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Old 07-23-2015, 02:04 AM   #421
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    wow, BillySmart almost making me look normal on here
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    Old 07-24-2015, 07:41 PM   #423
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    Drunken Soldier sucks, it is not a good song. You folks are grasping at straws here.......
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    Old 07-25-2015, 09:24 PM   #424
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    Dave said in concert once that the song is basically a letter to a drunken son. I think it was in Charlotte, NC in one of the summer warm up videos. With that in mind, I always think it's funny to interpret the "that's not a star, that's a satellite" lyric to mean that when the son is out drunk at a party with women that she's probably not a star, probably a satellite. She's not a 10, she's a 6! Hahaha
    Dave said, and I'm paraphrasing, "this song is a letter from a father to a son, after he's had too much to drink." The father is the drunken soldier.
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    Old 07-25-2015, 10:09 PM   #425
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    So it's the father cheating on the mom with "satellites" ??
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    Old 07-25-2015, 10:52 PM   #426
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    Drunken Soldier sucks, it is not a good song. You folks are grasping at straws here.......
    Would not call it bad. Just not great. There are many songs worse in the catalog.
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    Old 07-26-2015, 06:29 AM   #427
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    So it's the father cheating on the mom with "satellites" ??
    Or that... Either way the father is the one who is shit faced.
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    Old 07-26-2015, 03:56 PM   #428
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    IMO this is the most overrated song in their catalog. I dig the intro before the intro, the actual intro, don't even mind the lyrics, delivery, or music during the verses/chorus that much. The outro is what totally kills this song for me, it's a 3 minute snooze fest, that goes nowhere. Good idea... Poor execution.
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    No that's my bad. I am completely fucking murdered hammered. I can barley see the screen. I go eat now.
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    Old 07-26-2015, 06:51 PM   #429
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    Not sure it's that overrated....Most people don't really get excited for it around here.
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    Old 07-27-2015, 01:16 PM   #430
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    Not sure it's that overrated....Most people don't really get excited for it around here.
    True. I was talking more about the hype (for DS) before AFTW was released.
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    Old 07-27-2015, 03:43 PM   #431
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    IMO this is the most overrated song in their catalog. I dig the intro before the intro, the actual intro, don't even mind the lyrics, delivery, or music during the verses/chorus that much. The outro is what totally kills this song for me, it's a 3 minute snooze fest, that goes nowhere. Good idea... Poor execution.
    That's my favorite part of the whole song HAHA. I love how chill it is. I find that to be the best part of the song.

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    True. I was talking more about the hype (for DS) before AFTW was released.
    I'm a fan of the song, but I can definitely agree the song was a bit overstated. When someone like Steve Lillywhite calls a song "EPIC", everyone is going to lose their minds. Solid tune with a wicked chill outro, but not as "epic" as it was stated to be.
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    Old 07-27-2015, 06:46 PM   #432
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    True. I was talking more about the hype (for DS) before AFTW was released.
    Yeah I do remember that hype as well. As usual-OVER hyped. Just like the entire record.
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    Old 07-28-2015, 07:09 AM   #433
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    Yeah I do remember that hype as well. As usual-OVER hyped. Just like the entire record.
    Anything DMB does is going to be overhyped. The fan base has been disappointed in some capacity since 2001. So AFTW is no different than its predecessors in that regard.

    I don't think DS is a masterpiece of music in the way we think of say Two Step or Last Stop.... But it's as "epic" (a word that I've come to despise it's so misused as a description for anything) as anything the band has released on an album since 2001. I quite like it, and it's a fantastic and fun studio song. I thinks it's so easy to try to analyze DMBs music, that we forget to just enjoy stuff sometimes.

    I think a lot of this underscores the fact that DMB hasn't had a huge live song emerge from the catalog in a long time. Another Bartnder, Ants or DDTW. They need one. Hello Again could've been, but it's fizzled out of the live setting.
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    Old 07-28-2015, 12:32 PM   #434
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    I think a lot of this underscores the fact that DMB hasn't had a huge live song emerge from the catalog in a long time. Another Bartnder, Ants or DDTW. They need one. Hello Again could've been, but it's fizzled out of the live setting.
    agree 100%.
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    Old 08-05-2015, 07:06 PM   #435
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    Would not call it bad. Just not great. There are many songs worse in the catalog.
    drunken soldier from a lyrics and melody stand point it is horrible. only gaucho is worse in that regard on AFTW in my opinion. guacho and drunken soldier i think are two of his worst song writing efforts, both bottom 10 for me

