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Dave Matthews Band — Lying In The Hands Of God
Album: Big Whiskey & The GrooGrux King
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6.4

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Total ratings: 1191









Released: 2009
Length: 5:10
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Baby, I'll be your soldier
Gladly, I'll do your bidding
For just a taste of what you're holding
For just a taste you could own me
Me

Save your sermons for someone that's afraid to love
I'll be right here lying in the hands of God

Here it comes, diving into me
Now, the floor is the ceiling
If you never flew, why would you?
Cut the wings off a butterfly
Fly

Save your sermons for someone that's afraid to love
If you knew what I feel, then you couldn't be so sure
I'll be right here lying in the hands of God
If you feel angels in your hair
Teardrop of joy runs down your face
You will rise

Filling me up, now, drain me
Skin begins to grow back slowly
Faster until I'm choking
I really should call my mother
Mother

Save your sermons for someone that's afraid to love
If you knew what I feel, then you couldn't be so sure
I'll be right here lying in the hands of God

I am in love with nothing else
Teardrops of joy run off my face
I will rise for someone that's afraid to love
If you knew what I feel, then you couldn't be so sure
I'll be right here lying in the hands of God

Now, the floor is the ceiling
If you never, flew why would you?
If you never, flew why would you?
You
Why would you?
Comments (250)add comment
Dave, Stephan and Carter have such a special musical chemistry. Always interesting, and full of great nuance to listen for.
A very pretty Dave Matthews song!  I certainly appreciate DMB, but I don't usually think of their music as  pretty.
 hbs47 wrote:
People have the nerve to criticise Richard Thompson's voice!
 
It's likely many of the same people who criticize Dave Matthews' dulcet tones.
 hschlossberg wrote:

I am so thankful RP doesn't play their more memorable songs, as I'm pretty sure the DMB was one of the core artists that killed rock radio in the 80's.  I can't name a DMB song off the top of my head, nor have I ever noticed liking one of their songs...but this one I actually like enough to give a 6!
 I am sure they did not kill rock radio in the 1980s, as they were founded in 1991 and released their first major album in 1994.

 iloveradio wrote:
I have to defend DMB.
The reason the comments are generally negative, IMHO, is the fact that RP plays their less than memorable tunes. 
 
I am so thankful RP doesn't play their more memorable songs, as I'm pretty sure the DMB was one of the core artists that killed rock radio in the 80's.  I can't name a DMB song off the top of my head, nor have I ever noticed liking one of their songs...but this one I actually like enough to give a 6!
 iloveradio wrote:
I have to defend DMB.
The reason the comments are generally negative, IMHO, is the fact that RP plays their less than memorable tunes. They really are terrific as a live experience. They aren't my first choice in music though. 

 
exactly!  As the apparent one and only fan....even you're not able to say you LOVE DMB...ha! 

h8rhater wrote:

Jam packed pavilions, all summer long, around the world would tend to differ with you as to the number of fans.
 
I love DMB!  As does my wife (even more so).  No shame in our game. It beats being a h8r, too...ho!
 
Maybe some prilosec can help you with that bile.

  

come on now, h8rhater....I didn't say I hated DMB only pointed out (with a word or two missing....) that iloveradio's comment seemed to be the only "fan/like" comment on this track.  And I'm sure DMB does put on a great live show.  From what I heard (from my then GF and big fan) he gets super wine-drunk and lets loose. And yes, he did sellout the Gorge for several days.  

I'm at a 5 on this cut, which is about as high as I have rated most DMB songs.  Clearly you have a unique rating system, with only one 5 rated track.  Keep your h8rhate for those that are actually haters....I'm not.  

And my gut feels just fine, so someone else can use the Prilosec; I try to avoid medicine (OTC and RX) when I can, especially one that is suggested to be taken for the rest of ones life.  I prefer to use Music and Laughter as my medicines. 

Long Live RP!!  PEACE

 lizardking wrote:

exactly!  As the apparent one and only fan....even you're not able to say you LOVE DMB...ha! 

