Strong man
Shotgun in his hand
Like rainbows
Broken by the glass
Always
You take me back home
And I stumble like a dead man
Runnin on his last breath
Rain rain

And the first time
You play me like a fool
You make me wanna
Rain rain out
Why did you go
All the way inside my head
And take away control
I believed every word you said
But only to find
It was all a lie, baby

I screwed up
Can’t get back to wait on my way
Rain on
Like a bitter, evil kid
The first time
I thought that I was in
Heaven

Heaven
The first time
I thought that I was in
Heaven
Like a shotgun
Blew away my head
That’s what it sounded like
Stumble like a nearly dead man
You make me
Cause I screwed up




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    General Commentthis song reminds me so much of proudest monkey. its a lot different then most of the other new stuff that the band is debuting this tour, like sister, kill the king and idea of you.
    xxperfectn10xxon June 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat's the point of putting this lyric up? The song isn't finished yet. The words will change until they're finalized.

    A better place for these would be this site:
    dmbalmanac.com/
    gweepson June 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwe all want the truth of God (the rainbow seen in the glass) but we recieve it in our own timing.
    sometimes we receive first the error of the message only to pine after the real truth later...Balaam was a greedy family of priest longing after the powers of God only to become the evil magicians seen in our past..even today they are representing the apostate christian church. people rushing around demanding God be preached inside all our ears...invading our brains many times before we understand what is the real truth...we hear them..."your going to hell if you dont follow us"...Youve got free will..choose how your fate will end up. your in control..choose our way..its the best way!".

    shotgun is representing erronious ideas about God and his relationship with man that are being blasted inside our brains by force..the very erronious ideas of God belived by the antichrists of our day. the balaams who wants to kill the christ child within us before its presence on earth..

    afterwards we just feel violated..but still pine after the truth..isnt there another song of a stumbling leader thats got us all going round? its the same guy. (dreams of our fathers)
    Me2on October 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about betrayal of a friend, bofriend or girlfriens, clearly he indiactes that he F'd up, someone took him back again and again but was only playing him like a fool, screwing with his mind, this person has control of him, knows his weaknesses and plays on them, "why did you go all all the way inside my head and take control, I belived every word you said" Its almost like a drug, once you get a little taste you need a bit more, and more and more, even though you know that it is destructive..... like a bitter evil king(not kid) the first time, I thought that I was in heaven....and you woke up to realize, like a shotgun in the head. F'ing great song!!!! Dave needs to play it more in concert, only played twice in his '06 summer tour.
    BostnBSon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthe actually played this a dozen times over the summer tough. i've got this version of the song along with the last time he played it on the tour, and also a couple in between. its amazing listening to how the song progresses each time its played. i love this version the most though, its so simple.

    i see this song as some guy experiencing his first love, and being used and manipulated to know end. finally he realizes that he f'd up, wised up, and left.

    the "shotgun" is both the pain of letting go, and the wakeup.
    ASUDevil83on November 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMe2, seriously. Enough with the religious psycho-babble.

    Dave doesn't not think about "God" that much when he writes.
    Bottom line: He's agnostic and you're insane.
    Break_Free04on January 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentall of you guys are fricken retarded. this song is clearly about when his sister was shot in the head by her husband in 1994. Me2 was kind of right when they talked about god because Dave Matthews has always been pissed at god for letting something like that happen. if you listen closely to some of his rages during his concerts, you can kind of hear a little bit of him basically cussing out god.

    not only is this song a direct depiction of that and his feelings toward it, but also songs such as The Stone and a little bit of Sister. i dont mean to rant and rave, but i was getting kind of annoyed while i was reading all of these.
    dronnmoneyon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General Comment9-23-06
    Answers good with you
    Stay ??
    You got your time to speak
    Stay quiet
    What has become of us
    Chasing stones away little
    Follow them bounce down
    Say what they possibly done
    What has become of us
    Turn your head through the blood
    Couldn't we just go dancing

    Shotgun, is pointed at your head dear
    So I wonder, why worry
    About the spider on your leg babe
    Why worry, some will run awaaayyy
    Yeahhhhh
    Fallin, with a shotgun blast
    Theres a barrel for each of these there
    IS better than being lost baaaaaabbby
    Maybe .........

    AND I GAVE UP!
    johnc1214on May 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLast night at PGP the boys played this song, I've heard many versions, but lastnight seemed to be the best, most complete, album ready version yet. I swear part of the lyrics were:

    "a shotgun is for putting in your mouth
    when the world seems upside down
    and spraying patterns on the wall"

    I could be mistaken
    Traumattizingon August 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentLast night at PGP the boys played this song, I've heard many versions, but lastnight seemed to be the best, most complete, album ready version yet. I swear part of the lyrics were:

    "a shotgun is for putting in your mouth
    when the world seems upside down
    and spraying patterns on the wall"

    I could be mistaken
    Traumattizingon August 11, 2007   Link

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