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Welcome this is our farmhouse.
We have cluster flies alas,
And this time of year is bad.

We are so very sorry,
There is little we can do, but swat them.

She didn't beg-
Oh not enough.

She didn't stay
When things got tough.

I told a lie
And she got mad

She wasn't there
When things got bad.

Chorus:
I never ever saw the northern lights. (This is our farmhouse)
I never really heard of cluster flies. (Cluster flies alas)
Never ever saw the stars so bright. (This is our farmhouse)
In the farmhouse things will be alright. (Cluster flies alas)

Woke this morning to the stinging lash
Every man rise from the ash
Each betrayal begins with trust
Every man returns to dust.

...Chorus...

...Instrumental...

Chorus until fadeout


Lyrics submitted by phisherman, edited by jhreb

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    General CommentNewfound Finch, you're an idiot. You're an uneducated loser. When Anastasio was only a few years older than you (I'm guessing you were about fifteen when you posted) he was composing masterpieces; epics; movements. Also, by the way, the term "jamband" is degrading. Phish's music is composed, with sections left open for improvisation. They do more than just stand there and "jam" in a particular key; it's part of a larger structure. Anyways, this is 8 years after this idiot posted and I had to respond, mostly because it was fun. Secondly, phans were rushing to their own defense, claiming not to be "hippies" and not every phan is a "hippie," as if there's a negative connotation. Remember, it's inbreds like this guy who created a bad image. Finchy, hippies basically stand for individual freedom as long as it harms nobody else. So, tell us again, what it is you hate so much? You know, I'm not into this peace-loving, everything's rainbows and butterflies-bullshit either, deep down, nobody is unless their blind and stupid. I mean, sometimes people are bad and deserve to be strapped to a chair and tortured, like you. Who cares. I hope this loser dies in a fire and his parents feel awful for giving him fetal alcohol syndrome, no talent, no girlfriend, and a small brain. Newfoundfinch, I sincerely hope you've grown a bit since you posted.
    Epinephrineon February 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a great song to sing along with!
    BigEyedPhish103on May 04, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah..this is about opinons..and he is stating his..its just not correctly stated....phish takes a specified taste...which i dont have..so i do not want of the phish music..
    Simplisticdreamson May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentin stating his opinion, he was attempting to stop others from stating their views: "I don't ever want to see you writing that this is a good song to sing along with."
    that is the problem i have with him. civility goes a long way. i don't like rap... but i don't hate everyone who does.
    scheisseon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all what the hell does this guy mean that you have to be a hippie to listen to phish. Hippies were all about peace and love and all that shit. They wear bellbottoms and protest against society. Is it just me, or has it been 35 years since hippies have been around. Second, if you had any musical appreciation at all (newfoundfinch) then you would definately not be talking shit about Phish. They are one of the most tallented bands around today, and you are just pissed off because bull shit bands like Blink 182 and Aerosmith are all sellouts that have no tallent what so ever. It's morons like you that have driven music straight to the bottom. Its all about the money and popularity now. Phish were true musicians that started for the music and for the fans. And if you cant appreciate that, then you have serious problems.
    Phishhead420on May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnewfoundfinch- #1) everyone has their own taste in music and i don;t see myself bashing yours so why do you feel the need to take it out on me huh? #2) did i ever say that i was a hippie? that everone who likes phish is a hippie? i didn't think so and thats a shallow generalization. #3) youre an ass.
    BigEyedPhish103on May 14, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwho cares what some dumbass thinks.not everyone has to like phish, just like you don't have to like n'sync. People who post things like that are just trying to bring you down. just ignore them and let them be. if posting something horrible like that is what gets them off then not amount of scolding is gonna change that.
    bidins711on May 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm phish lol funny!!
    meg 2231on May 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentphish does not have concerts anymore. they are on "hiatus." and i would put phish on before grateful dead, though both rock. i prefer phish's sound (and yes, they are unique).
    scheisseon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentdo you guys really care what others think! i mean hey lets smoke
    Tinabell9191on May 28, 2002   Link

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