Stand Up Album Lyrics by Dave Matthews Band


Dave Matthews Band Lyrics

Stand Up Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Dreamgirl

Yeah, Ya, Yeah
Yeah, Ya, Yeah Oh.

Yeah... Hey, alright...
(I) I would dig a hole all the way to China
unless of course I was there
and I'd dig my way home.
If by digging I could steal
The wind from the sails of the greedy men who ruled the world.
Still you're my best friend
and after a good, good drunk
you and me wake up and make love
after a deep sleep where I was dreaming
I was dreaming of a

Dreamgirl
Dreamgirl
Dreamgirl (Yeah)
Dreamgirl

I was feeling like a creep as I watched you asleep
face down in the grass in the park in the middle of hot afternoon
Your top was untied and I thought how nice it'd be to follow the sweat down your spine.
You're like my best friend
Oh, after a good good drink
you and me wake up and make love
after a deep sleep where I was dreaming
I was dreaming of a

Dreamgirl (yeah)
Dreamgirl
Dreamgirl (yeah)
Dreamgirl

Caught by a wave my back to the ocean.
It knocks me off my feet and
just as I find my footing
here you come again!

Dreamgirl, oh
Dreamgirl (mumble man)
The deep end...

Writer: Mark Christopher Batson
Copyright: Lyrics © Bat Future Music

 

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Old Dirt Hill (Bring That Beat Back)

Bring that beat back to me again
Come on take me back, can't catch me can't catch me
Bring that beat back to me again
Come on take me back, can't catch me can't catch me

Can't catch me ride my bike down the old dirt hill,
First time without my training wheels.
First time I kissed you I lost my legs,
Bring that beat back to me again.
I hear scream and shout out loud of innocence
And days when all we did would never end.

Bring that beat back to me again
Come on take me back, can't catch me can't catch me
Bring that beat back to me again
Come on take me back, take me there, can't catch me can't catch me

Smoking under the railroad bridge
I used to ride my bike down that old dirt hill
The first time I kissed you I lost my legs
Bring that beat back to me again
I hear scream and shout out loud of innocence
Days when all we did would never end

Screaming down that old dirt hill

Bring that beat back to me again

She stole __
That's when the days I remember seem so far away

That's just a kid. That's what I miss. Just a kid.
That's what I miss

Oh take me back, take me back to that beat again
Smoking on the railroad bridge

Bring that beat back to me again [3x]
First time all with good, good friends.

(Can't catch me, can't catch me)
Bring that beat back to me again [4x]

 

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Stand Up (For It)

[The devil speaks]

Boys... Get up y'all!
Stand Up!

I woke up to the angels
Singing in my head
You look so good naked next to me
(There's) an angel in my bed

Stand Up!

I feel like a drug is cookin' in my veins
Still I'm so out of my mind
I'll shoot you up again
Stand Up! etc...

[mumble man]
Water save my soul

Stand Up! [etc]...

Smell like smoke and fire it's burning in us all.
You dropped me in the water
Lift me up save my soul

Stand Up!

American Baby Intro
She said
A hundred times
She said
A thousand times
Everything...

Writer: Mark Christopher Batson
Copyright: Lyrics © Bat Future Music

 

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American Baby Intro

She said a hundred times
She said a thousand times
And oh, she said

Writer: MATTHEWS, DAVID JOHN / BATSON, MARK CHRISTOPHER / TINSLEY, BOYD C. / MOORE, LEROI H. / BEAUFORD, CARTER A. / LESSARD, STEFAN K.
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

 

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American Baby

If these walls came crumblin' down
Fell so hard, to make us lose our faith
From what's left you'd figure it out
Still make lemonade taste like a sunny day

Stay, beautiful baby
I hope you
Stay, American baby
American baby

Nobody's laughing now
God's grace lost and the devil is proud
But I've been walking for a thousand miles
One last time, I could see you smile

I (I) hold (hold) on (on) to you
You bring me hope, I'll see you soon
And if I don't see you
I'm afraid we've lost the way

Stay, beautiful baby
I hope you
Stay, American baby
American baby

I (I) hold (hold) on (on) to you
You lift me up and always will
I see you in life
Hope I don't get left behind

