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Album: Before These Crowded Streets
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Released: 1998
Length: 8:02
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Crazy how it feels tonight
Crazy how you make it all alright, love
Crush me with the things you do
And I'd do for you anything too, oh
Sitting, smoking, feeling high
And in this moment, oh, it feels so right

Lovely lady, I am at your feet
Oh, God, I want you so badly
And I wonder this could tomorrow be
So wondrous as you there sleeping

Let's go drive 'til morning comes
Watch the sunrise and fill our souls up
We'll drink some wine 'til we get drunk, yeah

It's crazy I'm thinking
Just knowing that the world is round
I'm here, I'm dancing on the ground
Never right side up or upside down
And is this real, or am I dreaming?

Lovely lady, let me drink you, please
Won't spill a drop, no, I promise you
Lying under this spell you cast on me
Each moment the more I love you
Crush me, come on, oh, yeah

It's crazy I'm thinking
Just knowing that the world is round
I'm here, I'm dancing on the ground
Never right side up or upside down
And is this real, or am I dreaming?

Lovely lady, I will treat you sweetly
Adore you, I mean you crush me
And it's times like these
When my faith, I feel it
I know how I love you
Come on, come on, baby

It's crazy I'm thinking
Just as long as you're around
I'm here, I'll be dancing on the ground
Never right side up or upside down
To each other we'll be facing my love, by love
We'll beat back the pain we've found
You know I
I mean to tell you all the things I've been thinking
Deep inside, my friend
Each moment the more I love you
Crush me, come on, baby

So much you have given love
That I would give you back again and again
All, Good Lord, meaning I'll hold you
But please, please just let me always
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realsleep wrote:

What a deflate from Neko Case. This is from the period where Dave Matthews Band got windy, slow, cumbersome, and boring. They sound like they are just jamming, and that is not usually a good thing. Bands sitting around jamming might be greatly entertaining to themselves (I can see them smiling and laughing at someone finding a nice new improved riff) but to the audience, it is like being left out of some really great in-joke that only the band can enjoy (because you had to be there all those thousands of times they were playing this to understand why such and such flute is so damn great.) Jamming is often just an excuse to wander aimlessly in musical space without really doing anything.

This song, for example, is not particularly coherent— the mood is all over the place, the theme is sloppy, lyrically it is pretty bland, and the music doesn't flow particularly smoothly or sensically from one bit to another.

I hope this is a thoughtful enough criticism. Sometimes it is hard to pinpoint why something stinks, but it is useful to attempt it.


Formless, you forgot formless!


and again from Neko Case to DMB... i'm definitely not complaining, but this song makes me want to abandon all schoolwork and smoke a cigarette in a dimly lit club. love it

What a deflate from Neko Case.  This is from the period where Dave Matthews Band got windy, slow, cumbersome, and boring.  They sound like they are just jamming, and that is not usually a good thing.   Bands sitting around jamming might be greatly entertaining to themselves (I can see them smiling and laughing at someone finding a nice new improved riff) but to the audience, it is like being left out of some really great in-joke that only the band can enjoy (because you had to be there all those thousands of times they were playing this to understand why such and such flute is so damn great.)  Jamming is often just an excuse to wander aimlessly in musical space without really doing anything.

This song, for example, is not particularly coherent— the mood is all over the place, the theme is sloppy, lyrically it is pretty bland, and the music doesn't flow particularly smoothly or sensically from one bit to another.

I hope this is a thoughtful enough criticism.  Sometimes it is hard to pinpoint why something stinks, but it is useful to attempt it.     


so good......{#Smile}


Neko to DMB?!!?

Hell yeah, this is great! I went from slick to smooth as silk:)

Keep up the fantastic tunes, and RIP LeRoi:(...
 sirrus wrote:
RIP LeRoi {#Cry}
 

Indeed.
OH PLEASE, from Neko Case to DMB? what a let down ... i went from Cool to cheesy on my office in less than 10 seconds .

