SNL Transcripts: Jake Gyllenhaal: 01/13/07: The Shins perform “Phantom Limb”



 Saturday Night Live Transcripts


  Season 32: Episode 10



06j: Jake Gyllenhaal / The Shins

The Shins perform “Phantom Limb”

from the album: Wincing the Night Away (2007)

…..Jake Gyllenhaal
…..The Shins

Jake Gyllenhaal: Ladies and gentlemen, The Shins!

(cheers and applause)

The Shins: [singing]“Frozen into coats,
White girls of the North,
Fire past one, fire the one,
The are the fabled lambs,
A Sunday ham,
The ancient snow.

And they can float above the grass,
In circles if they tried,
A latent power I know they hide,
To keep some hope alive,
That a girl like her could ever try,
Could ever try.

So we just skirt the hallway signs,
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 your 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,
Beat it circa slime.

So, when they tap our mundane heads,
To zombie-walk in our stead,
This town seems hardly worth the time,
And we’ll no longer memorize or rhyme,
To fall along in our crime,
Stepping over what now towers to the sky,
With no connection.

So, when they tap our mundane heads,
To zombie-walk in our stead,
This town seems hardly worth the time,
And we’ll no longer memorize or rhyme,
To fall along in our crime,
Stepping over what now towers to the sky,
With no connection.

With no connection.

With no connection.”

(cheers and applause)

(fade)

Submitted by: Dirk Noel

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Author: Don Roy King

Don Roy King is directing his fourteenth season of Saturday Night Live. That work has earned him nine Emmys and thirteen nominations. Additionally, he has been nominated for thirteen DGA Awards and won in 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. Mr. King is also the creative director of Broadway Worldwide which brings theatrical events to theaters. The company has produced Smokey Joe’s Café; Putting It Together with Carol Burnett; Jekyll & Hyde; and Memphis, all directed by Mr. King. He completed the screen capture of Broadway's Romeo & Juliet in 2013. - LinkedIn

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