Modest Mouse are notoriously unafraid to excavate the darker side of humanity and the transient nature of our time on earth—"Ocean Breathes Salty" addresses all of these themes, simultaneously and seamlessly, resulting in one of the most memorably tracks from their most memorable album, Good News For People Who Love Bad News. Facing death head on, the lyrics depict ephemeral imagery of sea mist, or the line between the sky and the ocean, to evoke spiritual imagery concerning existence. It's not just a song that grapples with notions of reincarnation, the afterlife and how those we love live on in our memories long after we are physically separated by death, but it's an incredibly catchy one, too.