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Widespread Panic — Fishing
Album: Ball
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Released: 2004
Length: 4:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Inspirtation,
Oh, she barely waits a moment
Elevator doors open
Hear her footsteps touch the stairs

Words walk by
Describing definition
Stop and talk about it

Narcissus
Is just too easy to see
We're always looking
When we see fishes
When we go fishin'

Thoughts meander
Risin' all around us
Rise and fall and rise again
Oh, we stop and talk about it

Strong beliefs
Like ideas come to life
Turn atoms into rain and stone
Sands and tall trees

Worlds passed by
Defyin' description
Stop and talk about it
Talk about it

And Maia, she dances
She dissolves into the light
Illusions of light
Oh Maia, she dances

Deep romance and poetry
Songs and movies
Virtue for la de da
She dances in the light
Dance in the light

Maia, she dances
Oh Maia, she dances
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 kretinburger wrote:
Rip off of Porcupine Tree.Arriving somewhere.

 
PT - Arriving Somewhere But Never Here is waaayyyyy better! (This isn't bad, but Arriving Somewhere is one of my favorite songs.)


 DaidyBoy wrote:
I think this came first ...
 
Correct.
One shouldn't accuse someone of "ripping off" another artist when it may well be the other way around.
 kretinburger wrote:
Rip off of Porcupine Tree.Arriving somewhere.

 
I think this came first ...
That warbly guitar or keyboard effect was used a lot by Porcupine Tree hence the similarity that others refer to,
I really love this song! Very moody and emotional, love his voice.
Pink floyd kinda keyboards. Echos! Its a good tune but dont fill my bag.also abit of division bell sound in there ;-) . 

Ripple > Fishing = Happy Wrangler

RIP Jerry & Mikey, the guitarists in the band in my head

{#Cowboy}


 Neil66 wrote:

Agreed...!! Me like lots!!
But - who came with the sound first... WP started in '86ish according to wikipedia... me need to research!!

 
To me this seems like a sound which long preceded either band.  Plenty of bands from the 1960s and '70s had tunes with this sort of mildly psychedelic groove.  I guess we all hear different things though.
LOVE this little ditty. Used to be able to hit all the vocal notes, but could never get the guitar part and the vocals going at the same time.
For me, one of the most eloquent songs I've heard describing the creative process, the act of catching a thought, framing it and putting it down on paper with words. I know from personal experience the origins of this song intimately. 
Defyin' Description Stop
I'm hearing alot of Pink Floyd's Division Bell in this.
Rip off of Porcupine Tree.Arriving somewhere.
 k_trout wrote:
I sense some Porcupine Tree here...I like it a lot.

 
Agreed...!! Me like lots!!
But - who came with the sound first... WP started in '86ish according to wikipedia... me need to research!!
 k_trout wrote:
I sense some Porcupine Tree here...I like it a lot.

 
It's that strange warbly sound in the background - I think it is an effects modulation on the keyboards.
 Lazarus wrote:
This song is soooo marvelous it puts a spring in my step right before spring begins...  love it...

 
Bumping Lazarus' comment for spring 2015
This song is soooo marvelous it puts a spring in my step this first day of autumn in the northern hemisphere...  love it...
This song is soooo marvelous it puts a spring in my step right before spring begins...  love it...
Lyrics penned by a thoughtful master of words. JB is one fine writer. 
Wassup 'spreadheads?!
I keep thinking this is intro to Dear God by XTC. I still like this song too though..
WSP= Good Jam Band. Pardon the oxymoron.
I sense some Porcupine Tree here...I like it a lot.


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step again this winter day...

on January 27th, Widespread Panic will play in la República Dominicana...

 
LOVE Widespread MF Panic!
{#Good-vibes}
Good tune.  WSP has others I'm more preferable to, but this is a good one.

Lots of JJ Cale influence in their work.


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this summer day...

 
I think this is a pretty good song. 
 hippiechick wrote:
A favorite song from a favorite album.
 
I agree...  this is marvelous music...

 
 mauguima wrote:
Song's cool... but, oh boy!, what a ugly album cover.
 
It's not that bad of a cover - I've seen many album covers that are much worse than that one. 
A favorite song from a favorite album.


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter day...


 
 mauguima wrote:
Song's cool... but, oh boy!, what a ugly album cover.
 
Book......cover......
My little tube amp just loves this...and so do I.
Wow!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 agkagk wrote:

yep
 

Always glad to hear this song...


 
Song's cool... but, oh boy!, what a ugly album cover.
 romeotuma wrote:


absolutely awesome...  love it...
 
yep



This really is a great song...

 


absolutely awesome...  love it...


