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Ice-age heat wave, can`t complain.

If the world`s at large, why should I remain?

Walked away to another plan.

Gonna find another place, maybe one I can stand.

I move on to another day, to a whole new town with a whole new way.

Went to the porch to have a thought.

Got to the door and again, I couldn`t stop.

You don`t know where and you don`t know when.

But you still got your words and you got your friends.

Walk along to another day.

Work a little harder, work another way.

Well uh-uh baby I ain`t got no plan.

We`ll float on maybe would you understand?

Gonna float on maybe would you understand?

Well I`ll float on maybe would you understand?

The days get shorter and the nights get cold.

I like the autumn but this place is getting old.

I pack up my belongings and I head for the coast.

It might not be a lot but I feel like I`m making the most.

The day`s get longer and the nights smell green.

I guess it`s not surprising but it`s spring and I should leave.

I like songs about drifters - books about the same.

They both seem to make me feel a little less insane.

Walked on off to another spot.

I still haven`t got anywhere that I want.

Did I want love? Did I need to know?

Why does it always feel like I`m caught in an undertow?

The moths beat themselves to death against the lights.

Adding their breeze to the summer nights.

Outside, water like air was great.

I didn`t know what I had that day.

Walk a little farther to another plan.

You said that you did, but you didn`t understand.

I know that starting over is not what life`s all about.

But my thoughts were so loud, I couldn`t hear my mouth.

My thoughts were so loud, I couldn`t hear my mouth.

My thoughts were so loud.

Release History

The Modest Mouse song "The World at Large" appears on the following albums:
5 Track Sampler
2004

5 Track Sampler

  1. The World at Large (4:33)
  2. Float on (3:28)
  3. Ocean Breathes Salty (3:47)
  4. One Chance (3:01)
  5. The Good Times Are Killing Me (4:19)

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Modest Mouse is an American indie rock band formed in 1993 in Issaquah, Washington, by singer/guitarist Isaac Brock, drummer Jeremiah Green, and bassist Eric Judy. Since their 1996 debut album, This Is a Long Drive for Someone with Nothing to Think About, their lineup has centered on Brock, Green, and Judy. Guitarist Johnny Marr (formerly of The Smiths) joined the band in May 2006, along with percussionist Joe Plummer (formerly of The Black Heart Procession) and multi-instrumentalist Tom Peloso, to work on the album We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank. Guitarist Jim Fairchild joined the band in February 2009. Their name is derived from a passage from the Virginia Woolf story "The Mark on the Wall" which reads, "I wish I could hit upon a pleasant track of thought, a track indirectly reflecting credit upon myself, for those are the pleasantest thoughts, and very frequent even in the minds of modest, mouse-coloured people, who believe genuinely that they dislike to hear their own praises."

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