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Dave Matthews Band — Gaucho
Album: Away From The World
Avg rating:
5.9

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Total ratings: 131









Released: 2012
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 0
With fire to keep us warm
And tools we made from rocks and bones
A roof over your head
And walls to keep you safe in bed

There must be more than this
So god was born and we in his
Image of fear and love
Looked down upon from up above

We gotta do much more than believe if we really wanna change things
We gotta do much more than believe if we wanna see the world change

We crossed the oceans wide
Built cities to the sky (oh lord)
Looked up and we were flying
But will we not survive ourselves

We gotta do much more than believe if wanna see the world change
We gotta do much more than believe if we really wanna change things
We gotta do much more than believe, go on try it, go on try it
We gotta do much more than believe if we wanna see the world change

What will I say to baby?
Let me show you a movie
You know we landed a man on the moon?
Now you could never believe it
Yea we could do anything
We flew to the stars and back
Down to the ground hard

Please wake up
Please wake up
Please wake up

We gotta do much more than believe if we really wanna change things
We gotta do much more than believe, go on try it, go on try it
We gotta do much more than believe if we really wanna change things
We gotta do much more than believe, go on try it, go on try it
We gotta do much more than believe if we wanna see the world change

Oh, my little baby
I'll show you this movie
You know we landed a man on the moon?

I know its hard to imagine
But we could do anything
Under the stars
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Gaucho - isn't that the name of a cookie?
 cShaggy wrote:
..i think i have an answer to the ? (posted under another DMB song) wondering why they're always rated so low: his vocals are practically identical on every tune.. ..that said, this one is listenable..& i do like the lyrics..

 
Agreed....I've rated this one as a 6 which is about double what I normally rate DMB songs.  I might have one DMB song rated as a 7 and I can not tell you what song it is.  I wish I did like his music considering 1) I broke up with a girl because she was such a DMB fan and I wasn't and 2) I've met the guy on a couple occasions including once when he nearly ran me and my dog over.  And I will say he's a good guy, complete opposite of how Van Morrison comes across to folks. 

And BillG - keep playing WHATEVER you feel like even though some of us dislike some of what you play.  Not only is it your station which means you play what you want, you never know when the mood might be right to like something that normally would be a "sucko barfo" song.  LONG LIVE RP!


Tried real hard to get the gist of DMB, real hard. Never could. Just never enjoyed them. Tried at least.
..i think i have an answer to the ? (posted under another DMB song) wondering why they're always rated so low: his vocals are practically identical on every tune..

..that said, this one is listenable..& i do like the lyrics..
And there was I, thinking it would be a Steely Dan cover.

Alas.

Or maybe it's a good thing- utter dog's dinner of a song. 
Why do you keep playing the same song over and over? 
It has violin solo in the middle just like another one this AM. 

Oh wait, it is Dave Matthews!

/< begin explanation/>
I know that the playlist will not change so sarcasm is my only solace.
/< end explanation/>


The mix is a bit messy for my tastes. I like the beginning and the lyrics make sense to me, but the noise towards the end detracts from the message, I think. A solid 6.
A Doves-like sound, without their quality. Quite what the song has to do with South American cowboys is beyond me, though I didn't listen to the lyrics long enough so maybe there's a clearer reference later on.
i am not listening to the lyrics - because often people say - the lyrics are nice - but why ?? There are enough songs out there where the lyrics AND the music is nice !!!
this comment surprises me. i have been listening to DMB for 10 years and never once interpreted their lyrics as religious. spiritual yes, but religious no. i guess we all have our own window to the world :)

 
hippiechick wrote:
I was a huge Dave fan up until Before These Crowded Streets, then he seemed to get very preachy and religious, and I couldn't stand any of his stuff any more. I wonder how this album adds up.
 

 hippiechick wrote:
I was a huge Dave fan up until Before These Crowded Streets, then he seemed to get very preachy and religious, and I couldn't stand any of his stuff any more. I wonder how this album adds up.
 
I would not call Dave religious, although he is definitely preaching on this song.  It's for a good cause though and fortunately much of the other songs are about his usual 3 topics (Sex, Love and Death).  I really like the new album and glad Lillywhite is back.  Lillywhite was missing during the time of the crappy albums you refer to.
Poor Dave, he suffers from way too much success.  Besides, he thinks, doesn't Bono get away with the preachy stuff, like, all the time?  The Man and his Band put on a terrific live show, very hard working musicians.  Cut the guy some slack, folks.
i'm really liking this, much to my surprise.
I was a huge Dave fan up until Before These Crowded Streets, then he seemed to get very preachy and religious, and I couldn't stand any of his stuff any more. I wonder how this album adds up.
Great song.  Listen to the Lyrics People!