"American Baby Intro" as written by David John Matthews, Mark Christopher Batson, Boyd C. Tinsley, Leroi H. Moore, Carter A. Beauford and Stefan K. Lessard....
She said a hundred times
She said a thousand times

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"American Baby Intro" as written by Carter A. Beauford Boyd C. Tinsley

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    General Commenthey i just wanted to see what people thought about the political implications of the missiles and bombs in the background...

    i think this intro is beautiful and I'm liking Dave on the piano
    jharapon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIs that Dave on the piano? Wow, this song sets up American Baby perfectly!!! I think the missiles and bombs set up the message for American Baby. I believe that American Baby is about the soldiers that America is sending overseas, and their families that want them to stay.

    This song is interesting because it's almost like a mish-mash of several different musical ideas put together. It stops and starts suddenly. At the end you have the VERY sad violen part, reminding me of music that you hear in movies about the holocaust (think Schindler's List).
    bush_h8eron May 20, 2005   Link
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    General Commentomg!! i thought the exact same thing about the soldiers being sent off to war and everything but didn't say anything b/c i thought people would think i was crazy!! cool!
    americanbaby05on May 27, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song is probably the best music on the CD. With very few lyrics, it provides such a powerful meaning by the music.

    I love it because it's the band just jamming like old times.
    dmband025on May 29, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is the most beautiful piece of music i've ever heard, no joke. however, american baby isnt really telling the soldiers to stay. its saying that since september 11th, the american values have been challenged but we can't let other people change us.. we have to stay beautiful and stay american.. no matter how you interpret it, its beautiful and this is a gorgeous opener for american baby
    eatdrinknbmerryon May 30, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure it's Butch Taylor on the piano...He's been they're touring pianist for a good while now
    Ants#41on July 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis intro is so amazing. It gives me a chill everytime. But I have a question...At the end where it says: And she said a hundred times...she said a thousand times... What do you think that means? For some reason, I picture it being about the wives and girlfriends of the soldiers going off to war...asking them a thousand times not to go. Just a thought...but please tell me what you think!
    TaylorErinon August 02, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti saw him at the darien center this summer tour and they turned this song into a 10 minute jam. it was amazing. you couldnt tell what it was at first but it turned into a arena rocking jam as the whole place was shaking. a hilight of the night. then during the intro of twostep he started to sing "she says 100 times she says 1000 times." it blended well.
    joodason August 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentit is dave on the piano...butch only tours with them as a "special guest" and therefore isn't in the band or on the albums...

    i agree with the lyrics being about the wives and girlfriends asking the soldiers not to go...never thought of it that way...
    juanabeeon September 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentokay..i lied. butch does do some songs on albums...or at least stand up he did. but it is definitely dave on some of the piano..this i know.
    juanabeeon September 11, 2005   Link

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