    its a shame too because i really do like the music for drunken soldier. intro is awesome and i like the outro quite a bit. on the other hand, pretty much everything about gaucho sucks in my opinion
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    Old 09-21-2015, 11:45 PM   #436
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    Old 09-21-2015, 11:46 PM   #437
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    Old 09-22-2015, 02:50 PM   #438
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    drunken soldier from a lyrics and melody stand point it is horrible. only gaucho is worse in that regard on AFTW in my opinion. guacho and drunken soldier i think are two of his worst song writing efforts, both bottom 10 for me

    its a shame too because i really do like the music for drunken soldier. intro is awesome and i like the outro quite a bit. on the other hand, pretty much everything about gaucho sucks in my opinion
    Glad we got that cleared up

    Gaucho and Drunken Soldier are both solid. Not top tier, but solid.
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    Anything DMB does is going to be overhyped. The fan base has been disappointed in some capacity since 2001. So AFTW is no different than its predecessors in that regard.

    I don't think DS is a masterpiece of music in the way we think of say Two Step or Last Stop.... But it's as "epic" (a word that I've come to despise it's so misused as a description for anything) as anything the band has released on an album since 2001. I quite like it, and it's a fantastic and fun studio song. I thinks it's so easy to try to analyze DMBs music, that we forget to just enjoy stuff sometimes.

    I think a lot of this underscores the fact that DMB hasn't had a huge live song emerge from the catalog in a long time. Another Bartnder, Ants or DDTW. They need one. Hello Again could've been, but it's fizzled out of the live setting.
    This is how I feel, really well said. Kudos
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    Old 09-23-2015, 05:11 PM   #440
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    Glad we got that cleared up

    Gaucho and Drunken Soldier are both solid. Not top tier, but solid.
    oh wow, i didn't realize that those were my opinions being shared on an opinion board and not facts! thanks for clearing that up einstein! i'm sure a lot of folks were confused!
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    Old 09-26-2015, 03:30 PM   #441
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    "he musta gotten out sometime during the night."
    "leave sumthin out back for him."

    Sooooo... Did he make it back it home?
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    Old 09-26-2015, 04:02 PM   #442
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    Searched the thread and didn't see this, but I know someone has it!

    Does anyone know what Dave says during the outro? The lines I can make out are "Windows, doors...must've got out sometime during the night...leave something outside for 'em." Anyone have anything more/different?

    Also, at the 9:13 mark, Dave speaks a line, then sings it at the 9:23 mark - any idea what he's saying?
    (Lost dog) got out during the night...
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    Old 09-27-2015, 02:19 AM   #443
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    oh wow, i didn't realize that those were my opinions being shared on an opinion board and not facts! thanks for clearing that up einstein! i'm sure a lot of folks were confused!
    This smells like the beginning of a melt
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    Old 09-28-2015, 11:05 AM   #444
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    This smells like the beginning of a melt
    oh yeah man, super fired up right now
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    Old 11-21-2015, 01:17 AM   #445
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    Glad we got that cleared up

    Gaucho and Drunken Soldier are both solid. Not top tier, but solid.
    I like Gaucho...except for the kids chorus. That part kind of grates on me.

    Totally with you on Drunken Soldier. Easily the best song on AFTW, and probably my favorite DMB studio track since the Busted Stuff era. Seriously.
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    Old 11-21-2015, 01:26 AM   #446
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    I like Drunken Soldier, it's a good one.
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    Old 12-09-2015, 03:54 PM   #447
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    Well I am not sure that Drunken soldier is the kinda song that should be a live setting presence. I mean I like it it's good in my opinion. But if other people have a preferred pace at shows it may make sense to why they are not as big of fans. But to rate the song with or without at a show live yea it is very good. My ranks change but most likely in the top half of Aftw! Lots going on in the studio version it can't help but be interesting.
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    I saw DS live last year in an outdoor setting it was just fantastic!

    "shine your light while you got one" is one of my favorite lines.

    It was windy that night (Gorge N2) and when they went into the Pink Floyd outro, I was on the fence overlooking the crowd, the puff-puffs of smoke doubled, it was just chill and just perfect.
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