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Gatekeeper

Gatekeeper has not been seen in 2008 Phish shows.
It has not yet been performed live.
It was played at 0% of live shows.

Music/Lyrics: Gordon

Original Artist: Mike Gordon

Original Album: Inside In (2003)

Vocals: Mike

Historian: lumpblockclod


This song, documenting Mike's apparent willingness to trade anything from bureaucratic hassles to precious stones in exchange for admission to some sort of finishing school so transformational that its graduates have been known to rave about turning their old selves "inside in," has never been performed publicly by Phish. It was, however, recorded by Phish during the Round Room sessions resulting in a version that didn't stray too far from the version on Mike's vastly underrated studio effort, Inside In. Anyone interested in hearing a more stretched out version of the song should seek out one of the performances from Mike's 2003 solo tour; the 10/16/03 version should do the trick.


Albums: Inside In

Lyrics:

(Gordon)
© Who Is She? Music, Inc. (BMI)

Gatekeeper, let me in
I've been trapped outside
And I'm ready to begin
I'll tell you the secret word,
I can fill the form,
or trade a gem
To be let aboard

People who've gone inside always rave
In there they learned a better way to behave
It's wild out here, and it's cold and lonely
And being in there is what I crave

Once I'm inside I'll live by the rules
And watch that I'm always sensitive
I'll work hard and raise my chin,
as I vacuum out my old self
Turning all of it inside in

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