"Oh" as written by and Carter Beauford Dave Matthews....
The day you came
Naked, afraid
Young mother screams and pushes you
The day you came

Oh joy begin
Weak little thing
More precious there'll be nothing, no
Oh joy begin

Let's not forget these early days
Remember we begin the same
We lose our way in fear and pain
Oh joy begin

First just one step
One word and then
With laughter sing, oh life begin
First just one step

Let's not forget these early days
Remembering we began the same
We lose our way in fear and pain
Oh joy begin

Innocent kiss
Black magic bliss
First broken bone
Sudden and swift
Oh innocence

Let's not forget these early days
Remember we begin the same
We lose our way in fear and pain
Oh joy begin
Oh joy begin


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"Samurai Cop (Oh Joy Begin)" as written by Carter Beauford Dave Matthews

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    General CommentOh my god. Most of you are wrong. It's not about his sister. It's about Dave's grandfather, who fought Rommel in North Africa. Listen to Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds Live at Radio City. He explains it before they play the song.
    dmband256on August 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis song is a simple feel-good song. the main aspirations in this song is obviously love and euphoria.
    the line 'The world is blowing up
    The world is caving in
    The world has lost her way again
    But you are here with me
    But you are here with me
    Makes it ok '
    shows the comfort he has taken in this person~this is felt by many people and therefore makes the song meaningful to numbers of listeners. i believe that this song was not 'meant' for anyone, but it seems to fit my situation well.
    littl faeon April 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou gotta look at the verses to this song too though.. i here you still talk to me, as if your sitting in that dusty chair.... seems to me like its a song about someone who has either died or left... "despite the years alone"...
    Brian777on April 22, 2004   Link
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    General CommentOh yeah, definitely about death, or at least loss of some sort. Kind of an lighter response to the darker tone of some of the other songs on this album like "Gravedigger" and "Stay or Leave."
    Drocon May 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentall i can say is that i love this song...
    rushestoyouon October 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a beautiful song. It's wonderfully simple
    chasingmoon888on December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentTo me it seems that Dave is talking to the girl that he lost in his early songs (Halloween, and such). But he has unconditional love, his love has remained pure, "Like a kid loves candy and fresh snow." He still holds out hope and love. Great song.
    Mession December 18, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti am amazed this song hasn't been commented on...its beautiful! its like a pure love. he is basically comparing it to an untainted love, like a childs love of things liek candy and fresh snow. its a full love...its true and simple all at the same time. he sings about remembering this kind of love, he imagines her in the dusty chair, or in the next room. it almost sounds liek she died?? idk this song is amazing though...
    littlewingon December 26, 2004   Link
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    General Commentdefinatly about the purest form of love, a childs love of anything is pure and untainted, fresh snow paints an even more vivid picture of purity. he is still in love with someone that most likely died, he imagines her in a dusty chair or in the next room and the memories are enough to sustain him it seems. its beautiful.
    littlewingon December 26, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too, and I cant believe it's just one comment. Its the best song on the record which by the way is fantastic as a whole too, if you ask me.
    Mashedmindon January 02, 2005   Link

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