 
Jam packed pavilions, all summer long, around the world would tend to differ with you as to the number of fans.
 
I love DMB!  As does my wife (even more so).  No shame in our game. It beats being a h8r, too...ho!
 
Maybe some prilosec can help you with that bile.
Better without that awful nasal twang.
I really like DMB. Does this make me a paria?
Oh, by the way, I love Elvis Costello, I can't bear Moby and... I'm French.
OK, start throwing me your stones.
 iloveradio wrote:
I have to defend DMB.
The reason the comments are generally negative, IMHO, is the fact that RP plays their less than memorable tunes. They really are terrific as a live experience. They aren't my first choice in music though. 

 
exactly!  As the apparent one and only fan....even you're not able to say you LOVE DMB...ha! 


I keep hearing something by the Spice Girls in here ....

ps I'm pleased to say I don't know which track ...

25demayo wrote:
Robin Trower followed by this? ugh.... 

  
>>right?! WTF!!! then King Crimson after, man what is this, a shit-filled Oreo or something  : P
No shirt shitlock.  Gag me with a spoon\.
 h8rhater wrote:

DMB and the GD are not to be confused with your sex life.  Focus.

 
Hocus Pocus.
this song ascends from previous "1" to "2.5" for Perfect RP Song For A Magic Moment. DMB noodling on a cold clear windy night, as a crescent moon pulls Venus across the sky; sings of angels and tears of joy, as Beauty is beheld.
I was convinced I was listening to Elbow until I walked over to the computer and checked the playlist.  Well that is a surprise and bumps Dave Matthews up a few notches in my estimation.  A straight 7 from me.
Nice tune!
I have to defend DMB.
The reason the comments are generally negative, IMHO, is the fact that RP plays their less than memorable tunes. They really are terrific as a live experience. They aren't my first choice in music though. 
 hayduke2 wrote:

right?! WTF!!! then King Crimson after, man what is this, a shit-filled Oreo or something  : P

 
My exact thought when I forget about you trolls and end up reading the comments.
 25demayo wrote:
Robin Trower followed by this? ugh.... 

 
right?! WTF!!! then King Crimson after, man what is this, a shit-filled Oreo or something  : P
So very, very......VERY bad....
Robin Trower followed by this? ugh.... 
 Segue wrote:

Limp and repetitive? Like the GD? You're right!



 
Hey, no dissenting voices allowed. Didn't you get the memo?
 h8rhater wrote:

DMB and the GD are not to be confused with your sex life.  Focus.

 
  {#Clap}  {#Notworthy}
 h8rhater wrote:

DMB and the GD are not to be confused with your sex life.  Focus.

 
I think Dave might disagree. Ever read the lyrics to some of his stuff? He's a sexual creature!
Is there a more stylish drummer than Carter Beauford? I think not...
Most excellent for me. 
Thanks Bill.  
 Segue wrote:

Limp and repetitive? Like the GD? You're right!



 
DMB and the GD are not to be confused with your sex life.  Focus.
 meuks wrote:
So many DMB haters? Guess its cool to not like them. Sort of like the Grateful Dead. Great song. Great band. More DMB please.

 

Limp and repetitive? Like the GD? You're right!


Why do people like this lamosity?
When did Kenny G join the Dave Matthews Band?
I think this is a beautiful song.
People have the nerve to criticise Richard Thompson's voice!
 horstman wrote:

I want to smother Dave with a pillow from your hotel room, put the mint in his mouth, and pull the sheets up over his head. Ah, been listening to too much Steven Wilson. Sorry folks.



 

THAT'S TERRIBLE!  Now, if I can just stop laughing...
 Lazarus wrote:


Everybody in my church loves this song...


