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Old 02-19-2023, 12:17 AM   #91
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Is Dave really into Jesus or is this meant to be ironic and subversive? As someone who doesnít believe in Jesus I find the lyric a little over the top but Iím also thinking I might be misunderstanding the delivery and he means Jesus is one of the monsters in your head too?


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If he's really into Jesus then he has changed his views and what he has written for 30+ years a hell of a lot
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    If he's really into Jesus then he has changed his views and what he has written for 30+ years a hell of a lot


    Yeah I mean, he has a lot of lyrics referring to God and Jesus. Christmas song is just a song about Jesus. I think Dave just appreciates the story/myth and its impact on humanity, even though he doesn't practice the religion. I'm as atheist as it gets, and generally get turned off by over the top religious lyrics, but Christmas Song is one of my favorites. Coincidentally, Time Bomb might be my very least favorite DMB song.
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    Old 02-19-2023, 12:38 AM   #93
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    Yeah I mean, he has a lot of lyrics referring to God and Jesus. Christmas song is just a song about Jesus. I think Dave just appreciates the story/myth and its impact on humanity, even though he doesn't practice the religion. I'm as atheist as it gets, and generally get turned off by over the top religious lyrics, but Christmas Song is one of my favorites. Coincidentally, Time Bomb might be my very least favorite DMB song.


    It'd be kind of funny if non-DMB fan religious people were like hey honey after we get groceries let's head back cuz I wanna believe in Jeeeeeeesus
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    Old 02-19-2023, 01:15 AM   #94
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    It'd be kind of funny if non-DMB fan religious people were like hey honey after we get groceries let's head back cuz I wanna believe in Jeeeeeeesus
    I hate that song so much . I absolutely despise its place in Two Step.
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    Old 02-19-2023, 01:27 AM   #95
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    My lack of will power disturbs me!

    Saw that Monster was played ďthatís nice but Iím definitely not listening to it before the album as Iíve already heard half the songsĒ

    2hrs later- Iíll just listen to a snippet to find out why there are positive reviews
    1hr later - Iíll just listen to it once then wait till May
    30mins later - on 8th listen analysing every element

    I hope there is at least one song left I havenít listened to when itís realessed in May!
    So hopefully you at least enjoyed the song?
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    Old 02-19-2023, 01:30 AM   #96
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    I take it as a neutral statement of the way life is. Devil wants your soul, Jesus saves, things change, some things basically stay the same, people grow up, people die, funny the way it is type of thing.
    Yeah this explanation is what made the most sense to me too
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    Old 02-19-2023, 02:44 AM   #97
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    Yeah I mean, he has a lot of lyrics referring to God and Jesus. Christmas song is just a song about Jesus. I think Dave just appreciates the story/myth and its impact on humanity, even though he doesn't practice the religion. I'm as atheist as it gets, and generally get turned off by over the top religi9ous lyrics, but Christmas Song is one of my favorites. Coinc0identally, Time Bomb might be my very least favorite DMB song.
    This. I am pretty sure he has stated as much during D&T davespeaks from the late 90s.
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    Old 02-19-2023, 06:32 AM   #98
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    So hopefully you at least enjoyed the song?
    Yep, I do like it and think Iíll like it more with some full band treatment I reckon this could end up as a nice 6-7min song with full band on tour too Ö hopefully
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    Dave has finally come around on Jesus. Gospel album confirmed. Maybe I'll actually buy this 3 minute songs album now.
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    Old 02-19-2023, 08:52 AM   #100
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    We need to get used to the fact that every song Dave writes is going to mention kids (being a kid, kids games, swimming as a kid, or literally just naming little kids), queens, and Jesus. It's been like this for years now and its not all bad.

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    Old 02-19-2023, 08:59 AM   #101
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    The more times I listen, the more Iím convinced that heís referring to Jesus as one of the many made up Ďmonstersí inside peoples heads. Gotta love Dave!


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    Old 02-19-2023, 09:28 AM   #102
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    The more times I listen, the more Iím convinced that heís referring to Jesus as one of the many made up Ďmonstersí inside peoples heads. Gotta love Dave!


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    Yeah I like that angle of the Jesus line and think it fits. People harm and save themselves with their own thoughts.
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    Old 02-19-2023, 10:18 AM   #103
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    I do like Monsters on first listen, but based on how short it is, Iím not sure how much room there is for the band to shine on it. This seems like another song that could have been better suited for a Dave solo album. I hope Iím wrong.

