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1999

1999 has not been seen in 12 Phish shows.
It was last played: 2021-10-28.
It was played at 0.16% of live shows.
It has been performed live 3 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Prince

Original Artist: Prince

Original Album: 1999 (1982)

Vocals: Mike, Page, Trey (alternating leads)

Debut: 1998-12-31

Historian: Phillip Zerbo (pzerbo)

The final song recorded for Prince’s 1982 album of the same name, “1999” was likely performed by hundreds of bands on 12/31/99: “Cuz they say two thousand zero zero party over / Oops! / out of time.” Phish apparently had other plans for that night. Not content to follow the crowd, Phish got a jump on the rest of the world by a year; they partied like it was going to be 1999, not like it was 1999. This apocalyptic party number was a fun and surprising kickoff to '98-'99 NYE festivities at Madison Square Garden and featured a variety of costumed dancers on stage. The theme lingered throughout the night as the song was subsequently teased in both "Weekapaug" and "Runaway Jim."



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcwSVQHd7RM" target="_blank">Watch 1999 on YouTube Phish, "1999" – 12/31/98, New York, NY. Video © Phish


Lyrics:

(Prince)
© Controversy Music (ASCAP)

I was dreamin' when I wrote this
Forgive me if it goes astray

But when I woke up this mornin'
Coulda sworn it was judgment day

The sky was all purple
There were people runnin' everywhere

Tryin' to run from the destruction
U know I didn't even care

'Cuz they say two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999

I was dreamin' when I wrote this
So sue me if I go too fast

But life is just a party
And parties weren't meant to last

War is all around us
My mind says prepare to fight

So if I gotta die
I'm gonna listen to my body tonight

Yeah, they say two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
So tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999
Yeah

Lemme tell ya somethin'
If you didn't come to party
Don't bother knockin' on my door
I got a lion in my pocket
And baby he's ready to roar

Yeah, everybody's got a bomb
We could all die any day
But before I'll let that happen
I'll dance my life away

They say two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
We're runnin' outta time
So tonight we gonna, we gonna (Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999)

Say it one more time
Two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
No, no
So tonight we gonna, we gonna (Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999)

Alright, it's 1999
You say it, 1999
1999
1999 don't stop, don't stop, say it one more time

Two thousand zero zero party over
Oops out of time
Yeah, Yeah
So tonight we gonna, we gonna (Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999)

Yeah, 1999
Don'tcha wanna go
Don'tcha wanna go
We could all die any day
I don't wanna die
I'd rather dance

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