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Dave Matthews Band


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“Pig” is a Dave Matthews Band song from the album Before These Crowded Streets. The song evolved from an earlier tune entitled “Don’t Burn the Pig”, which was written about a television program Dave Matthews viewed in England where pigs were burned to test their reaction to pain. After 11 live performances between 1996 and 1998, “Don’t Burn the Pig” was recorded in the studio during the Before These Crowded Streets sessions, and then the song reworked itself into “Pig”, with the same notion in mind; however, it interpreted more of a carpe diem theme. A 33-second studio jam is heard at the end of the studio track, based on “Deed Is Done”, an early song by the band, and “Anyone Seen the Bridge?“, a segue jam that debuted live in 1996. Dave Matthews Band has... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Don't burn the day away ... But while you're dancing on the ground ... That the best is yet to come

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