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* LyricalColdOpen: "Autumn Beds"

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* LyricalColdOpen: "Shit Luck", "Autumn Beds"Beds", and "We're Lucky"

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* LyricalColdOpen: "Autumn Beds"


*** They do this a lot, don't they?

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*** They do this a lot, don't they?** "Dance Hall" has the lyrics "Committing crimes, running down the alley, I am the captain and you're in the galley". These lyrics appeared two years earlier in Isaac Brock's side project, Music/UglyCasanova's ''Sharpen Your Teeth'' (specifically, the song "Ice on the Sheets").


** Depending on how you interpret the lyrics, "Sugar Boats".



* DrugsAreBad: "The Good Times Are Killing Me".

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* DrugsAreBad: "The Good Times Are Killing Me".Me" and "Fuck Your Acid Trip".



** ''The Golden Casket'' is their most upbeat album by far.



** In terms of song titles; "Whenever You Breathe Out, I Breathe In (Positive Negative)" is the biggest example.



* NewSoundAlbum: ''Good News for People Who Love Bad News.''

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* NewSoundAlbum: ''Good News for People Who Love Bad News.''News'', and to an extent, ''The Golden Casket''.



* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Mostly on the cynical side.

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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Mostly on the cynical side. The biggest exceptions are "Float On", "Dashboard", "People As Places As People", and most of ''The Golden Casket''.



** Happens several times within Spitting Venom, as well as at the end of Parting of the Sensory. Outside of ''We Were Dead...'', "Lounge (Closing Time)" also does this a few times.

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** Happens several times within Spitting Venom, "Spitting Venom", as well as at the end of Parting "Parting of the Sensory.Sensory". Outside of ''We Were Dead...'', "Lounge (Closing Time)" also does this a few times.
** "Japanese Trees" shifts from fast-paced punky sounds to slower, softer sounds multiple times.


They made ''Interstate 8'' and ''The Fruit That Ate Itself,'' before releasing their next full length album, ''The Lonesome Crowded West,'' which [[AcclaimedFlop is universally lauded by critics, but sold modestly at best.]] Then came ''Night on the Sun'' (another EP) and ''Building Nothing Out of Something,'' a compilation album. Eventually came what might be their most acclaimed album to date: ''The Moon & Antarctica,'' a [[WorldHalfEmpty bleak]] and sometimes [[NightmareFuel scary]] collection of mostly instrumental melancholies. "Mostly instrumental" stems from the fact that Brock had had his mouth wired shut after his jaw was broken between recording sessions. To say that their follow up, ''Sad Sappy Sucker'',[[note]]which was meant to be their debut, but was shelved in favor of ''This is a Long Drive''[[/note]] suffered {{Hype Backlash}} is somewhat of an understatement.

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They made ''Interstate 8'' and ''The Fruit That Ate Itself,'' before releasing their next full length album, ''The Lonesome Crowded West,'' which [[AcclaimedFlop is universally lauded by critics, but sold modestly at best.]] Then came ''Night on the Sun'' (another EP) and ''Building Nothing Out of Something,'' a compilation album. Eventually came what might be their most acclaimed album to date: ''The Moon & Antarctica,'' a [[WorldHalfEmpty bleak]] and sometimes [[NightmareFuel scary]] collection of mostly instrumental melancholies. "Mostly instrumental" stems from the fact that Brock had had his mouth wired shut after his jaw was broken between recording sessions. To say that their follow up, ''Sad Sappy Sucker'',[[note]]which was meant to be their debut, but was shelved in favor of ''This is a Long Drive''[[/note]] suffered {{Hype Backlash}} HypeBacklash is somewhat of an understatement.



More [[StealthPun good news]] followed: Jeremiah Green [[HesBack returned,]] and Music/JohnnyMarr of {{Music/The Smiths}} replaced Dan Gallucci on guitar. Riding on their newfound (if still relatively small) popularity, they released ''We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,'' conceived as an entirely [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything nautical themed]] album. It was greeted with a great reception, especially with the now-fan-favorite "Dashboard", but a long hiatus was to follow.

