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Phish lyrics

Album: Junta [1988]

Tracks14
 01  Fee
 02  You Enjoy Myself
 03  Esther
 04  Golgi Apparatus
 05  Foam
 06  Dinner and a Movie
 07  The Divided Sky
 08  David Bowie
 09  Fluffhead
 10  Fluff's Travels
 11  Contact
 12 Union Federal (live)
 13 Sanity (live)
 14 Icculus (live)
all Phish lyrics



Fee
Fee

In the cool shade of the banana tree
On the rugged trail toward the balcony
A child of the twentieth century
A dried up goliath and a weasel named fee

Far away in another place
A fading beauty named milly grace
A gospal singer with pox on her face
And a bamboo cane to help her keep the pace

Fee was a buddhist prodigy
Long past the age of maturity
Someday he knew it would set him free
Like it did for floyd the chimpanzee

Oh, fee, you're trying to live a life
That's completely free.
You're racing with the wind
You're flirting with death
So have a cup of coffee
And catch your breath

Fee first met milly in a bar in peru
His heart was jumping like a kangaroo
Like a beast in a cage in an old dutch zoo
It was hopping and thumping in wooden shoes

But floyd was jealous and alone
He wanted milly for his own
A desperate craving in his bones
Their love, he said, I will not condone.

Then one day on a ship to quebec
Floyd found fee and milly on a lover's trek
He picked up a bottle and broke off the neck
It sliced through the air, and fee hit the deck

Oh, fee, you're trying to live a life
That's completely free
You want to stay with milly
Until you're dead
But you just got a bottle
Upside the head

Milly turned and began to scream at floyd
She said you think you're pretty mean
And though she was as thin as a small string bean
She slammed him in the face with a nectarine

Floyd fell back over the edge of the ship
Till he hung from the rail by his fingertip
Milly said, floyd I'll make you lose your grip
With this tiny piece of paper I can make you slip

So milly took that paper and did the deed
Floyd hit the water with astonishing speed
And as the sharks circled and began to feed
Milly knew her weasel was finally free

Oh, fee, you're trying to live a life
That's completely free
Floyd is dead; he's nothing but a ripple
Cause milly took that paper
And sliced him on the nippleback to top
You Enjoy Myself
YOU ENJOY MYSELF

Boy
Man
God
Shit
Boy man
Boy man
Wash uffitze drive me to firenzeback to top
Esther
It was late one fall night at a fairground near town
When esther first saw the armenian man
Who groveled toward her and stood by her side
With a bucket that swung in his hand

His grin stretched the folds of his pasty white cheeks
And his lips hurled a dollop of murk on the curb
And the lights from the rides showed a mischievous sparkle
That flashed in his hollow eyed stare

He said little girl, you can chop off my legs
And then peel off my socks if you want to.
But I'd rather you took this old puppet from me
That I hold in my pail as we speak.

And he stood looking down at the innocent girl
And she stared at the bucket bewildered
Til he lifted the doll for the young girl to see
And a giant smile grew on his face
She saw the doll's eyes and she couldn't resist
And she thanked the man quickly and ran to the church
And she burst through the door with puppet held high
And a hush filled the chapel, and the people looked mean

Esther tried in vain to pacify the mob
Quibble grew to spat, to wrangle, then to brawl
The frenzied congregation struggled desperately to fetch
The pretty puppet snugly nestled deep in esther's leather sack
Through the window of the church a storm began to rage
And esther knew the time had come to flee

She scurried down the aisle toward the doorway in the distance
And out into the rainstorm where she felt she would be free
But the wind was blowing harder
And her skirt began to billow
Until finally her feet began to lift

And she rose above the people and the houses
And the chimneys
And esther and the doll were set adrift
Floating higher over the hills, and the valleys and treetops
They'd flutter and glide
Soaring and turning suspended on air
With the earth far below them they'd tumble
And dive through the clouds

And she began to plummet earthward till she
Landed in the nasty part of town

She glanced about the village sure to find the evil men
Who rob and pillage in the darkest hour of night
Nervously she fumbled for the pouch that held the
Puppet on her rump.

