Praise God who has many names
But the devil has many more
And with the love that my mother gave me
I'm gonna knock the devil to the floor
I'm gonna drop the devil to his knees
I'm gonna drop the devil to his knees

Beware the people who'll
try to convince you
That they know the answer
No matter the question
Be wary of those who believe in a neat little world
Because it's just fucking crazy
You know that it is

(chanting)

Walking along in this haze of confusion
Sometimes I can laugh
But sometimes it takes all of my strength
Just to find enough reason to take the next step
Step but I will, but I will 'till I do

(chanting)

Somebody's gonna change the world
Somebody's gonna change the world

Brother, sister, brothers, sisters, all
Brother, sister, brothers, sisters,
Praise God who has many names
But the devil has many more
And with the love that my mother gave me
I'm gonna drop the devil to the floor
I'm gonna drop the devil to his knees
I'm gonna drop the devil to his knees

Strange evolution
When people have come
To believe that we are
Its greatest illusion
When really we're just
A collection of cells
Overrating themselves
Hello God, I'm a avoiding the truth

(chanting)

I'm gonna drop the devil to his knees
I'm gonna drop the devil to his knees

(chanting)
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    General CommentI think you make a lot of good points cromag41. I believe Dave's saying that there are a lot of self righteous people with narrow minds. When he says "God has many names, but the devil has many more" I think he's saying there are many faces of evil, it comes in many forms. But, with the loving and moral upbringing he was given, he's able to avoid a lot of the evil pitfalls in life, and keep an open mind. I believe Dave is saying "God has many names" meaning there are many names for God. There are many ideas of who or what it is, and who are we to say or decide what is the absolute definition? As for the third verse, I think he's just trying to bring us down to our basic elements. That we are really just biology, just a collection of cells. There are many creatures who have survived thousands of years by virtue of basic instincts, who are we to believe we are the greatest? As for "Hello God I'm avoiding the truth" I wish I knew. Maybe it's just a general reference to the argument between creation and evolution. I look forward to hearing more ideas. I really love the messages in this song.
    petdoc80on September 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't understand why everyone has a fit over Dave's religion. It is obvious that the point he tries to make in this song and other songs is that it doesn't matter whether there is a god or not, you should live your life with respect, dignity, and purpose regardless of the existence of a creator. "Be wary of those who believe in a neat little world because it's just fucking crazy..." He is saying that there are no simple answers and there is no one who can claim they know the real truth. Just like in "Mother, Father". "There is no God above and no Hell below, it is up to us to keep the flow". He is saying that we shouldn't rely on higher powers to get us through our problems, the only thing we can do is rely on ourselves and try to do the best we can while we are here on this planet.
    GreenGuy13on February 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics to Grey Street are not from the girl's perspective. She's only ever referred to in the third person from an outside narrator perspective.
    babcocs2on October 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is AMAZING!!!!!!!!! I saw it live for the first time last weekend. He says on the Radio City dvd that it was inspired by when he went to Africa with his wife and kids and they visitied a tribe that I cannot pronounce very well. He talks about this in the "So Damn Lucky" documentary on the dvd. He explains that the songs they were singing we based on times before there were even words...which is probably where the ee hee-ing comes from. Actually on the documentary it shows him practicing the song and he didn't actually know the name of the song but thats what it says on the sheet music so I guess it stuck. He says he thinks the people of this tribe are actually "the most advanced people on the planet." I love dave.
    dmbislove41on August 26, 2007   Link
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    Ballashoeson September 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentim pretty sure that dave believes in god from songs such as save me and two step (both have religious references) but i cant figure out if dave means to disprove god in the last verse:
    Strange evolution
    When people have come
    To believe that we are
    Its greatest illusion
    When really we're just
    A collection of cells
    Overrating themselves
    Hello God, I'm a avoiding the truth
    im not real sure what this means, so if there are any ideas id like to know.
    Spacefalconon September 07, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHe is saying, in my opinion, that people seem to be hiding behind evolution. At the end he says "Hello God, I'm avoiding the truth." That seems to hint that he thinks that evolution, is just a tool to hide from the truth of God. But thats just my opinion.
    DMB NAZIon September 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwell actually, dave doesnt believe in God, he considers himself an agnostic. He doesnt believe in god or disbelieve in god, he doesnt know and doesnt care.
    kingchris2ndon September 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm a die hard DMB fan and love this song, but I have no clue what it means, I came here to see if anyone had some useful insight, but so far nothing revolutionary. I have an idea. Tell me what you think guys.

    Eh? means huh? in english, hee? having similiar meaning in japanese. So Eh Hee is using both words in different language to express that the worlds in a state of confusion.

    "Walking along in this haze of confusion"

    Yes I know this song was inspired by a African tribe, (the chant coming from them) but I can see Dave taking the chant and transforming it to what I just mentioned.

    Also note that the original spelling was Ayhee, but was changed. This means that Dave could have realized what I just realized later on and changed it because it fit very well.

    This song screams that dave is confused, and what a better title than two words that mean huh? something you say when your confused?

    Am I overthinking this?
    kingchris2ndon September 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think people are on the right track with confusion. I'm not so sure about the chanting part, but I think I have a good handle on the "chorus."

    "Praise God who has many names, but the devil has many more..."

    I think he's pointing out his frustration and confusion about why so many people whose purported purpose on Earth is to praise God, but instead spend most of their time condemning things...fighting against different ideals to which they have given "the Devil's name." I think it would be hard to argue that most of the world's conflicts (past and present) stem from cultural or, more frequently, religious/ethnic strife. That's why he takes such a strong stand against religious zealots in this song. Not all religious people, but those who will try to "tell you the answer, no matter the question" and "believe in a neat little world." Translation, the world is not black and white/right and wrong...there are gray areas and people who see things only one way make him crazy...as indicated by the second "verse." In the third verse, I don't think he's saying anything about God (in response to a previous post), but pointing out how we have put ourselves up on a pedestal that we don't belong on. Seriously, we are not as great as we think we are...there are a lot of other organisms that specialize in many of the traits we consider benchmarks of human greatness.

    So, to sum up, Dave is frustrated that there are so many people in the world who don't think outside of a nice little bubble created for them and continue to add turmoil and struggle to the world. Also, before people come on saying that my interpretation of Dave's lyrics are bashing Christians, I only ever said religious zealots...which encapsulates a multitude of religions. That's my take. Let me know what you think.
    cromag41on September 14, 2007   Link

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