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More [[StealthPun good news]] followed: Jeremiah Green [[HesBack returned,]] returned]], and Music/JohnnyMarr of {{Music/The Smiths}} Music/TheSmiths replaced Dan Gallucci on guitar. Riding on their newfound (if still relatively small) popularity, they released ''We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,'' conceived as an entirely [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything nautical themed]] album. It was greeted with a great reception, especially with the now-fan-favorite "Dashboard", but a long hiatus was to follow.



* DeadpanSnarker: The lyrics can occasionally devolve into this, especially considering it's snarking [[WorldHalfEmpty at the world itself.]]

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* DeadpanSnarker: The lyrics can occasionally devolve into this, especially considering it's snarking [[WorldHalfEmpty [[CrapsackWorld at the world itself.]]



* DrowningMySorrows: The lyrics to "Polar Opposites" describe this, which clashes with [[LyricalDissonance the rather upbeat sound of the song.]]

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* DrowningMySorrows: The lyrics to "Polar Opposites" describe this, which clashes with [[LyricalDissonance the rather upbeat sound of the song.]]song]].



* MotorMouth: Brock in "Steam Engenius" and "Guilty Cocker Spaniels." Holy crap, [[IndecipherableLyrics "Guilty Cocker Spaniels"...]]

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* MotorMouth: Brock in "Steam Engenius" and "Guilty Cocker Spaniels." Holy crap, [[IndecipherableLyrics "Guilty Cocker Spaniels"...]]Spaniels"]]...



* TheSomethingSong: "The Whale Song."



* TheSomethingSong: "The Whale Song."



* TurtlePower: "The Tortoise and the Tourist" from ''Strangers to Ourselves'' features a section about the titular tortoise offering his ultimate knowledge to a passing man. [[HumansAreBastards Unfortunately, the man opts to kill the tortoise]] [[{{Greed}} for his jewel-covered shell]].

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* TurtlePower: "The Tortoise and the Tourist" from ''Strangers to Ourselves'' features a section about the titular tortoise offering his ultimate knowledge to a passing man. [[HumansAreBastards Unfortunately, the man opts to kill the tortoise]] [[{{Greed}} for his jewel-covered shell]].shell.]]


It took eight years for the band to release a follow-up album, and ''Strangers to Ourselves'' saw more changes to the band's lineup. Not only was Marr gone, but co-founder Eric Judy had left as well. Drummer Joe Plummer also left to join Cold War Kids. The album had decent reviews, but nowhere near the level of acclaim their previous output had received. Brock claimed that the band would release a follow-up album as soon as legally possible, but as of 2020, it has yet to materialize (though a few singles appeared in 2019).

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It took eight years for the band to release a follow-up album, and ''Strangers to Ourselves'' saw more changes to the band's lineup. Not only was Marr gone, but co-founder Eric Judy had left as well. Drummer Joe Plummer also left to join Cold War Kids. The album had decent reviews, but nowhere near the level of acclaim their previous output had received. Brock claimed that the band would release a follow-up album as soon as legally possible, but as and after nearly the same length of 2020, it has yet to materialize (though a few singles appeared time, ''The Golden Casket'' was announced for release in 2019).
2021.

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* ''The Golden Casket'' (2021)


** "Parting of the Sensory" has this as well.



* CarefulWithThatAxe: During the choruses of "Head South" and "Bury Me With It".



** Dashboard, makes reference to ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' with the line "The dashboard melted but we still have the radio."

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** Dashboard, "Dashboard" makes reference to ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'' with the line "The dashboard melted but we still have the radio."



** Happens several times within Spitting Venom, as well as at the end of Parting of the Sensory.

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** Happens several times within Spitting Venom, as well as at the end of Parting of the Sensory. Outside of ''We Were Dead...'', "Lounge (Closing Time)" also does this a few times.



** Also at the beginning of "The Good Times are Killing Me," during which the people in the studio were apparently goofing off.

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** Also at the beginning of "The Good Times are Killing Me," Me", during which the people in the studio were apparently goofing off.


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* TitleOnlyChorus: "Head South".


** See also "Styrofoam Boots / It's All Nice on Ice, Alright", which repeats [[TitleDrop the second part of its title]] for about ''four minutes''.

