Talk
Phish Lyrics


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I can't talk my talk with you
Nothing's ever soaking through
The filter that surrounds your thoughts
And holds out lessons left untaught

I can't talk my talk with you
Nothing's ever soaking through
The filter that surrounds your thoughts
And holds out lessons left untaught

I can't talk my talk with you

I can't sing my song with you
Nothing's ever soaking through
The filter that surrounds your thoughts
And holds out lessons left untaught

I can't sing this song with you
Nothing's ever soaking through
The filter that surrounds your thoughts
And holds out lessons left untaught





I can't sing my song with you
I can't talk my talk with you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Phish's "Talk" suggest a sense of frustration and disappointment in communication with someone. The singer expresses that they are unable to adequately express themselves to the other person, as the filter that surrounds their thoughts prevents their lessons from being fully understood. The repeated refrain of "I can't talk my talk with you" emphasizes the disconnect and inability to connect with the person in question.


It's possible that the song is a reflection on the difficulty of communication in general, or it could be a specific commentary on a particular relationship or interaction. The sense of frustration and confusion is palpable in the music itself, with the shifting rhythms and guitar riffs reflecting the disjointedness of the conversation or lack thereof.


Overall, "Talk" is a powerful statement about the ways in which we struggle to connect with one another, even in the closest of relationships. The song serves as a reminder of the importance of honest and open communication, even when it's difficult.


Line by Line Meaning

I can't talk my talk with you
I am unable to communicate effectively with you.


Nothing's ever soaking through
You are resistant to new ideas or perspectives.


The filter that surrounds your thoughts
You have a particular mindset that filters out anything contradictory to your beliefs.


And holds out lessons left untaught
This mindset prevents you from learning important lessons or considering different perspectives.


I can't sing this song with you
I cannot fully express myself or share my creativity with you because of this communication barrier.


I can't talk my talk with you
I am consistently unable to effectively communicate with you.




Lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
Written by: Y, ANDRE GORDON

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