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"The World at Large" is the third promo release by indie rock band Modest Mouse. It was recorded in 2003 and was featured on their album Good News for People Who Love Bad News. It was not until after the album's release that Isaac Brock and the band decided to release it as a promo. The song was featured in The OC in episode 7 of season 2. Wikipedia

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Song Lyrics

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.

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Modest Mouse - Good News For People Who Love Bad News
Track Song Title Duration
1 Horn Intro 0:10
2 The World at Large 4:33
3 Float on 3:28
4 Ocean Breathes Salty 3:47
5 Dig Your Grave 0:13
6 Bury Me with It 4:30
7 Dance Hall 2:57
8 Bukowski 4:52
9 This Devil's Workday 2:19
10 The View 4:35
11 Satin in a Coffin 3:57
12 Interlude (Milo) 0:59
13 Blame It on The Tetons 6:14
14 Black Cadillacs 3:06
15 One Chance 3:01
16 The Good Times Are Killing Me 4:19


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