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Rate MFC
5 Stars: A Masterpiece 11%  11%  [ 13 ]
4 Stars: Really good 49%  49%  [ 57 ]
3 Stars: Average for Pearl jam 32%  32%  [ 37 ]
2 Stars: Missing Something 6%  6%  [ 7 ]
1 Star: It Sucks 0%  0%  [ 1 ]
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 Post subject: SOTM: There's a lot to be said for nowhere
PostPosted: Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:22 pm 
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MFC

Sliding out of reverse into drive
This wheel will be turning right, then straight
Off in the sunset she'll ride

She can remember a time denied, stood by
Side of the road, spilled like wine, now
She's out on her own and line high

There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
She's disappeared

They said timing was everything
Made him want to be everywhere
There's a lot to be said for nowhere

There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
We've disappeared
There's no leaving here
Ask, I'm an ear
Fuck it, we'll disappear

Previous Songs of the Moment
In My Tree
Red Mosquito
Porch
I Got Id
Release
Do The Evolution
Breath
Corduroy
Elderly Woman...
Leash
Hail Hail
Grievance
Love Boat Captain
Even Flow
Black Red Yellow
In Hiding
Can't Keep
Indifference
Insignificance
Whipping
Black
Smile
Push Me Pull Me
Rats
God's Dice
All or None
Yellow Ledbetter
Last Exit
Who You Are
Rearview Mirror
Hold On
Present Tense
Light Years
Alive
Brain of J
Thumbing My Way
Hard to Imagine
Tremor Christ
Rival
Animal
Lukin
You Are
betterman
Given to Fly
Once
Low Light
Parting Ways
Off He Goes
Go
get right
World Wide Suicide
Angel

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MFC is one of my favorite of the car songs. I think it is up their with insignificance in terms of songs where the music really describes the actions. MFC sounds like an engine revving up, just like insignificance sounds like bombs falling). Sometimes the three guitar songs sound a little busy but here they all weave in and out of each other quite nicely. The basic rhythm part of the song is awesome too. I’d love to see them bust this out acoustic once in a while just so it can be appreciated without the distortion

Lyrically the song seems obvious enough. All road songs are basically about the need to get out of a bad place. Sometimes it is a physical location and sometimes it is a mental space, but either way the car is the vehicle for getting clear. It’s a powerful symbol for escape (at least in the U.S.—does it have the same power in Europe or SA? My guess would be no). The joy of movement, the feeling of control that you get from being in command of a powerful piece of machinery, it all adds up to a feeling of freedom. I suppose the same freedom comes from surfing too, which may be why we get so many water/wave images in other songs.

One of my all time favorite verses is in MFC.

They said timing was everything
Made him want to be everywhere
There's a lot to be said for nowhere

I see this verse as a prelude to Sleight of Hand, it is a warning to slow down, get some perspective, and figure out what it is that you want and need out of life. If you don’t give yourself the space to figure that out (and giving yourself that space might require getting in your car and driving away---literally or metaphorically) you may blink and find yourself years later in the same unsatisfying haze as the subject of Sleight of Hand

My one complaint with MFC is the Ask, I’m an ear line. I know it is an expression, but it always sounds a little awkward/jarring to me, and interferes with what would otherwise be a smooth song. The same thing could be said for the music in the chorus. It has the pilate problem (albeit with better lyrics). Excellent music in the verses with a sub-par chorus.

I love the untitled improve they use with MFC. I wish they stuck that on Yield instead of Red Dot.

MFC is a 3.5 star song for me, but it is probably closer to 4 than 3 so I’ll go with 4 (for that second verse)

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MFC is good, but it doesn't "wow" me. Much better live though, especially with Untitled in front of it.

3 stars for me.

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It's an OK song. I think it'd be great if had another element to it and if it was a little longer. I like its placement on Yield.

I like RVM better as a car song. It has it's parts and it's changes. MFC has the "get up and go" sound but doesn't remind me of a car zipping out in a fiery hell like RVM does.

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I love the opening guitar riff, but after that the song seems to flatline. I love the lyrics, love the chorus and verses and the song setup, but overall it's just lacking something to tip it over the edge into a great song. Maybe some sort of climax would add to it, but right now it's a solid 3.


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Just a really solid song that never gets old. Love O'Brien's production on it. And "Untitled" really added something to it live.

4 stars.

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4 stars, cool riff and yeah...that's about it.

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I gave it 5 stars. Always one of my favorites off Yield. The onyl complaint I've ever had about the song is that I'm always dying to hear it go into a solo right when the song ends.


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4 stars for me...

I love having untitled in the live versions. I love all car songs and I would rank MFC up in the top with RVM and Gone.

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5 stars

from start to finish this song just nails it. it's got great music behind great lyrics and eddies voice is perfect for it.

there's a lot to be said for nowhere .

just a great line - and i think that pretty much sums up everything i've ever had to deal with.

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I really like this song the only problem I have with it is that "ear" that Stip was talkin about. 3 stars


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Really like this song when I first got Yield. Not so much anymore. But the song really hits you hard, even if the impact doesn't last.

4 stars

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It gets 3 stars from me. It's okay...I prefer RVM.

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how about 3.75 stars?

Really like it on Yield. Sometimes live it is not as strong, to me.

The pace of the song is quick and, like Stip wrote, the music fits the mood of the sing. Underrated song, actually.

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i really like the "drive a car and get out" songs

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it's a 4 from me - i remember when yield came out i'd always just crank it when i was driving. GTF - DTE - MFC is a great driving combo.


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Sometimes the simple songs are the better songs and I think that this is true here, but I also think that as far as car related tunes go, Modest Mouse can't be beat.

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4 Stars.

Great song.

"They said... timing was everything, made him
Want to be everywhere,
there's a lot to be said for nowhere"

is my senior quote.


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3 stars. Good, it's fun, some nice lines but nothing exceptional. This is one I like in the studio more actaully. I've never heard any from 98 but 00 to present, it doesn't have that build or the drums aren't the same. It's probably just faster, as most Matt songs are.


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Thank you to whomever chose this song. :luv:

This song is 5 stars all the way for me. There's something about the intro music that makes me want to get in the car and just go. Live versions of this song have a really strong impact on me, especially when it comes to this line (one of my favorites ever)....

there's a lot to be said for nowhere

I think that it appiles to a lot of different aspects in life. I remember the first time I went to Montana, I was just in awe of it's openess and raw beauty. It was such a freeing feeling being out in the middle of nowhere, not having to deal with other people and being able to forget about all of my problems. Mentally, I was in such a good place. I also think that it can be applied to where you are in life. Me, for example, I'm not living where I want to live, I'm not doing all the things that I want to do....etc. So, I guess that you could say that I'm "nowhere." But, I think that can be a good thing. I am learning a lot about myself and life in general.

Everytime I hear MFC, I think about that glorious day when I will be moving out of Las Vegas. I intend to blast this song as I'm driving out of town.

sliding out of reverse into drive
this wheel will be turning right, then straight
off in the sunset she'll ride

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