Powerful, frank imagery that fits both the Biblical narrative of the Christmas Story and what came from it within the context of the gentleman’s life experiences. Please edit this post, I wrote it hurredly. Your email address will not be published. My favorite is also Ants Marching. Todays choices tomorrows world. So when he sings that “The people he (Jesus) knew were / Less than golden-hearted / Gamblers and robbers / Drinkers and jokers /All soul searchers,” he doesn’t only help us think of these characters more generously – as the evangelists themselves did – he also invites us to see ourselves standing with them by closing that verse with, Besides people change, and who knows how he feels today. He has said that his faith was shaken when he saw what was done in apartheid South Africa. Yet he also has another refrain, this one far more sober, “The blood of the children all around.” And this matters, too, because part of what we confess at Christmas is that God does not stand outside of history, apart from the difficult and dire realities of this life but enters fully into them in the person of Jesus, taking on our lot and our life that we might know God’s love. Correct me if I’m wrong, but hundreds of thousands of people have been killed in the name of religion. I understand what you both are saying - but while he may not believe in organized religion, I think he believes in God...all his songs have a spiritual undertone...as does this one. In fact the whole Under the Table and Dreaming album is amazing. Christmas Song Lyrics: She was his girl, he was her boyfriend / Soon to be his wife, take him as her husband / A surprise on the way, any day, any day / One healthy little giggling, dribbling baby boy You could almost just call it The Gospel Song” since it really tells Jesus’ whole story (besides his Resurrection.). What exactly is he saying? Relevance. He foresaw Christians loving, killing and being killed in their name and in the use of their name. Songs like those teach me who people are at their core; they show what is at the heart of the human condition which, as St. John Paul II reminded us, is the “pathway for the Church.” For this reason, I have always been fascinated by the spiritual seeking that makes its way into the songs of the Dave Matthews Band. You can hear his battle with faith and religion in a lot of his songs. I think it is included in what the song and Dave’s interpretation of what Christianity is all about. Love, love, and the blood of our children all around. 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Love/"God" is not something to be attained but experienced, and once you are about to do that like he has done then "...tears of joy run down your face". Anonymous. Songs like those teach me who people are at their core; they show what is at the heart of the human condition which, as St. John Paul II reminded us, is the “pathway for the Church.” For this reason, I have always been fascinated by the spiritual seeking that makes its way into the songs of the Dave Matthews Band. We are all connected. It is thought that Dave really turned away from religion when his sister Anne passed in 1993. It’s also featured on the 25th anniversary album A Very Special Christmas – 25 Years (proceeds from the albums support the Special Olympics). Todays choices tomorrows world. All lyrics are property and copyright of their owners. Relevance. The people he knew were It seems very clear to me. In this song Dave Matthews see's Jesus as a person looking for love, usually from a women and I think Dave Mathhews relates to Jesus in this song. One healthy little giggling, dribbling baby boy I don't know why so many people have to take such offense to your summary. There are many ways to interpret this, and all of Dave's songs. A lot of people misinterpret his songs as being religious, but they are not. It's difficult for humans using the name of Jesus and acting like Satan in his name instead of Acting like Jesus in love. Most importantly I want to know what the "blood of our children all around" means. He goes on to write “Father up above why in all this hatred do you fill me up with love?” after all. And that’s why Matthew’s repeats “the blood of are children all around” because he is making a parallel to love being all around. I have to say this is a beautiful song with great potential. We will be our worst enemy until we learn love. “Christmas Song” came to Matthews after reading a quote by the Irish writer Oscar Wilde: “If Christ was alive now, the one thing he wouldn’t be is a Christian.” Some fans groaned at that, to which Matthews responded, “Hey, I didn’t say it; Oscar Wilde said it.”, Soon to be his wife, take him as her husband, He met another Mary who for a reasonable fee, When Jesus Christ was nailed to the his tree, Via “Instead I fear I’ve spilled, the blood of my children all around” has to mean that Christianity, religion itself, has caused quite a few wars and mass killings. I know the words... but meaning? Evidently iTunes is not feeling the love though….. ... "White "Christmas" was so popular that Bing had to re-record the song five years after the original 1942 recording because the original masters had been worn out from all the pressings. Copyright would be a huge issue, yet what if……, Beautiful song. The entire song is a look into Jesus personality and his vices. There have been several great suggestions, most of which I don’t know so I’m excited to listen to them. Love, love was all around, Father up above, All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. Less than reputable was known to be