I (I) hold (hold) on (on) to you
You bring me hope, I'll see you soon
And if I don't see you
I'm afraid we've lost the way

Stay, beautiful baby
I hope you
Stay, American baby
I hope you
Stay, beautiful baby
I hope you
Stay, American baby
American baby
Nobody's laughing now
But you could always make me laugh out loud

Writer: Mark Christopher Batson
Copyright: Lyrics © Bat Future Music

 

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Smooth Rider

Last night, no way

I was gonna be left hungry
and then your daddy caught me sneakin' out your bed.
It's just a game I play
It's just I roll that way
Don't think sweet baby
I'm messing with your head.

I'm a smooth rider baby
You know I just keep moving on,
(I) don't know why I like to carry on the way I do why

It's just that I'm in love with you

If you see me out there runnin'
And you hear the sheriffs comin'
Your daddy's crazy with that gun in his hand.
If you know they coming for me
And you know they running for me
You know my love won't let them keep me away

I'm a smooth rider baby
You know I just keep moving on,
I don't know I like to carry on the way I do

It's just that I'm in love with you (Ahhhh)

If you see me out there running
And you If you hear the sheriffs coming
Your daddy's crazy with that gun in his hand.
If you know their coming for me
And you know they running for me
You know my love won't let them keep me away

I'm a smooth rider baby
Oh, I'm a smooth rider baby

Oh, they out there runnin'...

Writer: Mark Christopher Batson
Copyright: Lyrics © Bat Future Music

 

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Everybody Wake Up (Our Finest Hour Arrives)

Everybody wake up
If your living with your eyes closed
See the man with a bomb in his hand
Everybody wake up

Oh baby it's not easy sometimes
They build these walls ever higher and hide behind them
Seems an odd way to try and make things right
Oh I feel like I go crazy sometimes

Our finest hour arrives
See the pig dressed in his finest fine
The believers stand behind him and smile
As the day lights up with fire

Everybody wake up
If your living with your eyes closed
See the man with a bomb in his hand
Everybody wake up

I Remember the words of the misguided fool
Do unto others as you'd have them do
Not an eye for an eye is the golden rule
Just leaves a room full of blind men

And the finest hour arrives
See the pig dressed in his finest fine
Don't believe him leave and stand behind him and smile
As the day lights up with fire

Everybody wake up [etc]....

Everybody wake up
if your living with your eyes closed
see the man with a bomb in his hand
Everybody wake up

Writer: Mark Christopher Batson
Copyright: Lyrics © Bat Future Music

 

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Out Of My Hands

Out on my window ledge
I don't feel safe
And I stay
Looking down on you

It's out of my hands for now
It's out of my hands for now

I can't just walk away
Be nice to walk away
But I don't feel safe
Get away, all the way up here

Its out of my hands for now
Its out of my hands for now

Oh it is
Down in from here
And down from here
Start to feel insane
Betrayed
Out on my window ledge

Now our finest hour arrives
See the pig dressed in his finest fine
And all that believe stand behind him and smile
As the day lights up with fire

Let me in
Let me in

I start to feel like I'm crazed

Betrayed

Out on my window ledge

Now our finest hour arrives
See the pig dressed in his finest fine
And all the believers stand behind him and smile
Watch the day's lights up with fire

Looking down from here
It's outta my hands for now
Out on my window ledge
It's outta my hands for now
So let me in
Let me in

Writer: Edwin James Graham, Daniel Francis Hawkins, Francis Gilles Poullain-Patterson, Mark Christopher Batson
Copyright: Lyrics © Bat Future Music, Universal Music Publishing Ltd.

 

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Hello Again

Sinnin' I've done my share of this, still I hope the Lord forgive me my sins
Ten years ago down by the lake, I saw my sweet love - her watery grave
I closed my eyes still see her face, I'd give my soul take back that day

Hello again
Its been too long,
Too long,
Too long,
Hello again
You know you got what it is I want

Anyway I'm gonna take it from you

Hello you know you got what it is I want anyway I know I'm gonna take it from you

Hello
Hello
You know
Hello again

??

