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Old 02-18-2023, 11:27 AM   #31
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Re: Monsters

This rocks. Shaping up to be an awesome album. Really hope they don’t over-harmonize with Rashawn and Buddy; Dave’s voice sounds so solid on it with just him.
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    On first listen I dig it. Looking forward to the studio/full band version.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 11:31 AM   #33
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    3:00 song?

    Fuck this album.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 11:33 AM   #34
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    So well put together. I am getting more and more excited for this album with how complete these songs feel. Cannot wait to hear the bass line on this tune.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 11:38 AM   #35
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    So well put together. I am getting more and more excited for this album with how complete these songs feel. Cannot wait to hear the bass line on this tune.
    boy it only took you two minutes to change your tune from the previous post.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 11:39 AM   #36
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    heard the song once from the YT post and I am indifferent on the song. But have only heard it once. Thank you to the posters for posting the song. The album might be a grower.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 11:45 AM   #37
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    Re: Monsters

    I will caution, the initial reaction to the Dave and Tim debut of Do You Remember was overwhelmingly positive. But I like Monsters on first listen.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 11:51 AM   #38
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    boy it only took you two minutes to change your tune from the previous post.
    The previous post had massive sarcasm.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 11:51 AM   #39
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    I will caution, the initial reaction to the Dave and Tim debut of Do You Remember was overwhelmingly positive. But I like Monsters on first listen.
    This album will go the same way it always does. The songs will be praised at first, but then people will get bored with them after a couple of tours. Madmanís Eyes debut = ďyour band is back! Dark theme and full band instrumentation!Ē But, a year from now, itíll be a 0 or -1 for people because it isnít new anymore. MME will basically end up being Squirm.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 12:03 PM   #40
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    I took a stab...I think i've misheard a few words and can't make out two
    _________

    Broken toy soldiers lined up
    One Two Three
    Little kid and everything I did
    To save my paper queen
    Cause love won’t let me go
    No army’s gonna save my soul
    You know love won’t let me go
    There’s nothing in the closet
    There’s nothing under the bed
    Just the monsters in your head
    Hear strange voices with every
    Step I take
    Can’t cross the ocean if you don’t
    Get past the break
    If fear want put you down
    Won’t you lean on me
    When I’m around
    No rope to hang the damned
    No rum to save the drunken man
    Just the monsters in your head
    Nothing in the closet
    Nothing under the bed
    Just the monsters in your head
    Killers eyes and painted faces
    The devil wants your soul
    But Jesus saves
    Angry daggers, ??? ???
    The devil wants your soul
    But Jesus saves
    Shoots and Ladders, Pick up sticks
    Counting Cards, Counting Bricks
    Driving past an old five & dime
    I can’t get nothing for a nickel
    Since a long, long time
    I won’t let you down
    Nothing in the closets
    Nothing underneath the bed
    Just the monsters in your head
    No rope to hang the damned
    No rum to save the drunken man
    Just the monsters in your head
    Love won’t let you go
    Love won’t let you go
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    Old 02-18-2023, 12:06 PM   #41
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    I took a stab...I think i've misheard a few words and can't make out two
    _________

    Broken toy soldiers lined up
    One Two Three
    Little kid and everything I did
    To save my paper queen
    Cause love wonít let me go
    No armyís gonna save my soul
    You know love wonít let me go
    Thereís nothing in the closet
    Thereís nothing under the bed
    Just the monsters in your head
    Hear strange voices with every
    Step I take
    Canít cross the ocean if you donít
    Get past the break
    If fear want put you down
    Wonít you lean on me
    When Iím around
    No rope to hang the damned
    No rum to save the drunken man
    Just the monsters in your head
    Nothing in the closet
    Nothing under the bed
    Just the monsters in your head
    Killers eyes and painted faces
    The devil wants your soul
    But Jesus saves
    Angry daggers, ??? ???
    The devil wants your soul
    But Jesus saves
    Shoots and Ladders, Pick up sticks
    Counting Cards, Counting Bricks
    Driving past an old five & dime
    I canít get nothing for a nickel
    Since a long, long time
    I wonít let you down
    Nothing in the closets
    Nothing underneath the bed
    Just the monsters in your head
    No rope to hang the damned
    No rum to save the drunken man
    Just the monsters in your head
    Love wonít let you go
    Love wonít let you go

    while you're at it, can you take a stab at Yellow Ledbetter?
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    Old 02-18-2023, 12:09 PM   #42
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    This album will go the same way it always does. The songs will be praised at first, but then people will get bored with them after a couple of tours. Madmanís Eyes debut = ďyour band is back! Dark theme and full band instrumentation!Ē But, a year from now, itíll be a 0 or -1 for people because it isnít new anymore. MME will basically end up being Squirm.
    If they would rotate songs more often people would be less inclined to become bored with songs.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 12:16 PM   #43
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    I love WATM, but these might be the deepest/best lyrics so far
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    Old 02-18-2023, 12:42 PM   #44
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    while you're at it, can you take a stab at Yellow Ledbetter?
    LOL....once upon a time long ago, there was a website dedicated to deciphering davespeak and song lyrics/changes; there was more overall DMB related content than that on the site (and active message boards) but that was the base of it. You get a little better at figuring things out over three decades or so of being real quiet and paying close attention. ETA I am not good at understanding much of anything in the live setting, playback is the only way I can figure it out.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 12:59 PM   #45
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    Really liking it. It is very reminiscent of the Some Devil tunes mentioned above and that's a great thing imo. It sounds very much like the sound of old we love. Can't wait to hear a full band version.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 01:10 PM   #46
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    This album will go the same way it always does. The songs will be praised at first, but then people will get bored with them after a couple of tours. Madmanís Eyes debut = ďyour band is back! Dark theme and full band instrumentation!Ē But, a year from now, itíll be a 0 or -1 for people because it isnít new anymore. MME will basically end up being Squirm.
    Unfortunately this is probably true. It seems to happen more with songs that are more or less the same every time. Pretty sure it would take longer for people to turn on them if there were more sections for improvisation and room to breathe.

