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I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) has not been seen in 828 Phish shows.
It was last played: 1997-12-30.
It was played at 0.05% of live shows.
It has been performed live 1 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Craig and Charlie Reed

Original Artist: The Proclaimers

Original Album: Sunshine On Leith (1988)

Vocals: Tom Marshall (lead), Trey (backing)

Debut: 1997-12-30

Historian: Mark Toscano


This song was covered under some of the strangest circumstances of any cover tune. On 12/30/97, following an intricate “Harpua” story involving olive loaffried eggsSlim JimsLost in Space, and udder balls, Trey explained that as a child he saw a vision of Tom Marshall come to him thanks to some bizarre ritual involving the aforementioned objects. In Trey’s childhood vision, Tom appeared and began to sing this once overplayed Proclaimers tune. At this point during the show, the real Tom Marshall stepped out on stage and the five of them did in fact play the song, with much of Madison Square Garden singing along.  Of course, it wouldn't be Phish if they didn't add their own take on the song, in this case changing the refrain to reference Hannibal Lecter.


Lyrics:

(Reed/Reed)
© Warner Chappell Music International Ltd. (ASCAP)

When I wake up, well I know i'm gonna be,
I'm gonna be the man who wakes up next you
When I go out, yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you
If I get drunk, well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who gets drunk next to you
And if I haver up, Yeah I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's havering to you

But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

When I'm working, yes I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's working hard for you
And when the money, comes in for the work I do
I'll pass almost every penny on to you
When I come home (When I come home), well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who comes back home to you
And if I grow-old, (When I grow-old) well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's growing old with you

But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

da da da (da da da)
da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da

da da da (da da da)
da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da

When I'm lonely, well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who's lonely without you
And when I'm dreaming, well I know I'm gonna dream
I'm gonna Dream about the time when I'm with you
When I go out (When I go out), well I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who goes along with you
And when I come home (When I come home), yes I know I'm gonna be
I'm gonna be the man who comes back home with you
I'm gonna be the man who's coming home with you

But I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walks a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

da da da (da da da)
da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da

da da da (da da da)
da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da

da da da (da da da)
da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da

da da da (da da da)
da da da (da da da)

Da Da Da Dun Diddle Un Diddle Un Diddle Uh Da

And I would walk 500 miles
And I would walk 500 more
Just to be the man who walked a thousand miles
To fall down at your door

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