Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King Album Lyrics by Dave Matthews Band


Dave Matthews Band Lyrics

Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Grux


[Instrumental]

 

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Shake Me Like A Monkey

The thing I like about you
Is the way you
The way that you do
The thing I like about you

God and the devil alone
Could not have made you up
The two must have worked
As one together

So good just wanna eat you up
Nothing like the real thing
Lick your sticky fingers boy
And sing for your dinner sing

Come on pretty baby
Make me lose my mind
Everybody get together
Gonna make love shine

Do you know what it is
To feel the light of love inside you?
And all the darkness falls away
If you feel the way I feel
Then believe we have the answer
I've been searching for tonight
Love me baby love me baby
Shake me like a monkey baby
Forever I'm yours yours yours
Yeah forever I'm

I, I, I
Can't stop thinking about you
Yeah yeah yeah
Why would I want to

I like my coffee with toast and jelly
But I'd rather be licking
From your back to your belly
I, I, I
Think I'm going to

Do you know what it is
To feel the light of love inside you?
And all the darkness falls away
If you feel the way I feel
Then believe we have the answer
I've been searching for tonight
Love me baby love me baby
Shake me like a monkey baby
Forever I'm yours yours yours
Yeah forever I'm

Cigarettes and coffee
Broken hearts and being lonely
Little girls and ponies
Things that go together

Yes and no
You have to choose
Romeo and Juliet
The hang man and his noose
You and me we go good together

Kiss kiss make a wish
Hope that it comes true
I ain't waiting for the world to change
Gonna change the world for you

Come on pretty baby
Make you lose your mind
Everybody get together
Gonna make love shine

Do you know what it is
To feel the light of love inside you?
And all the darkness falls away
If you feel the way I feel
Then believe we have the answer
I've been searching for tonight
Love me baby love me baby
Shake me like a monkey baby
Forever I'm yours yours yours
Yeah forever I'm

Come on everybody
Make me lose my mind
Everybody get together
Gonna make love shine

 

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Funny The Way It Is

Lying in the park on a beautiful day
Sunshine in the grass, and the children play
Siren’s passing, fire engine red
Someone’s house is burning down on a day like this

The evening comes and we’re hanging out
On the front step and a car rolls by with the windows rolled down
And that war song is playing, “why can’t we be friends?”
Someone is screaming and crying in the apartment upstairs

Funny the way it is, if you think about it
Somebody’s going hungry and someone else is eating out
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
Somebody’s heart is broken and it becomes your favorite song

The way your mouth feels in your lovers kiss
Like a pretty bird on a breeze or water to a fish
A bomb blast brings a building crashing to the floor
You hear the laughter while the children play war

Funny the way it is, if you think about it
One kid walks 10 miles to school, another’s dropping out
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
On a soldier’s last breath his baby’s being born

Standing on a bridge, watch the water passing under me
It must’ve been much harder when there was no bridge just water
Now the world is small, remember how it used to be
With mountains and oceans and winters and rivers and stars

Watch the sky, the jet planes, so far out of my reach
Is there someone up there looking down on me?
Boy chase a bird, so close but every time
He’ll never catch her, but he can’t stop trying

Funny the way it is, if you think about it
One kid walks 10 miles to school, another’s dropping out
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
On a soldier’s last breath his baby’s being born
Funny the way it is, not right or wrong
Somebody’s broken heart becomes your favorite song
Funny the way it is, if you think about it
A kid walks 10 miles to school, another’s dropping out

Standing on a bridge, watch the water passing under me
It must’ve been much harder when there was no bridge just water
Now the world is small, remember how it used to be
With mountains and oceans and winters and rivers and stars

 

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Lying In the Hands Of God

Baby I'll be your soldier. Gladly, I'll do your bidding
Just a taste of what your holding, for just a taste you could only... me.

Save your sermons for someone thats afraid to love. I'll be right here, lying in the hands of God.

Here it comes, diving in to me.
Now the floor is the ceiling.
If you never flew why would you, cut the wings off a butterfly? Fly.

Save your sermons for someone that's afraid to love.
If you knew what I feel then you couldn't be so sure.
I'll be right here lying in the hands of God.
If you feel angels in your hand, tear drops of joy runs down your face, you will rise.

