Originally Performed ByPhish
Lyrics ByJim Pollock
VocalsJim Pollock
Phish Debut1987-03-06
Last Played1987-03-06
Current Gap1865
Last Update2015-06-05


Long a mystery, this unidentified song circulated on setlists for years as “Freeworld,” even though the vocalist announces the title (perhaps sarcastically) as “If This is a Free World, Then Tomorrow Must be Just as Worse.” Performed only once at a sparsely attended Goddard cafeteria gig on 3/6/87 (audio), the vocalist also claims to have just made up the song. For upwards of fifteen years, this song history solicited any additional information regarding the origins of the song. Finally, in December 2013 long time friend of the band Jim Pollock answered the call and revealed that he not only wrote the song but also handled vocal duties at the lone performance (h/t to user @Fluffhead for bringing this to our attention). The more you know.

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