 
Yes, we do.
Dave, Dave, Dave.  WTF!?!?!  This cut is hideous.  Lyrics so saccharine they'd gag a maggot.
Yes, this his not his best work to be sure.  And I can understand why some find his voice unpleasant.  However, listen to Under the Table and Dreaming and Crash.  Both are excellent albums from start to finish.  I can't stand the voices of Adele & Grateful Dead and not I'm not too crazy about Mumford & Sons. Remember that artist are after all just people, not gods.  They have good days and not so good days.  Appreciate the good days.
 Lazarus wrote:


Everybody in my church loves this song...

 
Glad I don't belong to your church.
 Lazarus wrote:


Everybody in my church loves this song...

 
Oh God/Jesus, he's/it's back...*

*Pun not intended.


Everybody in my church loves this song...

I dunno, it's kinda the Mummford Syndrome. For some reason I feel like I should like Dave Matthews. I've tried, and I just can't. There's just something mushy about it, like static. Sorry fans. On the bright side his band at it's worst is a solid couple of notches above them Mummfords.
CRAPPOLLA{#Beat}
 mrtuba9 wrote:
kind of like a buttery Peter Gabriel... 
 
Now that simile conjures some very disquieting imagery.
kind of like a buttery Peter Gabriel...
 
 Slipstream wrote:
Have NEVER "gotten" the DMB.  Doesn't do anything for me, lyrically, musically, rhythmically.  Just a "chocolate mess" of sound...

Sorry. 
 



..tend to agree..my theory is that his vocalizations are so much the same song-to-song..

..that said, this one has a difference to it, & me sorta likey..
At least he didn't write/sing "Laying in the Hands of God." That's about the best thing I can say about this song. 
 
 horstman wrote:

I want to smother Dave with a pillow from your hotel room, put the mint in his mouth, and pull the sheets up over his head. Ah, been listening to too much Steven Wilson. Sorry folks.
 

Eassssy Wilbur...

just call me Mr. Ed, the palomino horse...

love this song...


 
Have NEVER "gotten" the DMB.  Doesn't do anything for me, lyrically, musically, rhythmically.  Just a "chocolate mess" of sound...

Sorry. 
 horstman wrote:

I want to smother Dave with a pillow from your hotel room, put the mint in his mouth, and pull the sheets up over his head. Ah, been listening to too much Steven Wilson. Sorry folks.
 
They are both great artists that front awesome bands.  Not sure what prompted such a violent outburst from you.  Rough childhood?
What happened, Dave? The musicians are so under-used. Songs used to be fun.
I usually don't like the works of the Dave Matthews Band - but I really like this tune.

 stevendejong wrote:
Why are so many people so negative about this band? The musicians are good, especially live. Is it some American alternative scene thing to hate Dave Matthews because he has mainstream success? Anyway, don't get it.
 
Just listen to this piece of spineless meandering drivel. Where the hell is it going? 

It is a miserable song with no redeeming qualities. All DMB songs aren't this insufferable, but this one is nauseating. 
 Limpopoking wrote:

I also don't get it... Maybe he touches some cosmic nerve that leaves some people wanting to do stuff to him with pillows... I'm in the "I love DMB" camp.
 
Count me in your "camp"
 stevendejong wrote:
Why are so many people so negative about this band? The musicians are good, especially live. Is it some American alternative scene thing to hate Dave Matthews because he has mainstream success? Anyway, don't get it.
 
I also don't get it... Maybe he touches some cosmic nerve that leaves some people wanting to do stuff to him with pillows... I'm in the "I love DMB" camp.
Why are so many people so negative about this band? The musicians are good, especially live. Is it some American alternative scene thing to hate Dave Matthews because he has mainstream success? Anyway, don't get it.
 horstman wrote:

I want to smother Dave with a pillow from your hotel room, put the mint in his mouth, and pull the sheets up over his head. 
 
An excellent idea. I'll help.
 meuks wrote:
So many DMB haters? Guess its cool to not like them. Sort of like the Grateful Dead. Great song. Great band. More DMB please.
 
