Thursday, 27 February 2014

Songs The I Love #65 Dave Matthews Band #41

In the UK this is maybe my most unfashionable pick as I don't think I know anybody else that likes the DMB. They can do no wrong for me and I have so many versions is song as it varies from gig to gig.

This version is quite short (7 mins) sometimes it can last in excess of 20 minutes depending on who is playing with the band and how they feel.

I discovered an amazing version of this song by Ashleigh Semkiw a few years ago. She is a Canadian opera singer who was singing the song as a warm up exercise. You can hear the version here

Come and see
I swear by now I'm playing time against my troubles
I'm coming slow but speeding
Do you wish a dance and while
I'm in the front
The play on time is won
But the difficulty is coming here
I will go in this way
And find my own way out
I won't tell you to stay
But I'm coming to much more
All at once the ghosts come back
Reeling in you now
What if they came down crushing
Remember when I used to play for
All of the loneliness that nobody
Notices now
I'm begging slow I'm coming here
Only waiting I wanted to stay
I wanted to play,
I wanted to love you
I'm only this far
And only tomorrow leads my way
I'm coming waltzing back and
Moving into your head
Please, I wouldn't pass this by
I wouldn't take any more than
What sort of man goes by
I will bring water
Why won't you ever be glad
It melts into wonder
I came in praying for you
Why won't you run
In the rain and play
Let the tears splash all over you

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