Over and over I'm gonna see her face
I like to side my soul together well, man
Over and over I'm gonna see her face blown away on that day, I am

I am a waste of the flesh on my bones
I am a waste of the air in my lungs
Go far from me man go and be safe
The serpent, not God pours through my veins

Here we go

Hello again its been too long, too long, too long, hello again
You know you got what it is I want anyway I'm gonna take it from you
Hello again you know you got it what I want anyway I'm gonna take it from you

Hello, hello
You know
Hello again

Tuck a low __ dock shelter me, but
Over and over I'm gonna see her face

Come at me it likes the devil's skin, man
Over and over I'm gonna see her face blown away on that day, yeah

Hello
You know
Hello
Hello again

You know you got what it is I want anyway

you know, my love, I'm gonna take it from you
Hello
You know
Hello
Hello again

Writer: Paul Huston, Jerry Herman, Kelvin Mercer, David Jolicoeur, Vincent Mason Jr
Copyright: Lyrics © Freddy Bienstock Music Company, WB Music Corp.

 

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Louisiana Bayou

No no momma now devil don't do si do
Two young boys lyin' dead by the side of the road
The coins in their eyes represent the money they owe
No judge or jury ever gonna hear the story told

[Chorus:]
Down by the bayou
Try to play with the cane, you ah
Try to play with the cane, you ah
Say my story again
(Louisiana) down by the bayou
Try to play with the cane, you ah
Try to play with the cane, you ah
Same old story again

Louisiana bayou

Sweet girl daddy done beat that girl like he's insane
Brother can't watch him beat that girl down again
So late one night cookin' up with a couple of friends
Swears his daddy never gonna see another day

[Chorus]

Louisiana bayou

No, no, Mama, the Devil done do-si-do
see 2 young boys lined up on the side of the road
Shame shame

Oh it's a shame to lose your way running wild
It's a shame to lose the light that shines (shame shame)
Oh it's a shame to lose your way as a child
Oh it's a shame to lose your...

Money on the bed but you ain't got to go
Sold your soul just trying to get over low
No empty pocket gonna keep you from getting yours
No judge or jury ever gonna hear the story told

Down by the bayou
Try to play with the cane, you ah
Try to play with the cane, you ah
Same old story again, you ah

Down by the bayou
Try to play with the cane, you ah
Try to play with the cane, you ah
Same old story again, you ah
No, no, Mama, tryin' Devil done do-si-do
Two young boys lyin' dead by the side of the road

(Louisiana bayou) Down by the bayou
Tryin' to play with the cane, you ah
Tryin' to get with the pain, you ah
Say my story again, you ah

Louisiana bayou
Tryin' to play with the cane, you ah
Tryin' to play with the cane, you ah
Troubles do it again

Same old story again (Louisiana bayou)
Tryin' to play with the cane
Tryin' to play with the cane
Say my story again

(Louisiana bayou) Down by the bayou
Tryin' to play with the cane, you ah
Tryin' to play with the cane, you ah
Say my story again

(Louisiana bayou) Down by the bayou
Tryin' to play with the cane

Oh it's a shame to lose your way running wild (same old story again)
Oh it's a shame to lose the light that shines
Oh it's a shame to lose your way as a child
Oh (same old story again) it's a shame to lose your...
Down by the bayou

Louisiana bayou...

Louisiana bayou...

Writer: Mark Christopher Batson
Copyright: Lyrics © Bat Future Music

 

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Stolen Away On 55th & 3rd

Hello again
Seem like forever between now and then
You look the same
I mean you look different but you haven't changed

Funny to think how the time gets away
Funny how you take me right back again
Stole me away
First time I saw you, you did me that way
What should I say?
I saw you laughin' and I was afraid that I'd get in the way

I did not think I would see you again
So how have you been?
Do you remember, lose everything

Funny I think how the time gets away
Funny how you take me right back again

Stole me away
First time I saw you, you did me that way
What should I say?
Saw you there dancin' but I was afraid I might get in the way

I did not think I would see you again

Funny to think how the time gets away
Funny how you take me right back again
Funny the feeling when forever ends
Stole me away
First time I saw you, you did me that way
What should I say?
I saw you there dancin', well I was afraid I might get in the way

Never thought I would see you again
How have you been?
(Been) watchin' the years as they trickle away

It's everything, how time gets away
Funny how you take me right back again
Steal me away

It's like the first time I saw you, you do me that way
What should I say?
See you here standin', and I am afraid I might get in the way

I never thought I would see you again
How have you been?
Do you remember I mean everything?

