Dave Matthews Band: Too Much Meaning
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Song Released: 1996
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Too Much Lyrics
Cool it, swallow, swallow
Breathe deep, take it all
It comes cheap
Push it through the doors
Because in between the lines
Im gonna pack more lines
So I can get in
Ooh traffic jam got more cars
Than a beach...
anonymous Jun 18th, 2012 6:57pm report
Call a spade a spade. This song is most definitely about coke in addiction. I've always thought the first line was "straight in suck up that coke." The "doors" are his nostrils clogged with blow so that its hard for him to get more lines in. The second and third verses are about his growing and eventually all consuming addiction "to eat up your cities and homes." Cocaine is a terrible drug.
anonymous Jul 21st, 2011 7:06pm report
For me the song is about corruption in modern society. The way countries and corporations are able to exploit people with contracts and paper work "inbetween the lines I'm gonna pack more lines so I can get down in" and the line "I need more I'm going over my borders gonna take more, more from you letter by letter" implying the devil is in the detail. Everybody wants to able to get things cheap and easy (petrol stations, fast food). But where this is true people will never be satisfied and will always want more. Western societies are overflowing with consumer products "like cars" which we must run with a never ending amount of fuel. But you gotta get it somewhere. TV or media in general makes people think that their lives are lacking "who do you think you're watching, who do you think you need" Increased desire = increased need. We are all guilty of it, we eat too much, drink too much and want too much.
A bit of a scattered interpretation but all I have time for. Feel free to correct or add to this
anonymous Aug 15th, 2009 8:48pm report
It's about crack- cocaine, at least to me, the beginning gives it away
anonymous Mar 14th, 2007 3:35pm report
I agree with that. But the beginning lyrics are also about doing coke and may be reference to the drug habit Dave had when he wrote the song.
anonymous May 2nd, 2006 5:17am report
This song is about how our society today are very greedy and ruthless. "I told, God, I'm coming To your country/I'm going to eat up your cities, Your homes, you know/I've got a stomach full it's not a chip on my shoulder" Dave does is not a fan of war and violence. He is against the greed of countries. He is more in favor of a peace.
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