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This is a Phish mini-masterpiece in the tradition of The Mango Song, first recorded on A Live One, Phish's first commercially-available live album. It celebrates the glory of (among other things) cymbals, be-bop, skyscrapers, and the saxophone, but most of all, it celebrates music that is simple. Phish, despite their incessant noodling and adventurous (to say the least) chord progressions, know the beauty of a simple three-chord song written in 4/4. An a cappella ending in almost all live performances, some jalapeno guitar licks right as the song is at its loudest and simplest (because Trey Anastasio is addicted to noodles), and occasionally a horn section are all reasons to catch this one live, or on CD.
Lyrics:

We've got it simple, 'cause we've got a band,
and we've got cymbals in the band.
We've got it simple, 'cause we've got a band,
and we've got symbols in the band.
What is a band without cymbals?
Oooooooh, Cymbals are grand!

We've got a saxophone, 'cause we've got a band,
and we've got saxophone in the band.
We've got a saxophone, 'cause we've got a band,
and we've got saxophone in the band.
What is a band without saxophone?
Oooooooh, Saxophone is grand!

Cymbals and saxophone,
Saxophone and cymbals,
Cymbals and saxophone,
Saxophone and cymbals.


We've got bebop, 'cause we've got a band,
and we play bebop in the band.

(Here's where every member of the band simultaneously does a 5-beat fill, sprays butane from their soul, lights it, and goes back to playing a vanilla song again.)
We've got skyscraper, and it sings a pretty tune,
and every band needs skyscrapers, too!
What is a band without skyscraper?
Oooooooh, skyscraper is grand!

Cym-bop and be-baphone,
skyballs and sax-scrapers.
Cym-bop and be-baphone,
skyballs and sax-scrapers.
Cym-bop and be-baphone,
skyballs and sax-scrapers.
Cym-bop and be-baphone,
skyballs and sax-scrapers.

-=*jam*=-

...and then, a cappella, gradually decrescendo:
Cym-bop and be-baphone,
skyballs and sax-scrapers.
Cym-bop and be-baphone,
skyballs and sax-scrapers.
Cym-bop and be-baphone,
skyballs and sax-scrapers.
Cym-bop and be-baphone,
skyballs and sax-scrapers.
ifyoucan read thisyou're
boundtobe going blindsoon.