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Dave Matthews Band — Tripping Billies
Album: Live At Red Rocks
Avg rating:
4.9

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Total ratings: 325









Released: 1997
Length: 4:34
Plays (last 30 days): 0
We were above
You were standing underneath us
We were not yet lovers
Dragons were smoked
Bumblebees were stinging us
I was soon to be crazy
Eat drink and be merry
For tomorrow we die
Eat drink and be merry
For tomorrow we die
Cause we're tripping Billies

We're wearing nothing
Nothing but our shadows
Shadows falling down on
The beach sand
Remembering once, out on
The beaches
We wore pineapple grass bracelets

So why would you care
To get out of this place
You and me and all our friends
Such a happy human race
We're tripping Billies

We are all sitting
Legs crossed around a fire
My yellow flame she dances
Tequila drinking, oh,
Our minds will wander
To wondrous places

So why would you care
To get out of this place
You and me and all our friends
Such a happy human race
Eat drink and be merry
For tomorrow we die
Eat drink and be merry
For tomorrow we die
Comments (72)add comment
 lasker98 wrote:
Logged in just to give this a 1. This really disagrees with me.

 
I disagree with you. +8.

Maybe based partly on nostalgia, but I also like it. 
This song an average 4.9? Absurd!
Great artists.  Saw him in Roanoke Virginia Victory Stadium about 1999.  Amazing musicians.  8
Logged in just to give this a 1. This really disagrees with me.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
My old man always used to tell that just because you could, it didn't mean that you should.

 
That goes double for live versions of dumb overplayed songs. {#Stop}{#Shhh}
 stunix wrote:

very true.    I could write a list of things that applies to:

the 3rd bottle of red,
sex,
marriage,
kids,
overtime,
...

 
Is that just a list of unrelated items or the chapter headings from my autobiography?
 DaidyBoy wrote:
My old man always used to tell that just because you could, it didn't mean that you should.

 
very true.    I could write a list of things that applies to:

the 3rd bottle of red,
sex,
marriage,
kids,
overtime,
...


 DaidyBoy wrote:
My old man always used to tell that just because you could, it didn't mean that you should.

 
Mine too.  But then he never had a '68 Camaro a pint of brown liquor and an open road.
And come to think of it, that didn't end very well either. 
 
shitty
My old man always used to tell that just because you could, it didn't mean that you should.
DMB = great musicians playing nonsense
 ppopp wrote:
James McMurty, Costello and DMB....this means we are due something good. 

 
Sweet!... apparently, good things come must in fours.
 ppopp wrote:
James McMurty, Costello and DMB....this means we are due something good. 

 
The RP masses seem to agree with your assessment of EC and DMB, and weren't too thrilled about their "reward" of Frazey Ford and Of Monsters and Men; that 4-strong stretch averaged 5.875, and could be in the record books as lowest RP foursome.  Personally, disturbed that EC is in that group.    
U r so right, Sukh Ram Kaur
extremely annoying{#Frustrated}
 h8rhater wrote:
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Saw DMB at the Concert for Tibet in Washington. The highlight was when lightning struck inside RFK Stadium, injuring a few people.

Fortunately no one was killed, but I was nearly beaten to death when I mockingly imitated Dave's nasal twang for my girlfriend inside the crowded RFK Metro station.

Try it sometime. It's easy.
 

News item: "A thunderstorm forced an early end to yesterday's Freedom for Tibet concert at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington after 11 people were struck by lightning, four of whom were rushed to D.C. General. One of the four people hospitalized — Lysa Selfon, a third-year GW law student — was listed in critical condition.  John Shaw, a trauma paramedic, and Jamshed Zuberi, a surgical resident, were sitting near Selfon when the lightning struck her. The pair started CPR immediately and were able to prevent brain damage that could have resulted from the accident.  Selfon suffered burns and internal damage from the strike and spent nearly 2 months in the hospital.  Surgery was required to repair damage to her face resulting from the strike."

I'm guessing Lysa Selfon didn't consider the lighting strike the "highlight" of the show.  Empathy... try it sometime.  It's easy.

