"Scent Of A Mule" as written by Steve Bogard and Brett James....
Kitty Malone sat on a mule
Was riding in style
When suddenly, like the sound of a buzzard's breaking
Kitty felt laser beams being fired at her head
She said, "I hate laser beams
And you never done see me askin'
For a UFO
In Tomahawk County"

Well she kicked the mule
And it walked the path
And the aliens fired from behind
Till she stopped the mule
And she kicked the rump
And the big old mule took a big old dump

[Chorus]
Scent of a mule, you better watch out where you go
Take your laser beams away
Scent of a mule, you better watch out where you go
You better stop that laser game
Or you'll smell my mule

She felt the fire against her neck
And it saddened her to feel it burn
When suddenly, like the sound of a breeding Holstein
Kitty said, "Stop, we ain't lookin' for fightin'
In Tomahawk County."

A little guy from the UFO
Came on out and said his name was Joe
She said, "Come on over for some lemonade
Just follow me now with the whole brigade"

[Chorus]

They walked into her cabin shack
They had never seen a southern home
And they liked it, better than their UFO
They liked it, they really liked it
They said, "Here's a place of elegance
Here we shower ourselves in lightness"

[Chorus]


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"Tweezer" as written by Steve Bogard, Brett James

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    General Commentwhy hasn't anyone posted here? this is such a fun fun song! i love phish
    so much fun
    youenjoymyselfon April 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commentnothing is more fun than Rockin Blue grass and UFO's!
    on to Coventry!!!
    monkeymanallahon May 19, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfavorite Phish song. Also the only country song I know with laser beams in it.
    Bluejay Fusionon December 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAliens, rednecks, Mule shit, and my fav Phish line EVER:

    "Here's a place of elegance
    Here we shower ourselves in lightness"
    phlyme2themoonon April 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG! One of my favorites live! My best friends name is Kitty Malone!
    sara smiles backon December 04, 2007   Link
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    Song MeaningLeave it to Phish to come up with a bluegrass song, played at breakneck speed, about a UFO invasion of the American south, one that's thwarted when the heroine shows them her "southern home"..."and they liked it, they really liked it"!

    This song is a treat in concert(for those who have not had the privilege of having heard this live, pick up Live Phish 02)...Trey and Mike have what's known as a "Mule Duel" in of all styles Klezmer. Brilliant fun, to say the least.
    lancelot323on September 23, 2009   Link

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