Guess I am un-cool.  More DMB Please!
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 
I want to smother Dave with a pillow from your hotel room, put the mint in his mouth, and pull the sheets up over his head. Ah, been listening to too much Steven Wilson. Sorry folks.


agree with meuks!  more DMB, pretty please :)
So many DMB haters? Guess its cool to not like them. Sort of like the Grateful Dead. Great song. Great band. More DMB please.
Nibbler - "You are the last hope of the universe!"
Fry - "You mean I really am important?  How I feel when I'm drunk is correct?"
Nibbler - "Yes...except, the Dave Matthews Band doesn't rock."
I can't wait to use that "Play Something Different" button!

sucko barfo barfo {#Cowboy}
 Carl wrote:
This—especially the choruses—reminds me of Coldplay. Some influence from DMB to them, I suspect.
 

That wouldn't surprise me! Take that how you want but it is prolly not good!{#Lol}
i was just thinking that i never got to hear you play DMB ... =>
 Mita wrote:
From great Smashing Pumpkins to this crap.... No Dave Matthews RP!
 

Eh it is all subjective, I happen to think both of them suck.
This is wonderful.  "Feel the Joy of Being Alive" - I needed to be reminded.   Thanks.  {#Sunny}


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
 piñata wrote:
No había escuchado esta canción antes, pero que bella, me llegó de una al corazón!
 
convenga, mi amigo

This is a great song!
This—especially the choruses—reminds me of Coldplay. Some influence from DMB to them, I suspect.
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
The drummer is awesome, a bit of Copeland's drumming style
 

actually Carter often cites Stewart as a big influence in interviews...  {#Drummer}

Wow,  what a bunch of DMB haters!!.

I actually like them quite a bit.  Crash, one of my favorite albums. I'd like to know what you guys think is great music. 

Still, to each his own. There are many "great" bands I think suck big time. 
typically brilliant...best jam band EVAH....
 Cyclehawk wrote:
Not much of a DMB fan, but this is quite good.
 
I am... and this track doesn't disappoint. Rock on DMB!

I guess I'm not too bright - I've never understood DMB's music. It always seems so rambling and stream-of-consciousness - difficult for me to follow. Not saying I don't like his style, because some of his songs are pretty good. This one?  Falls into the "I don't get it" category, but that could just be because I'm in a different space today than I was last time I heard it. I'm not rating it, for that reason. Apparently, DMB is one of those groups that has to "grow" on me... *shrug*
Not much of a DMB fan, but this is quite good.
My ears hurt...No Dave Matthews RP!
 Mita wrote:
From great Smashing Pumpkins to this crap.... No Dave Matthews RP!
 
Smashing Pumpkins have a few good songs, but DMB is the Best!


This song is soooo cool...  love it...


From great Smashing Pumpkins to this crap.... No Dave Matthews RP!
No había escuchado esta canción antes, pero que bella, me llegó de una al corazón!
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
The drummer is awesome, a bit of Copeland's drumming style
 

Carter Anthony Beauford, one of the best of the best, at least in my humble opinion ;o) He is the REAL heartbeat to this band... plus he is a talented song writter too!
......aaaaand, I'm out.
more dave.
bad bad bad bad & yuck
has this guy ever written an actual song?
no, no it's not  {#Cowboy}

 Groogrux69 wrote:
Great to hear a little DMB on RP!
 


 tphord wrote:
DMB is not a conscious favorite of mine but I do find myself enjoying them at times... curious...
 
Exact same thing for me... very curious I would say

Great to hear a little DMB on RP!
I hope Bill breaks out of the manic depressive mood soon, feeling quite sad {#Cry}


This song would be better if it were about lying at the feet of god... but it is still good...

 
DMB is not a conscious favorite of mine but I do find myself enjoying them at times... curious...
Just saw them do this on Austin City Limits — an incredible performance.  I'm not a big DMB fan but this song was really amazing. 
 lemmoth wrote:
Not a big fan of the band's music, but..... I kinda like this new(er) one.
 
