Ocean Breathes Salty Lyrics

Modest Mouse


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Isaac Brock, Eric Judy, Dann Gallucci
album: Track 4 in album Good News for People Who Love Bad News
release date: 2004-4-6
popularity : 132 users have visited this page.
length: 3:50
guitar: Isaac Brock, Dann Gallucci
drums: Benjamin Weikel
bass: Eric Judy
keyboard: Dann Gallucci
vocal: Isaac Brock

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Your body may be gone, I'm gonna carry you in.
In my head, in my heart, in my soul.
And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both live again.
Well I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. Don't think so.

Well that is that and this is this.
You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get.
You get away from me. You get away from me.
Collected my belongings and I left the jail.
Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell.
I had to think awhile. I had to think awhile.

The ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in?
In your head, in your mouth, in your soul.
And maybe we'll get lucky and we'll both grow old.
Well I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I hope so.

Well that is that and this is this.
You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get.
You get away from me. (You get away from me) You get away from me.
Collected my belongings and I left the jail.
Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell.
I had to think awhile. (I had to think awhile) I had to think awhile.

Well that is that and this is this.
Will you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed,
when the ocean met the sky. (You missed, you missed)
You missed when time and life shook hands and said goodbye. (You missed)
When the earth folded in on itself. (You missed)
And said "Good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell (You missed, you missed)
are really there, but I wouldn't hold my breath." (You missed, you missed)
You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death? (You missed, you missed)
You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death?

The ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it in?
In your head, in your mouth, in your soul.
The more we move ahead the more we're stuck in rewind.
Well I don't mind. I don't mind. How the hell could I mind?

Well that is that and this is this.
You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get.
You get away from me. (You get away from me) You get away from me.

Well that is that and this is this.
Will you tell me what you saw and I'll tell you what you missed,
when the ocean met the sky. (You missed, you missed)
You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste the afterlife?

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