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Dramamine

on This Is A Long Drive For Someone With Nothing to Think About

by Modest Mouse

First Played: 01/17/2002 03:02 AM
Last Played: 02/09/2021 11:32 PM
Total Plays: 193
 

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  • Larry Rose : 02/09/2021 11:32 PM
    Grounded with a hypnotic guitar line, “Dramamine” places the listener in a heady trance and refuses to let go. The song opens with the lyric “Traveling, swallowing Dramamine,” which perfectly establishes the setting and the mood. It elicits the image of someone driving in a shitty sedan, bored and stoned with both nothing and everything to lose. The narrator can’t seem to “focus on anything” as he argues with himself about the nature of the rationale he tells himself to keep going (“I’ve said what I’d said and you know what I mean.”). When Brock remarks “we kiss on the mouth but still cough down our sleeves,” it calls attention to the narrator’s doomed, one-sided conversation and his questions on our perception of intimacy. Brock sings in a tone somewhere between defiance and doubt as the narrator tries—and fails—to convince himself that he knows what to do (“You said what you need so you’ll get more”…“If you could just milk it for everything…”). Self-doubt may be a well-worn subject, but it’s elevated to sublimity because of Brock’s commitment to his lyrics and delivery. He makes the listener believe he/the narrator is teetering on the edge of a cliff. https://oneweekoneband.tumblr.com/post/41740025424/modest-mouse-dramamine-and-you-think-youve
  • Kevin Cole : 12/08/2020 04:54 PM
    Grounded with a hypnotic guitar line, “Dramamine” places the listener in a heady trance and refuses to let go. The song opens with the lyric “Traveling, swallowing Dramamine,” which perfectly establishes the setting and the mood. It elicits the image of someone driving in a shitty sedan, bored and stoned with both nothing and everything to lose. The narrator can’t seem to “focus on anything” as he argues with himself about the nature of the rationale he tells himself to keep going (“I’ve said what I’d said and you know what I mean.”). When Brock remarks “we kiss on the mouth but still cough down our sleeves,” it calls attention to the narrator’s doomed, one-sided conversation and his questions on our perception of intimacy. Brock sings in a tone somewhere between defiance and doubt as the narrator tries—and fails—to convince himself that he knows what to do (“You said what you need so you’ll get more”…“If you could just milk it for everything…”). Self-doubt may be a well-worn subject, but it’s elevated to sublimity because of Brock’s commitment to his lyrics and delivery. He makes the listener believe he/the narrator is teetering on the edge of a cliff. https://oneweekoneband.tumblr.com/post/41740025424/modest-mouse-dramamine-and-you-think-youve
  • Reeves : 08/09/2020 05:47 AM
    TRAVELLING SWALLOWING DRAMAMINE
  • John Richards : 04/27/2020 07:51 AM
    The debut album from the band that formed in Issaquah in 1992
  • Reeves : 01/28/2020 05:54 AM
    no comment

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