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Sweet Emotion

Sweet Emotion has not been seen in 918 Phish shows.
It has not yet been performed live.
It was played at 0.15% of live shows.
It has been performed live 3 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Tyler/Hamilton

Original Artist: Aerosmith

Original Album: Toys in the Attic (1975)

Vocals: Phish

Debut: 1993-03-16

Historian: Phillip Zerbo (pzerbo)

“Sweet Emotion” is the classic from Toys in the Attic, the first Top 40 song from the first platinum album from Boston-based rock legends Aerosmith. Phish acknowledged this album by including it among the 99 albums under apparent consideration for a cover performance at Festival 8 before falling victim to the knife.

Phish has never offered a full rendition of "Sweet Emotion," though they have jammed the song on three occasions. Two of the jams came during “Tweezer” on 3/16/93 and 11/27/96. By far the best known "Sweet Emotion" jam by Phish is from the second set madness on 5/7/94 at the Bomb Factory in Dallas, captured on Live Phish 18. Shorter “Sweet Emotion” teases can be found in the 4/21/915/3/91, and 5/6/93 versions of “Tweezer,” the 9/21/90 and 5/25/91 versions of “YEM,” while a quote of the song emerged out of the 7/9/99 Merriweather “Mike’s Song” jam. 

Fans of "Sweet Emotion" will also want to check out the delightfully odd acoustic offerings by Mike Gordon and Leo Kottke, either on their 2005 release Sixty-Six Steps or from their tours in support of the album including 10/16/05 at Toad's Place in New Haven, CT.

Watch Sweet Emotion on YouTube "Sweet Emotion" – Aerosmith, Official Music Video


© Music of Stage Three (BMI)

Sweet emotion
Sweet emotion

You talk about things that nobody cares
You're wearing out things that nobody wears
You're calling my name but I gotta make clear
I can't say baby where I'll be in a year

Some sweat hog mama with a face like a gent
Said my get up and go musta got up and went
Well I got good news, she's a real good liar
'Cause the backstage boogie set your pants on fire

Sweet emotion
Sweet emotion

I pulled into town in a police car
Your daddy said I took it just a little too far
You're telling me things but your girlfriend lied
You can't catch me 'cause the rabbit done died
Yes it did!

Stand in the front just a shakin' your ass
I'll take you backstage, you can drink from my glass
I'll talk about somethin' you can sure understand
'Cause a month on the road and I'll be eaten from your hand

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