“Breath And Burning” – Phish [Official Audio Single]


LYRICS

Phish “Breath And Burning” Lyrics

Breath and burning
We are made of sand
Slowly turning
At the waves command

And what does it matter
That the nightmares all came true
The black clouds that scattered across the sky
And there’s nothing left we can do

But celebrate while the hurricane
Throws salt and water into the room
The canary died
The healer lied
The yellow fields disappeared too soon

Mid-air voltage blooms and grows
Unstoppable, it’s instant heat
And as sinners plea on bended knee
We’ll be dancing here for days

Breath and burning
We are made of sand
Slowly turning
At the waves command

And what does it matter
That the end’s in sight
We’re not going gently
We’re gonna rage with Page at the dying of the light, hey

The sudden unexpected fate
Of sunken ships was our future path
Your string of beads did nothing to
Prepare for you what was sure to pass

Shadow wheels in shipping lanes
The angry winds blew straight from hell
And the tortoise pulls his head inside his shell

Breath and burning
We are made of sand
Slowly turning
At the waves command

And what does it matter
It’ll be over soon
Our heads on a platter
So lets spin in the light of the moon
We still got the light of the moon
We’ll dance in the light of the moon, hey

Breath and burning
Breath and burning
Breath and burning
Breath and burning

Jamband heavyweights Phish have shared the first single from their upcoming 13th album, Big Boat. Listen to “Breath And Burning” above.

“Breath And Burning” has a funky and airy feel to it as horns and Page McConnell’s tickling of the keys add a soulful element. Trey Anastasio, who makes reference to Dylan Thomas’s Do not go gentle into that good night in the lyrics, shared some comments about the song in an email with NPR Music:

I wrote this song on the beach after our three-night run in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico last January… I loved watching the faces of all the people dancing and splashing in the ocean while we played. I kept thinking, ‘This will all end sooner or later, one way or another. So I’m gonna enjoy every last second of it while we’re still here. I’m not gonna wave away the dessert cart on the Titanic. I want to be like that string quintet that kept playing while it sank.’

Produced by Bob Ezrin, Big Boat is scheduled to be released on October 7, 2016.

Phish is scheduled to begin their Fall tour on October 14 in South Carolina. For more Phish, check out their Zumic artist page.

Phish Big Boat album cover art

Source: NPR