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Dave Matthews Band — Grey Street
Album: Busted Stuff
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Released: 2002
Length: 5:00
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Oh, look at how she listens
She says nothing of what she thinks
She just goes stumbling through her memories
Staring out on to Grey Street

She thinks, "Hey...
How did I come to this?
I dream myself a thousand times around the world,
But I can't get out of this place"

There's an emptiness inside her
And she'd do anything to fill it in
But all the colors mix together
To grey
And it breaks her heart

How she wishes it was different
She prays to God most every night
And though she knows well He doesn't listen
There's still a hope in her He might

She says, "I pray...
But they fall on deaf ears
Am I supposed to take it on myself,
To get out of this place?"

There's loneliness inside her
And she'd do anything to fill it in
And though it's red blood bleeding from her now
It feels like cold blue ice in her heart
When all the colors mix together
To grey
And it breaks her heart

There's a stranger speaks outside her door
Says take what you can from your dreams
Make them as real as anything
It'd take the work out of the courage

But she says, "Please...
There's a crazy man that's creeping outside my door,
I live on the corner of Grey Street
And the end of the world"

There's an emptiness inside her
And she'd do anything to fill it in
And though it's red blood bleeding from her now
It's more like cold blue ice in her heart
She feels like kicking out all the windows
And setting fire to this life
She could change everything about her
Using colors bold and bright
But all the colors mix together
To grey
And it breaks her heart
It breaks her heart
To grey...
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Comments like your makes me really wish there was a way to separate the positive from the negative comments.
 

Mandible wrote:

I respect others opinions, but I happen to absolutely hate DMB with a passion.
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 ValosAtreide wrote:
Bleh.. I find Matthews' terrible voice and obnoxious, twangy guitar-playing unforgivable... for a group that includes three black dudes, this is quite possibly the whitest band ever.

3.

 

down to 2 black dudes now........

I respect others opinions, but I happen to absolutely hate DMB with a passion.
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 davezilko wrote:
More DMB please.
 
I'll second that emotion.  This song isn't my favorite DMB tune — it's doesn't suck but it's not "Two Step" or "Jimi Thing" or "Long Black Veil" either.  Incidentally, it sure did make a great segue out of Thievery Corporation.


More DMB please.
 choiceimage wrote:
I'm sorry, but I have to ask. Was Dave in the "I now pronounce you Larry..." movie as the clothes shop worker?(I apologize, it's not a music topic)
 

I checked IMDB, he was not listd in the top 10 actors...

Always did like this one.

8.


Bleh.. I find Matthews' terrible voice and obnoxious, twangy guitar-playing unforgivable... for a group that includes three black dudes, this is quite possibly the whitest band ever.

3.

Yes, please play more of it!
 choiceimage wrote:
I'm sorry, but I have to ask. Was Dave in the "I now pronounce you Larry..." movie as the clothes shop worker?(I apologize, it's not a music topic)
 
It was.  For future reference, a question like that can be answered on imdb in 3 minutes, instead of the 3 months it took me.


Great live shows.
Maybe it's just how the song comes out through the internet and the speakers on my computer, but I prefer the version that was on the Lillywhite Sessions.  The album they did in 2000, but the record company axed, because it wasn't a happy-go-lucky sound that they were use to from DMB.  It got leaked on to the internet (by Dave himself?), became hugely popular and then the record company wanted to make some $$$ off of it and then released it as Busted Stuff with a couple of additional songs recorded in the studio and dropped some of the others.  I don't know if they rerecorded songs or used what they had recorded with Steve Lillywhite.  Either way I noticed a difference and I figure Bill wouldn't be playing the bootleg version.  That Lillywhite Sessions is great stuff!  My favorite album of theirs.{#Yes}

