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Don't Drink the Water


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Customer Reviews

Drink THIS Water

Dave puts so much emotion into his songs - not only playing them, but also the lyrics. Once you watch it, you'll LOVE it.

Dave and Alanis together is GENIUS!

This song and video are important and at the same time are really great to listen to. The video has some great images (like the band member hanging upside down in the mist, Dave's head in the hands of the native, etc.) and the song is just genius. Using Alanis on backing vocals was such a FANTASTIC move. Don't drink the water, there's blood in the water, but do by this video!

Ecclectic and great video

I really enjoy this song and video because of the tribal and ethereal feeling to it. The background beats are great. It even gets some help from Alanis near the end with her signature wailing. All together an interesting ride.


Formed: 1991 in Charlottesville, VA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Formed in the early '90s by South African vocalist/guitarist Dave Matthews, the Dave Matthews Band presented a more pop-oriented version of the Grateful Dead crossed with elements of jazz, funk, and the worldbeat explorations of Paul Simon and Sting. Matthews populated the group with several Virginia-based musicians — bassist Stefan Lessard, saxophonist Leroi Moore, violinist Boyd Tinsley, drummer Carter Beauford, and short-lived keyboardist Peter Griesar — and the band built up a strong...
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