Dave Matthews — Too High
Album: Some Devil
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6

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Total ratings: 715
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Released: 2003
Length: 5:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
If your arms are brittle beside you,
Wrapped so soft your blood, is running
I'll be there

If you're movin slowly, if we still get there
I'll be there
Such a strong desire, like hunger

All you need to hope you keep your head
Yeaaaah
Is the slow hand quickens

What youve done with all those around you
Hopeful always that someone will come and save you
I'll be there
To watch you sultry turning, seething
I'll be there
Minutes hold on to hours, gets you twisting

All you need to hope you keep your head
Yeaahhh uhhhh unnn
The slow hand quickens

How to leave it with the love you lost
You made them crawl to be without you,
The slow hand quickens

Yes, the sand is empty, in the hour glass
I'll be there
To turn it over and over, in your head

So you keep the hope you'll get your day
Yeaaah ohhhhh
As the slow hand quickens

You see too hard, to break, too cold
To burn, afraid your chance is gone
Wires are crossed, your mouth is lost
You fear you've left it far too long,
The minutes pass, the hours are gone
So hard to find your way alone

The slow hands quicken
The slow hands quicken

Aaahhahaaa

The slow hands quicken
Comments (123)add comment
 Proclivities wrote:

A lot of people are probably pretty indifferent about him, but why bother to write anything about that?

 
True that, Proclivities!  Like they say, Apathy sucks, but who cares!!??

And as my past posts will point out, I'm on the "Uggg, DMB" team, even though I've encountered him while living in Seattle, and he's a pretty cool and normal dude. 
 h8rhater wrote:

Or maybe they just h8.  It is in vogue these days.

 
Stop it, h8r. Your intolerance of others' opinions is unbearable.
Your name is five characters too long.
No Dave Matthews, RP!
 ecojot wrote:
Interesting to see the comments here - he's either loved or hated.

 
A lot of people are probably pretty indifferent about him, but why bother to write anything about that?
  Crash_Davis wrote:
Well, the haters just don't fully understand, do they?

 Skydog wrote:

or maybe they fully understand

 
Or maybe they just h8.  It is in vogue these days.
 ecojot wrote:
Interesting to see the comments here - he's either loved or hated.

 
I broke up with a girl once because she LOVED the DMB and I HATED it.  Now that 10 years have passed (edit - it's actually been more like 17 years now...uggg), I'm more of the 'meh' crowd, in fact I even found myself "liking" this track and rated it a 6.  That's probably the highest rating I'll ever give a DM song.

**EDIT** double UGG....I had to re-re-rate this track...back down to a 4.  


 jbuhl wrote:
My EARS!   It buuuuuuuuuuurns it buuuuuuuuuurns

 
If they ever do re-makes of The Beverly Hillbillies Dave Matthews could be voice coach for Jed to do the "whee-doagies!"
Interesting to see the comments here - he's either loved or hated.
thank you psd gods!

Super Freek-eeee!!!

 

real music  : P
This guy's face reminds me of Keith Allen, father of singer Lily and typecast film hard man (he cameo'd in the wicked Shallow Grave, mainly as a stiff). Sadly, his voice sounds like what Keith Allen's voice might be like :(
If mediocre was the highest measurement of listening pleasure...this would fit nicely into that category. I can actually stomach this better than most of his other rambling tunes. However, the bar isn't that high, folks.
this "music" is pathetic
 Crash_Davis wrote:
Well, the haters just don't fully understand, do they?

 
or maybe they fully understand
Well, the haters just don't fully understand, do they?
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I don't know enough of their material to hate them like everyone else seems to, but I like this track.

 
I actually don't like this band at all....except for this track.  Weird.
{#Skull}Make it stop{#Frustrated}
I don't know enough of their material to hate them like everyone else seems to, but I like this track.
Nice melodic hooks.  

Interesting lyrics.  Lots to like. 
My EARS!   It buuuuuuuuuuurns it buuuuuuuuuurns
 Relayer wrote:
Very impressive, not what I would expect from Dave Matthews. Much more interesting than his usual work.
 
What I think too: 8 - Most Excellent.

 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Marginal at best...never saw past the hype for DMB even early in his career.
  
Really? Not a DM fan me but this comment seems more appropriate for one of his more typical songs?
Very impressive, not what I would expect from Dave Matthews. Much more interesting than his usual work.
Lyrically, I love.
Marginal at best...never saw past the hype for DMB even early in his career.
 MiracleDrug wrote:

and the band you tour the globe with would be...

 
zzzzzing!!!
 ShamanManu wrote:
Dave in small dosages is very enjoyable {#Cheers}
I like this one  {#Sunny}

 
I agree.
Small doses.
As long as it takes me to get to the PSD button.
That small.
 
As always with Dave Matthews, I really do not get the (mostly American) antipathy. I'm not a fan, but his music is not worse than that of many other artists being played here.

Also, there is a comment below suggesting that Dave's band is "highschool level". The drummer, Carter Beauford, actually was voted the 10th best drummer of all time. Perhaps people with opinions should learn to state them as opinions instead of facts.