OScar.
RIP LeRoi {#Cry}
a very special song for my hubby and i. lots of fond memories here. ^_^ also, i think this is one of the best-written songs of the 90s. as someone said earlier, DMB has stumbled (particularly of late) but their early work was extremely creative and solid. i love this album.
auburntigerrich wrote:
To Hortsman...Well that may be, in your eyes, but can you give us a reason? Intelligent rebuttal, please. See, this is why I don't participate in message boards anymore... I think I lose five minutes off my life span with each ill-conceived comment.
Auburn Tiger, not to worry, you're not out on the edge of the 'verse alone! :sunny: And we got Dave cranked up for you!
horstman wrote:
Yeah, it's because it's Dave Matthews. Are you happy now. The guy sucks. His music sucks.
Well that may be, in your eyes, but can you give us a reason? Intelligent rebuttal, please. See, this is why I don't participate in message boards anymore... I think I lose five minutes off my life span with each ill-conceived comment.
leathepea wrote:
I have just taken the position that I like DMB, and don't care what everyone says. They are cool in my book.
Cheers to you, my friend.
djblitz wrote:
Can someone explain to me what makes this song so bad? Is it BECAUSE it's Dave Matthews that you cannot differentiate a good song from a bad one or what? I'm baffled.....this song is so pretty.
Yeah, it's because it's Dave Matthews. Are you happy now. The guy sucks. His music sucks. It didn't always suck. His first two albums were great. I used to listen to him all the time. But then something went wrong. He sucked. And still does. But Bill has to play some shitty music and here it is ! There. You asked. As my old boss would say "Are you happy now?"
My favorite album of theirs, from just before the period when they turned downhill for me. I love this tune (LeRoi hooks me on with the flute towards the end), but every time I hear it, I remember what an old roommate said when he first heard it (the instrumental at the end): "Rich, are you watching porn over there or something?"
great song
...ahh, sexy.
djblitz wrote:
Can someone explain to me what makes this song so bad? Is it BECAUSE it's Dave Matthews that you cannot differentiate a good song from a bad one or what? I'm baffled.....this song is so pretty.
I have just taken the position that I like DMB, and don't care what everyone says. They are cool in my book.
Can someone explain to me what makes this song so bad? Is it BECAUSE it's Dave Matthews that you cannot differentiate a good song from a bad one or what? I'm baffled.....this song is so pretty.
bmo wrote:
I'm wrong this really atrocious
Oh relax and enjoy yourself.
Great to see all you DMB haters here! All this time I thought I was alone. 1
I'm wrong this really atrocious
this is atrocious
TJOpootertoot wrote:
Ditto!! I got into DMB right before Crash came out and got to see them just before they got all cool and hip. This album was a real mixed bag, on the other hand. There are people who SLAM them for all sorts of reasons but they can play as good as anyone and have written some fine tunes-including this one. In the late 1990s, with all the crap music out there, here came a dude playing an acoustic guitar with a violinst in his band and a kick-ass rhythm section...they deserve respect for that. Undoubtedly they have since stumbled but, like them or not, saying they suck is just plain incorect.
I completely agree! :yes: And if one is listening carefully and often enough, one should easily realise their great filigree.
OmegaConcern wrote:
Wow - there's some serious DMB haters out there. I was blown away when they first came out, then eventually tired of them (around the time of this album. Bought it the day it came out, listened to it once). BUT, there is definitely a degree of complexity and musicianship as well as lyrical intricacy to DMB music that you don't get with a lot of other music (even some here on RP - not that there's anything wrong with that). I still respect them, but I don't think I'll be shelling out $80 to go hang out at next summer's tour.
