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Old 04-25-2012, 09:44 AM   #91
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  • Old 04-25-2012, 09:44 AM   #92
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    ...now to Ants: here comes the negativity. I may need to abstain from this site before it ruins the song for me. Just MO, anyone care to comment?
    Right on. Lots of negativity on this site, totally out of sync with this beautiful new song.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 09:44 AM   #93
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    Imagine if when Crash came out we hadn't heard any of the songs at all and Dave did a solo performance of Let You Down and that was all we had to go on. That is about the equivalent to this.

    But Let you Down actually has redeeming musical qualities to it. The lyrics may not be revolutionary but they actually seem to fit with the music.

    It seems like this song is just way too crowded during the verses. The chorus is catchy, though.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 09:49 AM   #94
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    Before I rip ants, just wanted to say I love this song. Reminds me very much of "Oh" and sounds very some devilish. I hear some soaring violin on this. Wondering if the higher-voiced chords represent tim's part, or boyd, or other. And to the person who said they hear the "Crash" snare drumming on this, totally agree. Also hear more complex drumming as well. Also looking forward to seeing if they do sax / violin / trumpet intertwining parts a la "Spoon."

    Also agree that this was selected in spirit of Obama being there. Probably not the 1st single, but amen to good lyrics and structure.
    Good call.

    Oh
    Crash
    Out Of My Hands

    These all share the prominent bass note changes in the chord progressions.

    My honest first opinion on first listen was underwhelmed and reminded me too much of Out Of My Hands.

    After second and third listen it has a completely different feel and I can appreciate it for what it is and not what I was hoping/expecting/wanting it to be. It's very pretty and uplifting.

    That said it does very much sound like a Dave Matthews solo album single...not a DMB album single. Either way, I like.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 09:51 AM   #95
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    Old 04-25-2012, 09:52 AM   #96
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    I think it's a great little tune. Sort of simple in a solo setting but I think it has a lot of potential with the band. Can't wait for the album!!!
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:13 AM   #97
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    OMG....it didn't suck....I'm so happy, I'm in tears.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:15 AM   #98
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    Right on. Lots of negativity on this site, totally out of sync with this beautiful new song.

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    Good call.

    Oh
    Crash
    Out Of My Hands

    These all share the prominent bass note changes in the chord progressions.

    My honest first opinion on first listen was underwhelmed and reminded me too much of Out Of My Hands.

    After second and third listen it has a completely different feel and I can appreciate it for what it is and not what I was hoping/expecting/wanting it to be. It's very pretty and uplifting.

    That said it does very much sound like a Dave Matthews solo album single...not a DMB album single. Either way, I like.
    agree with the OOMH, as well as Sister. I think beautiful is the word to use to describe the song. Could hear it solo E1 as well as a powerful building song like Crash is used mid-set to pump it up.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:16 AM   #99
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    I think it's a great little tune. Sort of simple in a solo setting but I think it has a lot of potential with the band. Can't wait for the album!!!
    simply put.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:19 AM   #100
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    The second half is better than the first, I think. He just really fights to squeeze those long, wordy lines in, and it doesn't always feel like a natural flow.

    But I can see this being his contribution to the Obama campaign--it's definitely ready-made for that.
    Good call, esp re: long wordy lines. But there are some gems:
    "Love is not a whisper or a weakness" - great line! And the repetitive flow of "get together" has a nice feel.

    This definitely isn't a single - it was played to coincide with Obama's appearance.

    To an earlier poster who suspected "Christ" would replace "Crime" on the album, I think the line is "Crying won't save or feed a hungry child."

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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:20 AM   #101
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    I think it's a great little tune. Sort of simple in a solo setting but I think it has a lot of potential with the band. Can't wait for the album!!!
    According to Lillywhite, maybe its not just a little tune!
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:21 AM   #102
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    Good call, esp re: long wordy lines. But there are some gems:
    "Love is not a whisper or a weakness" - great line! And the repetitive flow of "get together" has a nice feel.

    This definitely isn't a single - it was played to coincide with Obama's appearance.

    To an earlier poster who suspected "Christ" would replace "Crime" on the album, I think the line is "Crying won't save or feed a hungry child."
    I literally just came on here to post that its "crying" and not "crime" or "christ".
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:22 AM   #103
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    Good call, esp re: long wordy lines. But there are some gems:
    "Love is not a whisper or a weakness" - great line! And the repetitive flow of "get together" has a nice feel.

    This definitely isn't a single - it was played to coincide with Obama's appearance.

    To an earlier poster who suspected "Christ" would replace "Crime" on the album, I think the line is "Crying won't save or feed a hungry child."
    Interesting point. The song is very God-centric. I could see either. Seems as though he does hesitate, as though he had to think about the word he changed. You'll never know...until the album
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:28 AM   #104
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    I thought it sounded a lot like "Trouble". And I LOVE that song so I'm psyched.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:29 AM   #105
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    I literally just came on here to post that its "crying" and not "crime" or "christ".
    It's definitely Crying or acutally "Cryin" is the way he pronouces it. It is not CRIME, which wouldn't make a single bit of sense, not that he's known to make a ton of sense in certain songs.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:30 AM   #106
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    But Let you Down actually has redeeming musical qualities to it. The lyrics may not be revolutionary but they actually seem to fit with the music.

