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There's a mouse starin' out of the window
His car is trapped in the snow
He's planning a family vacation
But he just can't go
Around the next corner's a red bird
His feathers are trapped in a sling
He's passed by some gunslinging parrot
Who's jealous he ain't got no grin
There ain't no time to stash the gumbo
Or rattle around in a cage
The sacrificed child's made bubbles
And spittle is everywhere enraged
In a hot sand or in a my feet
They're blistered and caked with debris
Chez rolez is guarding the tote board
While Angry piddles with glee
There's a fool writing notes out on sandpaper
He's sending them off to himself
He gets them a couple days later
Who put them along his top shelf
If you get tired of shavings
And carve up a good hunk of wood
Remembering to check on the sausage
He's got cooking somewhere look good


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    General CommentI love this Phish song. Sounds like a kid's story for people on acid.
    glorifiedg79on July 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love it too, especially the end with the trumpets.
    annaSon November 01, 2007   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionI think the lyrics are a bit off. Listen to a real clear version of the song and see if you agree.
    "sacrificed child's" should be "sacrificed jaws."
    "In a hot sand or in a my feet" is really "In the hot sand, I ran on my feet."
    "They're blistered and caked" should be "They blister and cake with debris."
    "Who put them" should be "And puts them."
    "somewhere look good" is "somewhere but good."
    mwbiggon November 09, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"In a hot sand or in a my feet" is really "In the hot sand, I ran on my feet."

    Actually, I think it's 'In the hot sand I render my feet.'
    msujibbooon August 05, 2011   Link

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