Ditto!! I got into DMB right before Crash came out and got to see them just before they got all cool and hip. This album was a real mixed bag, on the other hand. There are people who SLAM them for all sorts of reasons but they can play as good as anyone and have written some fine tunes-including this one. In the late 1990s, with all the crap music out there, here came a dude playing an acoustic guitar with a violinst in his band and a kick-ass rhythm section...they deserve respect for that. Undoubtedly they have since stumbled but, like them or not, saying they suck is just plain incorect.
what's that ringing in my ears?
DMB = Dull Mindless Boring DMB = Ditties Made Banal DMB = Don't Mind Bashing DMB = Dogs Made (to) Bark Next artist please...
Sorta like pizza music for me. Enjoy it while you're listening to it, but it's hard to remember the experience a few days later. It is what it is. Not life-changing...and if you're of a certain age you likely remember sitting in your dorm room thinking "music doesn't get any better than this". Fortunately I've learned, 'yes, it does'. 6
coffee-eyes wrote:
Only like them live.
Only like them dead. Allright, I'd settle for just never playing again.
I loved Dave during this period. Wish he hadn't gone all 12-step on everyone.
I will still enjoy this song years from now.
Wow - there's some serious DMB haters out there. I was blown away when they first came out, then eventually tired of them (around the time of this album. Bought it the day it came out, listened to it once). BUT, there is definitely a degree of complexity and musicianship as well as lyrical intricacy to DMB music that you don't get with a lot of other music (even some here on RP - not that there's anything wrong with that). I still respect them, but I don't think I'll be shelling out $80 to go hang out at next summer's tour. They had their era - the revival of the jam band (ugh) (see Phish, Blues Traveller, etc.). I think everyone goes through a DMB phase...(click here)
horstman wrote:
Mellencamp has more than redeemed himself. Let's hope Matthews can do the same 15 years from now!
Dave Matthews would be just fine if he'd fire his band and just play acoustic.
lild wrote:
Hahahaha - you sound like my ex-boyfriend!
Truly hilarious.
hschlossberg wrote:
I don't understand what is going on here with RP today. Friday afternoons used to be rockin'. But the past hour has been sooo boring, with virtually no new artists, but including Mellencamp (who ruined music in the 80s) and Dave Matthews (who ruined music in the 90s).
Mellencamp has more than redeemed himself. Let's hope Matthews can do the same 15 years from now!
hschlossberg wrote:
I don't understand what is going on here with RP today. Friday afternoons used to be rockin'. But the past hour has been sooo boring, with virtually no new artists, but including Mellencamp (who ruined music in the 80s) and Dave Matthews (who ruined music in the 90s).
sounds like someone is having 3 bad music decades in a row . . . . .
I don\'t understand what is going on here with RP today. Friday afternoons used to be rockin\'. But the past hour has been sooo boring, with virtually no new artists, but including Mellencamp (who ruined music in the 80s) and Dave Matthews (who ruined music in the 90s).
Only like them live.
lild wrote:
You must have never seen DMB live... you might change your mind!
I saw DMB live after his second album. It was an awesome show. But he has drifted off the edge of the waters. His music lacks that originality that he once had. My brother burned this for me to listen to. I actually ejected the cd and heaved it out the window of my car. It really wasn't worth my time. I later picked up over 5 bags of garbage along the roadsides in my neighborhood to redeem myself from polluting the NY state thruway of one errant cd. Isn't guilt wonderful?!!
yuck
next...
he ought to be compared with david grey for worst cliche offenders. my god, this is obnoxious
As Homer would say..."BORING!!"
dogdokken wrote:
I have ... and it was fantastic music to accompany my nap.
Hahahaha - you sound like my ex-boyfriend!
Schmackdown wrote:
One of the strengths of this song IMO is that it comes back for a refrain one last time, then wanders out via instrumental. The radio edit crops it long before that, which is doing it a disservice.
I have a renewed appreciation of this song after hearing that ending for the first time. It turns what I used to think of as a ho-hum song into something better.