Seem to recall that one of their band members or roadies  passed away in Austin.  :(
Guitar reminds me of a song by, I believe, Shawn Mullins.

ahhhhhhh summertime shows are just around the corner...

I see roadtrips in my future!

{#Motor}
This song is transcendent. It reminds me of a dear friend.. at the same time.. it takes me to another place. *sigh*
pretty sure that this is a night time set list that is just on robot play, but i feels like bill is really doing a set of water theme and in my current state here in japan it just feels right and...weird i guess. 



Widespread Panic equipment chief found dead

Widespread Panic's longtime equipment manager was stabbed to death in his house in Northern Clarke County on Wednesday morning, Athens-Clarke police said.



 Danimal174 wrote:

First time hearing this, and I'm digging it.

 
Yes, nice stuff. Somewhat Porcupine Tree-ish, imo.
And one of the all-time great band names. 

First time hearing this, and I'm digging it.



Widespread Panic - Ribs and Whiskey, Live (2006)

From 'Earth To Atlanta' - 2006




great music...

 
great tune
This song reminds me of a friend who is very ill. She loves fishing, so we listen to this song.. it is so beautiful. 10+++
a perfect follow up to a pair of dead tunes.  i heard once somewhere (who knows where and if it is true or not) that during an interview it was asked of jerry what would happen if the GD ceased to exist?, his answer...WIDESPREAD PANIC


This song really is fantastic...


 hippiechick wrote:
Love this album and mine is all scratched and I can't find a replacement
 

I got to get this CD and I can't find it in any record/music retailers, guess I must go to Amazon and I think you should too.
Love this album and mine is all scratched and I can't find a replacement
I like
Oh YAR!
"Awright you Spread-Heads...here's what we're gonna do, see..."   {#Mrgreen}


Panic has a terrific range, Country to Rock, slow, fast, they do it all.
Holden Oversoul is my fave!


RP gang.  This station is amazing.  I'm a big time widespread panic fan, and your panic collection has room for improvement.  I think the RP fans would really love some of the other parts of WP's portfolio...  Try "Wondering", "Diner", "Jack", "Surprise Valley", "I'm Not Alone" and on it goes...


love it...


waiting for this to end so i can turn RP back on..
Nice tune, great bunch of guys....they hung out at my pad one night after their gig in Chapel Hill, N.C. (UNC) circa '89.....

Always loved their tune "Hatfield" too 

 ImInZappasVault wrote:
Jam bands literally make me nauseus.  KEXP here I come.  Way too much classic retread rock here.
 
Thought he'd never leave!!

Wow, Dead to Panic? Someone at RP must be stoned!
Yeah! Another group I knew from my years in Athens, GA —- mid-to-late 1980s.  Thanks Bill! {#Sunny}
 hippiechick wrote:
I don't know why, but this is one of my favorite songs.
 

Yeah, I love this song...




Jam bands literally make me nauseus.  KEXP here I come.  Way too much classic retread rock here.
I don't know why, but this is one of my favorite songs.
 speakerman wrote:
I thought this might be good (very good) Dave Matthews' Band song (which, of course as we all know, is either (a) an oxymoron, (b) a musical impossibility or (c) the eighth sign of the apocalypse).  Instead its just good ol' Widespread Panic.
 
You funny!!!

I think this is one of Porcupine Tree's better songs. Wait, what's that? Oh, nevermind.
hunthunthunt wrote:
Perhaps it's a cultural thing but this song typifies a common post-grunge, faux-angst lameness. There are SO many American bands that sound like this. What's the attraction? What am I not getting? Doesn't anyone else feel the sentiment in performances such as this is contrived and inauthentic?

Er where's the angst?

