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The Dave Matthews Band When I think of The Dave Matthews Band, I also think of their jazzy pop rock music that has helped them become a musical sensation. The band consists of jazz and classical musicians and of course, Dave Matthews. Their music and songs are very unique and have not been heard before the band came about. They have touched millions of people’s hearts, especially mine. The fact that they sing about real situations and real issues that are going on the world today is what makes them my favorite band. Whether I am happy, sad, or mad, The Dave Matthews Band’s album “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King” always lifts my spirits and puts me in a better mood; their songs are inspirational. One of the songs that touch me the most is called “Funny the Way It Is”. This song is about the good and bad things going on in the world. The point being made is that even though many wonderful things are happening, bad things are occurring at the exact same time.
“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/ Funny the way it is, not right or wrong/ Somebody's broken heart become your favorite song/ Funny the way it is, if you think about it/ One kid walks 10 miles to school, another's dropping out”
Not only does it discuss the fine times and poor times in life, but also how people take the privileges they have for granted. While kids say they hate school and drop out, there are others that appreciate an education and will do anything to get it, such as walking ten miles to school. Basically, the song tells listeners that there are so many ironic moments happening every minute of every day and people do not even realize it. I love this song’s message and the realness of it. Another one of my favorite songs is called “You and Me”. Dave Matthews’ wife was his inspiration for this song. Their love is so deep for one another and Dave feels it can conquer anything and will last forever.
“You and I, we're not tied to the ground / Not falling but rising like rolling around / Eyes closed above the rooftops / Eyes closed, we're gonna spin through the stars / Our arms wide as the sky / We gonna ride the blue all the way to the end of the world / To the end of the world/ You and me together, we could do anything, Baby/ You and me together yes, yes”
I wish everyone’s marriage could be like theirs. Now days, it is common to hear several break up songs on the radio or songs about a broken heart. It is refreshing hearing a love song with so much meaning and love put into it. When I saw him sing this song in concert, he actually began tearing up. Last but not least, my third favorite song of theirs is “Dive In”. If I am feeling down or pessimistic about a situation, this song comes to mind. Dave Matthews is trying to tell people that even if you have a bad day or something negative has happened, there will be a brighter day and things will turn around. Also, he is saying that with any situation that you are put in, jump in with both feet and go for it.
“Wake up sleepy head / I think the suns a little brighter today/ Smile and watch the icicles melt away and see the water rising/ Summers here to stay, and those sweet summer girls will dance forever / Go down to the shore, kick off your shoes, dive in the empty ocean.”
Today the band still remains on billboard charts with their new album “Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King”. Their unique sound and songs have touched men and women of all ages all over the country. The band consists of three African American members and two white men, making them even more unique and is one of the reasons they have broken many stereotypes about traditional rock. The Dave Matthews Band has definitely come a long way the past decade with over ten albums, and will stay with me forever.
The Dave Matthews Band is responsible for making several of my rough times better and has given me a positive outlook on many things. I love this band and am very thankful that there is an artist that has songs that everyone can relate to and become a better person from.
“My music comes from my band members, my diverse cultural background and things that have happened to me in my life.”
-Dave Matthews

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