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Band Name Origins:

  • Singer / Frontman Isaac Brocke had a pet mouse that was kept in the garage where jam sessions were practiced. One day it got out and somehow didn't get caught in the mouse traps in the garage. The following evening, Modest Mouse went to the pet store to buy more mouse food, and on the way they smashed their van. At the junkyard, they caught another pet mouse and the mice had mouse babies. The babies were then sold off to be new equipment. When asked how they could afford it, they said, "Well, the modest mouse didn't eat the cheese!" Thus we have Modest Mouse. Submitted by: Mills
  • They got the name from a Virginia Woolf book that described the poor as "modest, mouse-like people." Hence, the name Modest Mouse. Submitted by: Marcia

Stupid Band Names:

  • I seriously doubt that mice have a kind of mentality capable of manifesting either modesty or arrogance or any related attitudes. Submitted by: Natalie Merchant's Millpond

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Humble HamsterAlliteration w/ synonym of modest & another rodentLance Crackers
Conceited RatThe opposite of modest and another rodent.Lance Crackers

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Night on the Sun,"There are no nights on the sun... ever.Nestor Abreu
"Ocean Breathes Salty,"The ocean can't breath let alone breathe saltyKevin
"Ocean Breathes Salty,"Oceans don't breathe, although they are salty.Jess

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Too Much Water," Belinda Carlisle"Float On," Modest Mouse
"Missed The Boat," Modest Mouse"Float On," Modest Mouse
"Long Lonesome Highway," Michael Parks"Out Of Gas," Modest Mouse
"Halfway To Montana," Dick Thomas"Out Of Gas," Modest Mouse
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Flat On" originally "Float On"
The flat is on what?
Regina Olsen
"Missed The Boa" originally "Missed The Boat"
Carmen Mistletoe
"Missed The Bat" originally "Missed The Boat"
What a baseball does on a strike
Carmen Mistletoe

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Float Own" originally "Float On"
Float own what?
Regina Olsen
"Float One" originally "Float On"
Regina Olsen
"Float Won" originally "Float On"
The float judged best in the parade?
Heather Brockwell
"Missed The Bloat" originally "Missed The Boat"
Marge Pegram
"Float Son" originally "Float On"
My brother's first swimming lesson
Kris

Change a Letter:

"Satan In A Coffin" originally "Satin In A Coffin"
Cheryl Jordan
"Matin In A Coffin" originally "Satin In A Coffin"
Matin = a morning prayer service
Cheryl Jordan
"Misled The Boat" originally "Missed The Boat"
Alison Runyon
"Missed The Brat" originally "Missed The Boat"
Marge Pegram
"Missed The Beat" originally "Missed The Boat"
Erica

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Float On""Gloat On"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Float On""Groan On"Fack Sabbath
"Float On""Bloat Up"Matthias
"Missed the Boat""We've Pissed Emos"Jack Wilson
"Ocean Breathes Salty""TV Breathes Maury"Polar1s
"Float On""Throw Up"Blu
"Float On""Play Pong"Tokusou Sentai Blessranger
"Black Cadillacs""All Sugar High"Lime
"The View""Gonna Sue"Your Worst Nightmare's Worst Nightmare
"Float On""No Smoke"Modest Hamster

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
Life Like WeedsAd for the "Weeds" TV showmarcia
Float OnSwimming Lessons/Pool CompanyLucy
Wild Pack Of Family DogsHumane Societylena
Float OnChocolate SuperLaxMeNlexeo

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Float OnCoast Guardtictacs941
Float OnTsunami Relief HotlineEzra

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Two Bodies, One Heart
   Noah and The Whale
Little Motel
   Modest Mouse
Two Bodies, One Little Motel
Alex
Nights In White Satin
   Moody Blues
Satin White Coffin
   Modest Mouse
Nights In A Satin White Coffin
Dracula must like his new bed.
Paul Warren
May You Always
   The McGuire Sisters
Float On
   Modest Mouse
May You Always Float On
Raphael
Float On
   Modest Mouse
Top of the World
   The Carpenters
Float On Top of the World
Yippie!!
Frez
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Deadmouse
Deadmau5 combined with Modest Mouse
Submitted By: GlamRockNinjaLord
Minnie Mouse
Minnie Pearl combined with Modest Mouse
How did this one fall through the cracks?
Submitted By: Raphael
Mighty Mouse
Mighty, Mighty Bosstones combined with Modest Mouse
Submitted By: Ed
Mickey Mouse
Mickey Dolenz combined with Modest Mouse
Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees would probably be amused with this name.
Submitted By: Alan the Ottoman