Fillin' me up, now drain me
Skin begins to grow back slowly,
faster until I'm choking.
Really should call my mother, mother.

Save your sermons for someone that's afraid to love.
If you knew what I feel then you couldn't be so sure.
I'll be right here lying in the hands of God.

I am in love with nothing less.
Tear drops of joy runs off my face,
I will rise for someone that's afraid to love.
If you knew what I feel, then you couldn't be so sure.
I'll be right here lying in the hands of God.

Now the floor is the ceiling.
If you never flew, why would you?
If you never flew, why would you? You.
Why would you?

 

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Why I Am

I grew from monkey into man
then I crushed fifteen million with a wave of my hand
I grew drunk on water turned into wine
Till I was slave and master at the same damn time

It's why i am
why i am
why i am
Still here dancing with the GrooGrux King

Out of my head and into the womb. Hello
A king of men it makes no sense
When I bow to the priest while I worship the witch

But it's why I am
always the one to make you smile
Why I am
still snake in the woodpile
It's Why I am
still here dancing with the GrooGrux King

Out of my head and into the womb
So will my ghost takes me from you
You can remember the fool that I am
Dont cry baby don't cry
The lose and the win of the world
Wrong and right, us and them of the world
It's the you and the me of the world
Only one way out of the world

Its the lose and the win of the world
Wrong and right, us and them of the world
It's the you and the me of the world
Only one way out of the world

(Tim Reynolds solo)

Its why I am
unlikely to agree
Why I am
climbin out of my monkey tree
Why I am
still here dancin with the GrooGrux King
we'll be drinkin Big Whiskey while we dance and sing
and when my story ends its gonna end with him
Heaven or Hell I'm goin there with the GrooGrux King
Its Why i am
the apple of your pretty eye
Why I am
a snake in the woodpile
Why I am
still here dancin with the GrooGrux King

out of my head an into the womb
so will my ghost takes me from you
you can remember the fool that I am
Dont cry baby don't cry

 

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Dive In

I saw a man on the side of the road
with a sign that read 'will work for food'
Tried to look busy, 'til the light turned green

I saw a bear on TV and his friends were all drowning
cause their homes were turning to water

A strange, kinda sad, big old bear
surely would happily eat me
he'd tear me to pieces that bear

Wake up sleepy head
I think the suns a little brighter today
Smile and watch the icicles melt away and see the water rising...
Summers here to stay, and all those summer games will last forever
Go down to the shore, kick off your shoes, dive in the empty ocean.

Tell me everything will be OK if I just stay on my knees and keep praying
believing in something
Tell me everything is all taken care of by those qualified to take care of it all.

Wake up sleepy head
I think the suns a little brighter today
Smile and watch the icicles melt away and see the waters rising
Summers here to stay, and that sweet summer breeze will blow forever
Go down to the shore, kick off your shoes, dive in the empty ocean

One day, do you think we'll wake up in a world on it's way to getting better?
and if so can you tell me
how?

I have been thinking that lately the blood is increasing
the tourniquets not keeping hold in spite of our twisting
though we would like to believe we are
we are not in control
though we would love to believe

Wake up sleepy head
I think the suns a little brighter today
Smile and watch the icicles melt away and see the water rising...
Summers here to stay, and those sweet summer girls will dance forever
Go down to the shore, kick off your shoes, dive in the empty ocean.

 

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Spaceman

Probably get it wrong much as I get it right
But I got it right woman when I caught your eye
I remember most about that night
Is I love the way you move baby
Yes I love the way you move baby

I like most liquor, but I don't like gin
Dont always like the skin I'm in
But when I get it wrong gotta start again
But I love the way you love me, baby
And I love the way you move
I love the way you move

(Chorus)
All the freaks are on parade
I wanna fill my belly, so I gotta get paid
Doesn't everybody deserve to have the good life?
But it don't always work out
Cry cry baby, if we must
Just remember, Oh remember
I love the way you love me, baby
And I love the way you move

I'm not all bad, but I'm a faithful sinner
I might get lost, but I'll be home for dinner
If God don't like me, he can send me to hell
But I love the way you love me, girl
I love the way you move

