The View Lyrics - Modest Mouse

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Your gun went off.
Well you shot off your mouth and look where it got you.
My mouth runs on too.

Shouts from both sides,
"Well we've got the land but they've got the view!"
Well now here's the clue.

Life it rents us.
And yeah I hope it put plenty on you.
Well I hope mine did too.

As life gets longer, awful feels softer.
Well it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss,
then I feel pretty blissfully.

Your gun went off.
Well you shot off your mouth and look where it got you.
My mouth runs on too.

Shouts from both sides,
"Well we've got the land but they've got the view!"
Well now here's the clue.

We are fixed right where we stand.

Life it rents us.
And yeah I hope it put plenty on you.
Well I hope mine did too.

We are fixed right where we are.

As life gets longer, awful feels softer.
Well it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss,
well I feel pretty blissfully.

For every invention made how much time did we save?
We're not much farther than we were in the cave.

As life gets longer, awful feels softer,
and it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss,
well I feel pretty blissfully.

If life's not beautiful without the pain,
well I'd just rather never ever even see beauty again.
Well as life gets longer, awful feels softer.
And it feels pretty soft to me.

For every good deed done there is a crime committed.
We are fixed.
For every step ahead we could have just been seated.
We are fixed.

As life gets longer, awful feels softer.
Well it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss,
well I feel pretty blissfully.

We are fixed.
We are fixed.
We are fixed right where we stand.






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cool song | Reviewer: heh | 3/26/09

i like it hes basically saying life is crap anything good in life either comes with pain or causes it but hopes for a long life still overall life sucks but its what we have even if it is shit and the longer ya live the more ya get used it the more the bad things seem commonplace ya know and all in he is also right in the end no matter what we make or try to change humans will be humans we are the same no matter how different we seem just because we make something new doesnt mean we change our nature kinda sad really that we can realize that and not be able to change it



Hedonic Treadmill | Reviewer: Joel | 1/29/08

I love the joy and energy expressed in the music. I kinda wish the lyrics weren't so overwhelmingly cynical.

I think this conflict in the moods inspired by the song, as well as the content of the lyrics themselves, express the idea of a hedonic treadmill (Brickman and Campbell): that people's mood isn't influenced by life events over the long term; in terms of the bliss or shit, pain or beauty we experience, we really are fixed in place.

Good think I'm fairly happy. :)



"We've got the land but they've got the view!" | Reviewer: Ryan | 12/17/07

This song is pretty pessimistic but it's so upbeat that I buy right into the message. Basically, if you don't want the pain, don't take the risks.
According to them the odds of taking risks are never in you're favor. Don't be bold and you will likely be better off than those who have gambled with their happiness. And in regards to those who have benefitted from their risk taking- They may have the view, but we've got the land!



Dancing | Reviewer: Penguin | 5/23/05

This is a great dance song, and the lyrics:As life gets longer, awful feels softer,
and it feels pretty soft to me.
And if it takes shit to make bliss,
well I feel pretty blissfully.
Are quite possibly the greatest lyrics ever...I feel pretty blissfully too :)





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