Open wide
Oh so good I'll eat you
Take me for a ride
In your sweet delicious
Perfect little mouth
Thereupon I linger
You will have no doubt
I'll do my best for you I do

Love
Let's stop to get it going
Lost myself just thinking
About the two of us
From each other drinking
Begin with the lips
Fingertips and kissing
Turn me inside out
I do my best for you

Up and down we go
From the top you push me
This is such a thrill
Lost in love and dancing
Shake your tambourine
You blow my head open
Of this there's no doubt
I do my best for you I do

Oh, for you I would crawl
Through the darkest dungeon
Climb the castle wall
If you're my Rapunzel
You let your hair down
Right in through your window
Good they locked the door
I do my best for you

I think the world of you
All of my heart I do
Blood through my veins for you
You alone have all of me
I give my world to you
To you I will be true

Too good to be real
Smell of something cooking
My soul you're to steal
Food of love we're filling
What you've given me
For it there is no measure
Of one thing I am sure
I'll give my best for you

I think the world of you
All of my heart I do
Blood through my veins for you
You alone have all of me
From you my strength is full
To carry your burdens too
I give my world to you

Hip lock up so tight
You drive me crazy
Crazy is all right
With you looking at me
You make me feel high
Every single thing you do to me
Is like I'm drunk
I do my best for you I do


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  • +2
    General Comment"Rapunzel" is one of Dave Matthews' most straightforward lust songs. The song deals with several styles of sex, and while the lyrics aren't depictive or graphic, they are still, well, about sex for the most part. The person's fondness for the woman extends past lust, however, as the lyrics in the sections of "Rapunzel" where the time signature changes ("I think the world of you / All of my heart I do") indicate.

    Song History
    "Rapunzel" debuted as an apparently improvised jam on November 29, 1994. The first version of that song was surprisingly similar to what's found on Before These Crowded Streets. In an interview prior to the release of the 1998 studio release from Dave Matthews Band, Matthews said that the band's soundmen had gone through DMB's collection of soundboard recordings and picked out a few songs, jams, and riffs for use on the new album. "Rapunzel" was no doubt one of the songs drafted as such.

    The "Rapunzel" jam was only played twice towards the end of 1994 and wouldn't be played again for a few more years. The song is rumored to have been played as an instrumental during soundchecks of the 1997 Summer tour, possibly under a tentative title "Round and Round."

    The current version of "Rapunzel" debuted live during a public soundcheck on April 17, 1998, the night prior to the kick-off Roanoke, VA show.
    DaveGod2288on April 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song was the first on a mixed cd I got from my boyfriend today... too sweet for words, and too truthful to get into without being at least partially graphic.
    .one.last.try.on May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgives me an erection
    SDJunKon May 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe aesthetics of this song are amazing, especially live. The verse is very lusty and physical, but then the song is thrown into a very serious, emollient mood - "I think the world of you
    All of my heart I do
    Blood through my veins for you
    You alone have all of me
    I give my world to you
    To you I will be true"

    It's like dave is saying "in all seriousness, I love you" and with that reassured to his Rapunzel, they get back into the physical nature of the relationship, and the fact that they love each other makes it even more lusty. The live ending to this song assures that with love declared, there are orgasmic explosions of complete emotional and physical pleasure. Is it obvious why this is one of my favorite songs?
    tata5799on August 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"i think the world of you, all of my heart i do, blood through my veins for you, you alone have all of me..." wow! that's all i can say about that! worship of women is a common theme in dave's music, and it's so obvious in Rapunzel. i love this song and it's amazing in concert! love it, love it, love it!
    mdwatson0319on August 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is just a big reason why many people love dave matthews because not many other musicians can sing:

    "I give my world to you
    With all of my heart i do
    This blood flows through my veins for you
    You alone have all of me
    I give my world to you
    To you I will be true"

    You can't really come up with a better way of expressing love, passion, and commitment. All of us share a hope in that someone in this world feels this way about us.
    JKidd56on October 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love dave. He is the greatest musician ever. My fav part "I think the world of you
    All of my heart I do
    Blood through my veins for you
    You alone have all of me" also "You alone have all of me
    From you my strength is full
    To carry your burdens, too
    I give my world to you"
    So sweet yet so lustful. I LOVE IT!! I love him!!
    dave fanon February 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta song full of love and lust
    dancingbearson March 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThese Lyrics explain the greatest feeling, If you have ever felt like this...it's like being on Cloud 9....
    Evitaon April 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song..is great, for lack of better word. My boyfriend suggested downloading it, and now im glad i did..it really is a diff. side to dave's work.
    dmbfan14on May 08, 2002   Link

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