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The man who stepped into yesterday


by Phish. Buy album CD: Other Songs BOO - V


INTRODUCTION



Wilson


Wilson


Wilson


Wilson


Wilson



Once upon a time there was a mountain that rose out of a vast green forest. And in the forest there were birds and lakes and rocks and trees and rivers. The forest was also inhabited by a small group of people called the lizards. The lizards were a simple people and they had lived in the forest undisturbed for thousands of years in utter peace and tranquillity. Once a year when spring came, and the first blossoms began to show, the


lizards would gather at the base of the mountain, to give thanks for all that they had. They thanked the birds and they thanked the lakes and they thanked the rocks and the trees and the rivers; but most importantly, they thanked Icculus.


Icculus lived at the top of the mountain, or at least everyone thought so, for no one had actually ever seen him. But they knew he existed, because they had the Helping Friendly Book. Icculus had given the Helping Friendly Book to the Lizards thousands of years earlier as a gift. It contained all of the knowledge inherent in the universe, and had


enabled the Lizards to exist in harmony with nature for years. And so they lived; until one day a traveler arrived in Gamehendge. His name was Wilson and he quickly became intrigued by the Lizards way of life. He asked if he could stay on and live in the forest; and the Lizards, who had never seen an outsider, were happy to oblige.


Wilson lived with the Lizards for a few years, studying the ways of the Helping Friendly Book, and all was well. Until one morning when they awoke and the book was gone. Wilson explained that he had hidden the book, knowing that the Lizards had become dependent on it for survival. He declared himself king and enslaved the innocent


people of Gamehendge. He cut down the trees and built a city, which he called Prussia. And in the center of the city he built a castle, and locked in the highest tower of the castle lay the Helping Friendly Book out of the reach of the Lizards forever. But our story begins at a different time, not in Gamehendge, but on a suburban street in Long Island, and our hero is no king sitting in a castle, he is a retired colonel shaving in his bathroom.



Colonel Forbin looked square in the mirror and dragged the blade across his cold creamed skin. He saw the tired little folds of flesh that lay in a heap beneath his eyes. Fifty-two years of obedient self-restraint, of hiding his tension behind a serene veil of composure. For fifty-two years he had piled it all on the back burner, and for fifty-two years it had boiled, frothing over in a turbulent storm inside of him. It had escaped through his eyes, reacting with the cigarette smoke and the fluorescent lights and slowly accumulating into a sagging mass. He ran his dripping palm across the stubble on the nape of his neck and thought again about the door. He had discovered the door some months back on one of his ritualistic morning walks with his dog McGrupp. It had started out as a typical stroll with McGrupp bounding joyously ahead of the preoccupied colonel. As they reached the apex of the hill, he saw it and he knew it had always been there, and felt foolish for overlooking the door for so long. At first, he tried to ignore it, but he soon found that it was impossible, and slowly his newly acquired knowledge transformed his dreary life into a prison from which there was only one escape. And on this morning, Colonel Forbin stepped through the door...



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  1. Boogie On Reggae Woman - Phish
  2. Carolina
  3. Carolina (or carolina on my mind)
  4. Carolina on my mind
  5. Colonel forbin's ascent narrative - version1
  6. Colonel forbin's ascent narrative - version2
  7. Colonel forbin’s ascent
  8. Cracklin’ rosie
  9. Daniel saw the stone
  10. Destiny unbound modifications
  11. Discern
  12. Dog Log
  13. Dog log (or doggone dog)
  14. E: You Enjoy Myself
  15. Esther (alternate version)
  16. Famous mockingbird
  17. Fire
  18. Free bird
  19. Gumbo - Better (Live)
  20. If i only had a brain
  21. Introduction narration
  22. Junta
  23. Libertyville
  24. Lizards
  25. Love you
  26. Loving cup
  27. Marijuana
  28. My mind's got a mind of its own
  29. Nellie kane
  30. Nicu
  31. No dogs allowed
  32. Old home place
  33. Paul and silas
  34. Phish - seven below
  35. Picture of nectar
  36. Possum
  37. Shaggy dog
  38. Sloth
  39. Spices
  40. Spread it 'round
  41. Suzy greenberg
  42. Tela
  43. The Ice
  44. The man who stepped into yesterday
  45. Tube
  46. Tweezer Reprise
  47. Uncle pen
  48. When the circus comes
  49. Where Everybody Knows Your Name (Cheers Theme)
  50. While my guitar gently weeps
  51. Wonderwall (oasis cover)
  52. Ya mar
  53. Anarchy
  54. Brother
  55. Buffalo Bill
  56. Bye Bye Foot
  57. Carini Had A Lumpy Head
  58. Dear Mrs. Reagan
  59. Destiny Unbound
  60. Fooled By Images
  61. Halley's Comet
  62. Harpua
  63. I Didn't Know
  64. I Saw It Again
  65. In A Misty Glade
  66. Jennifer Dances
  67. Kissed By Mist
  68. Kung
  69. Language Instructions
  70. Makisupa Policeman
  71. Mcgrupp And The Watchful Hosemasters
  72. Meatstick
  73. Mountains In The Mist
  74. Never
  75. No Gogs Allowed
  76. Prep School Hippie
  77. Punch You In The Eye
  78. Runaway Jim
  79. Sleeping Monkey
  80. Somanatin
  81. Strange Design
  82. Suzie Greenberg
  83. The Curtain
  84. Vultures

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