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Old 06-29-2012, 08:58 AM   #121
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    Re: The Riff

    I've listened to The Riff about 15 times now. I have to say it's really growing on me quickly. It's got the possibility for epic jam-ness live, and the more I listen to it, the more I think it has a very BTCS feel (music-wise). Lyrics are decent, but the music is really, really, freaking good.

    Absolutely cannot wait for this album!
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    Old 06-29-2012, 10:54 AM   #123
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    Put me to sleep.Good song. Nothing groundbreaking. The incessant ammount of the term "baby" makes the song annoying.

    Good Song...Nothing new here..
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    Old 06-29-2012, 11:10 AM   #124
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    really hope this is the single so i can get a clean radio edited version haha
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    Old 06-29-2012, 11:49 AM   #125
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    I've been watching this all morning...it's bad ass
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    Old 06-29-2012, 11:59 AM   #126
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    Re: The Riff

    I love this song. The build of it is perfect. The flute is great gives it a more sinister tone oddly. There are a lot of great little things like those high string hits on certain down beats.

    It's hard to appreciate lyrics right away sometimes and I think a lot of us are struggling with that. I thought the Gaucho lyrics were only so-so when I first heard it but now after hearing that song multiple times over a month they seem more natural and solid. I think the riff will be the same. I think this will be viewed as an all around monster a short time from now. My only complaint about the lyrics I've heard on this disc is that there seem to be a lot of re-used lines from other DMB songs. There are a couple times in the riff where I think to myself "that's from SoL, that's from Minarets, etc." Hard to complain about the since that's kind of what we're always asking for though.
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    Old 06-29-2012, 09:12 PM   #127
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    Just wait until they throw Jeff a flute solo. This song will be huge live
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    Old 06-29-2012, 09:51 PM   #128
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    Anyone take a stab at the lyrics? Im too lazy to do it.
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    Old 06-29-2012, 10:29 PM   #129
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    Anyone take a stab at the lyrics? Im too lazy to do it.
    http://www.dmbalmanac.com/Lyrics.aspx?iid=49070&sid=730
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    Old 06-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #130
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    Good call. Thank you sir.
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    Old 06-29-2012, 10:54 PM   #131
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    Re: The Riff

    It seems like this song is sung from the perspective of a man on his death bed
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    Old 06-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #132
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    It seems like this song is sung from the perspective of a man on his death bed
    I thought it sounded like a middle aged man trying to save his marriage
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    Old 06-29-2012, 11:13 PM   #133
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    guess it could be that. This verse:

    Sitting in a box away from the world out there
    a world piled high with boxes just like this
    but please don't ever leave me alone in here
    take me out, shake off the dust, shake off the fear.

    and this:

    I only got a minute or two to spare
    and I gotta whole fuckin' life to fit in there

    Just make me think of a dying man, specifically a dying man that has regrets with his wife. He knows the relationship hasn't been what it should and now he's facing death. There's a little fear in the words and the "stay with me" could apply to someone begging his wife to be there for him 100% and forgive a detachment or growing apart that has happened.
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    Old 06-29-2012, 11:16 PM   #134
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    guess it could be that. This verse:

    Sitting in a box away from the world out there
    a world piled high with boxes just like this
    but please don't ever leave me alone in here
    take me out, shake off the dust, shake off the fear.

    and this:

    I only got a minute or two to spare
    and I gotta whole fuckin' life to fit in there

    Just make me think of a dying man, specifically a dying man that has regrets with his wife. He knows the relationship hasn't been what it should and now he's facing death. There's a little fear in the words and the "stay with me" could apply to someone begging his wife to be there for him 100% and forgive a detachment or growing apart that has happened.
    It very easily could be that. Good analysis here
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    Old 06-29-2012, 11:28 PM   #135
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    Pretty strong also is the impression that the speaker is asking his love to stay with him in death, keep his memory and love him when he's gone despite their difficulties
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    Old 06-29-2012, 11:40 PM   #136
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    Best new song so far.
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    Old 06-29-2012, 11:52 PM   #137
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    Pretty strong also is the impression that the speaker is asking his love to stay with him in death, keep his memory and love him when he's gone despite their difficulties
    If I ever have to analyze poetry, I'm going to consult with you. You sound like an Literature professor.
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    Old 06-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #138
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    Re: The Riff