    And for God sake, can Dave stop referring to all these new songs as ďanother little song.Ē I donít want more ďlittle songs.Ē ��*♂️

    And why canít he mention this is a song on the upcoming album?
    Yeah Iíve mentioned the same thing before. He needs to stop with the tiny little songs even if theyíre good. The more and more tiny little songs he writes the more plausible it becomes that sets are filled with tiny little songs that never evolve, never change, never feature the band enough, etc
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    Old 02-19-2023, 10:31 AM   #104
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    We need to get used to the fact that every song Dave writes is going to mention kids (being a kid, kids games, swimming as a kid, or literally just naming little kids), queens, and Jesus. It's been like this for years now and its not all bad.
    Yeah, Bismarck is great. So yeah, not all bad although they've disappeared that one unsure if should count.
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    In the davespeak before the song debut, he literally talks about how he thinks the idea of heaven and hell is made up. Clearly that Jesus Saves bit it just some tongue in cheek
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    Old 02-19-2023, 10:51 AM   #106
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    Dave believes in a lot of foolish fairy tales (along with pretty much any leftist narrative, but I repeat myself) but Christ is a bridge too far for him lol
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    Dave believes in a lot of foolish fairy tales (along with pretty much any leftist narrative, but I repeat myself) but Christ is a bridge too far for him lol
    Like what?
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    Old 02-19-2023, 10:58 AM   #108
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    Knowing Dave's history, this isn't meant to be a "yay Jesus!" song. I'm pretty sure both Jesus and The Devil are the monsters referenced in the title.
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    Old 02-19-2023, 11:06 AM   #109
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    Loving this song. It sounds like classic Dave to me in a lot of ways and it fits perfectly in the sweet spot of his voice at this stage of the game. Wish he did that more often. Canít wait for the album version!
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    Old 02-19-2023, 12:19 PM   #110
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    Really like the verse melody.
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    What is the best recording we have of this so far?
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    Old 02-19-2023, 01:06 PM   #112
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    Yeah I like that angle of the Jesus line and think it fits. People harm and save themselves with their own thoughts.
    It is interesting how he mentions Jesus & the devil so much though. I mean it's clearly at least fascinating to him.
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    Old 02-19-2023, 01:15 PM   #113
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    What is the best recording we have of this so far?
    This is the best audio Iíve heard so far. Itís of N2 and i like it better. Need to go a few minutes
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    Old 02-19-2023, 01:17 PM   #114
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    What is the best recording we have of this so far?
    https://youtu.be/jVnKz9CIlO8

    I think that’s the best one so far. It’s a new N1 vid.

    I listened to the N2 version. Although not a cleaner recording felt like Dave and Tim were tighter. Also like Tims intro part, not sure if he did that N1.
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    Old 02-19-2023, 01:21 PM   #115
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    https://youtu.be/jVnKz9CIlO8

    I think thatís the best one so far. Itís a new N1 vid.

    I listened to the N2 version. Although not a cleaner recording felt like Dave and Tim were tighter. Also like Tims intro part, not sure if he did that N1.
    Wow this is a really clean recording of N1 version
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    Like what?
    I'm willing to bet you won't get an answer to this
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    Old 02-19-2023, 01:24 PM   #117
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    Dave believes in a lot of foolish fairy tales (along with pretty much any leftist narrative, but I repeat myself) but Christ is a bridge too far for him lol
    Seems childish to believe a 2000 year old story or some god is watching over you in particular or cares what person you sleep with but yea those leftist policies are the problem.
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    Old 02-19-2023, 01:37 PM   #118
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    Yeah, monsters is a good song. That N2 performance is better too. Very excited to hear the band on that one. Really happy with how strong the verse and chorus melody are.

    Absolutely jarring quality difference on display being played back to back with Something to Tell my Baby.
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    Old 02-19-2023, 02:25 PM   #119
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    Based on the N2 performance, it sounds like this is the lyric mo one could understand from N1:
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    The devil wants your soul but Jesus saves
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    I’m really liking the whoa whoa whoa leading into ‘no rope to hang the damned’ can see that as a crowd sung part if they lengthen this thing out
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