I don't normally comment on songs that I don't like, but this is the exception. This is awful; corporate rock for playing in Gap stores. Bland, uninteresting drivel. I guess that incident on the bus ((click here)) isn't the only crap this lot have dropped on us.
Whoa! we're hearing total musak now.
riffster wrote:
I just don't get it I guess - I am underwhelmed by him. I don't hate his music, it's pleasant enough. :sleep:
I agreed with you up until the Hootie thing. . . that was harsh. But the rest is perfectly accurate, with one exception - I think the song "Crash" (or possibly "Crash Into Me"?) is insanely sexy and I adore it. Beyond that, nothing he's done is very interesting or memorable to me.
tapatia wrote:
:hand: DMB and Hootie in the same camp? Not even close, sorry. You're entitled to your opinion, but the fact is that when it comes to musical complexity, there's absolutely no comparison between the two. DMB's music has a lyricism that is utterly lacking in the one-hit-wonder music of Hootie.
I'm not a DMB fan and I also wouldn't try and compare the two. DMB gets points for their music. Hootie doesn't, IMHO.
riffster wrote:
I just don't get it I guess - I am underwhelmed by him. I don't hate his music, it's pleasant enough. But it isn't outstanding either. I think of DMB and of Hootie and the Blowfish as being of the same ilk - but maybe that's just me. :sleep: - Riff "Happy New Year" Ster
:hand: DMB and Hootie in the same camp? Not even close, sorry. You're entitled to your opinion, but the fact is that when it comes to musical complexity, there's absolutely no comparison between the two. DMB's music has a lyricism that is utterly lacking in the one-hit-wonder music of Hootie.
lild wrote:
You must have never seen DMB live... you might change your mind!
I have ... and it was fantastic music to accompany my nap.
I shouldn't like this as much as I do. Comparisons to Hootie seem appropriate, but there's something else here I like. Can't stand his fans though. Ruined a perfectly good show. c.
riffster wrote:
I just don't get it I guess - I am underwhelmed by him. I don't hate his music, it's pleasant enough. But it isn't outstanding either. I think of DMB and of Hootie and the Blowfish as being of the same ilk - but maybe that's just me.
You must have never seen DMB live... you might change your mind! I love this song, even though it was totally over played on those pop stations, the lyrics get me every time! :heartkiss:
One of the better DM songs, actually has a good groove for a change.
OH JOY!!! Third time today! WOO HOO!!! Let's have more of this crap, not less!!! THANKS FOR LISTENING!!!!!
archrrone wrote:
Love this track. What's with all the dissing on DMB!?
I just don't get it I guess - I am underwhelmed by him. I don't hate his music, it's pleasant enough. But it isn't outstanding either. I think of DMB and of Hootie and the Blowfish as being of the same ilk - but maybe that's just me. :sleep: - Riff "Happy New Year" Ster
Love this track. What's with all the dissing on DMB!?
Seems a good day for fine but relatively underplayed cuts from some big names. Portends more of Bills's fine work at updating the play list. Earlier I was commenting on a cut from Pearl Jam. Well the same goes for this cut from Dave Mathews. Fine cut Dave !!! :clap: :clap: :clap: (and yes, that is an especially fine instrumental riff at the end.) And fine work Bill !!! :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
eric wrote:
Ugh. More of the same old rambling crap from this guy.
Much like the above comment? :lol: Get over yourself! Great song! :clap:
Ugh. More of the same old rambling crap from this guy.
This album may be DMB's finest work, and this song has the coolest bass line. Every song is artfully written and beautifully done. I think this album contains some of Dave's finest writing (Dreaming Tree, Spoon, Dont' Drink the Water, Halloween, Pig). I can put this CD on at any time and I never get tired of it, and I have listened to it a million times. Amazing stuff.
One of the strengths of this song IMO is that it comes back for a refrain one last time, then wanders out via instrumental. The radio edit crops it long before that, which is doing it a disservice.
This tune may not be a 10 but it certainly has some nice solo instrumental action :D
This song gives me butterflies in my stomach! One of my all time favorite DMB songs......thanks Bill! :)