"Prince Caspian" as written by David Byrne, Chris Frantz, Tina Weymouth, Jerry Harrison and Brian Eno....
Oh, to be Prince Caspian afloat upon the waves
Oh, to be Prince Caspian afloat upon the waves
Oh, to be Prince Caspian afloat upon the waves
Oh, to be Prince Caspian,
With nothing to return to but the demons in their caves

Oh, to be Prince Caspian afloat upon the waves
Oh, to be Prince Caspian afloat upon the waves
Oh, to be Prince Caspian afloat upon the waves
Oh, to be Prince Caspian,
And the children in the fields all sowing seed and chaffing wheat
Oh, to be Prince Caspian with stumps instead of feet

Oh to be Prince Caspian
Oh to be Prince Caspian
Oh to be Prince Caspian


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"Prince Caspian" as written by Chris Frantz David Byrne

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    General CommentI once read a book by C.S lewis called Prince Caspian, which is part of the Chronicles of Narnia. In the book Prince caspian is taught the ways of Narnia, which was thought to be just an ancient legend. Caspian defeats his enemies and becomes King Caspian X. He is later called Caspian the Seafarer, following his travels to the World's End. Surely this song is based upon the book, I would recommend you read the book, if you have not already, it is a childrens book however the entire series is enjoyed by all ages.
    phish86con June 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, the chronicles of narnia are great books. and this song has to be about the prince caspian from them.
    i love this song. it's very tranqil.
    weezerific:cutleryon July 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthahha the water sound in the beginning that mike does with his bass is supposed to sound like bong water
    cosmicphishon August 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhooo i love this song.. i caught on to the bong water part hah makes me love phish evenmore
    jujufruitbad19on March 23, 2003   Link
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    General Commentthis song is really cool. i dig what nuc is saying about drugs and that the music is what counts, but come on. phish is like THE SHIT when you're on drugs
    mellowed-outon July 25, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song so much i am thinking of naming my kid caspian…boy or girl!
    nanukrbsiton September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPhish's music is absolutly amazing. Acid aside, are any of you guys musicians? Some of the most emotional and spiritual moments I've had with the band come from playinging their music. Whether its as complicated as YEM or Divided Sky, or as simple as this (its just G-C with a Dsus2 thrown in occasionally) you can really feel it deep in your soul...to float upon a wave....
    Phiddleron January 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf anyone has EVER hit a bong they know that is not what it sounds like, unless it's a gigantic, monster bong. The bubbling is much more high pitched. That is for sure just ocean songs.

    Now that we have that cleared up...

    I am a huge phish head, with hundreds of live shows in my archive, but in terms of just my favorite songs of all time, this is it, mainly because the time of my life when I discovered this song (and most importantly, Phish) and every time I recall that part of my life, this song is the soundtrack.

    For a song of this style, they've had some surprisingly good jams off of it live.
    serenitytranquilitypeaceon March 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentBoise Idaho 95 - the stairs all led 2 doors around the stadium and only one stair-case doorway was left open .. in that stair-case was a silhouette of a guy dancing ( in shadow formation ) Trey was watching him and stopped when he stopped and jammed when he jammed etc ,... Salt Lake Utah was the next day and as i recall Trey says in the beginning (if my memory serves correct) that he 'wrote this last night' ... someone who has a boot-leg tape of that night in Utah i want to know if im right. And thanks Trey for my 1st show - i asked the security to close those damn doors - Ickulus
    phractalz13on June 25, 2012   Link
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    General CommentMan.....what the hell...Phish is sooooooo much more than drugs. Their fan base was what completely turned me off to them for years. It seemed like people were into them because of drugs. Recently, though, I've started listening to them, and they're all incredible musicians. THAT'S what's important. The music...that's it. Trey has some amazing insights, too, in interviews that can really be used to take any other musician's game to the next level....so I'll say it again, not everything about Phish has to be about drugs...
    NUCC98on February 15, 2005   Link

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