Dark Center of the Universe–Modest Mouse

My favorite band is Modest Mouse.  It is funny because when I first heard them I didn’t like them but they grew on me as I came to appreciate the complexity of their musical and lyrical content.  When I would buy another of their CD’s, I  wouldn’t like it either, but it would grow on me as it challenged my ear and my mind forcing me to think of life, on many levels, in a different way.  Now I truly consider them as my absolute favorite band.   This particular song is on their CD, Moon and Antarctica.  You can buy it at Glacial Pace Records, which is Isaac Brock’s solution for giving an outlet for more….non commercial bands.  You can find some really awesome music there.

I have comtemplated this song over the last few weeks.  I feel it is the perfect song for coming to terms with long term relationships that ended badly.  I feel it can be sung by either party.  By contemplating the lyrics of this song; feeling them for myself and then with empathy toward the other parties in my relationships; I have been able to take responsibility for my part, release my guilt, see them in a different light thus releasing my anger toward them.  Pretty damn good for one song.  This song is what helped me move into the next phase of healing.  Thank you Modest Mouse!

I might disintegrate into the thin air if you like.
I’m not the dark center of the universe like you thought.
I might disintegrate into the thin air if you like.
I’m not the dark center of the universe like you thought.

Well it took a lot of work to be the ass that I am,
and I’m real damn sure that anyone can
equally easily fuck you over.

Well died saying something but didn’t mean it
every ones life ends but no one ever completes it.
Dry or wet ice they both melt and your equally cheated.

Well it took a lot of work to be the ass that I am,
and I’m really damn sure that anyone can
Equally easily fuck you over.

Well an endless ocean landing on an endless desert
Well its funny as hell but none laughs when they get there
If you can’t see the thin air
Than why the hell should you care.

Well it took a lot of work to be the ass that I am,
And I’m really damn sure that anyone can
Equally easily fuck you over

Well I’m sure you tell me you got nothing to say
But our voices shook hands the other day.
If you can’t see the thin air what the hell is in the way.

I might disintegrate into the thin air if you’d like.
And I’m not the dark center of the Universe like you thought.

Well it took a lot of work to be the ass that I am,
And I’m really damn sure that anyone can
Equally easily fuck you over

Well an endless ocean landing on an endless desert
Well its funny as hell but no one laughs when they get there
If you can’t see the thin air than why the hell should you care.

Well it took a lot of work to be the ass that I am,
And I’m really damn sure that anyone can
Equally easily fuck you over.

Well god saying something but he didn’t mean it
Everyone’s life ends but no one ever completes it
Dry or wet ice they both melt and your equally cheated.

Well, it took a lot of work to be the ass that I am,
And I’m really damn sure that anyone can
Equally easily fuck you over.

I’m sure you’ll tell me you got nothing to say
But our voices shook hands the other day.
If you can’t see the thin air than what the hells in your way?