Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

Lyrics Of Phish’s Tweezer Without Research

Whoa, Joe Steppenwolf’s a tweezer!
Beezer neezer fleezer! (2X)

I’m gonna burn coal, coal, coal, coal, coal (4X)


Whoa, Joe Steppenwolf’s a tweezer!
Beezer neezer fleezer! (2X)


  1. that’s as close as there’s any point in being

  2. I’m still unsure as to whether or not I “get” Phish: I’m not yet sure if I’m willing to, as I do with the Grateful Dead, put up with mountains of sheer musical bullshit to get to those nuggets of transcendence that make said bullshit worth it.

    And their lyrics play a huge role in keeping me from investing the time.

    • it’s no “eight sided whispering hallelujah hatrack” I tell you what

      • Thoughts On The Dead

        July 25, 2017 at 12:28 am

        We don’t own the land,
        but we act as if we did.
        It belongs to our children,
        And our children’s kid.

      • MrCompletely brings up a good point, although I’d counter-argue by saying Hunter’s lysergic bloviating mercifully ceased after a couple-three years, whereas Trey and/or Marshall did that shit for over two decades before downshifting into cringe-inducing-earnest-for-Ernest-to-sing.

  3. Lol. Pretty much nailed it!

  4. Morning Deuce

    July 24, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Bob Hunter’s job is safe.

  5. Phish be excretable

  6. I tried and tried, but I just can’t with them. no heart no depth no meaning. nothing beneath the bouncing. with them you NEED the drugs – the GD IS the drug.

    • Just curious to know how many of their shows you’ve been to. I had a different impression from yours even very early on.

      It’s a different approach to “meaning” I guess, but I’ve always found their music quite emotionally meaningful if not all the lyrics, and yes without drugs.

      • Admittedly only been to 3 shows – 2 in the 90s. Believe me I wish it could touch me – it was a live music desert emotionally speaking for a long long time and I could’ve used a place to land. But very glad for you it touches you – i’m jealous honestly. Maybe I need to give it another try – a lot of peeps have advised thusly. That’s music for ya folks!

  7. I think you nailed it.

  8. An oldie from 2010
    ‘What phish sounds like to people that don’t like phish

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