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** See also "Styrofoam Boots / It's All Nice on Ice, Alright", which repeats [[TitleDrop the second part of its title]] for about ''four minutes''.minutes'' out of the song's seven-minute run.



* EpicRocking: While their songs can range from standard pop length (about three minutes or so) to six minutes, "Whenever You See Fit" (Modest Mouse's longest song at a little over fourteen minutes), "Trucker's Atlas," "The Stars Are Projectors," "Night on the Sun," and "Spitting Venom" are the most epic.

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* EpicRocking: While their songs can range from MinisculeRocking to standard pop length (about three minutes or so) to six or even seven minutes, "Whenever You See Fit" (Modest Mouse's longest song at a little over fourteen minutes), "Trucker's Atlas," "The Stars Are Projectors," "Night on the Sun," and "Spitting Venom" are the most epic.



* LyricalDissonance: "Wild Pack of Family Dogs," among others. Their songs are usually gentle rock songs with depressed lyrics.
** Many, if not almost all of the songs on ''The Moon & Antarctica count. "Gravity Rides Everything" is another prime example:

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* LyricalDissonance: "Wild Pack of Family Dogs," among others. Their Many songs are usually gentle rock songs with depressed lyrics.
** Many, if not almost all
of the songs on theirs, but a special shoutout goes to ''The Moon & Antarctica count. Antarctica'' for having almost every song on it fit this trope. "Gravity Rides Everything" is another a prime example:



* MotorMouth: Brock in "Steam Engenius" and "Guilty Cocker Spaniels." Holy crap, "Guilty Cocker Spaniels."

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* MinisculeRocking: Almost all of ''Sad Sappy Sucker'', especially given many of the songs on it were originally demos anyways.
** See also the instrumental intermissions on ''The Fruit That Ate Itself'' and ''Good News...''. To a lesser extent "Wild Packs of Family Dogs", "God is an Indian and You're an Asshole", and "Too Many Fiestas for Reuben" also qualify.
* MotorMouth: Brock in "Steam Engenius" and "Guilty Cocker Spaniels." Holy crap, [[IndecipherableLyrics "Guilty Cocker Spaniels."Spaniels"...]]



-->''Well a third had just been made, and we were swimming in the water, didn't know then was it a son, was it a daughter when it occurred to me, that the animals were swimming, around in the water in the oceans, in our bodies, and another had been found, another ocean on the planet, given that our blood is just like the Atlantic, and how.''

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-->''Well a third had just been made, and we were swimming in the water, didn't know then was it a son, was it a daughter when it occurred to me, that the animals were swimming, around in the water in the oceans, in our bodies, and another had been found, another ocean on the planet, given that our blood is just like the Atlantic, and how.''how...''
** The opening verses of "Lounge (Closing Time)" as well.



** In ''"Out of Gas"'' - ''"Out of gas, Out of road, Out of car, I don't know how I'm going to go"'' and in ''"Other People's Lives"'' - ''"On the road, Out of road, Going out, Out of gas, Out of road, Out of car"''

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** In ''"Out "Out of Gas"'' Gas" - ''"Out of gas, Out of road, Out of car, I don't know how I'm going to go"'' and in ''"Other "Other People's Lives"'' Lives" - ''"On the road, Out of road, Going out, Out of gas, Out of road, Out of car"''



* ShoutOut: To ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' in their song Workin' on Leavin' the Livin'.
** They seem to be very fond of Music/TomWaits. They reference him in song titles, like "The Lounge (''Music/ClosingTime'')," or musically, like in "This Devil's Workday."

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* ShoutOut: To ''Film/{{Eraserhead}}'' in their song Workin' "Workin' on Leavin' the Livin'.
Livin'".
** They seem to be very fond of Music/TomWaits. They reference him in song titles, like "The Lounge "Lounge (''Music/ClosingTime'')," or musically, like in "This Devil's Workday."



* SteamPunk: The song Steam Engenius is from the point of view of a steam automaton.

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* SteamPunk: The song Steam Engenius "Steam Engenius" is from the point of view of a steam automaton.


