history sticks to your feet lyrics – modest mouse

“history sticks to your feet”

at the movies, eyes iced over
walking sideways, through the gutters
and you realize that the floor sticks to your feet like history
don’t you look at me like life don’t hold you any mystery
bag of splinters boiling over, on your back expose your belly
optimism doesn’t change the facts, just what you’re gonna see

like it was stated that we’re walking salt and coal
plants solidify sunshine; how this started, i don’t know
causing feet and entire chain shoe stores
the sun’s diary pulled up from deep canary holes
and when we read it, our skin, it becomes warm

at the movies, eyes iced over
walking sideways, through the gutters
and you realize that the floor sticks to your feet, your history
i’m gonna slap that look off your face like life don’t hold you no mystery
all those red marks on our shoulders
self back patting, homemade trophies
well the past only exists as tiny bricks we burn to release all its memories
i’ve had enough with rolling boulders, i want more moss on me

clocks to splinters but time goes forward
and when them tree drop leaves your feet collect their memories
i guess all us snakes find our tails pretty d*mn tasty!!

i heard you mention we’re walking salt and coal
plants solidify sunshine; how this started, i don’t know
causing feet and entire chain shoe stores
the sun’s diary pulled up from deep canary holes
and when we read it, our skin, it becomes warm

at the movies, eyes iced over
walking sideways, through the gutters
and you realize that the floor sticks to your feet, your history
i’m gonna knock that look off your face like life don’t hold you no mystery

/ modest mouse lyrics