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Mr. Palmer is concerned with the thousand dollar question

Just like Roger he's a crazy little kid

I've got the time if you've got the inclination

So cheer up Palmer, you'll soon be dead

The noose is hanging, at least you won't die wondering

Sit up and take notice; Tell it like it is

If I were near you I wouldn't be far from you

I've got a feeling you know what you did




DC Bag (2x)

Time to put your money where your mouth is

Put 'em in a field and let 'em fight it out

I'm running so fast my feet don't touch the ground

I'm a stranger here I'm going down

Let's get down to the nitty gritty

Let's get this show on the road

I'll show you mine if you show me yours

I'm breathing hard - open the door


Brain dead, and made of money, no future at all

Pull down the blinds and run for cover no future at all

Who would've thought it, that's where I am, no future at all

Don't sweat it, that's where I am, whoa, carry me down, down, down, down

By that night, news of Palmer's death had traveled back to the camp. Spirits were low and Colonel Forbin felt devastated. Even though he had only been in Gamehendge for one day, he had already developed a deep hatred for Wilson. He wanted desperately to help the revolutionaries, but without Palmer, it seemed hopeless. He wandered slowly through the camp and passed Errand Wolfe, sitting by the fire with Rutherford, who had returned that afternoon. He walked on and soon found himself outside of Tela's hut. Forbin knocked and walked in. Tela sat behind a makeshift desk in the center of a room that was littered with small cages containing spotted stripers, a tiny three-legged breed of animal. The unit monster sat in the corner. The colonel took a step toward Tela and spoke. "I needed to come here tonight" he said, "to tell you that I've fallen in love with you."

He looked to her eyes for approval but her face remained frozen in an expressionless stare. An awkward blanket of silence fell over the room and hung for a long moment before being shattered by the sound of the door swinging violently open. It was Rutherford the Brave. The ironclad knight rushed across the room and gripped the throats of Tela and the unit monster in each of his mighty hands. They struggled to break free but even the unit monster was no match for Rutherford's power and soon it was over. The bodies fell to the floor in a lifeless heap.

Colonel Forbin stepped forward from where he stood in the corner; unable to contain his confusion and rage and screamed "WHY?" His question was answered by Errand Wolfe who had quietly slipped through the doorway during the confusion. "She was a spy," he said, and explained to Forbin that she had been sending information to Wilson using the spotted stripers as carriers. Roger's death had aroused his suspicion, and Palmer's had confirmed it. The colonel stood in silence in a world that had turned up-side-down so many times that he no longer knew which way was up. It had all seemed so simple when he first arrived. Good versus evil, and of course he had sided with good as he had done all his life. And now, he stood and stared into the eyes of Errand Wolfe and he saw evil. The entire picture began to seem like an enormous puzzle with one piece missing, and the colonel knew what that piece was.

"Within twenty-four hours," he said to Errand Wolfe, "You will have the Helping Friendly Book." And even as the words were leaving his lips, he found himself running out the door and into the forest, not towards Prussia, but toward the great mountain looming in the distance.

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AC/DC Bag song meanings
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    General CommentI love the fact that the titel is nothing more than the chord progression of the song...sort goes A C D C F A G....they changed it to "bag" for reasons of political correctness.....
    NUCC98on February 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAC/DC bag is one of there best song id say. It talks about roger who was killed in gamehendge and also mr palmer is killed. This causes forbin to hate evil king wilson.This song is really good and upbeat.Makes you want to dance!
    phish15on June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Commentheh, ive been playing the song for a while, and never noticed, :P
    beaneron May 13, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgamehendge
    mellowed-outon December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Commentbrain dead!…and made of money…no future at all. didn’t you just love yellin that out at the shows.
    nanukrbsiton September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is played often as an opener because it so poignantly captures the feeling of naked vulnerability that can turn into terror and then delight that one gets through the course of that anxiety-filled and transformative first set. Everyone brings their baggage to the show and some just want to pull down the blinds and run for cover because they can't hide their [secrets/secret self] anymore. There is also a feeling of urgency for those who just want their ego be executed and be done with it so they can build a new one and keep on living:
    let's get this show on the road...
    I'm breathing hard, open the door...

    best example -IT 1st night opener - god you could have cut the tension with a knife, my friend
    PhisHereticon April 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song includes many musical phrases taken directly from songs by metal band AC/DC. It is a "grab bag" of AC/DC's music.
    gchillagon October 20, 2009   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThe original lyrics were "AC/DC Fag". AC/DC is slang for a person who sexually experiments with both sexes. While this song is technically part of Gamehendge, as a stand alone it serves as a song about a man having a homosexual experience and is ashamed of it.

    "I've got a feeling you know what you did"
    Referring to being embarrassed about performing an act.

    "I'm a stranger here I'm going down"
    Refers to performing oral sex on another man.

    "I'll show you mine if you show me yours"
    Obviously about comparing members.

    "I'm breathing hard - open the door"
    Referring to the act of sodomy.

    Trey and Mike have discussed openly in interviews how they experimented sexually with each other and other men and how they both consider themselves bisexual. It's also well know that a large percentage of Phish fans are very open about their sexuality. This song is a sort of an homage to the gay Phish fans of the world.

    quiet451on May 15, 2010   Link

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