Feeling quite outnumbered esther hid behind
A nearby pile of lumber, where she waited
Till the dawn
Cause it would have been a blunder to
Succumb to a hoodlum on the prowl

When the morning came, she wandered through the streets
Along the chilly lake that lay beside the town
At last a peaceful moment, but she thought she heard a sound
It was an angry mob of joggers coming up to knock her down

As esther stood and shook her head
The joggers were approaching
And she knew she had no choice left but to swim
As the frosty water sank it's bitter teeth into her hide
She tried to slide the heavy clothing from her skin

Naked now she made her way toward the shore
When suddenly she felt a tiny tugging at her toe.
And the puppet she'd forgotten wrapped it's tiny
Little arms around her ankle and wouldn't let her go.

The waves seemed to open and swallow her whole
As the doll pulled her down through the eerie green deep
And the sound of the laughing old man filled her ears
As she drifted away to a tranquil
And motionless sleep.back to top
Golgi Apparatus
I look into the finance box
Just to check my status
I look into the microscope
See golgi apparatus

Golgi, oh, woe is me
You can't even see the sea
Golgi, olgi, oh ooo olgi
Golgi
Golgi

They call him lysasome
Cause he runs so fast
Runs like a junkyard dog
With a brain of brass

I saw you
With a ticket stub in your hand
Under the light
Middle of the night
Couldn't get it wrong
So I had toback to top
Foam
I'm looking through
And it all would be
So crystal clear
If it wasn't for the foam
But the foam keeps getting thicker
And it just keeps getting harder
And I'm falling
Into a deep
Wellback to top
Dinner and a Movie
Let's go out to dinner and see a movie
Let's go out to dinner and see a movie
Let's go out to dinner
And see a movie
Let's go out to dinner and see a movieback to top
The Divided Sky
Ahhh!
Divided sky, the wind blows high

[the divided sky chant is part of an ancient ritual dating back to the
Pre-wilson years of she purity in gamehendge. after listening to the
Sacred sounds for a sloping lawn, three chosen subjects eat a special
Root collected at the base of the enormous mountain that rises in the
Center of the forest. the root is believed to contain the spirit of
Icculus, who lives at the top of the mountain. after eating the root,
They venture into a vast field at sundown. the field is deep green,
And stretches as far as the eye can see in all directions. in the
Center of the field stands an enormous black rhombus. they climb the
Rhombus and begin to sing, paying homage to the gods of the night
Sky.]back to top
David Bowie
David bowie
Ub 40back to top
Fluffhead
Fluffhead was a man
With a horrible disease
Could not find no cure
Won't you help him if you please?

Fluff came to my door / fluff came to new york (two parts)
Askin' me for change
His eyes were clear and pure
But his mind was so deranged

Fluff went to a banker
Askin' for some bills
The banker said, I ain't got that
But I sure got some powerful pills.back to top
Fluff's Travels
[part 1 - fluff's travels]
[part 2 - the chase]
[part 3 - who do? we do!]
[part 4 - clod]

Tipsy fuddled boozy groggy elevated
Prime did edit her
Hellborn elfchild roadhog mountain fortune hunter
Man beheaded her
Fat bulk expanse mass lump block clod
Tipsy fuddled boozy groggy elevated
Prime did edit her

Rabid victim martyr stranded
Level headed boy, ya better bend
Soon your luscious honey sugar
Mellifluous life is gonna end

Fat bulk expanse mass lump block clod
Rabid victim martyr stranded
Level headed boy, ya better bend

[part 5 - bundle of joy]
[part 6 - arrival]back to top
Contact
The tires are the things on your car
That make contact with the road
The car is the thing on the road
That takes you back to your abode

The tires are the things on your car
That make contact with the road
Bummed is what you are
When you go out to your car and it's been towed

I woke up one morning in november
And I realized I love you
It's not your headlights in front
Your tailpipe, or the skylight above you
It's the way you cling to the road
When the wind tries to shove you
I'd never go riding away
And come back home without youback to top
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