Modest Mouse - Whale Song Lyrics

I guess I am a scout
So I should find a way out
So everyone can find a way out

They keep us in
To pull us out
I'm rising up
Wish I was sinking down
And it's not like
There was warning
We were happy
And it's not like
There was mourning
In the warning

I know I am a scout
I should've found a way out
So everyone can find a way out

I know I am a scout
I should've found a way out
So everyone can find a way out

Instead of seeing a neighbor out
God, I wish I would've found a way out
It's the last time
We were happy
Ever happy

I know I was a scout
I should've found a way out
So everyone could find a way out

Well I know I was a scout
I should've found a way out
So everyone could find a way out

Well I know I was a scout
I should've found a way out
So everyone could find a way out

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Modest Mouse Whale Song Comments
  1. Michael Barnett

    I love this saw it live in new haven ten years ago. They opened with it.

  2. G vitus

    I'm 10 years late but I've known them for more so I don't mind, man just listen that guitar talking, 🔥🔥 thanks MM humanity still don't listen 🙏🌎

  3. May Rankin

    I used to listen to this and watch the video while stoned as fuck. So trippy. So amazing whether sober or high though ❤😍

  4. David Netzley

    10 years?!?!?!?!

  5. Bilal Balayleh

    wow, I just fount it accidentally, nice guitar

  6. Daxtro

    I wonder how many people found this looking for king rat
    Also what does this have to do with whales?

  7. Daxtro

    What on this beautiful floating rock is this jaw dropping shit that is gracing my tender earholes?

    Edit: holy hell im shaking
    Edit 2: dammit mouse! How am i supposed to appreciate other music now when i know that i could be listening to this instead?

  8. فريدة لامي

    📲*Whatapps* *00212645760441*📲
    شـبـاب🙋‍♂️ لاحــظــت👀 كــثــيــر كـومـنـتـات عـن تــكــبــيــر الــقــضــيــب وضـعـف الانـتـصـاب وســرعــة الــقــذف
    ولا يـهـمـك👍 تـواصـلـو مــع الــدكــتــور👨‍⚕️ الــلــي نــصــحــنــي بـوصـفـة اسـتـعـمـلـتـهـا كــم أســبــوع وحـصـلـت عــلــى نــتــايــج مـذهـلـة🤩
    الـلـي عــايــز الــدكــتــور👨‍⚕️ يـتـواصـل مـعـه الـواتـسـاب *00212645760441*📲

  9. Andy Petrovich

    "Someday you will die somehow and something will steal your carbon."

  10. Julian Vision

    No One’s First And You’re Next Level 2
    3 Autumn Beds
    4 The Whale Song 6:04


    I dont understand this, i saw it on other songs. What do you mean?

  11. Manatax8537 Implosion

    4:04 oh God I just noticed that's the same triangle from the new album of
    "I'm still here"
    "Poison the well"

  12. Irwan Hammadi

    The only song that make me still sane

  13. Ch La

    Masterpiece.. if you get it you get.
    If you don't, enjoy the music

  14. Jack Passmore

    Find Gurdjieff and respect "the G". Good luck, beloved truth seekers. Up is down, the Earth and the Moon have changed places.

  15. Marc The man Raschella

    I should have found a way out

  16. Havre de Grace

    Comment number 1000 for my favorite modest mouse song, feels good man

  17. melloyellogsxr

    Please dislike my comment.. Thanks 🥂

  18. Eric Hershman

    I work for nothing

  19. Edward Teach

    I named my daughter after this song. Scout

  20. Murgen Murgen

    I heard this song for the first time when i was getting sober. After some time i begged and pleaded with my brothers to do the same, but they wouldn't listen. I thought that maybe if i just showed them how they might be able to follow me. that's what this song reminds me of. I thought maybe i could be the one who scouted out through the pain and misery and find the path out, then come back and show them the way.

  21. Emilio Lachappa

    This song makes me think of Billy from Stranger Things.