It took eight years for the band to release a follow-up album, and ''Strangers to Ourselves'' saw more changes to the band's lineup. Not only was Marr gone, but co-founder Eric Judy had left as well. Drummer Joe Plummer also left to join Music/ColdWarKids. The album had decent reviews, but nowhere near the level of acclaim their previous output had recieved. Brock claimed that the band would release a follow-up album as soon as legally possible, but as of 2020, it has yet to materialize (though a few singles appeared in 2019).

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It took eight years for the band to release a follow-up album, and ''Strangers to Ourselves'' saw more changes to the band's lineup. Not only was Marr gone, but co-founder Eric Judy had left as well. Drummer Joe Plummer also left to join Music/ColdWarKids. Cold War Kids. The album had decent reviews, but nowhere near the level of acclaim their previous output had recieved.received. Brock claimed that the band would release a follow-up album as soon as legally possible, but as of 2020, it has yet to materialize (though a few singles appeared in 2019).


They made ''Interstate 8'' and ''The Fruit That Ate Itself,'' before releasing their next full length album, ''The Lonesome Crowded West,'' which [[AcclaimedFlop is universally lauded by critics, but sold modestly at best.]] Then came ''Night on the Sun'' (another EP) and ''Building Nothing Out of Something,'' a compilation album. Eventually came their most critically acclaimed album to date: ''The Moon & Antarctica,'' a [[WorldHalfEmpty bleak]] and sometimes [[NightmareFuel scary]] collection of mostly instrumental melancholies. "Mostly instrumental" stems from the fact, that Brock had had his mouth wired shut after his jaw was broken during recording. To say that their follow up: ''Sad Sappy Sucker,'' intended to be their debut album, but was shelved, suffered {{Hype Backlash}} is somewhat of an understatement.

Then came Green's nervous breakdown. Afterwards, he decided quit the band to work on their own side project. Now without a main drummer, he enlisted the help of Benjamin Weikel, as well as a new guitarist (Dan Gallucci). And lo and behold was ''[[NewSoundAlbum Good News for People Who Love Bad News]],'' which not only proved to be warmly received by the fans and critics (though not as much as ''[[TrueArtIsAngsty The Moon & Antarctica]]") but was a commercial success as well; nearly half a year after its release, the band saw a [[BlackSheepHit surprise hit]] with "Float On," their most optimistic song to date.

More [[StealthPun good news]] followed: Jeremiah Green [[HesBack returned,]] and Music/JohnnyMarr of {{Music/The Smiths}} replaced Dan Gallucci on guitar. Riding on their newfound (if still relatively small) popularity, they released ''We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,'' conceived as an entirely [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything nautical themed]] album. It was greeted with critical acclaim and a long hiatus followed.

It took eight years for the band to release a follow-up album, and ''Strangers to Ourselves'' saw more changes to the band's lineup. Not only was Marr gone, but co-founder Eric Judy had left as well. Drummer Joe Plummer also left to join Cold War Kids. The album had decent reviews, but nowhere near the level of acclaim their previous output had recieved. Brock claimed that the band would release a follow-up album as soon as legally possible, but as of 2017, it has yet to materialize.

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They made ''Interstate 8'' and ''The Fruit That Ate Itself,'' before releasing their next full length album, ''The Lonesome Crowded West,'' which [[AcclaimedFlop is universally lauded by critics, but sold modestly at best.]] Then came ''Night on the Sun'' (another EP) and ''Building Nothing Out of Something,'' a compilation album. Eventually came what might be their most critically acclaimed album to date: ''The Moon & Antarctica,'' a [[WorldHalfEmpty bleak]] and sometimes [[NightmareFuel scary]] collection of mostly instrumental melancholies. "Mostly instrumental" stems from the fact, fact that Brock had had his mouth wired shut after his jaw was broken during recording. between recording sessions. To say that their follow up: up, ''Sad Sappy Sucker,'' intended Sucker'',[[note]]which was meant to be their debut album, debut, but was shelved, shelved in favor of ''This is a Long Drive''[[/note]] suffered {{Hype Backlash}} is somewhat of an understatement.