Then again, what to expect...
Dave in small dosages is very enjoyable {#Cheers}
I like this one  {#Sunny}
really enjoying this current run of songs....this one is so moody and atmospheric
First Dave Matthews track I've been able to listen to complete in ages.  Probably since my youth and under the table era...    I'd probably really like this with the right vocalist.
For my $0.02 this guy got tiresome pretty fast. Bit of a yawn.
 brighthue wrote:


I couldn't agree more. It's refreshing to hear DM's voice and songwriting backed by musicians who aren't trying to play beyond their respective technical abilities. Sorry DMB members and fans but, nearly every time I hear a live recording of DMB, I notice that the drummer is playing too far forward, timing is a bit off (or worse) and at least one other member of the band is dragging the tempo down. The live recording of "Stay" is a prime example. This is high school band stuff. Still in all, I appreciate hearing Dave Matthews, as his music is intelligent and um, a bit eclectic in its combination of styles.

 
and the band you tour the globe with would be...
 Beastie wrote:
Absolute brilliant musician with own style & substance.
 
yep.
Blandly forgettable
I recognize that look. He's wondering if anyone caught him passing gas.
 leafmold wrote:
Please stop playing Dave Matthews
 
Please stop annoying us with your complaints and hit the PSD button instead.
Please stop playing Dave Matthews
haha, love it!! agreed!

 
a_genuine_find wrote:
sceptical kitteh lolcat
5.7 iz too low, song iz not purrfect, iz 8
 


Is it me, or is Dave looking back like he suspects something evil is lurking on the other side of the bridge?  It's like he's saying to himself...  "Heh?  Whaizzat back dere?"
sceptical kitteh lolcat
5.7 iz too low, song iz not purrfect, iz 8
So many great Dave Matthews & DMB songs.  This one is not among my favorites.  For some more obscure DM stuff how about Monkey Man or something else off the Lillywhite Sessions.
I'm with you, this hurts

 
south wrote:
{#Frustrated} Make the...torture stop...no more Dave Matthews please...

 
davedog wrote:
Wonder what brings this song back after 6 years.  

While I do enjoy some of Dave Matthew's stuff, I've noticed something over the years.  His stuff is "lowest common denominator" music.  When I get together with a bunch of people who may not know each other that well, and someone says "how about some music?", seems like the choice is often DM.  Safe, most people like him well enough.  Not exactly a ringing endorsement, however.  
 
 


Life is circular and so is Dave. 


{#Frustrated} Make the...torture stop...no more Dave Matthews please...

 
davedog wrote:
Wonder what brings this song back after 6 years.  

While I do enjoy some of Dave Matthew's stuff, I've noticed something over the years.  His stuff is "lowest common denominator" music.  When I get together with a bunch of people who may not know each other that well, and someone says "how about some music?", seems like the choice is often DM.  Safe, most people like him well enough.  Not exactly a ringing endorsement, however.  
 


 Beastie wrote:
Absolute brilliant musician with own style & substance.
 
I couldn't agree more... Totally underrated on RP

Always lovin' the DMB... the old stuff is very spiritual enlightening. New stuff... not so much. Wishing Dave could take it back to the days of the Crash album...
This smacks of that White Rabbit cover tune from Sucker Punch.
They both bite. 
 h8rhater wrote:

Latest fad going on 17 years... maybe you should get out of Amerind more often there Kirok.

 

20 years http://www.antsmarching.org/news/story.php?NewsID=996
 camarkim wrote:


Huh? You must not be a drummer, and you probably haven't heard Carter Beauford play much, I guess. The guy is a genius. Incredibly technically proficient.

Buy or rent "Under the Table and Drumming" which is one of Carter's instructional videos. I am a drummer with 20+ years of experience, and oftentimes I've thought I'd heard overdubbed drum parts on several DMB albums,thinking there is no way (physically,) to play the parts.

But seeing the video, you finally see how Carter can do these seemingly impossible parts by himself, which he often does live. (One-handed, single stroke rolls, anyone?) I will confess that I couldn't even ATTEMPT something like that, and that my two-handed single stroke rolls probably sound worse than his one-handeds.

I suppose what I appreciate most from Carter (via the videos adn various interviews I've read,) is the fact that he still considers himself to be a humble student, learning from other legendary drummers past and present. I bet you'd be pretty hard pressed to find another "rock star" with this sort of outlook. Anyway, I guess we all take our inspiration wherever we can get it, so I will continue to listen to (and learn from,) Carter and a slew of other drummers from different times and places.
 
Agrred, I am a drummer as well, and I have learned quite a bit listening to Carter and Gavin Harrison. Some of the best in the business right now.

I forgot all about this album!  Thanks for resurrecting it — I really loved the title track, and this one is not bad.  I much prefer Dave's solo work over DMB.  RP has a great way of making old songs fresh again. 
 Imkirok wrote:
I get enough DM on the radio around here. Then to hear him twice in a couple of hours on RP is too much. I agree that he is overrated and overplayed. IMO, he's just the latest in the fad of irritatingly mellow, subdued formula pop.
:?
 
Latest fad going on 17 years... maybe you should get out of Amerind more often there Kirok.