Phish.net > Charts > Narration Chart: "Mockingbird", 1992-04-21

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TREY: Chris, it’s getting darker, darker, darker, even darker, darker. Oh my god, oh my god, it’s pitch black. Oh my god. Oh my god. We’re not in a building anymore, it’s a houseboat, we’re on a houseboat. We’re floating across the ocean in a houseboat. You can’t leave, you can’t go out that door, you’ll fall into the water. Oh my god, we’re rocking back and forth now in a houseboat. I don’t know where we’re going. We’re lifting over some big waves. We’re going down, on the other side of the wave.

Oh my god, we’re starting to turn upside down. Gravity has no meaning anymore. We’re hanging from the ceiling by our feet. We’re really upside down. The bottom of the boat, that’s the bottom of the boat up above us, we’re standing on the top of it. Oh my god [cups microphone] we’re going to Gamehendge!

We’re on our way to Gamehendge. We’re going to get to Gamehendge. We’re gonna see the evil [maximum reverb and delay creates scary voice] King Wilson. Oh my god, we’re going to Gamehendge, and we’re going to see the evil… [maximum reverb and delay creates scary voice] King Wilson, the evil [maximum reverb and delay creates scary voice] King Wilson, the evil… [maximum reverb and delay creates scary voice] King Wilson, the evil… [maximum reverb and delay creates scary voice] King Wilson.

[voice effect continues] Oh my god, here we go, floating on the houseboat across the ocean, and we see the shore coming up ahead of us [Mike plays theme from “Jaws”]. We get up on the shore, and we’re walking across the shore and suddenly, we start to lift up off the ground for no apparent reason. We’re looking down and you can see the first grass right below you, but as you pull away, you start to see trees over on your left, trees stretching out, dark going as far as the eye can see, a vast forest reaching to your left, and you’re floating up above. You start to look to the left. On the other side, you start to see a field going off into the distance.

And, suddenly, you realize you’re hanging from an enormous hang-glider that stretches all the way across with 150 people, stretched side by side on a hang-glider, and you’re floating on a hang-glider. Starting to go down but you move over a dark part of the forest, and you start to lift up, and you’re spinning around, spinning around, going higher and [Trey’s voice going higher and higher] higher and higher and higher and higher and higher and higher and higher and higher and higher [takes breath] and higher.

You strap the oxygen mask over your face. You’re up about 17,000 feet now, looking down, and the huge mountain below you looks just like a tiny rock. We slowly start to circle down around the mountain. You take a left turn on your hang-glider; you circle down around the mountain; you see that mountain is actually beginning to quake below you. The whole mountain is beginning to crumble, pieces are falling off, you see large boulders. Down in the corner of your eye, you see a tiny figure standing on the mountain, and you know that it’s the Colonel Forbin.

He’s standing on the mountain, and the mountain is quaking around him. You know that Colonel Forbin has gone to the mountain cause he wants to get the Helping Friendly Book back from the evil… the evil [dark voice effect returns]... [with the crowd’s assistance] King Wilson!

Then as we fly down, you’re floating on your, you’re floating on your, you’re floating on your… hang-glider. You’re twisting around, flying up in the air, and suddenly you see circling around above your head a tiny bird, flipping around, singing a little song, and you know that it’s the Famous Mockingbird flying around your head. He goes past your hang-glider down to the big mountain below and he sits there. The mountain sort of takes shape, and it starts to tell this tiny bird to go into the castle and steal the Helping Friendly Book back from the evil… [voice effect] King Wilson [Mike strikes an ominous tone].

So there goes the Helping Friendly Book now. As you head back to your houseboat on your hang-glider, you see the Famous Mockingbird flying off into the distance...
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