 
Surely, somewhere, there is a foundation dedicated to alleviating the plight of the sarcasm deficient.
 ppopp wrote:
James McMurty, Costello and DMB....this means we are due something good. 

 
same trio again
hopefully something good is coming
 
Once you get in the habit of dumping crap on people . . . 
sucko barfo Dave-o
Wow! Rock concert in the middle of nowhere.
A note to DMB: if you're going to sing as poorly as Bob Dylan does, your lyrics should be good enough to make up for it.
James McMurty, Costello and DMB....this means we are due something good. 
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Saw DMB at the Concert for Tibet in Washington. The highlight was when lightning struck inside RFK Stadium, injuring a few people.

Fortunately no one was killed, but I was nearly beaten to death when I mockingly imitated Dave's nasal twang for my girlfriend inside the crowded RFK Metro station.

Try it sometime. It's easy.
 

News item: "A thunderstorm forced an early end to yesterday's Freedom for Tibet concert at Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium in Washington after 11 people were struck by lightning, four of whom were rushed to D.C. General. One of the four people hospitalized — Lysa Selfon, a third-year GW law student — was listed in critical condition.  John Shaw, a trauma paramedic, and Jamshed Zuberi, a surgical resident, were sitting near Selfon when the lightning struck her. The pair started CPR immediately and were able to prevent brain damage that could have resulted from the accident.  Selfon suffered burns and internal damage from the strike and spent nearly 2 months in the hospital.  Surgery was required to repair damage to her face resulting from the strike."

I'm guessing Lysa Selfon didn't consider the lighting strike the "highlight" of the show.  Empathy... try it sometime.  It's easy.
 sweet_annie wrote:

Amen.  The Drummer has it!

 
No love for bad-ass fiddle player, Boyd Tinsley?
Where did this come from? That whiny sax, those odd honking vocal sounds?
 Webfoot wrote:

{#Roflol}  Nor the Grateful Dead. Go figure.

 
Man, you must get treated like a pariah.  Do you wear Birkenstocks® or are you a total iconoclast?
 Steely_D wrote:

wait - you're from Eugene and you don't like DMB? 

 
{#Roflol}  Nor the Grateful Dead. Go figure.
 fatcatjb wrote:
there are DM songs that I really like and his drummer is crazy-good....but most of his songs sound alike to me. 
 

 
Amen.  The Drummer has it!
 Slipstream wrote:
DMB sounds to me as if 10 musicians were each playing a different song, concurrently...

 

Sounds like Coldplay in a bag of cats being thrown off a bridge.
No. No. No.
DMB sounds to me as if 10 musicians were each playing a different song, concurrently...
Saw DMB at the Concert for Tibet in Washington. The highlight was when lightning struck inside RFK Stadium, injuring a few people.

Fortunately no one was killed, but I was nearly beaten to death when I mockingly imitated Dave's nasal twang for my girlfriend inside the crowded RFK Metro station.

Try it sometime. It's easy.
This is why I love RP.  I pretty much ignored Dave Matthews like, always.  With RP, I'm getting exposed to them in little doses.  It's been nice to hear them on here.  As opposed to, say, the preceding artist (U2) and any selection of theirs.  And the current over-dosing that's been going on.
there are DM songs that I really like and his drummer is crazy-good....but most of his songs sound alike to me. 
 
He seems to sing through his nose.  Do you suppose he smells through his mouth?
 gypsy222 wrote on January 22, 2002:
This is one of my all time fave DMB songs as well as the rendition - anything off Red Rocks is really, really good.
 
I really hate DMB, but I hope you're doing well, gypsy. {#Hug}
 paisleydancer66 wrote:

must be wet behind the ears

 
No, this song just needs a long rest. 
torture for the ears
Please make it stop!
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  it tweaks our nipples as well as our ears...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 
So you're saying you are in Goa and it is 1973...?
Saw them live with Carlos Santana at a free concert in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco many years ago.

I am totally blown away by how many people rate this a 1. I've never seen a song so hated. Interesting.
 Webfoot wrote:

Well, I had better lower my rating too then.

 
wait - you're from Eugene and you don't like DMB? 
 paisleydancer66 wrote:
Making it a 10 because there are some out there that don't appreciate DMB. He rules and that's a fact! Saw him in August and it was transporting.

 
Well, I had better lower my rating too then.
 paisleydancer66 wrote:
Making it a 10 because there are some out there that don't appreciate DMB. He rules and that's a fact! Saw him in August and it was transporting.