  22. S0D4P0P -

    this is pure gold

  23. Drake Maris

    MM ur cool

  24. fallingintime

    i want that hand thing...

  25. undeadtroop R27

    The weight of this song on acid is intense

  26. Havre de Grace

    I've showed this song to so many people and they all hate it. So why is this so perfect to me?

  27. CIA

    You'd expect this one to be with rats😂😂

  28. Gabe Zollinger

    Try listening at 0.75x speed, crazy trip.

  29. Viking Empire

    You guys are creating everywhere you go. This song especially is a painting itself.

  30. ryan samson

    Best thing about modest mouse besides their music is that fact they don't care if they make the top charts, they just do it for the music beautiful

  31. Justin Montoya

    *Sobs... saddest guitar riff ever...

    Justin Montoya

    Edit: solo

  32. Treesmoke Doseface

    I guess i was a scout
    I shoulda found a way out
    So everyone can find a way out

  33. Dan Myers

    I'm rising up, wish I was sinking down....

  34. Koldatt

    they bring us in to pull us out. god i wish i could have found a WAY OUT

  35. Cesar Rodriguez

    why are there no whales?

  36. BassChick888

    I should have found a way out

  37. RiLL TV

    the video visuals always remind me of something like the Smashing Pumpkins "tonight" vibe IMO... Modest Mouse has some of the most odd but awesome videos... like Tool

  38. Cthulhu Jankinx

    God this band is really growing on me

  39. MCVessels

    This was a hell of a lot more Robert Smith than I was expecting.

  40. Этот, Как Его, Ну Ты Понял

    Ten years gone so fast. Stop the Earth i will go out

  41. James Lee

    shit. ten years and this is the first im hearing this

  42. J R

    It's like tool without the hypocrisy

  43. John F

    How did this song not end up with King Rat's music video? 😂

  44. Sarah Riggins

    This music, these VIDEOS, they FUCK my head so GOOOOD. 💜Their style is beyond "insanely genius." That guitar genuinely sounds like a fucking whale cry bro. So many unbelievably awesome songs.
    M.M. forever. 🤘

  45. Joe Janedoe

    Heavy Anchor

    Coffee cashed.
    Herb ash.
    Tobacco stains are all that remain.
    Money's tight.
    I kid myself.
    Pulling my own strings, turning the wheel only in one direction.
    Circles, sinking.
    Cold and heat, rotating.
    The shoulders tolerance.
    Close to cashed.
    Bottle empty.
    Friends have dried up.
    The joy.
    The painful stains.
    All that remains.

  46. Default2

    "I guess I am a scout, so I should find a way out. So everyone can find a way out." Holy shit some powerful lyrics right there. Rip me and my friends' aspirations. Just one of us coulda rallied the rest but nobody did. None of us even tried

  47. Batty

    Imagine a point and click adventure game in this setting

  48. Juggled Lotus

    Reminds me of that time i got everyone else killed. The other tribes were coming down on us and we had little time to act. As the leader i proposed we go through the swamps. Most people were afraid of the swamp so i figured they wouldn't think we're going that way, which did work. That is, until the gators came.

  49. James Kennedy

    My mother said this song sounded like whales. By the comments ,I guess she was right

  50. Bruno Menezes

    This song should be CZ no end house theme ,fits so well

  51. Kelly Conway

    God damn

  52. xsilverfoxx

    Goosebumps. Pure magic.

  53. Andrea Berry

    I love the video. The snails. The complexity... the everything. The music is genius.

  54. Andrea Berry

    I love this.

  55. imstilleatingabagel

    Whale Whale Whale brought me here ;) I thought maybe they meant Dashboard for the man-eating fish theme, but there are a lot of relevant ocean-themed songs from MM

  56. Pawel Bednar

    Seeing this song live last month was a true gift. It became one of my favorites

  57. Shaun Kerr

    It's like the guitarist for Tool and whoever did the RHCPs 'Otherside' video had an illegitimate hate child who grew up to be a music video

  58. CK Minty

    379 deaf, dumb and blind kids sure play mean pinball

  59. Sub to Cammy j

    Just saw them in concert. Fucking amazing

  60. Nico Eichinger

    feelin' it

  61. Scuttlefrog

    This is really bad!

