So Much To Say

Album: Crash (1996)
Charted: 48
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Songfacts®:

  • Dave Matthews says this rock song, the second single from Crash, is about discovering who you are as an individual: "It's something that we learn when we're children and trusting and naïve. Everything seems so simple, until we find out, well, not necessarily find out, we just become actors and actresses, trying to portray ourselves the best possible way we can. Sometimes it's natural, and sometimes we can just be ourselves and it's enough. But other times it seems we have to do ourselves better."
  • Matthews wrote this with violinist Boyd Tinsley and Peter Griesar, who played keyboards with the band from 1990 to 1993. Griesar remembers the trio began working on the song in 1992 while they were hanging out at then-lawyer Ross Hoffman's apartment. "The harmonies came up just literally from singing and playing along, and goofing up, for two or three hours one time," he told Morgan Delancey, author of The Dave Matthews Band: Step Into The Light. Although he helped write it, Griesar doesn't play on the tune, having left the band three years before Crash was released. The result is a more straightforward rock song as opposed to the calypso vibe it initially had with Griesar's keyboards.
  • The band performed this on the April 20, 1996 episode of Saturday Night Live.
  • This won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal in 1997, beating Garbage's "Stupid Girl," Oasis' "Wonderwall," The Smashing Pumpkins' "1979" and The Wallflowers' "Sixth Avenue Heartache."
  • This was a #19 hit on the Alternative Songs chart.

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