Phish – Waking Up Dead lyrics

Phish – Waking Up Dead lyrics

[Verse 1: Mike Gordon]
Woke up on the wrong side
Atrophied thoughout
Dreamt with open eyes
I was vaccuuming about

In a straight line
A very straight line
[Verse 2]
Each new morning I wake
With clouds around my head
Lift up the walls and pipes
And vaccuum out my head

In a straight line
A very straight line

[Chorus]
Ooooh Vac-you-you-me
Waking up dead
Ooooh Vac-you-you-me
Waking up dead
Waking up dead

[Verse 3]
In addition stands a man
In a backlit halo glow
Wears a darkened smile
Is there something I should know?

Something all consuming
All consuming

[Chorus 2]
Ooooh Vac-you-you-me
Waking up dead
From above
Vac-you-you-me
Waking up dead

[Bridge]
I feel the suction rev
As I waltz the vacuum arm
End to end it sucks itself
And pulls me with its charm

Morning in a vortex
And when I squint my eyes
You peek inside my empty shell
A memory in disguise

Tree outside is upside down
Head hangs off the bed
They say I’m just a pair of lungs
Connected by a thread

I’m presuming
The end is looming

In trouble when I put my foot down
Try to have a voice
In trouble when I climb back down
Let you have your choice

My soul got sucked out in the ether
Just about half past nine
My cars went out drinking in closing time (?)

[Chorus]
Vac-you you me
Vac-you-you me
Ooooh Vac-you-you me
Waking up dead
Vac-you-you me
Waking up dead
Waking up dead
Ooooh Vac-you-you me
Waking up dead
Waking up dead