Hello lovelies! I wasn’t sure if I could post a Songs on Sunday in time, but here it is, right in the knick of it! We’ve had 2 lovely house guests all week and I had some chores to get caught up on since their departure. Excuses, excuses, listen to me.
I have exciting news: New Jersey hosted my first Dave Matthews Band concert on Friday night! Minus our upper bowl seats and the 20-year old punk on the shuttle bus’ vehement complaints about it being the worst Dave show ever, I’ve managed to resurface a significantly bigger fan than before (and the fact that 100% of the proceeds were donated to Hurricane Sandy relief certainly helped).
The tickets were gifted from and enjoyed with the 2 lovely guests mentioned above, my good high school friends, Lisa & Justin. We totalled 2 and half hours of transit (that’s two ways of 2 NYC subway trains, a New Jersey Transit train and a concert bus) to witness 2 and a half hours of incredible talent. Was it worth it? Duh. Not even our nose bleed seats could take the candy away from our ears. Highlights for me were Dave’s euphonious voice, drummer Carter Beauford’s contagious smile that I caught on the big screen numerous times and violinist Boy Tinsley’s insane jamming.
They really stuck to the new album, adding in a few classics like Two Step, Dancing Nancies, Don’t Drink the Water and The Space Between. Though I was hoping for more old shizz, I’ve since had the new tracks on repeat and really love them. I can’t help but fall head over heels for many of their themes like peace, appreciating the little moments in love & life and being conscious of what’s happening in the world around us.
It prompted me to spend Saturday morning sifting through their discography for these re-occuring themes; if you’re moved by the same things, you will love this playlist!
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But you see all the world is just as we’ve made it/And until we got a new world/Got to say that love is not a whisper or a weakness/No love is strong/So we got to get together yeah/Gotta get gotta get gotta get/Til there is no reason/To fight
2. Drunken Solider:
So shine your light/While you got one/Make the most of what you got/Don’t waste time trying to be something you’re not/Fill up your head/Fill up your heart/And take your shot
3. Belly Belly Nice:
Oh the light that shines upon/The gift that everyone has for the taking/And happiness so pure as this/Is surely worth the making
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
5. Cry Freedom:
How can I turn away/Brother, Sister go dancing/Through my head/Human as to human/The future is no place/To place your better days/Hands and feet are all alike/But gold between divide us/Hands and feet are all alike/But fear between divide us
6. The Last Stop:
War/The only way to Peace/I don’t fall for that/Raining tears/You’re righteous so righteous/You’re always so right/Go ahead and dream/Go ahead believe that you are the chosen one/Raining tears
It’s crazy I’m thinking/Just knowing that the world is round/Here I’m dancing on the ground/Am I right side up or upside down/Is it real or am I dreaming/Lovely lady/I will treat you sweetly/Adore you I mean you crush me/It’s times like these/When my faith I feel/And I know how I love you
8. Mother, Father:
Mother, father please explain to me/Why a world so full of mystery/A place so bitter and still so sweet/So beautiful and yet so full of sad, sad…/Mother, father please explain to me/Why forests march to desert speed/While snowcapped mountains melt away/What do we tell our babies
9. Two Step:
Celebrate we will/Because life is short but sweet for certain/We’re climbing two by two/To be sure these days continue/These things we cannot change/Lie in our graves/I can’t believe that we would lie in graves/Wondering if we had spent our living days well
10. Everybody Wake up:
Everybody wake up/If you’re living with your eyes closed/See the man with a bomb in his hand/Everybody wake up/I Remember the words of the misguided fool/Do unto others as you’d have them do/Not an eye for an eye is the golden rule/Just leaves a room full of blind men
11. Funny The Way It Is:
Funny the way it is, if you think about it/Somebody’s going hungry, someone else is eating out/Funny the way it is, not right or wrong/Somebody’s heart is broken, it becomes your favorite song/The way your mouth feels in your lover’s kiss/Like a pretty bird on a breeze, or water to a fish/The bomb blast brings the building crashing to the floor/Hear the laughter while the children play war/Funny the way it is, if you think about it/One kid walks 10 miles to school, another’s dropping out/Funny the way it is, not right or wrong/On a soldier’s last breath, his baby’s being born
Please find your place when the room grows scarce/Once we’re all inside the service can begin/For a moment if you please forget what you believe/And naked you will see that we are all the same.
13. Broken Things:
War is the most vulgar madness/And winters can be so cruel/You can’t always change the way things are/Like I can’t change the way I think of you
14. Best of What’s Around:
Turns out not where, but what you think that really matters/We’ll make the best of what’s around
Calling all Dave fans:
Have I missed any meaningful world, love & life affirming songs!?