go!

Oh, it would've been
Could've been worse than it had even gone
Well, the car was on blocks, but I was already where I want
(It was impossible, we ran it good, we ran it good)

Why should we ever even ever really even get to know?
(It was impossible, we ran it good, we ran it good)
Oh, if the world don't like us
It'll shake us just like we were a co-oh-oh-oh-old
Now here we go!

Well, we scheme, and we scheme, but we always blow it
We've yet to crash, but we still might as well enjoy it
Standing at a light switch to each east and west horizon
Every dawn you're surprising
And the evening was consoling
Saying, "See, it wasn't quite as bad as"

Well, it would've been
Could've been worse than you would ever know

I was patiently erasing and recording the wrong episodes
After you had proved my point wrong
It wasn't like I'd let it go, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
I just wanted to catch the last laugh of this show

Yeah, it would've been
Could've been worse than you would ever know
Oh, the dashboard melted, but we still have the radio
(The dashboard melted, but we ran it good, we ran it good)

Hard-wired to conceive, so much we'd have to stow it
Even needs have needs, tiny giants made of tinier giants
Don't wear eyelids so I don't miss the last laugh of this show
(The dashboard melted, but we still have the radio)

Oh, we could've been
Should've been worse than you would ever know
(The dashboard melted, but we still have the radio)
Well, you told me about nowhere
Well, it sounds like someplace I'd like to go-oh-oh-oh-oh
Now here we go!

Well, we scheme, and we scheme, but we always blow it
We've yet to crash, but we still might as well enjoy it
Standing at a light switch to each east and west horizon
Every dawn you're surprising
And the evening was consoling
Saying, "See, it wasn't quite as bad as"

Oh, it would've been
Could've been worse than you would ever know


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 March Into the Sea
  • 2 Dashboard
  • 3 Fire It Up
  • 4 Florida
  • 5 Parting of the Sensory
  • 6 Missed the Boat
  • 7 We’ve Got Everything
  • 8 Fly Trapped in a Jar
  • 9 Education
  • 10 Little Motel
  • 11 Steam Engenius
  • 12 Spitting Venom
  • 13 People as Places as People
  • 14 Invisible