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Dave Matthews, Dave Mathews band, Dave Mathews Band

Quotes:

If you hold on tight to what you think is your thing,
you may find you are missing all the rest.
A friend is always good to have, but a lovers kiss is better than angels raining down on me.
- Dave Matthews

Submitted by: LucidLupin
There are additional music quotes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • Dave Matthews was working in a jazz club bar tending whilst at the time whilst also writing his music. He had compiled a band of his peers and also scored a gig at the club in which he worked. As it was a particularly busy club in which he worked, all the bands who played there had to write their names on a quasi time-sheet type affair as the bands played in allocated time slots. The first night Dave actually played at the club the manager/band organiser asked what their band was called. A few 'umms' and 'ahhhs' later and the manager simply put down 'Dave Matthews and a Band' on the time sheet. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that over time 'Dave Matthews and a Band' evolved to 'The Dave Matthews Band'. Submitted by: Michael
  • Now if anyone listens to Dave, you'll know that he's a lot more creative than to call his band 'Dave Matthews Band'. You'll also know that he's not self-centered. The name allegedly was derived by mistake. When he was still small-town, he had been in a band (can't recall the name) that booked a gig at a rather large college-gathering bar/restaurant. When he called to book the band, the operative asked what the band was booked as. Dave, not knowing she was referring to the band's name, said it was booked under Matthews, Dave Matthews. That night they were announced as 'Dave Matthew's Band because he never left the name. The band had tried to change that name, but it just stuck with the college kids who now called the hot new band the Dave Matthews Band. Submitted by: Dixie Chicken

Stupid Band Names:

  • Zero points for effort. Submitted by: QarnoS

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"David Matthews""Back in 2003, Matthews was briefly dropped out of The Dave Matthews Band and did a solo project." - Mickey D.

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
The Delane Matthews BandYou know that hot blonde chick that played Dave Barry's wife on the series "Dave's World"? We gotta find her a new gig. I'd pay money to see her.oldsound

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"About The Words You Say""What Would You Say?"Mike Hack

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Ants Marching,"Ants crawl, so they can't march.Pearl Necklace

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"Slip Slidin' Away," Paul Simon"Ain't It Funny How Time Slips Away," Dave Matthews Band
"Collide," Howie Day"Crash Into Me," The Dave Matthews Band
"Dirty Water," The Standells"Don't Drink The Water," Dave Matthews Band
"Animal," Def Leppard"Pig," Dave Matthews Band
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ants Arching" originally "Ants Marching"
Clever ants, that can do archery!
Karen Smith
"Steam" originally "Stream"
Cape Canaveral Lavigne
"Cash Into Me" originally "Crash Into Me"
Casey Blake Dewitt
"American Bay" originally "American Baby"
MOR

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sod Right" originally "So Right"
Candy Welty
"Sob Right" originally "So Right"
Candy Welty
"Sow Right" originally "So Right"
Candy Welty
"Sop Right" originally "So Right"
Candy Welty
"Why I Ham" originally "Why I Am"
Because it is what is for dinner?
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"So Tight" originally "So Right"
Candy Welty
"Go Right" originally "So Right"
Candy Welty
"So Fight" originally "So Right"
Candy Welty
"So Light" originally "So Right"
Candy Welty
"The Spice Between" originally "The Space Between"
Peter

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Ants Marching""Prednisone Crunching"Warren Baker
"Crash Into Me""Crash Into Me: Driving in MA"DMC
"Satellite""Money's Tight"TS28
"Crush""Lush"Charlie Decker
"Everyday""Kinky Dave"Agrimorfee
"Crash into Me""Crash into Me (Oh, Mai)"Red Rebel
"Crash Into Me""Lash Out at Me (The woes of Samwise Gamgee)"Arwen
"I Dit It""Ford Credit"Ghetto John
"Everyday""It's Pay Day"Bethie Baby
"Ants Marching""Gramps Bagging"Brian Girton and Blake Hudson

