Phlegm Man

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"Phlegm Man"
Phlegm Man cover
Demo by Rivers Cuomo
Album Alone VI: The Black Room
Recorded 1999
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
RC# 397
COR# 93
Status unreleased
Rivers Cuomo song chronology
"My Brain Is Working Overtime"
(RC# 396)
"Phlegm Man"
(RC# 397)
"|G |D |a |e |"
(RC# 398)

"Phlegm Man" is a demo by Rivers Cuomo.

Appearances

Overview

"Phlegm Man" was written by Rivers Cuomo while living at an apartment on Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles in 1999. The song was first heard when it was released as part of the digital compilation Alone VI: The Black Room in 2020.

Known demo recordings

Performer(s) Filename Date of recording Length Appeared on Notes
Rivers Cuomo 093 Phlegm Man.MP3 1999 0:57 Alone VI: The Black Room Same recording as "093 Phlegm Man 2.MP3" (albeit truncated)
Rivers Cuomo 093 Phlegm Man 2.MP3 1999 3:08 Alone VI: The Black Room

Lyrics

Stop bothering me
'Cause I'm trying to sleep
And I haven't felt elated for so long
Let me shoulders rest
Get things off my chest
And just sing a little rhythm-and-blues song

Apollo's rising
He always does
The birds are singing
And that's because
They're free
So free

Stop explaining how
I should milk my cow
Let me amble right along at my own pace
'Cause I'd hate to be
Just a casualty
Of the wreck we like to call the human race

Apollo's rising
He always does
The birds are singing
And that's because
They're free
So free

...bothering me
I'm just trying to sleep
And I haven't felt elated for so long
Don't think I'm impr...

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