Then came Green's nervous breakdown. Afterwards, he decided quit the band to work on their own side project. Now without a main drummer, he they enlisted the help of Benjamin Weikel, as well as a new guitarist (Dan Gallucci). And lo and behold was ''[[NewSoundAlbum Good News for People Who Love Bad News]],'' which not only proved to be warmly received by the fans and critics (though not as much as ''[[TrueArtIsAngsty The Moon & Antarctica]]") but was a commercial success as well; nearly half a year after its release, the band saw a [[BlackSheepHit surprise hit]] with "Float On," their most optimistic song to date.

More [[StealthPun good news]] followed: Jeremiah Green [[HesBack returned,]] and Music/JohnnyMarr of {{Music/The Smiths}} replaced Dan Gallucci on guitar. Riding on their newfound (if still relatively small) popularity, they released ''We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank,'' conceived as an entirely [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything nautical themed]] album. It was greeted with critical acclaim and a great reception, especially with the now-fan-favorite "Dashboard", but a long hiatus followed.

was to follow.

It took eight years for the band to release a follow-up album, and ''Strangers to Ourselves'' saw more changes to the band's lineup. Not only was Marr gone, but co-founder Eric Judy had left as well. Drummer Joe Plummer also left to join Cold War Kids.Music/ColdWarKids. The album had decent reviews, but nowhere near the level of acclaim their previous output had recieved. Brock claimed that the band would release a follow-up album as soon as legally possible, but as of 2017, 2020, it has yet to materialize.
materialize (though a few singles appeared in 2019).


->The ocean breathes salty, won't you carry it

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->The ocean breathes salty, won't you carry itit in



* ''Baron von Bullshit Rides Again'' (EP) (2004)

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* ''Baron von Bullshit Rides Again'' (EP) (Live Album) (2004)



* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Good News for People Who Love Bad News'' in "Bury Me With It." ''We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank'' in "We've Got Everything." ''Strangers to Ourselves'' in "The Tortoise and The Tourist."

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* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Good News for People Who Love Bad News'' in "Bury Me With It." ''We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank'' in "We've Got Everything." It" and ''Strangers to Ourselves'' in "The Tortoise and The Tourist."



* BerserkButton: Requesting "Free Bird" by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd is a good way to piss off frontman Isaac Brock.

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* BerserkButton: Requesting "Free Bird" by Music/LynyrdSkynyrd is a good way to piss off frontman Isaac Brock. See the ending of the ''Baron Von Bullshit'' performance of "Paper Thin Walls" for an example.



** See also "Styrofoam Boots / It's All Nice on Ice, Alright", which repeats [[TitleDrop the second part of its title]] for about ''four minutes''.



* DrivenToSuicide: It can be argued that the lyrics of "The Ocean Breathes Salty" are sung in anger to someone who had committed suicide. As well, "The Cold Part" could be taken to be about the singer himself committing suicide.

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* DrivenToSuicide: It can be argued that the lyrics of "The Ocean "Ocean Breathes Salty" are sung in anger to someone who had committed suicide. As well, "The Cold Part" could be taken to be about the singer himself committing suicide.



** Happens several times within Spitting Venom, as well as at the end of Parting of the Sensory

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** Happens several times within Spitting Venom, as well as at the end of Parting of the SensorySensory.

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* AlbumIntroTrack: ''Good News For People Who Love Bad News'' starts with the appropriately named "Horn Intro" - nine seconds of The Dirty Dozen Brass Band playing, taken from the beginning of a song from later in the album ("This Devil's Workday").


And there did it begin: Their legacy of [[WordSalad singing about metaphors, so arcanely obtuse that you'd probably need a plum bob, just to get your mind straight after a listen.]]

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And there did it begin: Their legacy of [[WordSalad singing about metaphors, so arcanely obtuse that you'd probably need a plum bob, bob just to get your mind straight after a listen.]]


* MotorMouth: Brock in '"Steam Engenius" and "Guilty Cocker Spaniels." Holy crap, "Guilty Cocker Spaniels."

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* MotorMouth: Brock in '"Steam "Steam Engenius" and "Guilty Cocker Spaniels." Holy crap, "Guilty Cocker Spaniels."

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