    It seems like this song is just way too crowded during the verses. The chorus is catchy, though.
    But what if this was the very first time you heard it not the studio version.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFc4hDx7KUk

    I do like the guitar part better on LYD, but at this point we would tear these lyrics apart and say it is stupid and that he repeats don't walk away, ect.

    I'm just saying if that was the first song we heard off crash in that setting in this day and age we would criticize even that.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:34 AM   #107
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    But what if this was the very first time you heard it not the studio version.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFc4hDx7KUk

    I do like the guitar part better on LYD, but at this point we would tear these lyrics apart and say it is stupid and that he repeats don't walk away, ect.

    I'm just saying if that was the first song we heard off crash in that setting in this day and age we would criticize even that.
    I said it was like him going on stage back then playing a solo PM. Everyone wouldve thought it was the worst song ever.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 10:56 AM   #108
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    Forget YouTube.

    Here's the link for the performance
    http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon....-24-12/1398281

    And here's the link for the MP3 of 'Mercy'
    http://www.mediafire.com/?vr7561es4hsaoob

    Enjoy kids.
    Done and done! Thank you sir for uploading this!!
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    Old 04-25-2012, 11:04 AM   #109
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    It reminded me a lot of Dave's over of Watching the Wheels, which is awesome.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 11:05 AM   #110
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    But what if this was the very first time you heard it not the studio version.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFc4hDx7KUk

    I do like the guitar part better on LYD, but at this point we would tear these lyrics apart and say it is stupid and that he repeats don't walk away, ect.

    I'm just saying if that was the first song we heard off crash in that setting in this day and age we would criticize even that.
    The guitar work in LYD is on an entirely different level than Mercy. I like the melody of Mercy, the lyrics are ok, the structure is fine, but the guitar work is really, really bland.

    I have a feeling either the guitar part will be different or will not be the primary focal point of the song on the album. It's just way too generic to carry a song.

    Overall, I thought the performance last night was pretty nice, but I wouldn't be surprised if the album version sounds a lot different.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 11:19 AM   #111
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    Love this tune. It's absolutly beautiful. Can't stop listening to it. Man, the new album will be awsome.....
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    Old 04-25-2012, 11:36 AM   #112
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    Anyone else see this having an exploding horn section and being more upbeat full band than acoustic?
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    Old 04-25-2012, 11:38 AM   #113
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    I said it was like him going on stage back then playing a solo PM. Everyone wouldve thought it was the worst song ever.
    I guess this is possible.

    Best case = PM type song. (Sounds like it will be more upbeat than PM, but i mean as good as PM while sounding bad solo)

    Worst case = Dive in type song.

    Hoping for the best.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 11:40 AM   #114
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    I think it should've been just Dave. Captain Kirk is great and all, but he really had nothing to offer but a couple of fills. I'd rather see just Dave or DMB.
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    I know this is most likely a pro Obama song for Dave, but this is my anti Obama song...

    Don't give up I know you can see, all the world and the mess (Obama's) making

    Mercy will we overcome this (shitty 4 years)

    What is your name so I can write it in on my ballot?????
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    Old 04-25-2012, 11:43 AM   #116
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    I think it should've been just Dave. Captain Kirk is great and all, but he really had nothing to offer but a couple of fills. I'd rather see just Dave or DMB.
    I disagree...I liked his guitar part in this song. Also, I liked his backup vocals at the end....definitely vocals that Rashawn will be singing when this song is played on tour.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 11:48 AM   #117
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    I disagree...I liked his guitar part in this song. Also, I liked his backup vocals at the end....definitely vocals that Rashawn will be singing when this song is played on tour.
    I'd just listened to it again, and you're right, I really like the back-up vocals in it. Rashawn or Carter would be great with it.
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    I said it was like him going on stage back then playing a solo PM. Everyone wouldve thought it was the worst song ever.
    Yes, better example.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 11:56 AM   #119
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    Anyone else see this having an exploding horn section and being more upbeat full band than acoustic?
    THANK YOU! I do believe this song has potential to be a monster live. it would be pretty awesome.
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    Old 04-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #120
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    Interesting point. The song is very God-centric. I could see either. Seems as though he does hesitate, as though he had to think about the word he changed. You'll never know...until the album
    God-centrict in the notion that he's saying:

    "Can't give up and hope God will intercede" (You have to solve your own problems, not sit on the sidelines, hoping a god will do it for you).

    "Can't lay down and hope a miracle will change things. So lift up your eyes, lift up your heart." (Same as above).
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