  62. Mish Issel

    This song, it's, it's incredible!

  63. Grushvak

    Been following Modest Mouse for over 15 years and this is still my favorite thing they ever did. Alone Down There's probably #2.

  64. Todd Chavez

    Just realised from 2:50 they’re all lying on their backs

  65. Tim Playz

    lol this song is underrated for a reason

  66. Shaina Davis

    fuck I love this song, man!

  67. Luke Feistamel

    Is it really the greatest of all time? Of all time? Of all time?

  68. DualwieldARz

    This will forever be a masterpiece. "I know I was the scout, I should have found a way out." The sense of urgency that these lyrics portray is perfectly echoed in the guitar tone and notes. They made you feel the emotion and plight of the characters in the song through their specific guitar tone and melody, and the genius of that can never be overstated. Forever a favorite.

    Juggled Lotus

    You said it. First time listening the lyrics brought a tear to my eyes.

  69. Katie Alina

    1,oooth comment bitches💪💪

  70. Gamet

    God, I wish I would've found a way out

  71. risingsilences

    Everyones gotta find their way of squiggilin their strings (:

  72. Tanguo

    I first heard this song on a mushroom trip. I'm really into taoism and buddhism, so it really spoke to me. What an incredible tune.

  73. Cartmen Jumpstart

    I asked google to play a whale song she chose this one. Great choice 😊

  74. Demetrio Lopez

    Already miss my phase shifter pedal lol

  75. rufdaddyable

    This is the 1000th comment and I take a lot of pride in that

  76. Hex

    Great song the video actually makes me a bit car sick...

  77. Two Tone

    This video has more story in 6 minutes than Star Wars has had since 2010.

  78. Alex Mac

    see you in whorelando tomorrow!

  79. Timothy Slone Slone


    GIANCA Travel

    Timothy Slone Slone UNO RECIENTE

  80. Ducky

    The bass in the beginning is something I can n longer live without.

  81. VSOstrikov

    schizophrenia claiming to be a genius.....sorry for the time spent((((

  82. James R

    Their music videos are always so amazing

  83. luke nunn

    That's like the coolest shit I've never seen

  84. satanclaw


  85. - Nitroran -

    This is such a good song

  86. monodose

    underrated song

  87. slayer 1

    This is not my favorite song but the layering of the lyrics that deserves credit most definitely I've heard it before I liked it then I like it now there I have said that

  88. Kim Loves Modest Mouse

    I love this song and video so much! ❤️

  89. captbarnacles1

    Sucks one can only "thumbs up" once on this vid/song.

  90. Freddie Da'Roule

    lol it said video block in country then like 2 seconds later this video pops up on the playlist. That's slick vevo. bravo.

  91. captbarnacles1

    Dat bass line tho...thats whats moving u as well as the lead ppl!

  92. Karlos Perez Ramos

    Every where I go,
    Bitches always know,
    That Charlie Sheen has got a weenie that he loves to show

  93. christopher cruz

    modest mouse has always been one of my favorite bands . I'm more into the old modest mouse but this song is pretty tight

  94. Bruh Moment

    It better not be like King Rat, those whales freaked the heck out of me......

  95. Christian

    "I know I was a scout I should have found a way out.." man. This line resonates with me so much

  96. Rodrigo Lloreda

    Shit this is one of my fav songs ever!

  97. ToppaliniTube

    2:50 though

  98. John Red

    The guitar sounds like a crying baby seal


    cause it is

    Alex Griggs

    Because it's a "Wail song" Get it?

  99. Robert Peckels

    Anybody know what the device Issac is using at the beginning of the video?