I pray to heaven to keep my place
But I looked in the mirror, saw the devil's face
And Id be a dog for a tail to chase
But I love the way you kiss me baby
I love the way you talk, baby
you move, I love the way you move but

(Chorus)
All the freaks are on parade
I wanna fill my belly, so I gotta get paid
Doesn't everybody deserve to have the good life?
But it don't always work out
Cry cry baby, if we must
But Just remember, just remember
I love the way you move me
Oh yea I love the way you love me, baby

(Jam)

Bad days come when the good day's gone
Working as hard as the day is long
And a working man works
when I get home
I love the way you talk baby
I love the way you talk baby

(Chorus)
All the freaks are on parade
I wanna fill my belly, so I gotta get paid
Doesn't everybody deserve to have a good life?
But it don't always work out
Cry cry baby, if we must
But, Oh remember, Oh remember
All the people are on parade
thought I saw a spaceman tryna get laid
Doesn't everybody deserve to have the good life?
And it don't always work out
Cry cry baby, if we must
Oh remember, Just remember

I love the way you love me baby.
I love the way you move.

 

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Squirm


Please find your place when the room grows scarce,
Once we’re all inside the service can begin.
For a moment if you please forget what you believe.
And naked you will see that we are all the same.

The power of your kiss, your words, your lips,
Your flesh, your bones, exactly what you need.
Your flesh, your bones, exactly what you need.

(Drum beats louder)
(Drum beats louder)

Why should I feel intrusion?
Why be afraid of what we do not understand?
To eliminate exclusion.
Cut out the differences, you feel like you belong.
Drum beats louder,
Drum beats louder,
Drum beats louder,
Drum beats louder.

Open up your head,
Open up you primitive.
Open up your mouth, and…

Open up your head,
You’re sweet primitive,
Open up your mouth, it’s comin’ out.

Out there, no food or drink,
How many days do you think you’d last on your diamonds and your pearls?
I’m not a king, no, not a hero, not a fool,
I’m not perfect, I’m flesh and bones,
And I’m exactly what you need.

Drum beats louder.
Drum beats louder.

Open up your head,
Open up you primitive,
Open up your mouth, and…

Open up your head.
You’re sweet primitive,
Open up your mouth, it’s comin’ out.

Open up your head,
Scream, sweet primitive.
Tell me what you said.

But how your kiss, your words, your lips,
Not a gun to your head,
You’re gonna die before you’re dead.

Not sad, when you’re gone,
But when your light’s still out,
Your dreams won’t let you fly,
Don’t be dead before you die.
Hunger, ‘til fed, give love instead.
When it gets inside, watch the dead man squirm.

Above all things, if kindness is your king,
Then heaven will be yours before you meet your end

Open up your head
Open up you primitive
Open up your mouth, and…

Open up your head,
Open up sweet primitive,
Open up your mouth, it’s comin’ out.

Open up your head
Open up you primitive
Open up your mouth, and…

Open up your head,
Open up sweet primitive,
Open up your mouth, it’s comin’ out.

 

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Alligator Pie

Floating in the lower nine
Waiting for a boat to throw me a line
See my Stella smile
Sitting on the roof eating alligator pie
First day the water rise
Second day the sun is high
Third day Stella cried cause night times dark as a dead man's eye's

Tell me when help is gonna come
Stella said daddy when you gonna put me in a song?

Morning ride on by thank lord everybody's alright
Don't mean to throw us a second line
The devil broke the levy and left us here to die

Stella said daddy when you gonna put me in a song?

All the things we know and
Everything we hoped for
All the things we wanted
Everything that was sure
Now there is a scar
Where the old men used to be
The corner store and market
Where Stella used to sing to me

Grace is all I'm asking
When will grace return
Grace is all I'm asking

Remember how I feel in those days of the summertime
Then Stella smiled, she said
Stella said daddy when you gonna put me in a song?

Tell me lord when help is gonna come
Daddy when you gonna put me in a song?