    Vid froml last night 06/29/12

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxUF8NlKED4
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    Old 06-30-2012, 09:48 PM   #139
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    They must really enjoy playing this song. Third show in a row!
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    Old 06-30-2012, 10:02 PM   #140
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    This was my favorite song at the show last night and first time I had heard it. Now maybe it was partially because it was new or a contrast to the majority of the other songs, since I could actually hear and therefore enjoy the instruments, but I know without comparison, I was entranced musically, and (ignoring the "babies") taken away by the lyrics I could decipher (probably slightly inaccurate in my memory, but "Sitting in front of the TV set / I've got dreams to kill and friends to forget" floated through my head the rest of the night).

    So I'll need to see how it turns out on the album when I can listen without so many outside influences, but even though I can't remember how it sounded, I can remember the imagery/feelings I had during it and the after-effect, both of which are very important to me. It has that magic that brought me into DMB to begin with. Glad to hear many of you are also enjoying it.
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    Old 06-30-2012, 10:37 PM   #141
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    My favorite of the new ones so far. Does anyone else get an Idea Of You vibe from this song (in a good way - although superior musically)?
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    Old 06-30-2012, 11:16 PM   #142
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    The best of the new songs. One way to make the song even better IMHO...replace Tim's solo at the end with one by BT ! I like Tim but I think DMB would benefit more with less Tim and more Boyd. DMB's sound over the last 5-6 or so years has lost much of it's uniqueness and has began to sound too much like a rock band rather than the diverse unique eclectic band I fell in love with back in 1995.
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    Old 06-30-2012, 11:56 PM   #143
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    The best of the new songs. One way to make the song even better IMHO...replace Tim's solo at the end with one by BT ! I like Tim but I think DMB would benefit more with less Tim and more Boyd. DMB's sound over the last 5-6 or so years has lost much of it's uniqueness and has began to sound too much like a rock band rather than the diverse unique eclectic band I fell in love with back in 1995.
    I like the sound they have now, but I do agree that more Boyd would be awesome.
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    Old 07-01-2012, 12:17 AM   #144
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    does anyone on here have anyway they could edit it and get a clean version? an audio editing software or something? sorry I would just prefer it not having the "f" word on it haha
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    Old 07-01-2012, 12:30 AM   #145
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    does anyone on here have anyway they could edit it and get a clean version? an audio editing software or something? sorry I would just prefer it not having the "f" word on it haha
    the second time they played it, dave said "damn" instead of the "f" word, if that helps at all
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    Old 07-01-2012, 02:03 AM   #146
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    the second time they played it, dave said "damn" instead of the "f" word, if that helps at all
    oh wow thank goodness haha. yes that does help! F is not acceptable, the D word can be tolerated however haha. heres to hoping its the D from now on!
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    Old 07-01-2012, 02:10 AM   #147
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    does anyone on here have anyway they could edit it and get a clean version? an audio editing software or something? sorry I would just prefer it not having the "f" word on it haha
    That's 'fucking', for anybody who's not quite sure. Again, if you're not sure what the 'f' word is, it's 'fucking'.
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    Old 07-01-2012, 02:55 AM   #148
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    oh wow thank goodness haha. yes that does help! F is not acceptable, the D word can be tolerated however haha. heres to hoping its the D from now on!
    Lillywhite said that on the album it is damned.

    I think Dave was just nervous the first time he played it and said the F-word because it was what came to mind. I don't think it is something that is going to stay as damned makes more sense given the overall attitude/emotion of the song.
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    Old 07-01-2012, 03:01 AM   #149
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    I hate to be so cynical about this, but I reckon that Dave just threw a 'fucking' in because he knew that it would lead the song overall to get a better response. As soon as he said the word 'fucking', the crowd started cheering, and then people were posting on the board saying that it was a top ten song.
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    Old 07-01-2012, 03:09 AM   #150
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    Re: The Riff

    This is the first song that I've heard that made me feel that Jeff Coffin was involved in the writing of the music. The "riff," pardon the pun, just feels very "Flecktones" to me. Very Eastern - and that's a good thing.

    It's really interesting, and dare I say intoxicating. It feels very fresh to my ear, and I've been following this band for a long time. I like it.
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