Dave Matthews Band: Lie In Our Graves Meaning
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Lie In Our Graves Lyrics
When I step into the light my eyes searching wild
Would you not like to be
Sitting on top of the world with your legs hanging free
Would you not like to be ok, ok, ok
When we’re walking by the...
anonymous Aug 3rd, 2009 8:24pm report
Dave has always taken a carpe diem (seize the day) attitude in his music I believe this song keeps with that attitude. to me he is saying if you dont live life you will never know what could've been.
anonymous Mar 20th, 2007 3:36am report
this song has three main verses.
the first representing birth. "when I step into the light.."
the second, "when I'm walking by the water..."
this verse represents someone living their life.
(you could also say that the long jam represents the years passing as someone lives out their life)
the final verse, "I can't believe that we would lie in our graves..." represents death, and a person looking back at their life.
the core idea of the song is that you do not want to one day be dead, looking back at life and saying, "I should have done that," or "I regret doing that"
this is just my interpretation, of course.
anonymous Jan 9th, 2007 1:04am report
It talks about someone dying and having no regrets in their life.
anonymous Oct 27th, 2006 10:15pm report
This song is about living life to the fullest, and not "lying in our graves", dreaming of things that might have happened if we had done something differently in life. If you want something to happen, do it now so you don't regret it later.
anonymous Nov 25th, 2005 11:22am report
The song tells people to make life happen and not lie in our graves, and only dream of what could happen. It encourages everyone to live life and love it.
anonymous Nov 13th, 2005 11:14pm report
I think this song is about not worrying, and not wasting your life making money, because you can't take it with you so you might as well do what you want party on.
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