Sample In A Jar

Lyrics: Tom Marshall
Music: Trey Anastasio

A Phish song played by Phil Lesh & Friends (initially as an encore on 12 July 2000). It was sung by Paul Barrere - Little Feat cover it on their album Chinese Work Songs.

It's hidden far away
But someday I may tell
The tale of mental tangle
When into your world I fell
Without you now I'll wander soaking
Secretly afraid
But in your grasp the fears don't last
Though some of them have stayed

Chorus
I wheeled around because I
Didn't hear what you had said
And saw you dancing with Elihu
Up on Leemor's bed
And I was foggy, rather groggy
You helped me to my car
The binding belt enclosing me
A sample in a jar

And on the market stands unfolding
With all the willies and their wares
I shuffle by, alert but numb
To all the glances and the glares
And I think of you unheeding
All the times I raised my cup
It's now I know that you knew that
I'd soon end up end up

[chorus]

You tricked me like the others
And now I don't belong
The simple smiles and good times all seem wrong

[chorus]

Oh - a sample in a jar
Oh - a sample in a jar
Oh - a sample in a jar
Oh - a sample in a jar
Recordings
1994 Hoist (Phish)
2000 Chinese Work Songs (Little Feat)


 


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