You steal me away
Like the first time I saw you, you do me that way
What can I say?
That's you here standin', well I am afraid I might get in your way.

Writer: Boyd C. Tinsley, Leroi H. Moore, Carter A. Beauford, David John Matthews, Stefan K. Lessard, Mark Christopher Batson
Copyright: Lyrics © Bat Future Music, Colden Grey Ltd.

 

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You Might Die Trying

To change the world,
Start with one step.
However small,
The first step is hardest of all.

Once you get your gate,
You will walk in tall.
You said you never did,
Cause you might die trying,
Cause you might die trying.
Cause you---

If you close your eyes,
Cause the house is on fire.
And think you couldn't move,
Until the fire dies.
The things you never did,
Oh, cause you might die trying,
Cause you might die trying.
You'd be as good as dead,
Cause you might die trying,
Cause you might die trying.

If you give, you, you begin to live.
If you give, you begin to live.
You begin, you get the world.
If you give, you begin to give
You get the world, you get the world.
If you give, you begin to live.

You might die trying.
Oh, you might die trying.
Yeah, you might die trying.

The things you never did,
Cause you might die trying;
You'd be as good as dead.
You never did.

Writer: Boyd C. Tinsley, Leroi H. Moore, Carter A. Beauford, David John Matthews, Stefan K. Lessard, Mark Christopher Batson
Copyright: Lyrics © Bat Future Music, Colden Grey Ltd.

 

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Steady As We Go

I walk half way around the world,
Just to sit down by your side.
And I would do most anything girl,
To be the apple of your eye.

Troubles they may come and go,
But good times they are the gold.
And if this road gets rocky girl,
Just steady as we go.

Any place you wanna go,
Know I'll be next to you.
If it's treasure baby you're looking for,
I'll search the whole world through.

Know troubles they may come and go,
But good times they're the gold.
So if the road gets rocky girl,
Just steady as we go.

When the storm comes,
You shelter me.
And I don't say a word,
And you know exactly what I mean.
In the darkest times,
You shine on me.
You set me free.
And keep me steady as we go.

So if your heart rings dry my love,
I will fill your cup.
And if your load gets heavy girl,
I will lift you up.

Troubles they may come and go,
But good times be the gold.
So if this road gets rocky girl,
Just steady as we go.

Ah
Hold me,
Shine on me.
Oh, shine, shine,
Shine on me.
Shine, shine
Yeah shine on me.
Hey shine.

Writer: Mark Christopher Batson
Copyright: Lyrics © Bat Future Music

 

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Hunger For The Great Light

Oh great light of love
Oh great light of love
Oh great light of love

Here you go, you dirty girl
Good God, try to love try to oh
God's love is alive inside you
You know who needs you

I wanna be your hunger

I wanna see you open wide
And then I go down for you
I wanna blow your mind

It's hiding to cure you
My aim to love you

You and I such a pretty thing
Smile, smile, you know you thrill me
Cross your heart and hope to die
You know I'd love to

I wanna be your hunger
I wanna see you open wide
And when I go down for you
I wanna blow your mind

You and I oh oh
Shine, shine

Oh great light of love
Oh great light of love
Oh great light of love
Oh great light of love

You come like an answered prayer
Praise God, try to love try to oh
I have the little dust, did I,
Oh, I love you?

I wanna be your hunger
I wanna see you open wide
And when I go down for you
I wanna blow your mind

You, you, hey you
You, you, ohh
You, you, ohh

Writer: MATTHEWS, DAVID JOHN / BATSON, MARK CHRISTOPHER / LESSARD, STEFAN K. / BEAUFORD, CARTER A. / MOORE, LEROI H. / TINSLEY, BOYD C.
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group


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