Modest Mouse - Little Motel Lyrics

Modest Mouse We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank cover art
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I hope that you like it in your little motel
And I hope that the suite sleeps and suits you well
Well, I can see it as time and a sight through smell, and
That's why it's nice to be by yourself

'Cause that's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for, aren't I?
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for, darlin'

We treat mishaps like sinking ships, and
I know that I don't want to be out to drift
Well, I can see it in your eyes, like I taste your lips, and
They both tell me that we're better than this

'Cause that's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for, aren't I?
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for, darlin'

We trade *** for tat, like that for this
And I don't think that there was an insult that was missed
I can see it in your eyes, like I taste your lips, and
I'm very sorry

'Cause that's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for, aren't I?
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for, darlin'

It rained, over the remainders of a shooting star
Landed directly on our broke-down little car
Before that we had made a wish
That we would be missed
If one or the other just did not exist

'Cause that's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for, aren't I?
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for
That's what I'm waiting for, darlin'

That's what we're waiting for
That's what we're waiting for
That's what we're waiting for, aren't we?
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


  • Credits
    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 10 in album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank
    release date: 2007-3-20
    popularity : 86 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock
    length: 4:45
    producer: Dennis Herring
    mixer: Joe Zook and Dennis Herring
    engineer: Joe Zook and Clay Jones
    Rhodes piano: Dennis Herring
    programming: Kyle Johnson
    lyricist: Isaac Brock
    composer: Jeremiah Green, Joe Plummer, Eric Judy, Johnny Marr, Tom Peloso, Isaac Brock
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 828768613924
    script: Latin