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Dave Matthews Band — Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)
Album: Come Tomorrow
Avg rating:
6.5

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Total ratings: 611









Released: 2018
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 2
The day you came
Naked, afraid
Young mother screams and pushes you
The day you came
Oh joy begin
Weak little thing
More precious there'll be nothing, no
Oh joy begin

Let's not forget these early days
Remember we begin the same
We lose our way in fear and pain
Oh joy begin

First just one step
One word and then
With laughter sing, oh life begin
First just one step

Let's not forget these early days
Remembering we began the same
We lose our way in fear and pain
Oh joy begin

Innocent kiss
Black magic bliss
First broken bone
Sudden and swift
Oh innocence
Let's not forget these early days
Remember we begin the same
We lose our way in fear and pain
Oh joy begin
Oh joy begin
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 DaidyBoy wrote:
The cover reminds me more of Samurai Jack than Samurai Cops
 
This cover does not remind me of jack.
The cover reminds me more of Samurai Jack than Samurai Cops
 noe.architecte169 wrote:
Very good drummer  {#Drummer}
 
The drums are cool on this, as is the overall production, but I can't figure out why Matthews is employing that unsyncopated, single-note singing style throughout the song.  It's all one-syllable phrases with little or no stresses or rhythmic changes.   It detracts from the song for me - sounding like someone banging out notes on a piano at fixed intervals, using one finger.  I guess he had his reasons - creating tension or something; he seems to enjoy trying different approaches to music.
why this one from all of DMB?
 RabbitEars wrote:
i like this song a lot better without the band
 

Awesome, thank you for sharing!
i like this song a lot better without the band
i always get a xmas song vibe from this one... it's a  half hate/half like thing.
 scrubbrush wrote:
Best DMB I've heard in years... Still just a 7, but far less depressing than his past 2 or 3 albums
 
I'd have to agree.  Not much of an lyricist, but he out did himself on this one.
Best DMB I've heard in years... Still just a 7, but far less depressing than his past 2 or 3 albums
Horrible song from a boring band
Sorry, this sounds like an endless sick up. I have to move on when it comes on. Don’t care what the words are; I can’t listen.
 ziakut wrote:
The first "7" I have ever given Dave Matthews Band. Good song...really stupid title.
 
This is the first time I've not felt a degree of angst towards the DMB and reached for the PSD clicker.

Could go so far as to say I'd like to hear it again.  I'm still not convinced it's not Kings of Leon, though.

Not one of his best
The raw version of this is so much better. I wish DMB would work with Lanois or someone like that so they didn't bury themselves in production. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieoiAeL-uow
 
I think this is the third time I've heard RP play Dave Matthews in the past 24 hours {#Eek}
Oh pain, please end. 
Luv dave, seen him 15-20 times in some of my best concert experiences this song, not so much....
DMB used to be very cutting edge, really interesting chords and beats, but this is SO incredibly marginal, it smacks of money grab. Kind of like how Sting and Peter Gabriel charge $150 a ticket to their concerts yet compose such pedestrian music nowadays, you know they're just trying to support their comfortable lifestyle.
was doing dishes and wondering what that terrible wailing was. David Mathews.

terrible crap.
This song just stinks!!!
The live performance of this song on DMB's current tour was spectacular because of the set design.  That probably improves my rating of the song, because I can't separate the tune from the imagery.
 Grayson wrote:
Hearing this song I began to wonder why it even exists. But that would have only led to wondering why Dave Matthews Band exits, for what purpose, and where is Tony, so I just didn't even go there. ASTS. 
 
Somebody has to speak for the Samurai Cops.
Very good drummer  {#Drummer}
Definitely can't take it too frequently.
 
Hearing this song I began to wonder why it even exists. But that would have only led to wondering why Dave Matthews Band exits, for what purpose, and where is Tony, so I just didn't even go there. ASTS. 
 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
Ponderous.
 
Also, the 4th time I'm hearing this in two days. Really?
Ponderous.
So joy begins with the following song, I get it.
That's odd, didn't we just hear this a day or two ago?  Oh, it's a "new" release, that explains it.
Samurai Cop
The Sharon Van Etten approach to "singing."
 jay11284 wrote:

The song title is a reference to a movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130236/ but it has nothing to do with the song.
 
As Dave is now telling it on satellite radio:  Really bad movies are a guilty pleasure and he considers Samurai Cop to be one of his favorite such movies.  The movie was on in the background while he was writing the song, hence the name.
I'm usually pretty "meh" on DMB, but this song catches my ear every time
The first "7" I have ever given Dave Matthews Band. Good song...really stupid title.
really like this.
 Rockit9 wrote:
Not to shabby!
 
Not too shabby at all!  And I like how BillG played this new DMB after the CAKE song (Guitar) - two in a row that are "love em or hate em" type acts, eh?  I'll rate this one a 6 for now.  Long Live RP!!
Honestly, people either love* or hate the guy (and his band), but this is decent. It has a Kings Of Leon vibe to it (which is good and bad).

* My wife is a HUGE fan. We saw them 2 years ago and they put on a great show (and they played this song, though I have no recollection of it).
Not too shabby!
 kingart wrote:
Wow. At first I didn't realize it was DMB. Caught my ear, but I'm not sure if it was cool, intriguing or annoying. It's an acquired taste, and I need to hear it again. Samurai Cop? 
 
The song title is a reference to a movie: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0130236/ but it has nothing to do with the song.
Wow. At first I didn't realize it was DMB. Caught my ear, but I'm not sure if it was cool, intriguing or annoying. It's an acquired taste, and I need to hear it again. Samurai Cop?