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Song Released: 1996


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Say, my love, I came to you
With best intentions
You laid down and gave to me just what
I’m seeking
Love, you drive me to distraction

Hey my love do you believe that we
Might last a thousand years
Or more if not for this?
Our flesh and...

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    anonymous
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    Nov 21st, 2016 11:47pm report


    "True Dave fans know that none of his songs are about religion."
    Maybe you should listen to Bartender, 'true fan'.



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    anonymous
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    Sep 14th, 2013 9:07am report


    You all are idiots! True Dave fans know that none of his songs are about religion. I bet you think his song Satalite has a meaning also. Guess what..... Satalite is a song about nothing. I bet you think A Christmas Song is about Jesus. While I believe in Jesus, the song as he sings it is not about him. It's just a song about a man that got screwed! Crash is not about a relationship, it's about one that never happened. Crush is about an actual retalionship. Learn your Dave before you try to comment.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 20th, 2012 11:43pm report


    Who cars wha i's about just enjoy the musicand feel the groove. Everything has a different meaning to someone else.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 28th, 2012 8:15am report


    Dave has heard this story as many times as we all have. Nobody ever thinks, (or has thought) prior too, as far as I'm aware, what these two poor fools must have thought on the evening before The Lord had made them aware that on the morrow they would need to board the ark on this crazy plan they had worked so hard for. Would Noah restlessly "board" his wife in anticipation and in seek of relief from the ridiculous task before them? Not if he was Dave Mathews. He would say to her the very lyrics of this song, cast away the torment of what he had hitherto unrewardingly accomplished, and be with her in perhaps the very most quintessentially religious evening of love that has or will ever see this earth, completely appreciative of what they had produced together, and in the purest of gratitude for the counterpart that he had had the opportunity to experience. This song documents the utmost pinnacle of love that can transpire in the calling of God, and in a human and essentially selfless act of passion and gratitude, which, ultimately, as did the act of assembling two of every other life form, completed the plan of repopulating the world in a redo of life itself. In shorter words, Noah was a pimp, a lover man, and a consummate badass that would wholeheartedly wither a woman of our times. And I'm an atheist.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 11th, 2012 7:08pm report


    I believe Two step is a song about marriage, using the metaphor of Noah's arc to poetically illustrate the adventure of love. As pairing up during the Biblical flood meant survival, so too is marriage a pairing up of sorts to create a deeper form of love via family and children. Getting married so "these days continue" is meant in a less survivalistic sense, and is more about preserving/legitimizing/extending a couples love. I think the title is a play on words: one step = single, two step = a couple. also two step could also be interpreted as the second step in life, from boy to husband and father. Finally a two step is a dance, an appropriate symbol of any good marriage.



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    anonymous
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    May 16th, 2012 5:59pm report


    Most likely Noah's Arc. Makes sense to me as a non church goer. The continuance of life, thousand years but it's open for your love and interpretation. Could be a nice mix or nice medley of things. Maybe Dave's a big marketer and trying to sell songs to both Jews and Gentiles alike. Definite theme of love in there, so could be boy/girl.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 17th, 2011 12:18pm report


    Dave must think a lot about religion as he writes with undertones often, yet I would not say he is religious perse. Dave is clearly not atheist, but agnostic, as he said in concert, "I don't know if there is or isn't a God or heaven." He also says to the crowd at times, "God bless you." As far as Two Step, there is no doubt there are references to both Noah and modern day...Life is short but sweet for certain.



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    anonymous
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    Oct 20th, 2011 10:53am report


    I think the song is about making love. The reference to Noah's arch is there, because he had had to take two of everything so they could procreate...."to make sure these days continue." "I came to you with best intentions" and you "laid down and gave me just want I'm seeking" and "our flesh and blood it ties you and me right up" sounds like making love to me! But instead of feeling bad about it, let's enjoy it! "Life's short and sweet for certain."



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    Frets4life17
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    Mar 18th, 2010 3:27pm report


    This is a very interesting song because it takes a different perspective of a relationship. This song is about being infatuated with someone. I've started a relationship with "best intentions", and realized that I wasn't sure why i was in it. But there were days where she would "drive me to distraction". And celebrate we did. I was everything to her, and she quenched my mind. I'd "Grown tired of water all the time" needed something interesting. Well, that was the easiest way to describe what the song means to me.



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    teigen
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    Dec 5th, 2009 12:07am report


    I don't think this song is religious at all. In fact, it's a little scientific and passionate at the same time. It's about procreation and creating new life through which two ("two by two")people's genes will be passed on. Through our offspring and their offspring and their offspring we can "last a thousand years". It's talking about the instinct we all have to reproduce. "You laid me down and gave to me just what i was seeking". We must find a mate and "climb two by two" to ensure the survival of our species and "make sure these days continue" through them. By doing this, we celebrate "because life is short but sweet for certain." It's a very beautiful song that touches on one our most primitive of emotions. or at least that's what i think.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 10th, 2009 7:01pm report


    it is entirely about love, but i think a purely plutonic love that comes like wine and is rooted in altruism and philanthropic ideals. people often inerpret his songs as lustful and sexual, but i think they rarely are.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 8th, 2009 1:00pm report


    Just a little fun fact for some. It is a little hard for me to say "because Dave is religious this song must have religious undertones" seeing as how Dave Matthews is an Agnostic-Athiest. Just throwin that out there.



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    SunDevil1
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    Oct 28th, 2008 10:36pm report


    I'm pretty sure this song is about the old testament. It's about Adam and Eve, and original sin, and then the floods and Noah's arc.

    "Say my love, I came to you with best intention" (offering the apple). "Do you believe that we might last a thousand years, or more if not for this" (eating the apple).

    "We're climbing two by two, to be sure these days continue"

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    anonymous
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    Jul 11th, 2008 7:30am report


    It definitely has relation to Noah's Arc...many of Dave's songs talk about religion in them...climbing on two by two so these days can continue makes it obvious that he is referring to the animals climbing onto the arc



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    anonymous
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    Dec 13th, 2007 12:44pm report


    Every time I listen to this song I get a different view of it. I've never thought about the religious concept of it.. but if that's what your going for okay. but I've always focused on the "celebreate we will, for life is short but sweet for certain". I think that he's saying that we should be happy with our life because however fun it is, its not going to last forever. and I think two by two means that we pick and choose who we want to be with, and spend our lives with and we walk with them for a long time. but, raelly everyone interprets this one differently. listen to it over and over again. you won't get the same meaning twice.



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