Of Moons Birds & Monsters
MGMT Lyrics

Why'd you cut holes in the face of the moon base?
Don't you know about the temperature change
In the cold black shadow?
Are you mad at your walls
Or hoping that an unknown force can repair things for you?
Pardon all the time that you've thrown into your pale grey garden?
If the ship will never come you've got to move along

Even a bird would want a taste of dirt from abyssal dark
The prick of a feather could make a kingdom burn and the bloodshed start
The falling apart
Made me a shadow in the shape of wonder
The waves of black
If she's going under I can hold my breath till the sky comes back
Or drown like a rat, rat, rat
He's a rat!

To catch a monster
We make a movie
Set the tempo
And cut and cut its brains out
It will inspire on the burning pyre
Half the distance
Half the motion
It's easy as the ocean

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Would anybody else think this is MGMT's best song? Best in terms of overall composition and execution? MGMT has great singles but this takes it up a notch compared to the rest.

Mikieala Thompson

I think this is their best song for sure

A Dubb

I 1000% agree!

Nick Castellano

I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who feels that way.


has that zeppelin feel like a faster no quarter


I'm gonna have to say Siberian Breaks on this one... As far as their "best" this is definitely the stairway to heaven of MGMT

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The outro just makes me emotional every single time.

James Smith

Yo... that outro, my God, it's soooo good. Let's give credit to the folks behind the scenes. Aside from MGMT. DAVE FRIDMANN is the guy that Produced and Engineered the song. GREG CALBI was the Mastering Engineer. I pulled this credit info from Tidal. Kudos to Dave and Greg, badass outro!!!!

Ric bob

One of the best outros ever

Alecia Donnelly


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