My all-time favorite Modest Mouse song, from a long line of contenders, off of my favorite Modest Mouse album. I love the nonsense, the nihilism, the imagery, and the repetition - to name a few. Great song. Great band.
Continuing my Modest Mouse Top 25 countdown:
5. 3rd Planet
3rd Planet works well as the opening track on The Moon & Antarctica. It sets the scene and asks questions about existence, our origins, and the meaning of life. I've mentioned several times that the songs on that album have the best overall flow of any Modest Mouse album. It feels wrong to split them up, but this one deserves a place in my Top 5. It's quiet and introspective for the most part, but the lyrics are among the best that Brock has ever written.
The universe is shaped exactly like the earth
If you go straight long enough, you'll end up where you were