I know what you are thinking. Phish lyrics? Really Katie, don't they sing about "taking care of your shoes".
Yes, yes they do. But they also have a way of crafting some gems as well. Take a look at some of my favorites....
All of These Dreams:
"If you go there, and after you do. All of these dreams would be yours to pursue
The rest of your life devoid of a care, if you keep your eyes open, you may find yourself there"
"Tripping in this strange design, none is yours and far less mine
Hold the wheel, read the sign, keep the tires off the line
Just relax your doing fine, swimming in this real thing I call life
Can I bring a few companions on this ride"
"As he saw his life run away from him
Thousands ran along, chanting words from a psalm: "Please me have no regrets"
"Silence contagious in moments like these; Consumed me and strengthened my will to appease
The passion that sparked me one terrible night, had shocked and persuaded my soul to ignite"
"If life were easy and no so fast, I wouldn't think about the past.
I can't forget to turn the earth, so both sides get their share of darkness and of light"
My three favorites. (At least right now... these change daily)
Down with Disease
"Waiting for the time when I can finally say; that this has all been wonderful, but now I'm on my way
But when I think it's time to leave it all behind. I try to find a way to but there's nothing I can say to make it stop"
Wading in the Velvet Sea:
"I took a moment from my day and wrapped it up in things you say
Mailed it off to your address, you'll get it pretty soon...unless
The packaging begins to break and all the points I tried to make
Are tossed with thoughts into a bing, time leaks out my life leaks in
You won't find moments in a box, and someone else will set your clocks
I took a moment from my day and wrapped it up in things you say
And mailed it off to you...."
And my favorite. I think always will be.
The Meatstick (I know...but trust me)
"Long before this scene concludes, the end I'm seeking still eludes
My every effort to apply, my will to moments passing by
But everytime we say goodbye, there's a pain I can't identify
That reveals to me the hidden door, that leads to several moments more"
Oh Phish... I love you so.