There are additional Modest Mouse Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Dashboard"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was a tight ass that ass
Original Lyrics:
It wasn't quite as bad as
"Float On"
Misheard Lyrics:
We'll all float on the pavement
AND
I ray ma mow on a b****
Original Lyrics:
We'll all float on OK
AND
I raise my mouth up a bit
"Gravity Rides Everything"
Misheard Lyrics:
Oh, Car-see. Carno. Right now
Original Lyrics:
Oh gotta see, Gotta Know, right now.
"Classy Plastic Lumber"
Misheard Lyrics:
Connect your wifi to a modem
Original Lyrics:
Connect your wood feet to a motor
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Dashboard"
Misheard Lyrics:
It was a tight ass that ass
Original Lyrics:
It wasn't quite as bad as

Story about this misheard lyric by: Fred

Heard this playing over the speaker system at a local well-known "home improvement warehouse" and wondered why they were playing it in that setting until I found out what the lyrics really were. I thought it was about something completely different!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Satin in the Coffin"
Better Lyrics:
Are you done or are you playing?
Are you done or are you playing?
Are you done or are you playing?
God I sure hope you are done?
Original Lyrics:
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
Are you dead or are you sleeping?
God I sure hope you are dead?
Submitted by: JeReMy (Brett Favre Hater)
"Ocean Breathes Salty"
Better Lyrics:
We've got hamburgers and happy meals
You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what it costs
And do you want fries with that?
Do you want fries with that?
Original Lyrics:
Well that is that and this is this
You tell me what you want and I'll tell you what you get
You get away from me
You get away from me
Submitted by: Darius

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Satin In A Coffin"
The Funny Lyrics:
Are you here right now
or are there probably
fossils under your meat.
Why They're Funny:
The funniest way to say "are you still alive" ever.
Submitted by: Jeremy
"This Devil's Workday"
The Funny Lyrics:
Well let's take this potted plant To the woods and set it free I'm gonna tell the owners Just how nice that was of me
Why They're Funny:
The imagery of the singer explaining to a couple why he took their potted plant to the middle of the woods is absolutely priceless!
Submitted by: Charlie Decker
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Insulting Song Lyrics:

"Satin in a Coffin"
The Insulting Lyrics:
Are you dead or are you sleepin'?
I sure hope you are dead.
Why They're Insulting:
Oh, come on. "I sure hope you are dead"? Who turns over, seeing someone sleep and then announce that it'd be better if they never woke up?
Submitted by: Emily Hemmings
"Ocean Breathes Salty"
The Insulting Lyrics:
You wasted life, why wouldn't you waste death?
Why They're Insulting:
To me, that stings worse than having boiling lemon juice thrown into the eyes.
Submitted by: Jake

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Summer"
The Dated Lyrics:
Wake up, we're stealing cars 1996, 1997, 1998
We're all waiting for the year 2000
Why They're Dated:
They're partying and crap like that and apparently waiting for a year that already passed.
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
 

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Bukowski"
The Lyrics:
Woke up this morning and it seemed to me
That every night turns out to be a little more like Bukowski
And yeah, I know he's a pretty good read
Who They Mention:
Charles Bukowski
Submitted by: Jess
 

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Styrofoam Boots / It's All Nice On Ice, Alright"
The Lyrics:
He moves just like Crisco disco
Breath 100% Listerine
Product Brand Name:
Crisco (brand of vegetable shortening) Listerine (brand of mouthwash)
Submitted by: RevengeFromMars YouTube
"Black Cadillacs"
The Lyrics:
Like black Cadillacs outside a funeral.
Product Brand Name:
Cadillac
Submitted by: hamburger456
There are additional product lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Dramamine"
Opening Lines:
Traveling swallowing dramamine.
Comments:
Submitted by: beth
"Ohio"
Opening Lines:
Ohio
Comments:
Submitted by: Braksnen

Song Title Space Change:

"Drama Mine" originally "Dramamine"
Submitted by: Leanne Cantrell(not to fret; relling is overrated)
"Medic At Ion" originally "Medication"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Do In The Cockroach" originally "Doin' The Cockroach"
Submitted by: Peter

Band Name Anagrams:

Do Use ET's Mom Submitted by: Ursula Turpin
Modesto Muse Submitted by: Penny Nichols
Does Modesto, CA have its own muse?
Ousted Memos Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Mooted Muses Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.
Demotes Sumo Submitted by: Robert D. Arndt Jr.

Song Title Acrostics:

AND: "All Night Diner"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

PETA: People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals
To help protect those other "modest mice".
Submitted by: Peter

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