"Lengthwise" as written by and Jon Fishman....
When you're there, I sleep lengthwise
And when you're gone
I sleep diagonal in my bed


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"Lengthwise" as written by Jon Fishman

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    General CommentThis is a really moving song about someone who shifts their sleeping position to accomodate a lover. "When you're there, I sleep lengthwise"- he becomes more reserved, more sensitive. "When you're gone, I sleep diagonal in my bed"- the revelation of the true self... the one who loves comfort and feels that his bed is his territory, where HE should be comfortable.

    Heh. Yeah. That's what I think.
    jazzinjameson March 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think it's more like, he sleeps diagonal to fill the void that the lover leaves.
    ThePythonon September 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnah.. hes just like fuck bitches theres more room when theres noone else here.. ill do what i want..
    andcaitsaidon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCan anyone tell what song is being played at the very beginning (first few seconds) of this song on the Rift cd. Theres another song being played, but I cant quite tell what it is.
    Nivekon May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song fades in as "It's Ice" fades out... so that's probably what you're hearing.
    dsotmrwon May 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentActually, there's a "montage" of many (if not all) of the songs on Rift mashed up together (you can hear the "last night...." from the song Rift, the "oooohs" from Fast Enough 4 you, and perhaps others.
    benwavishnu-1on October 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think, conversely to what Jazzin' said, perhaps he means that the only thing that's different when she's gone is how he sleeps. You normally wouldn't just say how you sleep, you'd say how you are more comfortable or that you miss her when she's gone. He feels more free when she's away, he can take up the whole bed laying diagonally.
    BloggerETon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think, conversely to what Jazzin' said, perhaps he means that the only thing that's different when she's gone is how he sleeps. You normally wouldn't just say how you sleep, you'd say how you are more comfortable or that you miss her when she's gone. He feels more free when she's away, he can take up the whole bed laying diagonally.
    BloggerETon June 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMan, you guy make this song has a real deep meaning. I thought that was the single most weird song.... ever. But I like Phish
    ZiggyBuddyon June 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMan, you guy make this song has a real deep meaning. I thought that was the single most weird song.... ever. But I like Phish.
    ZiggyBuddyon June 16, 2008   Link

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