The head thumpin' "boom-boom-boom" is so freakin' relentless, it's just thumpin' freakin' numbin' torture! :arrowd: :arrowd: :arrowd:
I'm sorry, but I have to ask. Was Dave in the "I now pronounce you Larry..." movie as the clothes shop worker?(I apologize, it's not a music topic)
This song is incredibly good, regardless of your preconceived notions about DMB.
eric wrote:
Ok, I might have misremembered. Was it kitties that he killed, not puppies?
Neither - it was baby seals. Live, on his website, too.
Oh There's a lonliness inside her And she'll do anything to fill it in And though it's red blood bleeding from her now It feels like cold blue ice in her heart When all the colors mix together - to grey And it breaks her heart
Perhaps the best of DMB's late tunes
Perhaps Dave had a premonition of what is going on with some of our Vets today.
Very impressive first listen.............
Grondar wrote:
I am liking them more and more as I hear more of their songs. They have a truly unique sound.
Yes, yes they do! And I like it too. (but this song and CD--not so much)
pannaramma wrote:
It looks like this hasn't been played in a while. Last comment 2003. Hopefully next play will be 2010.
Isn't that about the time they got caught dumping their raw sewage? (I mean into the river, not in the record stores.)
DMB rules, period! All you bashers are nothing but wannabees. :boohoo: :guitarist: :drummer:
lordcruloze wrote:
His writing feels self-congratulatory to me.
was a serious heroin addict tends to happen when you wake up, heal yourself, and want to celebrate it much of his music underlines the darkness in life and the hope to find the light again
pannaramma wrote:
It looks like this hasn't been played in a while. Last comment 2003. Hopefully next play will be 2010.
Completely agreed. Meh.
It looks like this hasn't been played in a while. Last comment 2003. Hopefully next play will be 2010.
serene23 wrote:
Why the Dave bashing really. There are too many horrid bands worthy of the rtashing. The man and the band have talent. Period. :clap:
Amen, man!!! :clap: I want to give this song a 10+ every time I hear it!!!! :notworthy:
Originally Posted by rgrace: Hah. Killing small helpless creatures is a plus as far as I'm concerned. Especially if they have big eyes. :lol:
Thanks, I'm finally gaining insight into what makes DMB fans tick. :lol: :D :lol: :D :lol:
shitty.
Why the Dave bashing really. There are too many horrid bands worthy of the rtashing. The man and the band have talent. Period. :clap:
Originally Posted by eric: Well, he did kill those puppies...
Hah. Killing small helpless creatures is a plus as far as I'm concerned. Especially if they have big eyes. :lol:
This is a great song!
I am just now starting appreciate DMB. I am liking them more and more as I hear more of their songs. They have a truly unique sound.
Excellent song.
:bounce: To be perfectly honest, I think most everything by Dave is nothing but amazing. I\'m a huge Dave fan and I really think that you just have to love Dave to really get the full effect. Everything off of the Busted Stuff album is pretty cool in my opinion...but if you really want some good stuff then go buy one of his older albums. Get BTCS or Under The Table or even Crash, there are some songs that I think Dave may never be able to top, but he still put those amazing songs out. The 29th I saw him and Tim Reynolds in Boone, N.C. and it was one of the greatest shows I\'ve ever seen. It\'s a totally different experience than seeing Dave w/ the band! I guess everyone has their own opinion, but I think Dave is a great artist, every song he puts out I love! Hope every has checked out the Blue Man Group feat. Dave video...you can find it on the internet, it\'s really cool! Also, download Dave\'s new song that he played on the Dave and Tim tour, Stay or Leave, it\'s great!
damb! I keep looking, but there\'s still nothing lower than 1.
Guess you eaither love em or hate em. If you\'re not sure which way you\'re leaning, check out a live show. It\'s a different experience than listening on radio or cd. That said, i used to be a big fan, but i\'m rather sick of them at this point
Originally Posted by eric: Ok, I might have misremembered. Was it kitties that he killed, not puppies?
LOL . . . do you happen to frequent fark.com? Lotta kittie killin' goin' on over there. Regarding DMB, their music is pretty overplayed on the lame excuses for FM stations here in LA, but I enjoy hearing a song or two from them occasionally on RP. This particular song is quite likable IMHO.
I don\'t dig. There\'s way too much youthful pretense in Dave for someone in his 30s. His writing feels self-congratulatory to me. Meh, the only members of the band that are worth anything are the drummer and bassist. The rest are a joke - including Dave. :roll:
The coments here finally made me pay attention to the lyrics. Wow, good stuff.
Originally Posted by Enrique: I used to like some DMB until I came to RP. Now I have developed a Pavlovian response where at the first few notes of any DMB song, my hand involuntarily reaches for the mute button.
Yes!! Me too. I just find myself not wanting to subject myself to their music.
Originally Posted by gypsy222: NO HE DID NOT!! Shame on you!! Don't talk bad about Dave!! Given the hatred of Dave here, people are bound to believe it! :evil: :lol: :p
Ok, I might have misremembered. Was it kitties that he killed, not puppies?
Originally Posted by eric: Well, he did kill those puppies...
NO HE DID NOT!! Shame on you!! Don't talk bad about Dave!! Given the hatred of Dave here, people are bound to believe it! :evil: :lol: :p I am a huge DMB fan, as many know. I think he is an amazingly gifted lyric writer, as well as guitar player. He and his band have been together almost 20 years, and they put on one of the most tight live shows going. YAY DMB!! :clap: :clap:
Originally Posted by heeb: I don't understand where all the dislike comes from... I never knew (except for the name) the Dave Matthews Band before, now that I know it through RP I find it quite likable, pretty good stuff actually. Why this hate against one artist? What terrible thing did he do?
Well, he did kill those puppies...
if i were twentysomething now the dmb is a group that i would be crazy about. i even like them at my advanced age.
I don\'t understand where all the dislike comes from... I never knew (except for the name) the Dave Matthews Band before, now that I know it through RP I find it quite likable, pretty good stuff actually. Why this hate against one artist? What terrible thing did he do?
dave matthews umm sure i hear him all the time but hes very good and well when i heard enough of it just turn it down or move on....... :notworthy:
DMB is all right by me. Love the change ups and tweaking he does to rhythms. He sneaks in beats unexpectedly and very lyrically to these ears. Quite the poet, too. Encore! :clap:
Thanks for playing this song.....it\'s good stuff :clap:
Originally Posted by gypsy222: RIGHT ON!!! :clap: :clap: And seriously - since when do the type of instruments determine what kind of genre the music is? That makes no sense to me. Lame.
I thought the selection of instruments is one of the factors that defines a genre in the first place. But we're getting hung up on symantics. Sax or no sax, the song is dull.
Please keep playing the DMB! I really like this song :clap:
Originally Posted by Mateo: This is one of my favorite DMB songs. Reasons? Yes, actually, 1) We all dream ourselves around the world, but we're stuck where we are, and we must learn to accept it. 2) We all have a "crazy man" to whom we will either listen or ignore and reject. 3) Some things are the way they are, that's life, and there is no way around it. 4) At some point we feel that emptines, that need to kick all the windows out. 5) Even though it feels at times that my prayers do fall on deaf ears, I have learned they never do.
Your comments have caused me to really listen to the lyrics Mateo. Thanks for the insight. :cool:
god, i don\'t like this band to begin with, but this song SUCKS!!! like so many have said before me, ENOUGH WITH DMB! there is plenty more (good) music to play.... :frustrated:
This is one of my favorite DMB songs. Reasons? Yes, actually, 1) We all dream ourselves around the world, but we're stuck where we are, and we must learn to accept it. 2) We all have a "crazy man" to whom we will either listen or ignore and reject. 3) Some things are the way they are, that's life, and there is no way around it. 4) At some point we feel that emptines, that need to kick all the windows out. 5) Even though it feels at times that my prayers do fall on deaf ears, I have learned they never do.
good stuff
Well, let me know when the E. Street band start backing Dave "Tuneless" Matthews, and we can re-evalutate the rule. I never claimed this wasn't rock, just that it sucked.
Originally Posted by jpadesign: You've gopt to be kidding. I juess the combination of the E Street band and the Boss don't make for good "Rock" becasue of the Sax. Whatever!! :moon:
I used to like some DMB until I came to RP. Now I have developed a Pavlovian response where at the first few notes of any DMB song, my hand involuntarily reaches for the mute button. Bill, I just don\'t understand why we have to hear DMB so many times a day. There is so much other music out there. The same comment applies to Natalie Merchant :)
The lyrics of this song are very touching and insightful... I love this song.
This \"Saxaphone rule\" is ridiculous. That said, I\'m *so* f**king sick of DMB. For crying out loud, it\'s the same songs, day after day after day after day... :frustrated:
Originally Posted by jpadesign: You've gopt to be kidding. I juess the combination of the E Street band and the Boss don't make for good "Rock" becasue of the Sax. Whatever!! :moon:
RIGHT ON!!! :clap: :clap: And seriously - since when do the type of instruments determine what kind of genre the music is? That makes no sense to me. Lame.
Originally Posted by rsfc_carp: I'm sorry. I have to invoke the 'saxophone' starts with 's' just like 'sucko-barfo' rule again.
You've gopt to be kidding. I juess the combination of the E Street band and the Boss don't make for good "Rock" becasue of the Sax. Whatever!! :moon:
Originally Posted by rsfc_carp: I'm sorry. I have to invoke the 'saxophone' starts with 's' just like 'sucko-barfo' rule again.
:lol: too true - the sax just does not belong in pop or rock music. just like that "Baker Street" song, DMB is intolerable.
My personal favorite on the new album, it reminds me of old DMB (the good stuff).
MUCH better than the stuff on Everyday... getting a bit of the old groove back.
Originally Posted by vozdic: waaaaay to much dave matthews!
Yes!
I\'m sorry. I have to invoke the \'saxophone\' starts with \'s\' just like \'sucko-barfo\' rule again.
dave matthews = boring :roll:
Amazing lyrics. My favorite part is: There's an emptiness inside her And she'll do anything to fill it in And though it's red blood bleeding from her now It's more like cold blue ice in her heart She feels like kicking out all the windows And setting fire to this life She could change everything about her Using colors bold and bright But all the colors mix together - to grey And it breaks her heart It breaks her heart To Grey :clap:
I\'ve been on a self-imposed ban of everything Dave Matthews for several years now – but that was actually listenable. :roll:
Wow!
waaaaay to much dave matthews!