Trapped in time and I don't know what to do
These friends of mine, I can see right through
You don't gotta tell me I don't gotta move
'Cause I'm sittin' back here sharin' in the groove

No I'm no nice guy (Me no are no nice guy)
No I'm no nice guy (Me no are no nice guy)
No I'm no nice guy (Me no are no nice guy)

I walk through the hallways inside my mind
I chase the backbeat from behind
Big dude in the doorway was blockin' my way
He reached to grab me and this is what he said

No I'm no nice guy (Me no are no nice guy)
No I'm no nice guy (Me no are no nice guy)
No I'm no nice guy (Me no are no nice guy)

This is the end
My only friend, the end
Indians lying on dawn's highway bleeding
Ghosts in the young child's fragile ... mind
Ah!
Careful with that axe, Eugene
Mother
Careful with that axe, Eugene
Ah!


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Mike's Song Lyrics as written by Mike Gordon

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    its something about a minotaur and that whole greek myth

    mynameismikeon July 19, 2005   Link
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    Awesome song.

    deathbearon April 10, 2006   Link
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    what did they lose there train of mind at the end and just start taking lyrics from pink floyd's "careful with that axe eugene" or whats up? I am in no way saying that phish are incable of coming up with original lyrics or anything because they are brilliant songwriters or Anatascio is. great song btw

    floydian18on May 14, 2006   Link
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    or actually it could of just been an ode to the legendary band Pink Floyd

    floydian18on May 14, 2006   Link
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    i think it is an ode to dark side of the moon or tripping in general... "trapped in time, and i dont know what to do" is a feeling most people encounter on their journeys. "these friends of mine, i see right through" is also another feeling you get when you are on a vision quest around others. you seem to see them for what they are, not just their positive traits. to chill out when you're tripping you also try to "share in the groove" that is humanity. i could be wrong, but we all see different meanings in songs. this is just my opinion. the whole reference to peace frogs and be careful with that axe eugene also make me think its an ode to tripping because we all know that the doors and pink floyd were both bands who took their fair amounts of trips. peace and light..dalt

    trbngrsailormanon June 09, 2006   Link
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    I just love that opening lick of the song....nothing beats it.

    deathbearon July 16, 2006   Link
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    That last verse isn't Phish (it's a dandy mix of the Doors' Peace Frog and The End as well as the aformentioned Floyd ditty). The actual lyrics are said to be about the mythical Greek hero Theseus and his exploits in the labryinth. Cruise over to phish.net for the full explination. One of Mike's best if not the best of his tunes. The whole groove is just amazing. So much energy.

    Phiddleron March 28, 2007   Link
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    The last part of the lyrics written above is from the 3/1/97 concert, parts of which were released here as "Slip, Stitch and Pass". That particular Mike's Song had teases of The Doors' Peace Frog and The End, as well as Pink Floyd's "Careful with that Axe, Eugene". It's not actually a part of the song. The last bit of lyrics to the song are the final "Me no are no nice guy".

    Great song, amazing groove, nonetheless.

    lancelot323on September 24, 2009   Link

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