 
I'm with you!
 ottovonb wrote:
How many years now has Dave Matthews been re-writing the same song: 10? 20?, feels like 30.

 
Yuk, yuk... duh.  It feels like you haven't really been paying attention to his music but, rather, have been perpetuating a stereotype.
 msymmes wrote:
Why is that you can tell every time that a tune was recorded at Red Rocks.  It's like every band uses the Red Rocks house drummer or something.  What garbage.
 

 
Carter Beauford is tearing it up on this track as he ALWAYS does in ANY venue. 
Have John Tesh and Dave Matthews ever been seen in the same place at the same time? I'm just wondering...do you think...nah...but then, that racket...nah...
How many years now has Dave Matthews been re-writing the same song: 10? 20?, feels like 30.
 sergeant_x wrote:
All these years and I still haven't figure out how to listen to DM without getting agitated and angry.

 
Work on it.  It's you.
All these years and I still haven't figure out how to listen to DM without getting agitated and angry.
 kcar wrote:

Not Dave's best by my ears. This one got massively overplayed back in the day. Was and is PSD material. 

 
must be wet behind the ears
Making it a 10 because there are some out there that don't appreciate DMB. He rules and that's a fact! Saw him in August and it was transporting.

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  it tweaks our nipples as well as our ears...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
 tiggers wrote:

It's hurting mine!! What the sucko-barfo rating was invented for! Seems I am not alone either!

 
Not Dave's best by my ears. This one got massively overplayed back in the day. Was and is PSD material. 
Why is that you can tell every time that a tune was recorded at Red Rocks.  It's like every band uses the Red Rocks house drummer or something.  What garbage.
 
 camarkim wrote:
DMB live at the new Home Depot Center 7/26/03. Can't wait! (Haven't seen them since 1995.) Also, it will be my four year old son's first big concert. (He chose this as a birthday gift over Disneyland and Legoland. But it makes sense in that has been playing drums since he turned 1, and would rather watch Carter Beauford instructional videos instead of cartoons...)
 
Cool story: what an amazing son you have!
 Lazarus wrote:

This song is good for the ears...
 

 
It's hurting mine!! What the sucko-barfo rating was invented for! Seems I am not alone either!

This song is good for the ears...
 
Joyful
Originally Posted by TheWizardOfUhs: Dave should play more Home Depots in the future. That's where he belongs. :D
Dear Wizard, you must be an orange smock dunce like the ones that work there.
Originally Posted by camarkim: DMB live at the new Home Depot Center 7/26/03. Can't wait! (Haven't seen them since 1995.) Also, it will be my four year old son's first big concert. (He chose this as a birthday gift over Disneyland and Legoland. But it makes sense in that has been playing drums since he turned 1, and would rather watch Carter Beauford instructional videos instead of cartoons...)
Dave should play more Home Depots in the future. That's where he belongs. :D
DMB live at the new Home Depot Center 7/26/03. Can\'t wait! (Haven\'t seen them since 1995.) Also, it will be my four year old son\'s first big concert. (He chose this as a birthday gift over Disneyland and Legoland. But it makes sense in that has been playing drums since he turned 1, and would rather watch Carter Beauford instructional videos instead of cartoons...)
I equate these guys to an amalgam of original ideas/compositions from other musicians. technically, dm band is superb. They are great concert musicians. On the level of original composition they deserve a #2 or #3. But, originality is not necessary what makes a group economically successful or a crowd pleaser. Davie is $rich$. does anyone remember \"the best of the classics\" tapes that came out in the 1980\'s? \"the best of the classics\" = crowd pleasing amalgam.
Originally Posted by bakedjake: ack! how can one go from the stones to DMB? what a pile of crap. :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
live crap at that :cry:
ack! how can one go from the stones to DMB? what a pile of crap. :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
Originally Posted by Pipes: If by that do you mean do they all sound good, then hell yes! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
THIS IS MY FAVORITE LIVE DISC!!!! YES!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Originally Posted by lansenm: Do all of DMB's songs sound the same to anyone else?
If by that do you mean do they all sound good, then hell yes! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Do all of DMB\'s songs sound the same to anyone else?
Awesome group of artists and performers in thier element. Keep it coming...
Very Nice Indeed
Carter Beauford is god...
This is one of my all time fave DMB songs as well as the rendition - anything off Red Rocks is really, really good.