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
SatelliteDirecTV, BS-X Satellaview (Nintendo), etc.Brandon Reina
Ants Marching"Antz"/"A Bug's Life"/"Ant Bully" movie promosAndrea Huckstep
SatelliteDirect TV Heather
Grave DiggerFuneral Home/Tombstone makersShake-Zula
The Space BetweenDentistMikey Boy
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Crash Into MeM.A.D.D.SisterGirl
The Space BetweenOrthodontistChris
American BabyCanadian/Middle East GovernmentEzra
Trippin' BilliesHillbilly Rights Organizationoldschool
I Did ItO.J. Simpson's home phoneIndomitus
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Too Much
   Dave Matthews Band
So Much To Say
   Dave Matthews Band
Too Much To Say
Back-to-back singles from their 1996 album 'Crash'
Cassandra
Where The Monkey Meets The Man
   Primitive Radio Gods
Proudest Monkey
   Dave Matthews Band
Where The Proudest Monkey Meets The Man
Monkey see, monkey do.
Mickey D.
Just Got Paid
   Johnny Kemp
Pay For What You Get
   Dave Matthews Band
Just Got Paid For What You Get
Mickey D.
Did I Shave My Legs For This?
   Deana Carter
The Space Between
   Dave Matthews Band
Did I Shave The Space Between My Legs For This?
Josh
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Dave Matthews' Wild Band
Dave Matthews Band combined with Matthew Wilder
Submitted By: Rick Atoni
Dave Matthews' Sweet Band
Dave Matthews Band combined with Matthew Sweet
He would sweeten things up a bit?
Submitted By: Ed
Dave Justice Band
Dave Matthews Band combined with Justice
If this occurred, the former MLB star (who played for the Braves, Indians and Yankees) might sue.
Submitted By: Beryl
Dave Matthews Good Band
Dave Matthews Band combined with Matthew Good Band
This just seemed like a no-brainer. Surprised no one else thought of this one yet.
Submitted By: Peter

Misheard Lyrics:

"Ants Marching"
Misheard Lyrics:
Take these jumpsuits
Original Lyrics:
Take these chances
"Drive In, Drive Out"
Misheard Lyrics:
Drive in, drive out, I'm an Eevee.
Original Lyrics:
Drive in, drive out, I'm leaving.
"I Did It"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a negro in my band
Original Lyrics:
It was me right or wrong
"What Would You Say?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Don't fight the memory
Original Lyrics:
Don't bite the mailman
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"I Did It"
Misheard Lyrics:
There's a negro in my band
Original Lyrics:
It was me right or wrong

Story about this misheard lyric by: Fooper

Ok, so obviously when I thought this was the lyric I figured I must have heard it wrong, after looking it up I did in fact find out I did hear wrong. Now I wonder how I even heard that in the first place.

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"Don't Drink The Water"
Better Lyrics:
Don't drink the water
There's p*ss in the water.
Original Lyrics:
Don't drink the water
There's blood in the water.
Submitted by: poprock
"What Would you Say"
Better Lyrics:
What would you eat?
If you were so starving, but you did'nt eat meat
Don't cut a cow's lifeline, if you won't eat the beef
Don't bite the drumstick
What would you eat?
Original Lyrics:
What would you say?
Dont drop the big one, if you a monkey on a string
Don't cut my lifeline,if you a doggie on a chain
Don't bite the mailman
What would you say?
Submitted by: Bianca Bruno

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"What Would You Say?"
The Funny Lyrics:
I was there when the bear ate his head
I thought it was a candy
Why They're Funny:
Self-explanatory. These could also go in the 'Nonsensical' section.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
"The Space Between"
The Funny Lyrics:
The bullets in the fire fight
Why They're Funny:
This can be interpreted in two ways. (1) Why are there bullets in a fight of fire? (This assumes that the word "fight" is a noun, and would hence make the whole phrase a fragment.) (2) Why would bullets fight in a fire, much less at all? (This assumes that the word "fight" is a verb, thus making the phrase a complete sentence.)
Submitted by: Dutch_Justine
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Where Are You Going?"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Where are you going?
Why They're Repetitive:
Okay Dave. We get it. You want to know where she's going. Point taken.
Submitted by: Beverly
"So Much to Say"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
So much to say, so much to say, so much to say, so much to say
Why They're Repetitive:
Alright, if you have so much to say, why do you repeat that phrase twenty something times!
Submitted by: April
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"What Would You Say?"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
I was there when the bear ate his head
I thought it was a candy
Why They're Nonsensical:
How the hell can one eat their own head? The mouth is on it. Furthermore, no one being can eat itself.
Submitted by: Mike Hack
"Warehouse"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Hey reckless mind
Don't throw away your playful beginning
You and I will fumble around in the touches
And be sure to leave all the lights on
So we can see the black cat changing colors
And we can walk under the ladders
And swim as the tide turns you around and around
Why They're Nonsensical:
No clear subject, vague
Submitted by: Dave P
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Halloween"
The Insincere Lyrics:
And in this dream
Tell us are you satisfied with f***ing
Don't walk away
Don't walk away
Don't walk away
I'm talking to you
Love is hell
Love is hell
Love is hell
Love this I'll tame you
Why They're Insincere:
Dave must have been in a really hard time in his life, he seems pretty angry at a female, maybe she is mad cause you arent satisfying her...Dave?
Submitted by: Sarah
 

