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Song Interpretation
A description of Christ from the moment he is pinned to the Cross, through his death, and his thoughts as to whether Mankind is worth the trouble to return to Earth, and “save”. The Could Dad be God line represents thoughts passing through Christ’s mind as he begins to ponder his own existence. The forgive you why line also touches on the human aspect of Christ, as he contemplates why exactly he should come back after 3 days. Dave has used The Passion (Peter Gabriel) from The Last Temptation Of Christ soundtrack, and this is probably an influence here. It has a slight Gnostic feel to it.

Song Information
Album: Before These Crowded Streets
Historical Rarity: 3.1401
Average Slot: 12
Average Length: 4:41


  68 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
D&T 1997-07-13Winter Park American Music Festival, Winter Park Ski Resort, Winter Park, CO73:41
DMB 1998-02-01BTCS sessions, The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA15
DM_ 1998-05-04Much Music Studios, Toronto, Ontario, Canada1
DM_ 1998-05-19106.7 KROQ-FM, Los Angeles, CA1
DM_ 1998-06-06K-ROCK 92.3 WXRK-FM, New York, NY1
DMB 1998-08-13The Invasion of the Crickets, Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX8
DM_ 1998-10-27Star 98.7 KYSR-FM, Los Angeles, CA1
DMB 1998-11-21The Crown, Cincinnati, OH15
DM_ 1998-12-01Y100 WPLY-FM, Philadelphia, PA2
D&T 1999-01-19Landmark Theatre, Richmond, VA21
D&T 1999-01-20Burruss Auditorium - Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA23
D&T 1999-01-22Haas Auditorium - Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA21
D&T 1999-01-24Shafer Auditorium - Allegheny College, Meadville, PA23
D&T 1999-01-26Bailey Hall - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY17
D&T 1999-01-27Stanley Theatre, Utica, NY15
D&T 1999-01-29Landmark Theatre, Syracuse, NY4
D&T 1999-02-02Beacon Theatre, New York, NY21
D&T 1999-02-03Eisenhower Hall - Penn State University, University Park, PA17
D&T 1999-02-07Weis Center for the Performing Arts - Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA12
D&T 1999-02-09Wait Chapel - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC15
D&T 1999-02-10Page Auditorium - Duke University, Durham, NC25
D&T 1999-02-12Galliard Auditorium, Charleston, SC12
D&T 1999-02-16Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN16
D&T 1999-02-17Brock Auditorium - Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY22
D&T 1999-02-21Kresge Concert Hall - DePauw University, Greencastle, IN20
D&T 1999-02-28Jesse Auditorium - University of Missouri, Columbia, MO20
D&T 1999-03-02Macky Auditorium - University Colorado, Boulder, CO21
D&T 1999-03-06Union Hall, Phoenix, AZ26
D&T 1999-03-09Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles, CA13
D&T 1999-03-24VH1 Storytellers, Angel Orensanz Foundation, New York, NY18
D&T 1999-03-25Mainstage Theatre - University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY21
DMB 2003-07-29Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA8
DMB 2003-07-30Live Trax Volume 26, Sleep Train Amphitheatre, Marysville, CA4
DMB 2003-08-01Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA12
DMB 2003-08-04Rose Garden Arena, Portland, OR4
DMB 2003-08-07Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA10
DMB 2003-08-28Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY6
DMB 2003-09-03Molson Amphitheatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada13
DMB 2003-09-06Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, NJ13
DMB 2003-09-09Tweeter Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA15
DMB 2003-09-14Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA17
DMB 2008-08-09Live Trax Volume 15, Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI8
DMB 2008-09-10Stand Up for a Cure, Madison Square Garden, New York, NY7
DMB 2010-07-281-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL9Tease0:10
DMB 2010-11-17North Charleston Coliseum, North Charleston, SC22Tease
DMB 2010-11-19Live Trax Volume 28, John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA11
D&T 2010-12-06Marion Oliver McCaw Hall - Seattle Center, Seattle, WA15
D&T 2010-12-091st Bank Center, Broomfield, CO23
D&T 2010-12-11Theater for the Performing Arts - Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, NV22
DMB 2013-06-08Comcast Theatre, Hartford, CT6
DMB 2013-06-22Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN7
DMB 2013-07-09DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI16
DMB 2013-07-27Jiffy Lube Live, Bristow, VA21
DMB 2014-08-30Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA13
DMB 2015-07-18Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN2
DMB 2015-07-29MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL1
D&T 2017-06-03Mann Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA11
D&T 2017-06-07PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ11
D&T 2017-06-13DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI17
D&T 2018-01-14Playa Azul, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico17
D&T 2019-02-17Playa Azul, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico19
DMB 2019-08-24Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre, Englewood, CO7
DMB 2023-08-24Yaamava Theater at Yaamava Resort & Casino, Highland, CA13
DMB 2023-08-25FivePoint Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA1
DMB 2023-08-29Hayden Homes Amphitheater, Bend, OR3
DMB 2023-09-01Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA17
DMB 2023-11-08Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville, SC1
DMB 2023-11-18Madison Square Garden, New York, NY1


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