Modest Mouse - King Rat Lyrics




Well!
Well!
Well!
Well!

We spun like birds on fire right down towards the residence and I
I took all that I desired, even crooks have to pay the rent
We swam like rats on fire right, right down the reservoir
We took all that we could carry but we tried to carry more

And you know you know you know it all went wrong
And you know you know you know it was all wrong

We choked on street tap water well I'm gonna have to try the real thing
I took your laugh by the collar and it knew not to swing
Anytime I tried an honest job well the till had a hole and ha-ha
We laughed about payin' rent 'cause the county jails they're free

And you know you know you know it all went wrong
And you know you know you know it was all wrong

Deep water, deep water
Senseless denial
I went down like a rag doll as you would, child
Deep water, deep water
Senseless denial
I went down like a rag doll as you would, child

Oh, lucky lucky lucky lucky me again
I said it looks like I've got to use my feet again
Well I just spent my last one-hundred dollars
God I'll pay my bill again

Oh, I don't care
Oh, how I just don't care

Deep water, deep water
Senseless denial
I went down like a rag doll shooken and shy
Deep water, deep water
Senseless denial
I went down like a rag doll rat of a child

Well king rat has me on his list again
I can never be on the fence again
I found out it's all loud
Open like an organ and it
talk, talk, talk, talk again
he promised me that when I cheated him
But I could open my eye well...
lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky,
lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky me again

Deep water, deep water
Senseless denial
I got fed like a fish, full of open smiles
Deep water, deep water
Senseless denial
I got fed like a fish on the cardboard smiles

Well Well...
What do you have to say for yourself?
I said, well well
Well?
I said well, well, well, well!

Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky me again.
I hardly knew I should use my feet again
What do you have to say for yourself?
What do you have to say for yourself?





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Modest Mouse King Rat Comments
  1. mike jeropke

    What the hell happened to us

  2. Chaos canadian

    I wanna party with sentient whale people now 🥳

  3. RatAudiosXoXo

    I remember this traumatized me as a child

  4. hubert cumberdale

    I just realized... the vocals sound like Brak... 😳

  5. lautaro rodriguez

    00:41 Sabes como le falta? Jajaja

  6. Demon Lord Ghirahim

    Pete Buttigieg

  7. Matthew Martin

    This makes me wanna kill wales

    Glauco Villas Boas

    Ikr, that fuckers... I had pity because people were killing them, but now... after watching this video, I discovred they are also doing that in a parallel world, so they will get what they were asking for here.

  8. Woe

    That feeling when you've finally found the song you've been searching for.

  9. Lazy Wizzard

    Mt bom, eu e meu filhao adoramos !

    Glauco Villas Boas

    kkkkk tadinho to deu filho

    Lazy Wizzard

    @Glauco Villas Boas jkhgjkghkjghkj

    Glauco Villas Boas

    @Lazy Wizzard Eu ri porque espero que seja brincadeira sua, crianças não deveriam ver videos violentos, isso pode afetar o desenvolvimento deles, é por isso que filmes, musicas e jogos tem uma classificação etária.


    Mas parece que você não estava brincando, voce realmente deixou uma criança assistir isso, parabéns, pai do ano. Depois dessa você deveria mostrar pro teu filho um documentário sobre como animais são maltratados e mortos cruelmente na produção de carne bovina, avária e suína? Que tal mostrar pro teu filhão como é que eles são mortos, mostrar as galinhas presas a vida toda colocando ovos e depois quebrando o pescoço delas quando elas estão velhas, apra a porra do teu filho comer um bolo de aniversário feito com esses ovos.


    Que tal você mostrar essas cenas explícitas e traumatizar a porra do teu filho logo na infância seu filho de uma puta do caralho retardado.

    Lazy Wizzard

    @Glauco Villas Boas eu n tenho filhos kjhkfgjhkfgjhfkjg

  10. Ygor Rodrigues De Souza Couto

    DemAAAAAAAAAAAAis!

  11. Alexander Brown

    I discovered them from a great friend when I was 17, I don't speak to him anymore but I'm 28 now and have listened to them for 11 years. They generate the lovely memories of our time together ❤🤼‍♂️

  12. Bailey Angus

    *2:52*
    *Oh yes I love this animation*

  13. basobavat

    Honestly a creepy video all around tho

  14. Tuggu Boattu

    This has such a unique vibe

  15. The Joker

    Before Heath Ledger death in January 2008, he
     had started working on this music video

  16. koshimyaka

    лайкни, если посмотрел в 2019. sea shepherd красавцы

  17. Matthew Malone

    WHALE!!?!!

    Fernando Jules

    WELL!!!!!!

  18. Shrek 2

    so basically in our universe the sun is a whale right ?

    Glauco Villas Boas

    Not sure, I have never looked to the sun for more than a few seconds, because it's so bright I can't see if it has a face or not.


    Although, I don't think the universe of the video is the OPPOSITE of ours, I mean, they can turn the sun into a basket ball, doesn't mean the sun in our universe is a foot ball.

  19. Gian Ramos

    Whale!!

