Dave Matthews Band: Funny the Way It Is Meaning
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Song Released: 2009
Funny the Way It Is Lyrics
The sunshine in the grass
And the children play
Sirens passing fire engine red
Someone's house is burning down
On a day like this
The evening comes and we're hanging out
On a front step and a car goes...
Jamdavehead Jul 4th, 2012 7:31am report
This is about how if your life is going very well, you often forget about other people's problems. This is evident with lines like:
"Somebody's going hungry, someone else is eatin' out"
"Someone's house is burnin' down on a day like this"
This song, along with the whole album, is deticated to LeRoi Moore, who sadly died from an ATV accident. Since then, Dave has cleaned up his act and written his songs about more than just drugs.
anonymous Jun 14th, 2011 6:45am report
Funny the way it is, is literally one of the most truthful and outspoken songs Dave has written. It is a more emotional album with the passing of the GrooGrux King (LeRoy). The song inspired from a self analysis and deeper uprooted irony of the world we live in.
The song speaks of the evolution of humanity and how "funny" it is that life has changed so much but yet so much stays the same. Just to sit and ponder about what the meaning of life really is, if we suffer and hurt, and how our lives literally are an endless struggle for happiness, but yet there is so much anguish that comes from it.
Dave usually is not as upbeat, but this song is upbeat with a very meaningful lyric set. Gotta love him!
anonymous Oct 15th, 2010 10:38pm report
It's about how ironic it is that while you're on here reading the meanings of song lyrics, horrible things are going on in the world and you barely ever think about it
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