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Gravedigger"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Ring around the Rosy Pocket full of posies
Ashes to ashes
We all fall down
Why They're Inappropriate:
I mean, the song is about death, but it just sounds strange that lyrics from a kid's song are thrown in there in the middle of it.
Submitted by: sXe LeXi 5X2
 

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Dancing Nancies"
The Dated Lyrics:
Twenty Three Im so tired of life such a shame.
Why They're Dated:
TO the person who did this one. Dave was 23 when he wrote the song.. which was in 1990. and if you go along with the song no other age really fits with the beat.
Submitted by: Brent
"Dancing Nancies"
The Dated Lyrics:
Twenty-three and so tired of life,
Such a shame to throw it all away.
Why They're Dated:
Dave Matthews was born in 1967, way too long ago for him to be twenty-three. The song may have been written in 1990, (he would have been 23 then,) but its on 'Under the Table and Dreaming,' which was released in 1994, when he was twenty-seven. Was it ever not dated?
Ed Note: The song was possibly not dated for a short time.
Submitted by: Jess

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Shake Me Like A Monkey"
The Dirty Lyrics:
I like my coffee with toast and jelly
But I'd rather be licking
From your back to your belly
I, I, I, think I'm going to
Why They're Dirty:
This is pretty self-explanatory. Dave Matthews is a dirty man! That rhyme is basically there just to provide opportunity for him to mention licking the song's subject.
Submitted by: Dee
"Crash Into Me"
The Dirty Lyrics:
You come crash into me And I come into you
Why They're Dirty:
Read that over a couple times and it sounds pretty dirty.
Submitted by: Conor R
There are additional dirty lyrics available.

Song Lyrics That Mention Other Songs:

"Sleep To Dream Her"
The Song Lyrics:
In the space between us.
Song They Mention:
"The Space Between" off the same album.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Everyday"
The Song Lyrics:
All you need is what you wanted,
All you need is love.
Song They Mention:
"All You Need Is Love" by the Beatles.
Submitted by: nally

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"When The World Ends"
Opening Lines:
When the world ends, collect your things.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Spoon"
Opening Lines:
Spoon in spoon, stirring my coffee.
Comments:
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Bart Ender" originally "Bartender"
Submitted by: Cheryl Jordan
"Space, Man!" originally "Spaceman"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Crash In Tom E." originally "Crash Into Me"
Submitted by: George Straitjacket
"Funny The Way I 'Tis" originally "Funny The Way It Is "
Submitted by: George Straitjacket

Band Name Anagrams:

Wave Dams That Bend Submitted by: Joe
That Mad Bends Wave Submitted by: Josh

Song Title Anagrams:

"Rash Ton Mice" originally "Crash Into Me"
No surprise such large mice would be rash!
Submitted by: Joanna Hawthorne
"Rash Con Time" originally "Crash Into Me"
Submitted by: Joanna Hawthorne
"Time Nor Cash" originally "Crash Into Me"
Submitted by: Joanna Hawthorne
"Hot Rigs" originally "So Right"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
"Stir Hog" originally "So Right"
Submitted by: Candy Welty

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Songs That Are Banned:

"Crash Into Me"
After 9/11, this song made a list of many songs that Clear Channel Communications deemed inappropriate after the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks. The list was very controversial and considered banning this song, seven songs by AC/DC, "Falling for the First Time" by The Barenaked Ladies, four songs by Alice in Chains, four songs by The Beatles, "Boom" by P.O.D., "Bodies" by Drowning Pool, three songs by Elton John, four songs by Metallica, every song by Rage Against the Machine, "Click Click Boom" by Saliva, and other songs that mentioned airplanes, explosions, falling, crashing, dying, etc. Also, it included Alien Ant Farm's cover of "Smooth Criminal", but not the original by Michael Jackson.
Submitted by: JeReMy

Song Title Acrostics:

DIDO: "Drive In, Drive Out"
I wonder if Miss Armstrong is pleased.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Mash Into Cree" originally "Crash Into Me"
Submitted by: MOR
"Manse Arching" originally "Ants Marching"
Submitted by: Cape Canaveral Lavigne
"Yacht Would Sue Weigh?" originally "What Would You Say?"
Submitted by: Cape Canaveral Lavigne

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Christmas Song"
The Lyrics:
When Jesus Christ was nailed to the his tree
Why:
When Jesus Christ was trailed to the his knee
Submitted by: Kris Kringle Aguilera
 

Movies Named After Song Titles:

"Don't Drink The Water"
1969 comedy with Jackie Gleason
Submitted by: Rocky

TV and Movies Mentioned in Lyrics:

"Cry Freedom"
The Lyrics:
Cry freedom, cry
From a crowd 10,000 wide
Hope laid upon hope
Why:
Cry Freedom - Oscar nominated film from 1987
Submitted by: Tania WYEP
 

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