King Rat Lyrics - Modest Mouse

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Well! [x4]

We spun like birds on fire right down towards the residence and I
I took all that I desired, even crooks have to pay the rent.
We swam like rats on fire right, right down the reservoir
We took all that we could carry but we tried to carry more.

And you know you know you know it all went wrong.
And you know you know you know it was all wrong.

We choked on straight tap water well I'm gonna have to try the real thing
I took your laugh by the collar and it knew not to swing.
Anytime I tried an honest job well the till had a hole and ha-ha
We laughed about payin' rent 'cause the county jails they're free.

And you know you know you know it all went wrong.
And you know you know you know it was all wrong.

Deep Water, Deep Water
Senseless Denial
I went down like a rag doll as you would, child
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Deep Water, Deep Water
Senseless Denial
I went down like a rag doll as you would, child

Oh, lucky lucky lucky lucky me again.
I said it looks like I've got to use my feet again
Well I just spent my last one-hundred dollars
God I'll pay my bill again

Oh, I don't care
Oh, how I just don't care.

Deep Water, Deep Water
Senseless Denial
I went down like a rag doll shooken and shy
Deep Water, Deep Water
Senseless Denial
I went down like a rag doll rat of a child

Well King rat has me on his list again
I can never be on the fence again
I found out it's all loud
Open like an organ and it
talk, talk, talk, talk again
he promised me that when I cheated him
But I could open my eye well...
lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky,
lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky me again.

Deep Water, Deep Water
This Senseless Denial
I got fed like a fish, full of open smiles
Blue Water, Deep Water
Oh Senseless Denial
I got fed like a fish on the cardboard smiles

Well Well...
What do you have to say for yourself?
I said, well well
Well?
I said well, well, well, well!

Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky me again.
I hardly knew I should use my feet again
What do you have to say for yourself?
What do you have to say for yourself?






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Life. Changed. | Reviewer: MB | 3/7/11

This wasn't the first Modest Mouse song I've heard. First, I listened to Dashboard and I got hooked. I saw the music video and listened to King Rat. The music video is thought-provoking and exposes the corrupt side of whaling/commercial fishing. And the song... Modest Mouse is like MGMT and Arcade Fire mixed together and put on crack. Holy crap... This song changed my life forever. Well done, Modest Mouse.



gorgeous!! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/21/11

this song is absolutely fabulous. the chaos of the different instruments, the way it kind of breaks halfway through and spirals out of control, the beautifully abstract lyrics...MM never fails to disappoint!!

oh. and that video was absolutely indescribable. ledger was a GENIUS.



??? | Reviewer: Hope | 7/5/10

I saw this video at a concert and thought it was really bizarre at first, then thought it was straight out disturbing. I didn't even know what the song was about, but that's one creepy video that will take a while to erase from my brain.



MM<3 | Reviewer: what do you have to say for yourself! | 2/20/10

this song is pure Genius!! MM are an extremely
talented band! there songs are freakin amazing!! ALL OF THEM! the vid. 2 this song is
PURE art! and yeah ive showed the vid to some of my friends and they dont get it but you really have to pay attention and get into it to understand there music and stuff! I LOVE THIS BAND!!



Lucky me again... | Reviewer: Michelle | 12/16/09

This song is true art. I'm in love. Modest Mouse is an amazing band, and King Rat is, yet again, an amazing song. The music video was directed by Heath Ledger, and I think it's one that everyone should see. Thank you Modest Mouse, for such great music.



King rats got me | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/4/09

Well King rat has got me on his list again, and Modest Mouse rolls out another great song again. King Rat is a great tune, and the cd is solid. Some may find the music video weird, but I kind'a like it. Whales whaling humans, lol!





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