 

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Seven

Baby when I think about you
All I want to do
Be by your side
Take a little ride
Take a little
Baby you know I’m all about you
And all I want to do
Is take a little ride
Maybe get inside
Maybe get in

Mama told me boy
Someday that girls gonna take your mind
And then you’ll know
I never knew what I do now
I never knew what I do now
I love you, love you, love you, love you
You, you, you, you, you, you, you

Mama told me boy
Someday that girls gonna steal your mind
And then you’ll know
I never knew what I do now
I never knew what I do now
I love you, love you, love you, love you
You, you, you, you, you, you, you

Sour as my fingers
Dirty pick pocket
I can still taste you
I won’t wash my hands
Red is the color
Of the sun with my eyes closed
I can still taste you
And I will again

Woman please I'm in your possession
You are my obsession
Let me go down
Down, down, down, down, down, down, down

Dark little place she digs to go
Dark little place she digs to go
Dark little place she digs to go
Dark little place she digs to go

Mama told me boy
Someday that girls gonna take your mind
And then you’ll know
I never knew what I do now
I never knew what I do now
I love you, love you, love you, love you
You, you, you, you, you, you, you

Woman please I am your possession
You are my obsession
Let me go down
Down, down, down, down, down, down, down

mama told me boy
Someday that girls gonna steal your mind
....

 

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Time Bomb


I'm a ticking time bomb
Waiting to blow my top
No one would ever know
Not until I blew up

No one would believe it
He was such a normal guy
Shake their heads and wonder why

If Martians fell from the sky
What would that do to god?
Would we put the weapons down
Or aim it up at the sky

No one would believe it
Except the f*cking nut jobs
They laugh and cry we told you so

Baby when I get home
I want to believe in Jesus
Hammer in the final nail
Help me pick up the pieces

When everything starts to fall
So fast that it terrifies you
When will you hit the wall?
Are you gonna learn to fly?

No one would believe it
Except for all the people
Watching as you fly away

Baby when I get home
I want to pick up the pieces
Hammer in the final nail
And lean me up against Jesus

Baby when I get home
I want to believe in Jesus
You can Hammer in the final nail
But help me pick up
the pieces

Baby when I get home
Help me pick up the pieces
You can hammer in the final nail
I wanna believe in Jesus

 

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Baby Blue


Confess, your kiss still knocks me off my legs.
The first time I saw you was like a punch right through my chest
and I will forever, 'cause you'll forever be
my one true broken heart, pieces inside of me and you'll forever, my baby be.

You will rest your head, your strength once saving.
And when you wake you will fly away,
holding tight to the legs of all your angels.
Goodbye my love, into your blue, blue eyes,
your blue, blue world, you're my baby blue.

Confess I'm not quite ready to be left.
Still, I know I gave my level best.
You give, you give, to this I can attest
You made me, you made me.
You and me forever, baby.

You will rest your head, your strength once saving.
And when you wake you will fly away,
holding tight to the legs of all your angels.
Goodbye my love, into your blue, blue eyes,
in your blue, blue world, you and me forever.

You will rest your head, your strength once saving.
And when you wake you will fly away,
holding tight to the legs of all your angels.
Goodbye my love, into your blue, blue eyes,
in your blue, blue world, you and me forever.

 

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You And Me


Wanna pack your bags, Something small
Take what you need and we disappear
Without a trace we'll be gone, gone
The moon and the stars can follow the car
and then when we get to the ocean
We gonna take a boat to the end of the world
All the way to the end of the world

Oh, and when the kids are old enough
We're gonna teach them to fly

You and me together, we could do anything, Baby
You and me together yes, yes [x2]

You and I, we're not tied to the ground
Not falling but rising like rolling around
Eyes closed above the rooftops
Eyes closed, we're gonna spin through the stars
Our arms wide as the sky
We gonna ride the blue all the way to the end of the world
To the end of the world

Oh, and when the kids are old enough
We're gonna teach them to fly

You and me together, we could do anything, Baby
You and me together yes, yes

We can always look back at what we did
All these memories of you and me baby
But right now it's you and me forever girl
And you know we could do better than anything that we did
You know that you and me, we could do anything

You and me together, we could do anything, Baby
You and me together yeah, yeah
Two of us together, we could do anything, baby
You and me together yeah, yeah
Two of us together yeah, yeah
Two of us together, we could do anything, baby

?? to reach the end of the world
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