  20. Monica D'etrih

    What?
    Why i can't watch it in Russia!? :<
    *sadly noises*

  21. Ratism

    Yum human meat

  22. oscar carmelo oliva puyo

    Gran canción papá

  23. circus candy

    Well!
    Well!
    Well!
    Well!
    We spun like birds on fire right down towards the residence and I
    I took all that I desired, even crooks have to pay the rent.
    We swam like rats on fire right, right down the reservoir
    We took all that we could carry but we tried to carry more.
    And you know you know you know it all went wrong.
    And you know you know you know it was all wrong.
    We choked on street tap water well I'm gonna have to try the real thing
    I took your laugh by the collar and it knew not to swing.
    Anytime I tried an honest job well the till had a hole and ha-ha
    We laughed about payin' rent 'cause the county jails they're free.
    And you know you know you know it all went wrong.
    And you know you know you know it was all wrong.
    Deep water, deep water
    Senseless denial
    I went down like a rag doll as you would, child
    Deep water, deep water
    Senseless denial
    I went down like a rag doll as you would, child
    Oh, lucky lucky lucky lucky me again.
    I said it looks like I've got to use my feet again
    Well I just spent my last one-hundred dollars
    God I'll pay my bill again
    Oh, I don't care
    Oh, how I just don't care.
    Deep water, deep water
    Senseless denial
    I went down like a rag doll shooken and shy
    Deep water, deep water
    Senseless denial
    I went down like a rag doll rat of a child
    Well King rat has me on his list again
    I can never be on the fence again
    I found out it's all loud
    Open like an organ and it
    Talk, talk, talk, talk again
    He promised me that when I cheated him
    But I could open my eye well
    Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky,
    Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky me again.
    Deep water, deep water
    This senseless denial
    I got fed like a fish, full of open smiles
    Blue water, deep water
    Oh senseless denial
    I got fed like a fish on the cardboard smiles
    Well well
    What do you have to say for yourself?
    I said, well well
    Well?
    I said well, well, well, well!
    Lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky me again.
    I hardly knew I should use my feet again
    What do you have to say for yourself?
    What do you have to say for yourself?

  24. Ghostface

    Can’t say we don’t deserve this

    Glauco Villas Boas

    It's kill or be killed, look what they are doing to us in a parallel universe

  25. Verskil

    i have a phobia of whales and i think that this video makes it rational

  26. Giovanni game 189

    Whats Lerdo,go you

  27. Quartz

    Heath Ledger: I have this half-finished animation about how whaling is bad. Do you have any songs that would fit?
    Isaac Brock: We got this one about a criminal constantly returning to his life of crime. It mentions fish and water metaphorically a couple of times.
    Heath Ledger: Perfect.

    basobavat

    Quartz fr tho 😂

    Glauco Villas Boas

    Also Heath Ledger: dead

  28. QueenBeeast

    Omg the fish.. it screamed

  29. J.Eduardo Duque

    Rest in peace Heath Ledger. 2019

  30. Skeleton Prince

    Whales are the humans and humans are the whales.

    MadDuarte

    No shit Sherlock?!

    Glauco Villas Boas

    not really, whales are dead

  31. Parasitic LifeSuckingWORM

    Well. That..... that escalated quickly. 😓😕😟😐




    Catchy song tho.🙄

  32. ☆Sapphire Winters☆

    Director: So how many drugs should I take?
    Modest Mouse: wELL

  33. Andrew Pedrosa

    Heath Ledger

  34. Usernames Suck

    Wow I use to watch this video when I was really young on repeat

  35. ארטיום רום

    I used to love whales. Now... Now I crave vengeance

  36. Julian Vision

    No One’s First And You’re Next Level 4
    7 King Rat 5:30
    8 I’ve Got It All (Most)

  37. Bobidebabidenbeddebon

    I'm in love with this song for the pure sinisterness in Isaac's singing – as in he doesn't even need lyrics to sound like a psycho, his voice does it all! And I desperately wish there are more singers like him.

  38. witch persinapsis

    I can't believe this video is already 10 years old :(

  39. Undercover Mercury

    *Heath Ledger again at his finest for creating the idea for this video*

  40. 23 Heathrow

    How is this not age restricted?

  41. Tim

    I don't think people are really understanding this video, it's a great song that goes perfectly. This song is about the world is just is the way it is because we are all animals, and yes even us humans. We keep wanting more and more til we have nothing, and then take it out on the others by wiping them out of their existence and go through the cycle again. We live to die.

  42. Jack Passmore

    United States Prison Industrial Complex

  43. SHUBHAM SHEKHAR

    Its most horror music vedio...its the same thing which human do fish fishes...hatts off to the makers for narrating human deeds

  44. Luz Marquez

    Amo esto

  45. Sleepy Bot

    cade os brs com bom gosto musical aq nos comentarios???

  46. Daylyn Ansons

    What kind of whales are those ? Blue? Humpback? Fin?

  47. Verskil

    i have a fear of whales and this fuels it. so now i have a reason to fear em, too interesting concept regardless

  48. Tino

    This ended with "What do you have to say for yourself?"

    I mean, come on, the meaning here is so obvious. I keep hearing people joke about it but I'm worried it's actually blown over most people's heads.

