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the song that my soul understood

MSNBC's Katy Tur and Politico's Jake Sherman are locked in a secret on-air Phish lyric battle

This has all been wonderful but now MSNBC's Katy Tur and Politico's Jake Sherman are in an epic, secret Phish lyric war on TV, JamBase reports.

The game of wits apparently began in March, when Tur introduced Sherman as "My Friend, My Friend." Sherman quickly shot back a reference to another Phish track: "It's kind of dizzying. I'm having a tough time," he said. "I'm Bouncing Around the Room a little bit."

The Phans' game quietly reprised when Sherman appeared on Tur's program on June 6 and June 21, JamBase adds. The most recent lyric battle took place on Tuesday, when Sherman expertly slipped a reference to "Mike's Song" into a report on health care.

"I don't understand how [Republicans] are going to get this done over three weeks, they're going to have to completely scrap this bill, start all over again, put a new bill on the floor, and then get House Republicans and House Democrats, who have completely different incentive structures, to get this through," Sherman said. "I simply don't see it. It seems like they're trapped in time and don’t know what to do when it comes to this legislation."

Tur quickly fired back: "Or feeling like it's not so stupendous living in that tube. What about the arrests we're seeing right now?"

All this might simply be a case of it isn't who it would be if it wasn't who it is. Watch below beginning at the two-minute mark. Jeva Lange