Isn't it strange
How we move our lives for another day
Like skipping a beat
What if a great wave should
wash us all away
Just thinking out loud
Don't mean to dwell on this dying thing
But looking at blood
It's alive right now
Deep and sweet within
Pouring through our veins
Intoxicate moving wine to tears
Drinking it deep
Then an evening spent dancing
It's you and me
This love will open our world
From the dark side we can see a glow of something bright
There's much more than we see here
Don't burn the day away

Is this not enough
This blessed sip of life
Is it not enough
Staring down at the ground
Oh then complain and pray
more from above
Greedy little pig
Stop just watch your world trickle away
Oh it's your problem now
It'll all be dead and gone in
a few short years
Just love will open our eyes
Just love will put the hope in our minds
Much more than we could ever know
Don't burn the day away

Come sister
my brother
Shake up your bones shake up your feet
I'm saying open up
And let the rain come pouring in
Wash out this tired notion
That the best is yet to come
But while you're dancing on the ground
Don't think of when you're gone
Love! love!? what more is there?
We need the light of love in here
Don't beat your head
Dry your eyes
Let the love in there
There are bad times
But that's ok
Just look for love in it
Don't burn the day away

Look
Here are we
On this starry night staring into space
And I must say
I feel as small as dust
Lying down here
What point could there be troubling
Head down wondering what will
become of me
Why concern we cannot see
But no reason to abandon it
Time is short but that's all right
Maybe I'll go in the middle of the night
Take your hands from your eyes, my love
Everything must end some time
Don't burn the day away

Come sister
My brother
Shake up your bones shake up your feet
I'm saying open up
And let the rain come flooding in
Wash out this tired notion
That the best is yet to come
But while you're dancing on the ground
Don't think of when you're gone
Love! love!? what more is there?
We need the light of love in here
Don't beat your head
Dry your eyes
Let the love in there
There are bad times
But that's ok
Just look for love in it


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Pig song meanings
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    General CommentWow, nobody's posted about "Pig." It's pretty much my favorite DMB song, so here's my take on it (though it's pretty straightforward for the most part).
    "Pig" is basically a serious kind of cheer-up song. Death is inevitable, but, regardless of what happens after we die, we can enjoy the time we have here through love. Don't waste your time.
    Great song.
    stormfyreon April 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree. My favorite line is "Is this not enough
    This blessed sip of life
    Is it not enough
    Staring down at the ground
    Oh then complain and pray
    more from above
    Greedy little pig"
    Thats pretty FREAKING sweet.
    rubberneck_26on April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is unreal
    dave once explained it as a basic run of the mill dont burn the day " they are a dime a dozen arent they"
    DaveGod2288on April 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIf it's true he said that, it's pretty sad- to be writing, singing, dancing along to a meaningless selection of words. The message is right there- don't waste your time, life is short, it's better to have loved and lost than to never have loved at all.
    phirsttube4on May 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits about dreaming and dancing and love and everything else dave sings about, but its saying dont waste your time thinking all about yourself and worrying about tomorrow or next week or even next year, just live your life by the moment and spend it to the best.
    daveandjackruleon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is by far my favorite song pretty much because it has such a true meaning and what i get out of it is that we shouldnt think about the future because tommorrow has its own worries that we will never know about until it happens.("...head down wondering what will become of me,why concern we cannot see it") this song is saying live your life day by day and make the best of it because you only get one chance to do things right.its also saying that we should be happy with what we have and make the best of it and love is the ultimate asset to life
    dmbfan23on June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"dont burn the day away" the whole song is just awesome. by far one of my favorite dmb tunes. the violins in the beginning are so beautiful and the words are just great, i envy dave for being able to write such a beautiful song like this, it seems so easy for him to do to me, but still i wish i could create music as good as his. he's inspiration when he comes out with songs like this.
    kelsta182on June 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is saying that shit happens, and sometimes you cannot do anything to prevent it. Dont dwell on anything negative that will bring you down. Make the best of your situation, "The Best is yet to Come"
    Westonon July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the best Dave Matthews Band songs I've ever heard. It's just like Tripping Billies, death happens, but while we're here, make it fun, and enjoy yourself. Althought, i must say, when you're down on yourself, the line "Wash out this tired notion - That the best is yet to come" means quite a lot to you..But regardless, it's a beautiful song.
    migon August 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is in my top five dave songs. He tends to sing about death a lot (Lie in Our Graves, Pig, You Never Know, When the World Ends) but he always sings about dying in a reflective manner that gives some good insight or advice. "What point could there be troubling?" "Time is short but thats alright.."
    Larabean27on August 26, 2002   Link

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