SNL Transcripts: Liam Neeson: 11/13/04: Modest Mouse performs “Ocean Breathes Salty”


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  Season 30: Episode 5


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04e: Liam Neeson / Modest Mouse

Modest Mouse performs “Ocean Breathes Salty”

…..Liam Neeson
…..Modest Mouse

Liam Neeson: Once again – Modest Mouse.

Modest Mouse:
“Your body may be gone, I’m gonna carry you in
In my head, in my heart, in my soul.
And maybe we’ll get lucky and we’ll both live again
Well I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, don’t think so.

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.
Collected my belongings and I left the jail
Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell.
I had to think awhile
I had to think awhile.

The ocean breathes salty, won’t you carry it in?
In your head, in your mouth, in your soul.
And maybe we’ll get lucky and we’ll both grow old
Well I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know, I hope so.

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.
Collected my belongings and I left the jail
Well thanks for the time, I needed to think a spell
I had to think awhile
I had to think awhile.

Well, that is that and this is this
Will you tell me what you saw and I’ll tell you what you missed
when the ocean met the sky.
You missed when time and life shook hands and said goodbye
When the earth folded in on itself.
And said “Good luck, for your sake I hope heaven and hell
are really there, well I wouldn’t hold my breath.”
You wasted life, why wouldn’t you waste death?
You wasted life, why wouldn’t you waste death?

The ocean breathes salty, won’t you carry it in?
In your head, in your mouth, in your soul.
The more we move ahead, the more we’re stuck in rewind
Well I don’t mind, I don’t mind, how the hell could I mind?

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.

Well that is that and this is this
Will you tell me what you saw, and I’ll tell you what you missed
when the ocean met the sky.
You wasted life, why wouldn’t you waste the afterlife?”

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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