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Song Interpretation
Father equals God. Son equals mankind. The theme is how mankind takes God (more specifically, organized religion), and uses it for his own empowerment. The Man is “twisting”, because mankind has twisted the message of God.

Originally, the song ranged from a take on Religion, children, lost souls, and trapped environments. Early versions, interestingly, borrowed from The Beatles Glass Onion (“The Beatles” aka the White Album), in referencing back to other DMB songs.

Song Information
Album: Busted Stuff
Historical Rarity: 4.87668
Average Slot: 9
Average Length: 6:05


  91 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1995-08-20Live Trax Volume 60, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, OH17Tease1:16
DMB 2000-02-01The Lillywhite Sessions, Virginia Studio, Charlottesville, VA8
DMB 2000-06-20Polaris Amphitheatre, Columbus, OH13
DMB 2000-06-22Live Trax Volume 58, Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN14
DMB 2000-06-23Deer Creek Music Center, Noblesville, IN13
DMB 2000-06-27Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, OH6
DMB 2000-07-13Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ9
DMB 2000-08-25Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT5
DMB 2000-08-27Live Trax Volume 3, Meadows Music Theatre, Hartford, CT10
DMB 2000-08-31GTE Virginia Beach Amphitheatre, Virginia Beach, VA13
DMB 2000-09-01Alltel Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC12
DMB 2000-09-02Blockbuster Pavilion, Charlotte, NC5
DMB 2000-09-06TD Waterhouse Centre, Orlando, FL9
DMB 2000-09-08MARS Music Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL7
DMB 2000-09-09Tampa Bay Ice Palace, Tampa, FL7
DMB 2000-09-13Woodlands Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX8
DMB 2000-09-15Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre, Dallas, TX6
DMB 2000-09-18Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO10
DMB 2000-09-19Riverport Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO17Tease
DMB 2000-09-20Sandstone Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS14
DMB 2002-01-01Busted Stuff Sessions, The Plant Studios, Sausalito, CA8
DMB 2002-04-04MCI Center, Washington, D.C.6
DMB 2002-04-05Bryce Jordan Center - Penn State University, University Park, PA4
DMB 2002-04-07Fleet Center, Boston, MA6
DMB 2002-04-10First Union Center, Philadelphia, PA2
DMB 2002-04-19Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada14
DMB 2002-04-20Corel Centre, Kanata, Ontario, Canada14
DMB 2002-04-21Molson Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada17
DMB 2002-04-23Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI6
DMB 2002-04-26Allstate Arena, Rosemont, IL14
DMB 2002-04-29Target Center, Minneapolis, MN16
DMB 2002-05-04Woodlands Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX16
DMB 2002-05-09Journal Pavilion, Albuquerque, NM14
DMB 2002-05-16Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Irvine, CA6
DMB 2002-05-19Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA12
DMB 2002-07-08HiFi Buys Amphitheatre, Atlanta, GA6
DMB 2002-07-13Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater, Virginia Beach, VA8
DMB 2002-07-18Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, NJ12
DMB 2002-07-29The Two Step Chant, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY12
DM_ 2002-10-24DMBLive - Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA 10/24/2002, Benaroya Hall, Seattle, WA14
DMB 2006-05-30Live Trax Volume 25, UMB Bank Pavilion, Maryland Heights, MO4
DMB 2006-05-31Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, Bonner Springs, KS8
DMB 2006-06-02Verizon Wireless Music Center, Noblesville, IN3
DMB 2006-06-06DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI12
DMB 2006-06-14Darien Lake Performing Arts Center, Darien Center, NY8
DMB 2006-06-28Tweeter Center at the Waterfront, Camden, NJ6
DMB 2006-08-26Coors Amphitheatre, Chula Vista, CA6
DMB 2009-04-14Madison Square Garden, New York, NY46:10
DMB 2009-04-17John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA96:01
DMB 2009-04-20Verizon Wireless Music Center, Pelham, AL96:08
DMB 2009-04-22Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek, Raleigh, NC106:03
DMB 2009-05-01The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, The Woodlands, TX76:02
DMB 2009-08-08Nissan Pavilion, Bristow, VA9
DMB 2009-09-06Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA10
DMB 2009-09-19Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ6
DMB 2009-09-23Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA14
DMB 2011-06-26Live in Atlantic City, Bader Field, Atlantic City, NJ11
DMB 2011-09-04Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA9
DMB 2012-07-07Alpine Valley Music Theatre, East Troy, WI13
DMB 2012-07-13First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA5
D&T 2012-07-15Constellation Brands - Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY23
DMB 2012-09-02Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA7
DMB 2012-09-12Away From The World Release Party, Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA15
DMB 2014-06-13Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ18
DMB 2014-06-25DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI17
DMB 2014-07-18Cruzan Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL15
DMB 2015-05-13Austin360, Austin, TX15
DMB 2015-05-22Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, Raleigh, NC6
DMB 2015-06-06First Niagara Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA10
DMB 2015-06-13XFINITY Theatre, Mansfield, MA5
DMB 2015-06-26Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, NJ9
DMB 2015-07-08Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH8
DMB 2015-07-18Klipsch Music Center, Noblesville, IN8
DMB 2015-09-06Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA7
DMB 2016-05-28Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood, Atlanta, GA9
DMB 2016-07-15Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY4
DMB 2016-07-20DTE Energy Music Theatre, Clarkston, MI7
DMB 2016-09-03Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA16
D&T 2017-02-25Playa Azul, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico7
DMB 2018-07-13Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY2
DMB 2018-07-18PNC Bank Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ7
DMB 2018-08-31Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA7
D&T 2019-02-17Playa Azul, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico4
DMB 2019-04-30Pensacola Bay Center, Pensacola, FL6
DMB 2019-05-15Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Maryland Heights, MO5
DMB 2019-09-01Gorge Amphitheatre, George, WA14
DM_ 2021-04-16SiriusXM Live from Home: By Request, Dave Matthews Residence, Seattle, WA11
DMB 2021-07-24PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, Charlotte, NC15
DMB 2021-07-28MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre, Tampa, FL2
DMB 2022-07-16Waterfront Music Pavilion, Camden, NJ9
DMB 2023-07-29iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre, West Palm Beach, FL8


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