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"Ocean Breathes Salty" is the second single released from Modest Mouse's album Good News for People Who Love Bad News.

There were two releases of the single. The first included the album version of "Ocean Breathes Salty", as well as a live studio recording of "Float On". The second release was an Enhanced CD, released on January 11, 2005. It included the original recording of the song, an additional live studio session of the song, the live version of "Float On", and finally the music video for "Ocean Breathes Salty".

The music video for "Ocean Breathes Salty" was directed by Chris Milk and is very similar to a segment of the Pink Floyd film, The Wall. The video shows a young boy finding a bird with a broken wing, which throughout the video becomes lead singer Isaac Brock. The boy patches up the bird and shows it to his mom, who disgusted, tries to take the bird away. The boy runs away and spends the night in a field with the bird where he dreams that he can play with it when it heals. Unfortunately, when he wakes up, the bird has died and he buries it. As he walks away, the band dressed up as animals, appear and finish the song.

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