Standing on the edge of the cliff, I start to slip.
Don't mind if I slide off.
Now I feel my mood start to lift,
I find my grip and the screaming fades away below.
I grab myself and spin me around I start to sprint.
I climb down to steadier ground.
If I can bushwhack it on back to the shack
Behind those hills I'll find the world is finally still.

Run through pale dark woods to that Sugar Shack
Breathe warm steam and hide in that old Sugar Shack.

Boiling heat, maple steam frozen snow then it flows.
When you leave, maple trees wait till spring to go again.

A mosaic of lies I tried to arrange in ways that shelter the blame.
I though I might have made off clear with all of the loot.
I plucked and ate all the fruit.
Then I started hearing the yells
And shattering plates drowned out by your slithering stares.
I was followed and chased and caught
And tied up by the hay right until I made my escape.

Run through pale dark woods to that Sugar Shack
Breathe warm steam and hide in that old Sugar Shack.

Lyrics submitted by TheHarv

"Sugar Shack" as written by Mike Gordon

Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing

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  • +2
    General CommentSurvivor? You must be smoking some primo dank. Or not enough.

    I think this song is simply a metaphor for triumph in overcoming adversity.
    cbirdton January 13, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah phish definitely wrote a song about survivor. Good call.
    phgdmbon January 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsurvivor effing rules, and you know it. and apparently, so does Mike.
    TheHarvon January 23, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSurvivor is awesome. I think this song is about a guy who fades into day dreams or a happy place to temporarily escape an abusive relationship. Of course it could just be about a guy getting caught stealing maple syrop... Only Mike really knows.
    krammanon October 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentKind of hard for them to write a song about Sugar from Survivor when this was written many years before she was on the show.
    solipsist1on January 19, 2011   Link
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    General CommentUhh...we need to have a talk. You’ve been spending way too much, all your time at the Sugar Shack. You try to avoid the question but your behavior is negatively effecting the band in the following ways. You’ve said yourself that you can’t go through a whole tour freebasing before every show. You are too old for this shit. It stared out as fun but you have lost yourself in that warm satiated place. What are you hiding from? It feels nice in there but can’t you hear the screams? There’s a lot to run away from but you’ll drown in that hay
    RonnieBrownon June 15, 2019   Link
  • -2
    General CommentIs this song about Survivor? More specifically, the character Sugar from Survivor: Gabon?
    TheHarvon January 05, 2010   Link

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