Modest Mouse - Satin in a Coffin Lyrics

Modest Mouse Good News for People Who Love Bad News cover art
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You were laying on the carpet
Like you're satin in a coffin.
You said, "Do you believe what you're sayin'?"
Yeah right now, but not that often.

Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
God I sure hope you are dead.

Well you disappeared so often
Like you dissolved into coffee.
Are you here right now
Or are there probably fossils under your meat?

Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
God I sure hope you are dead.

Now the blow's been softened,
Since the air we breathe's our coffin.
Well now the blow's been softened,
Since the ocean is our coffin.
Often times you know our laughter
Is your coffin ever after.
And you know the blow's been softened,
Since the world is our coffin.
Well now the blow's been softened
Since we are our own damn coffins.
Well everybody's talkin' about their short lists.
Everybody's talkin' about death.

You were laying on the carpet
Like you're satin in a coffin.
You said, "Do you believe what you're sayin'?"
Yeah right now, but not that often.

Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
God, I sure hope you are dead.
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Dann Gallucci, Eric Judy, Isaac Brock, Tom Peloso
    album: Track 11 in album Good News for People Who Love Bad News
    release date: 2004-4-6
    popularity : 73 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 2:36
    producer: Dennis Herring
    drums: Benjamin Weikel
    vocal: Isaac Brock
    double bass: Tom Peloso
    mixer: Dennis Herring
    recorded by: Jacquire King and Clay Jones
    guitar: Dann Gallucci
    banjo: Isaac Brock
    reed organ: Eric Judy
    lyricist: Isaac Brock
    composer: Eric Judy, Dann Gallucci, Isaac Brock, Tom Peloso
    Album Information
    label: Epic
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 696998712522
    script: Latin