I really like the sound of this song, the pace, the guy's voice, etc . .  but the lyrics are fairly weak.  Good Tune!
I thought this might be good (very good) Dave Matthews' Band song (which, of course as we all know, is either (a) an oxymoron, (b) a musical impossibility or (c) the eighth sign of the apocalypse).  Instead its just good ol' Widespread Panic.
I bought Widespread Panic's Don't Tell the Band because I heard Little Lilly on RP.  I like this band a lot & I'm amazed I hadn't heard of them before.  I played them for my 72 year old mom the other day and she was thrilled!
This song moves me in a special way. The whole album has that kind of affect n me, but I don't know why.
aronson wrote:
Great tune. Sounds a bit "Porcupine Tree" to me (which is probably why I dig it so much). :daisy:
I thought the same thing.
Looks like the inside cover of Young's Harvest.
Jack_Jefferson wrote:
The album cover looks similar to Captain Beefheart's Safe as Milk.
Krispian wrote:
How come none of Widespread Panic's other songs sound like this?
Because they actually possess a wide range of expression and talent, unlike most other bands.
How come none of Widespread Panic's other songs sound like this?
I love this tune.. no clue what it's about but any song that can add the sound of casting and reeling has my vote. And I don't fish.
hunthunthunt wrote:
Perhaps it's a cultural thing but this song typifies a common post-grunge, faux-angst lameness. There are SO many American bands that sound like this. What's the attraction? What am I not getting? Doesn't anyone else feel the sentiment in performances such as this is contrived and inauthentic?
This is one of the most underrated bands around. Try "Surprise Valley" off "Til The Medicine Takes"..one of the most tremendous guitar lead-ins around. Or "Chilly Water" or "Space Wrangler" off the Space Wrangler album. If sooooo many American Bands sound like this, why dont they have a following compared to the Grateful Dead as these guys do? :doh:
Perhaps it's a cultural thing but this song typifies a common post-grunge, faux-angst lameness. There are SO many American bands that sound like this. What's the attraction? What am I not getting? Doesn't anyone else feel the sentiment in performances such as this is contrived and inauthentic?
Great tune. Sounds a bit "Porcupine Tree" to me (which is probably why I dig it so much). :daisy:
An all time favorite! I think it's about creativity, MsJudi
The album cover looks similar to Captain Beefheart's Safe as Milk.
I've always loved this... no clue what it means, but I love it. ;)
This is the song that turned me on the RP, thank you Bill!!!!!!!
crap. nevermind. i remember this song now. chill panic.
HONK! I missed this song... is it Bear's Gone Fishing? Does RP have it listed wrong, or is this a different song?
Hey - Dave Schools can be my bass guy any time. Honk if yer a Spread Head! :)
Hannio wrote:
I don't know what bug I had up my butt last time. I'm really enjoying this today.
Today, too. The funny thing is that everytime I hear it, I mistake it for Dave Matthews and think, well, maybe DM is not so bad after all. Then I look and see it's Widespread Panic.
I love this song and this album...and Widespread Panic!
Krow_Pie wrote:
Cheese. Might as well be Dave Matthews...ugh
Funny to me that people always have something wrong with Dave Matthews. And also funny how people for some reason think it is important to compare an artists' sounds to that of another artist or band that they think is a better version of what they're hearing. for instance.... Widespread Panic sounds like bad Grateful Dead John Mayer sounds like Dave Matthews WP is crap compared to Phish Phish is the wanna be Grateful Dead Trey has too much of an ego for Phish Dave has too much of an ego for Dave Matthews Band Dave and Trey play together and its GREAT. moral of the story...too bad Jerry isn't around for Mayer and him to collaborate it can go on and on
Nice laid back relaxing Song. Nothing wrong with that.
Great, great, great song for a cold, grey, dreary day.
This is goood..thats all I need say.
I don't know what bug I had up my butt last time. I'm really enjoying this today.
Hannio wrote:
What pathetic dreck after that wonderful Dead.
Same words, rearranged....
Wonderful after that pathetic Dead dreck, what?
I love this song, almost perfect, we go fishing!!!!
Cheese. Might as well be Dave Matthews...ugh
Look familiar?
more of this, less david byrned-out . . . .
nice guitar tune
The intro resembles "Nobody's Wife" from Anouk a lot.
Hannio wrote:
What pathetic dreck after that wonderful Dead.
... says the man from the upside down universe.
Two of my favorites back-to-back. Thank you RP! Friday got a lot better.
This is nice.... and completely new. A spacey quality to it, thanks to the reverberating keyboards.
I was think King Crimson when this first started or maybe it was ELP...intro sounds familiar
milehighYinzer wrote:
Who cares if your a hippie, a hippie that does drugs, a hippie that doesn't wear tie-dyes or whatever. It is about the music.
i always thought being a hippie was a state of mind- :meditate: -not the clothes you wear or the drugs you choose or don't choose. it's not about how old you are either . . . . .
Nice song! Really growing on me. Could hit 9 soon. RP is expanding my mind, and I love it baby. Another band I've been turned on to.........
I won tickets to see WP in Austin - wasn't familiar with their music at all - they put on an amazing show - their fans really make the experience come alive, too.
An absolute favorite!
Nice...fishin...7...Nah 8 :)
laprincessa wrote:
Hey, watch it, pal. Them's fightin' words.
Don't get me wrong - I totally respect the dead, however, I also totally hate them. . . :mrgreen:
This is the first Panic song that I heard about 3-4 years ago, they're now one of my favorite groups. Saw them live in Oct '06 and it was a great show. It's true that this song, though, is not really representative of their overall sound. But I still love it.