I am just a satellite, high above the atmosphere
Bouncing every thing you say to someone who is meant to hear
Sometimes on a rainy day, I lie in bed and dream of you
So blame it on the satellite, when your message can't get through

I am just a tiny wave, a minor ripple out at sea
Moving slowly towards the shore, burdened with uncertainty
I'm gaining power, losing speed, wondering as I near your door
Will you hold it open for the tidal wave approaching shore?

You've become an island in the hazy world surrounding me
Offering a vast reward each time I safely cross the sea
All too often I become lost in the fog and haze
Clinging still, against my will, to promises of clearer days

I am just a raindrop that accelerates without control
Losing bits and pieces in descent 'til I'm no longer whole
I am just another shooting star above that you might see
Until I have your full attention I'll be anything but me
Anything but me

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Anything but Me Lyrics as written by Tom Marshall Scott Herman

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    General Comment
    I hate feeling this way about one of my best girl friends, but I do. Damn unrequited love. Beautiful, underrated song though.
    deathbearon June 01, 2006   Link
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    General Comment
    this is my favorite phish song and i cant believe people havent responded to it yet. Its glorious glorious and just sets a mood like none other, and the lyrics speak perfectly to what its like to love someone so much and not be able to have them.
    azure2148on February 02, 2005   Link
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    General Comment
    I totaly agree with this chick. This song is truly unbelievable, and one of there greatest slow songs of phish. Not as good instrumentals in this one, but truly perfect when it comes to lyrics.
    Stantino32on August 20, 2005   Link
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    just one more reason to love phish
    i am hydrogenon February 06, 2007   Link

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