"#27" as written by and John Davis....
I've been high
I've been down
My head in the clouds
And my hands in the ground

In the arms of the woman
I found my way home
And in the arms of the woman
I have been lost

When Im so lost that this losing feels like dying
I hope you'll be by me then
When Im so lost that this losing feels like dying
I hope you'll be by me then

As a young man I was afraid
Of my life
Oh what would I make
I will make Iove
What will I hate
What better sweet road will I choose to the grave

And if I'm old 'til this oldness has me dying
I hope youll be by me then
'Cause if I'm old 'til this oldness has me dying
I hope youll be by me then

I'm sick of you, sick of me
I'm sick of war, and I'm sick of peace

I'm sick of sound like I'm sick of silence
I grow sick of the darkness 'til I'm sick of the light
When, I'm so sick that this sickness has me dying
I hope you'll be by me then
Well, I'm so sick that this sickness has me dying
I hope you'll be by me then
I hope you'll be by me then

Once as a boy, I saw what happened
I saw them beat him down to the cold cold ground
I watched those big boys cut that man down
And I was too weak, too weak to take a stand

When, I'm so weak that this weakness has me dying
I hope you'll be by me then
When, I'm so weak that this weakness feels like dying
I hope you'll be by me then
But if I'm old 'til this oldness has me dying
I hope you'll be by me then
So I will live as I see fit
And there will be those who will not like it
But in the arms of a woman
I found my way home
So to the arms of a woman
I will go
And if I'm old til this oldness has me dying
I hope you'll be by me then
If I'm old 'til this oldness has me dying


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"#27" as written by David John Matthews

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    General CommentI personally feel that the woman he speaks of is the presence of Love and the projetion of Love trough you. Only through Love can one accept one another for how their ego explains them to themselves, and therefore love eternally and unconditionally.

    Dave often mocks the Christian God and embraces a general sense of good he expresses as "Her". This is a Motherly sense of Love. Warmth. Well being. Love each other equally. This is the only way to feel satisfaction and contentment in each moment of every day. Identify an ego for exactly what it is. Imaginary and irrelevant, as is each religion where the politics there in exclude or seperate ANYONE from your endless LOVE...

    Much Love to all those who give Love... ;-)
    mmoore115on April 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I had the priviledge of hearing this song live last night!
    I think that it's a song about love, and what you're going to do with your life. He's singing about how he found himself in the arms of a woman (his wife, I presume), and that's when he finally felt at home. Also, he sings about not being able to take a stand, and probably wishing that he could.
    ChloeAlexandraon August 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just heard this on Youtube, I must have listened to it 900 times. I love the overall sound of the song. I think of it as a young child seeing all this horrible things in life and not being able to do anything about it. The arms of a good woman is the boys mama where everything is ok.
    silly_ol_gordonon August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentheard this song for the first time when he came to camden last night. its one of them songs where you almost know exactly what hes saying. itll be a great song soon.
    jonkappon August 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHeard this song live at the Gorge couple of days ago...twas awesome. Don't have any thoughts on it yet though...still thinking. =]]
    trn3ngoon September 07, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat Song. Heard it live at Piedmont in ATL.
    phoenixgsuon October 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw this song live too! Incredible.
    Maybe I'm misinterpreting, but I thought that this song was just about having someone to stand by you and support you through anything. It's about not being entirely sure where your life is leading you, it's about making your own decisions ("I will live as I see fit"), and sometimes this may involve being wrong, or contradicting yourself ("Sick of you, and I'm sick of me/I'm sick of wars, and I'm sick of peace...."). However, it's also about going through life with someone who will be by you through it all and defend you. At least this is what I got out of it...let me know what you think.
    ndirishgrl112on November 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. first heard it live at Camden 8/7/07. now i got it on piedmont.. and its great
    thisissteve0on January 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust throwin it out there jimi hendrix jim morrison and janis joplin died at age 27, and this song talks about dying and stuff. either way its real great live alpine show rocked with the roots guest appearing!
    DMBNUTon January 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.

    What will I be? Who will be mine? What will be the end of me? Dave so often deals with these crucial life questions but always seems to come out with some resolve, in this case to return to the arms of a woman.
    ndavidson1186on May 02, 2008   Link

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