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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

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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