    Also, Monsters sounds pretty cool. After one listen, there are loads of shelved songs I like more, but I do still like it and am looking forward to the album.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 01:45 PM   #47
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    The chorus has been stuck in my head all morning.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 02:14 PM   #48
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    Looking forward to what the horns and Carter do on this song. Without them, it'll be pretty bare bones IMO
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    Old 02-18-2023, 02:19 PM   #49
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    I took a stab...I think i've misheard a few words and can't make out two
    Most of it was pretty clear, but there's definitely a few mumbley spots where it's hard to make out what he's singing.

    Quote:
    Broken toy soldiers lined up
    One Two Three
    That seems right. I kept hearing "broke home", but "broken" makes a lot more sense.

    Quote:
    No rope to hang the damned
    No rum to save the drunken man
    That'd an interesting possibility. Different that what I heard, but I could see that being right. Will need to check this out further and in future performances and/or on the album.

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    Killers eyes and painted faces
    The devil wants your soul
    But Jesus saves
    Angry daggers, ??? ???
    The devil wants your soul
    But Jesus saves
    Another good catch that I think could be right. No one seems to be able to get that full line, though. ��

    Overall, it's definitely an interesting song lyrically and musically. I'm definitely looking forward to hearing more of it.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 02:26 PM   #50
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    This album will go the same way it always does. The songs will be praised at first, but then people will get bored with them after a couple of tours. Madmanís Eyes debut = ďyour band is back! Dark theme and full band instrumentation!Ē But, a year from now, itíll be a 0 or -1 for people because it isnít new anymore. MME will basically end up being Squirm.
    Probably. DMB fans are a fickle bunch.

    But it's worth noting that MME was played at essentially nearly every stop last year, and it doesn't seem like anyone's tired of it yet.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 02:48 PM   #51
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    This album will go the same way it always does. The songs will be praised at first, but then people will get bored with them after a couple of tours. Madmanís Eyes debut = ďyour band is back! Dark theme and full band instrumentation!Ē But, a year from now, itíll be a 0 or -1 for people because it isnít new anymore. MME will basically end up being Squirm.
    Monsters is a fantastic song, but it isn't going to be a song people will be clamoring to hear live, after they've heard it once, unless full band performances feature more improvisation. It's like Black and Blue Bird; it's a melodically and lyrically strong midtempo track that will sound fantastic in the studio but not really translate in large venues when it's being played alongside high energy sing-alongs like Warehouse, Grey Street, DDTW, etc. Ultimately, I think Monsters will be like DYR; a song that people enjoy and respect but not one they go into a show really hoping to hear once the novelty wears off.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 02:51 PM   #52
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    Monsters is a fantastic song, but it isn't going to be a song people will be clamoring to hear live, after they've heard it once, unless full band performances feature more improvisation. It's like Black and Blue Bird; it's a melodically and lyrically strong midtempo track that will sound fantastic in the studio but not really translate in large venues when it's being played alongside high energy sing-alongs like Warehouse, Grey Street, DDTW, etc. Ultimately, I think Monsters will be like DYR; a song that people enjoy and respect but not one they go into a show really hoping to hear once the novelty wears off.
    Well said. I agree.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 03:13 PM   #53
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    I’m not sure I agree. I can imagine the choruses being quite big-sounding with horns and drums.
    Curious to see how it turns out studio and live.

    In a million years I never would’ve compared this to DYR or B&BB.
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    You don't call a song Monsters and not do something cool with it. I think the band will add a lot to it. I already really like it, and it's actually in Dave's range, which is when he's at his best.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 03:22 PM   #55
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    This song is wonderful. So stoked. Love the rhythmic transitions between the different parts which Dave seemed to have a hard time keeping up with, which was awesome to see. There’s a lot going on and obviously it’s brand new. Sooooo interested to hear what the band dies with this. Love the lyrics too. Already feels like a song I’ll be going back to a lot.
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    Old 02-18-2023, 03:28 PM   #56
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    Also, I think the lyric is

    No rope to hang the damned
    No line to save the drowning man
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    Old 02-18-2023, 03:43 PM   #57
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    In addition to the song itself being cool, it's cool to see how it vibes with the other tracks. I listened to this and SFTW right after, and I must say it's shaping up to be a pretty sad/dark ending to the record.
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    Wow people at ants are being postive
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    I really like it. It has a VITR vibe, but with no minor notes. Also reminiscences of Childhood.

    Dave is watching his kids grow up... thinking about his age and what it was like entering the world.
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    reminds me of Sugar Man in some sort of way.
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