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Heavy Rotation

Heavy Rotation has not been seen in 62 Phish shows.
It was last played: 2022-09-03.
It was played at 0.15% of live shows.
It has been performed live 3 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Page McConnell

Original Artist: Page McConnell

Original Album: Page McConnell (2007)

Debut: 2015-07-22

Historian: Mockingbird Staff

A tongue-in-cheek stab at a radio single that never was, "Heavy Rotation" was a staple of Page's solo shows during the fallow years between Phish 2.0 and 3.0. Phish attempted it just once, on 7/22/15, amid the flurry of tunes given their debuts at the tour-opening Bend shows in summer 2015. That evening, the song's author couldn't quite nail down the squirming coils of its interval-hopping melody line, and it got away, put back on the shelf for the foreseeable future. Fans of the song can however visit the original studio version on Page’s 2007 eponymous album.



Watch Heavy Rotation on YouTube Page McConnell, “Heavy Rotation” promo video



 


Albums: Page McConnell

Lyrics:

(McConnell)

And on and on until the
Motion is slowing down
The heavy rotation’s
At the end of its run

The dawn is gone and now
A night’s worth of memories that
Have come up again
The second time’s no fun

And on and on the thread of
Total distraction’s not
My best course of action
If my engine should stall

If all evolves it could be
Your praying mantis
I don’t know if I planned this
If it’s what I’d call

But the music that came and went
Amusements that paid the rent
Rules that were slightly bent
Never too far

And engagements that paid the bills
With nothing but time to kill
The only thing I wish still
Held me apart

And on and on, life that’s
Just held together with
A knot. I can weather
Not the storm but the calm

I’m hanging on until my
Treads get some traction
Then I’m flung into action
If I like it or not

And on and on until
Past tension release
I’m flying into the pan
I’m frying [??]

And ride beyond until
The waves have no glory
It’s the end of the story
But it’s short of defeat

The music that came and went
Amusements that paid the rent
Rules that were slightly bent
Never too far

And engagements that paid the bills
With nothing but time to kill
The only thing I wish still
Held me apart

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