      I agree, never a fan but I do like this song...the title alone makes me sigh

I think this is their best album to date
 iTuner wrote:
Without mincing words, this song is horrible drivel.

DMB at its most miserable, droning, noodling worst. 
 
Amen!{#Headache}
Without mincing words, this song is horrible drivel.

DMB at its most miserable, droning, noodling worst. 
Fabulous.  It's smooth, rhythmic and gentle.  DMB (even without Leroi Moore) seem to have a sound all their own — either people like it or they don't.  For me, it's always been about the rhythm and syncopation.  I love it.  (It helps that I really like his layered lyrics, too.  Multiple, complicated meanings turn up even in his simplest, nutty songs like "Crush".  "The Space Between" has to be one of the best written songs I've ever heard set to contemporary music.)

I still cannot explain why I like DMB so much. Like this song: it's hard to figure out what exactly, if anything, Dave is trying to say. But reading the lyrics, it really affects me.

Plus I like all the different musical elements going on. It's got a nice varied texture.

I know I'm supposed to hate this guy's stuff, and I really cannot STAND his concert-going fans, but I still like his work.
This is HORRIBLE. Pointless, endless, drivel, dreck, easy-listening at its most pretentious. Seriously, this is unlistenable.
Even a few bars of this and I have to change the pressure in my head.  No me gusta.
Not a big fan of the band's music, but..... I kinda like this new(er) one.
Yup. They still suck.
Very nice!
 MojoJojo wrote:
I am always reminded of the time I was offered tickets to a DMB concert by a friend. He said he had two tickets he wasn't going to use. It was a double-date kinda thing. After the concert, he told me I could give him the money for my two tickets any time - no hurry. I had the impression that the tickets were gratis, but apparently he had other ideas. I was shocked at how much the tickets cost. No way I would have gone had I understood the required outlay of cash.

A very Sienfeldian experience overall.



 
I've been on the other side of that, and felt pretty stupid for not spelling it out right off the bat.  Now if I offer somebody an extra ticket, I always make it plain that I gotta get the cash I laid out for it first.  Speaking of which, I got two extras for Phish on Saturday.  But I need $50 per.

i hear a little bit of Coldplay......but, whatever, still love Dave
I am always reminded of the time I was offered tickets to a DMB concert by a friend. He said he had two tickets he wasn't going to use. It was a double-date kinda thing. After the concert, he told me I could give him the money for my two tickets any time - no hurry. I had the impression that the tickets were gratis, but apparently he had other ideas. I was shocked at how much the tickets cost. No way I would have gone had I understood the required outlay of cash.

A very Sienfeldian experience overall.



 WayUpNorth wrote:
{#Beat}  OK, so the emoticon is a bit strong ... but this has an earthy, soulful quality I've never heard from Coldplay.

 
true That :-)

The drummer is awesome, a bit of Copeland's drumming style
 Jelani wrote:

meeee tooooo!!
  so Kenny G

 Mandible wrote:
When I hear the saxophone tute at the beginning of this song...that my CUE to hit mute {#Meditate}
 
meeee tooooo!!
When I hear the saxophone tute at the beginning of this song...that my CUE to hit mute {#Meditate}
Its good but not great for me.  This is a guy i didn't hear of until a year or two ago and so many people whose musical opinions i value told me to get his music and well i think maybe he was killed by the hype for me.  I was told he was of Ben Harper's standard but he doesn't get there for me.  Let's see if that provokes the many Ben nay-sayers on RP.
I like em...but his voice is reminding me of Chris Martin's here (though better) which is putting me off.

And, for h9x x 3 - plus the poetic irony, it's not another Jesus song
That, too, x9x4?
My favorite DM - listen to it daily, nightly; never grows stale....
Dave M's not so bad when he tones down the vocals (like this).
I feel the same way about Eddie V & Pearl Jam.
well, they sure do have this sound nailed down! {#Think}
 ttburger3 wrote:
 

don't forget to listen to the words. . . those are new. 
 
Yes, but I still want to shoot the messenger.