  49. Mallard Duck/JRH

    I can’t stop listening to this song

  50. DrCoots

    What a sick, twisted, fucked up video. No wonder Ledger offed himself!!!

  51. Crystal Bartz

    Top 5 favorite songs from them

  52. Javier Carbonero

    Nobody:
    Whales: Reverse UNO card

  53. Raymond Riffle

    This is a no talent bunch of people I mean these guys suck

  54. gio the math

    Heath Ledger

  55. Joji Kyla

    The absurdity

  56. Frank Perez

    What race are these cruel whales?

  57. Al caholic

    Heath is the man!

    This Is Fallacious

    @Jake piss off

  58. Nathanmitchell1989

    dogshit

  59. Shuur Monsters

    This was not actually directed by Ledger. According to Wikipedia, Ledger and Brooks came up with the video together down to the last detail, on a boat during a MM tour. Heath then died.

    They completed Heath's vision and credited him as a director.

    As another fact correction, this is actually about the whaling going on off the coast of Australia, not Japan, although obviously the symbolism hardly cares.

    8989Robo

    Tayl Fyfe it should be noted that the whalers are Japanese, hunting within the Australian Whale Sanctuary

    Shuur Monsters

    @8989Robo It should! I didn't know that!

    8989Robo

    Tayl Fyfe Norway and Japan are the only countries that ignore the international moratorium on whaling, this really troubling for conservationists, because ‘if we can’t protect whales then what can we protect’

  60. octo wale

    the sun out here lookin like the grinch

  61. Mooney Makes

    this video is clearly propaganda against whales ive never seen whales act like this

  62. Allison cruz rodriguez

    as a shilsh i really like this

  63. Marwa Adnane

    he digs the art in this one

  64. L.H. HOPE

    Directed by Heath Ledger

  65. Son of Atom

    Just wait till this is a jojo thing

  66. Jack Leiber

    perfect beach song, am i right?

  67. G San

    That’s what whale happen when animals outsmart humans

  68. Hector Moreno

    Que buen video.

  69. Everett Payton

    This song saved my life

  70. Rabbits Are cool

    OH SHIT THAT TURNED

  71. Please, Kill me.

    Thank god were not fish.

  72. Nathann Hardric

    I only understand like 5 or 6 words of this shit but it sounds nice💀💀

  73. Declan Hargrove

    Cool now I feel like shit lol

  74. Addison the Tiger

    I like to listen to this when I'm angry, I'm not sure why

  75. BrxIghtside

    Issac brock has an aspergers obsession with the sea

  76. LuckyNumberNick

    Fucka you Whale and fucka you Dolphin!

    Nathann Hardric

    South park references 😂😂

    LuckyNumberNick

    @Nathann Hardric Spot on, Nathann! :)

  77. TrystinEatsBabies

    You know it was all wrong. You knew it was wrong

  78. Lis Gamez

    bacicaly what we do to fish

    Zander33 Linus

    Yeah they just switched the land creatures from looking like humans to looking the way the sea creatures look, and switched the sea creatures to look like humans. Other than that it's exactly what really happens.

  79. I consume egg 99

    Damn the new season of flapjack looks dark.

  80. tarot from the stars

    go vegan.

  81. Hayden C

    Now I wanna eat a whale to show dominance

  82. George Oscar Bluth

    Why is this song so damn good

    blue

    Coz its by modest mouse

  83. Lance Buttercream

    Of course Heath Ledger directed the video of one of the greatest fucking songs ever.

  84. Woe

    I've been searching for this song for the longest.

  85. Fake celebrity news

    I watched this video for the first time last night while on 2 hits of acid. I was so confused!

    Fake celebrity news

    SteelformRarity I can definitely see how this video could make that happen! If I wasn’t super experienced with psychedelics I think it might have happened to me.

    SteelformRarity

    @Fake celebrity news I've only ever tripped like 3 times and my highest dose was 300 micros but all the times have been very pleasant and eye opening especially when I went out to an old nature trail and did it I feel like its very suited for the outdoors

    Fake celebrity news

    SteelformRarity Hell yeah! It will open your mind to so many more ideas! It makes nature so much more beautiful as well. I think shrooms even more so. The 2 are very similar, they just have their slight differences. I feel like shrooms is definitely more spiritual.

    SteelformRarity

    @Fake celebrity news I'll have to try them sometime

    Fake celebrity news

    SteelformRarity I would definitely recommend them! They can fill your mind with positively and help you see past all the media bullshit that’s fed to us everyday.

  86. Karma

    the fuck did you lace my drink with?

  87. Happily Pessimistic

    Theory: this is a future timeline from tellytubbies as the sun has a face just like in the show except here it’s shown to be a adult. In short: this is the same universe as tellytubbies lmao

  88. Michael Wazowski

    Heath was such an undeniable genius. Much love 💕

  89. TØM HΛTCHER

    There were no rats at all in this video, let alone a King 0/10

  90. Korpx

    this still feels like it should be called 'new modest mouse' and it's ten years old.

  91. Elliot Allen

    i mean i get it, but ew

  92. Darkness is Anonymous

    who misses heath ledger?