Who Sang Phantom Limb? The Shins

The Shins Wincing the Night Away cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2007-1-22
length: 4:48
additional producer: Phil Ek
background vocals: Anita Robinson
Some other versions of "Phantom Limb"

Lyrics
Phantom Limb

Frozen into coats,
White girls of the north,
Filed past one, five and one
They are the fabled lambs,
A Sunday ham,
The ancient snow.

And they could float above the crass,
In circles if they tried,
A latent power I'm known to hide,
To keep some hope alive,
That a girl like I could ever try,
Could ever try.

So we just skirt the hallway sides,
A phantom and a fly,
Follow the lines and wonder why
There's no connection.

And weakened falling eyes,
In cheap shots from the tribe,

And we're often in Marcus’ porch again,
Another afternoon with the gold head tunes,
And pilfered booze.

We wandered through the mama's house,
And the milk from the window lights,
Family portrait circa ninety-five,
This is that foreign land,
With the sprayed on tans,
And it all feels fine,
Beats circus slime,

So, when they top our Monday heads,
To zombie-walk in our stead,
This town seems hardly worth our time,
And we'll no longer memorize or rhyme,
Too far along in our climb,
Stepping over what now towers to the sky,
With no connection.

Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo

So, when they top our Sunday heads,
To zombie-walk in our stead,
This town seems hardly worth our time,
And we'll no longer memorize or rhyme,
Too far along in our climb,
Stepping over what now towers to the sky,
With no connection.

Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo
Oooh waooooooo waooooooo (repeat to fade)

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Sleeping Lessons
  • 2 Australia
  • 3 Pam Berry
  • 4 Phantom Limb
  • 5 Sealegs
  • 6 Red Rabbits
  • 7 Turn on Me
  • 8 Black Wave
  • 9 Spilt Needles
  • 10 Girl Sailor
  • 11 A Comet Appears

  • Release information
    label: Sub Pop Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 4024572288884
    script: Latin