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Who Loves the Sun?

Who Loves the Sun? has not been seen in 96 Phish shows.
It was last played: 2019-02-21.
It was played at 0.1% of live shows.
It has been performed live 2 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Lou Reed

Original Artist: The Velvet Underground

Original Album: Loaded (1970)

Vocals: Trey (lead), All (backing)

Debut: 1998-10-31

Historian: Mark Toscano

This song, the opening tune on The Velvet Underground’s Loaded, inaugurated Phish’s 1998 Halloween “musical costume.” The band covered it solidly, albeit a bit meekly, keeping their version completely faithful to the original. This opening on cautious ground helped set a solid foundation upon which they would build the madness of, among other things, the “Sweet Jane,” “Rock and Roll,” and “Lonesome Cowboy Bill” to come.



"Who Loves the Sun" was not played again until 2/21/19 (after a 602 show gap), during Phish's third run of shows at Barceló Maya Beach in Mexico. After it was played early in the first set of the opening night, Trey acknowledged their love for the sun soaked venue stating, "For the sunburnt among you. You know, it still doesn't suck. It didn't suck last time and it doesn't suck now. Still un-sucky, still un-sucky all these years later."


Albums: Live Phish 16

Lyrics:

(Reed)
© Oakfield Avenue Music LTD (BMI)

Who Loves the sun
Who cares that it makes plants grow
Who cares what it does
Since you broke my heart

Who loves the wind
Who cares that it makes breezes
Who cares what it does
Since you broke my heart

Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Not everyone
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun

Who loves the rain
Who cares that it makes flowers
Who cares that it makes showers
Since you broke my heart

Who loves the sun
Who cares that it is shining
Who cares what it does
Since you broke my heart

Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Not everyone
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun

Sun
Sun
Sun

Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Not just anyone
Pa Pa Pa Pa
Who loves the sun

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