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Walls of the Cave

Walls of the Cave is a Phish song written by Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall, released on the 2002 album, Round Room.

"Walls of the Cave" made its public debut on AOL, as the Round Room track was available as a streaming file for subscribers. It made its concert debut in the first show back from hiatus, closing the show. Since then, it has made many appearances, mostly as a set closer, though it did open the first day of the 2004 Phish festival, Coventry.

"Walls of the Cave" has been known amongst fans to possibly have multiple meanings, the most obvious being Platos timeless philosophical Allegory of the Cave. In an interview Phish song writer, Tom Marshall said that Walls of the Cave was written as a message, as if he were singing to his son after his death.[citation needed] He also conceded the possibility of a sub-conscious meaning of the song related to the September 11th attacks which occurred shortly before the creation of the song.[citation needed] The initials form WoTC, equal to the World Trade Center. As well, the lyrics could be construed to relate to the event: "I know you heard the question but you didn't make a sound. And when it fell you caught my heart before it hit the ground."

Song Length on Album: 09:59

Times played live

Date = Date Played, Venue = Venue song performed, City = City performed in, Set = Set the song was performed in, POS = Position in set the song was played
Date Venue City Set POS
12/31/02 Madison Square Garden New York, NY 3 8/8
2/14/03 Great Western Forum Inglewood, CA 2 2/8
2/18/03 Pepsi Center Denver, CO 1 10/10
2/22/03 U.S. Bank Arena Cincinnati, OH 1 10/10
2/25/03 First Union Spectrum Philadelphia, PA 1 8/8
2/28/03 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY 1 8/8
7/7/03 Cricket Wireless Pavilion Phoenix, AZ 2 7/8
7/15/03 USANA Amphitheatre West Valley City, UT 2 10/12
7/22/03 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN 2 5/5
7/30/03 Tweeter Center Camden, NJ 2 4/4
11/28/03 Nassau Coliseum Uniondale, NY 2 4/9
6/19/04 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY 1 6/7
6/24/04 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN 2 7/7
8/9/04 Hampton Coliseum Hampton, VA 1 4/5
8/14/04 Newport State Airport Coventry, VT 1 1/9
8/13/10 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN 1 6/13
10/26/10 Verizon Wireless Arena Manchester, NH 1 14/14
1/1/11 Madison Square Garden New York, New York 1 11/11
6/19/11 nTelos Pavilion Portsmouth, VA 1 2/9
8/9/11 Harveys Outdoor Arena Stateline, NV 2 8/8
8/16/11 UIC Pavilion Chicago, Illinois 1 5/13
9/4/11 Dick's Sporting Goods Park Commerce City, CO 2 10/10
6/17/12 Bader Field Atlantic City, New Jersey 1 10/11
7/7/13 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY 1 9/9
7/27/13 The Gorge Amphitheatre George, WA 2 6/8
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