#SLS ~ Melted?

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. As usual, you can find all the upcoming themes, the fine print about how to participate, and lots of other great stuff on Jim’s site. Have a looksee, and join the fun.

The theme this week is – Automobile, Car, Jalopy, Vehicle

I knew what song I wanted to use as soon as I saw the theme. The DJ In My Head started playing it right away. It had to compete with Red Barchetta by Rush, which is also a great song, but I’d already decided.

The song I’ve chosen is Dashboard by Modest Mouse from their 2007 album titled We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank. It was the first single released, and it reached #5 on Billboard’s Modern Rock Tracks chart. It only got to #61 on the Hot 100 chart.

According to Songfacts This song was written the first day Modest Mouse began collaborating with guitarist Johnny Marr, who was not yet an official member of the band. Marr is known for his work with The Smiths. 

Also according to Songfacts, the film Trains, Planes And Automobiles was a likely influence on this song. In the movie, the main characters end up driving in a car that has been set on fire. The radio in the car is one of the few things that still works after the dashboard is melted.

Well, it would’ve been, could’ve been
Worse than you would ever know
Oh, the dashboard melted, but we still have the radio
Oh, it should’ve been, could’ve been
Worse than you would ever know
Well, you told me about nowhere
Well, it sounds like someplace I’d like to go

Oh, it could’ve been, should’ve been
Worse than you would ever know
Well, the windshield was broken, but I love the fresh air y’know
(The dashboard melted, but we still have the radio)
Oh, it would’ve been, could’ve been
Worse than you would ever know, oh
(The dashboard melted, but we still have the radio)
Oh, we talked about nothing which was more than
I wanted you to know-oh-oh-oh-oh
Now here we go

Oh, It would’ve been, could’ve been
Worse than it had even gone
Well, the car was on blocks, but I was already where I want
(It was impossible, we ran it good, we ran it good)
Why should we ever even, ever really even get to know
(It was impossible, we ran it good, we ran it good)
Oh, if the world don’t like us
It’ll shake us just like we were a co-oh-oh-oh-old
Now here we go

Well, it would’ve been, could’ve been
Worse than you would ever know
I was patiently erasing and recording the wrong episodes
After you had proved my point wrong
It wasn’t like I’d let it go, oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh
I just wanted to catch the last laugh of this show

Yeah, it would’ve been, could’ve been
Worse than you would ever know.
Oh, the dashboard melted, but we still have the radio.
(The dashboard melted, but we ran it good, we ran it good)
Hard-wired to conceive so much we’d have to stow it
Even needs have needs, tiny giants made of tinier giants
Don’t wear eyelids so
I don’t miss the last laugh of this show
(The dashboard melted, but we still have the radio)

Oh, we could’ve been, should’ve been
Worse than you would ever know.
(The dashboard melted but we still have the radio)
Well, you told me about nowhere
Well, it sounds like someplace I’d like to go-oh-oh-oh-oh
Now here we go

Well we scheme, and we scheme, but we always blow it
We’ve yet to crash, but we still might as well enjoy it
Standing at a light switch to each east and west horizon
Every dawn you’re surprising
And the evening was consoling saying
“See it wasn’t quite as, bad as”
Oh, it would’ve been, could’ve been. Worse than you would ever know

.

I love the video and it’s such a catchy tune! I love the idea that no matter how bad things get, there’s a positive attitude (The dashboard melted but we still have the radio).

Do you have a favorite song about cars? What’s the first song that pops into your head? Thanks for stopping by!

.

HUGS!

.

.

26 thoughts on “#SLS ~ Melted?

  1. I loved this song and the band. I have so much of their music on my running ipod – such a great sound. The first thing that popped into my mind on this theme was Low Rider by War. I bet that one got picked a lot though! Good choice for you!

    Like

    1. You don’t know Modest Mouse?😲😁
      Well now you do😉 I’m glad you liked it. If I keep finding new music for you, I’ll catch up to your epic find of The Hu!💃🏼🎶
      💌💌💌

      Like

  2. Nope. But sitting in one right now waiting to pick up son from Oakland Airport. He went to Vegas to a work convention.

    All is good here. Had a fun birthday week with family and friends. And spent time with the chickens of course. We got them loamy soil for them to roll in. It’s been warm here, but not as hot as usual summer heat. Cools off at night which i like.
    Nothing new w Andrew. He doesn’t do much for peoples bdays. Asked if he could help me in the garden. Lol. He really hates bees 🐝 and it is a huge sacrifice. We’ll see if it happens. He promises lots of stuff and doesn’t deliver.
    Heard a term pathologic demand avoidance. It is probably what he is doing instead of getting a job.

    Gotta go!

    Teri

    Like

    1. I’m glad you had a good birthday and your chickens are happy! I know they make YOU happy, and that’s what matters.

      I hate airport runs! Luckily I very very very rarely have to make them.

      It’s been cooler than usual down here too. It’s been hot, but it IS summer, so 90s is expected. It RAINED here today😲 The weather is really crazy!
      💌💌💌💌

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.