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Skippy (The Hippy Lizard)

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Dec 14, 2008 | 2:57 PM EST
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7.2 MB
3 min 10 sec
Score
4.06 / 5.00

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Rated 4.06 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

PLEASE, just bear with the HORRID whistling in the beginning of the song before rating this! It gets better. Recorded at a rehearsal, it is not a good mix by any means, but it is at least preserved for posterity. The tempo is also way too fast.

Written in the back of a pickup on the way to my first Phish show, Skippy represents your typical "trust-fund baby" that decides to try and avoid growing up by denouncing the corporate world of his fathers to just follow a band around, get stoned and wander about, while trying to stay out of trouble. Journey into Bohemia. The "hawks" represent "The Law" lol

Being that this was my first Phish show and that I had heard very little of their material, I had no idea what to expect. I was very shocked to see a 6' tall lizard pop into the crowd and begin to run around. I guess this was Skippy, though I had no idea when I wrote the words that there were going to be any lizards at the show.

Tim Fletcher- DRUMS
John E. Norfolk-BASS
Jack Sender-KEYS
Marta Shepherd_BACKUPS/PERCUSSI ON
Michael Vandling-GUITAR/VOCALS

SKIPPY
c. 2003 M. Vandling/Monkeywithumbs Music

THIS IS A STORY ABOUT SKIPPY
A SPOILED OLD FANCY LAD
WHO OUT OF THE BLUE
ONE DAY IN JUNE
HE GAVE UP ALL HE HAD

SOME PEOPLE SAY HIS MIND WENT AWAY
COOKED IN THE HEAT OF THE DESERT
BUT IF YOU ASK SKIPPY
HIS ANSWERS KINDA TRIPPY
IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN THE LIZARD

[CHORUS]
COLD BLOOD/WARM SKIN
THAT'S ALL SKIPPY KNEW 'TILL THE LIZARD LET HIM IN (2X)

YEA SKIPPY HAS CHANGED HIS WAYS
NO LONGER IS HE SAD
FOR OUT OF THE BLUE, ONE DAY IN JUNE
HE GAVE UP ALL HE HAD

SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT ON A WARM SUMMER DAY
IF YOU LOOK ON AN ARIZONA ROCK
YOU JUST MIGHT SEE SKIPPY
LOOKIN' LIKE A LIZARD HIPPY
DARNING HIS ARGYLE SOCK

[CHORUS] 2x

[LEAD]

NOW SKIPPY DON'T NEED NO PLAN
HE'S LIVIN' OFF THE LAND
HE HASN'T QUITE ACQUIRED A TASTE FOR THE BUGS
BUT HES GOT A HELL OF A TAN

YEA SKIPPY'S ON THE RUN
THE HAWKS ARE FLYING HIGH IN THE HEAT OF THE SUN (REPEAT 4x)

[CHORUS]

FADE OUT...

Reviews


DuranulDuranul

Rated 4 / 5 stars

i smell 70's

this song almost reeks of the 70's (and im talking the MJ and LSD 70's) a stoner buddy of mine said this song was awesome when he was high and i loved it sober. good stuff man!