Dave Matthews Band - Squirm Lyrics




Please find your place when the room grows scarce,
Once we’re all inside the service can begin.
For a moment if you please forget what you believe.
And naked you will see that we are all the same.

The power of your kiss, your words, your lips,
Your flesh, your bones, exactly what you need.
Your flesh, your bones, exactly what you need.

(Drum beats louder)
(Drum beats louder)

Why should I feel intrusion?
Why be afraid of what we do not understand?
To eliminate exclusion.
Cut out the differences, you feel like you belong.
Drum beats louder,
Drum beats louder,
Drum beats louder,
Drum beats louder.

Open up your head,
Open up you primitive.
Open up your mouth, and…

Open up your head,
You’re sweet primitive,
Open up your mouth, it’s comin’ out.

Out there, no food or drink,
How many days do you think you’d last on your diamonds and your pearls?
I’m not a king, no, not a hero, not a fool,
I’m not perfect, I’m flesh and bones,
And I’m exactly what you need.

Drum beats louder.
Drum beats louder.

Open up your head,
Open up you primitive,
Open up your mouth, and…

Open up your head.
You’re sweet primitive,
Open up your mouth, it’s comin’ out.

Open up your head,
Scream, sweet primitive.
Tell me what you said.

But how your kiss, your words, your lips,
Not a gun to your head,
You’re gonna die before you’re dead.

Not sad, when you’re gone,
But when your light’s still out,
Your dreams won’t let you fly,
Don’t be dead before you die.
Hunger, ‘til fed, give love instead.
When it gets inside, watch the dead man squirm.

Above all things, if kindness is your king,
Then heaven will be yours before you meet your end

Open up your head
Open up you primitive
Open up your mouth, and…

Open up your head,
Open up sweet primitive,
Open up your mouth, it’s comin’ out.

Open up your head
Open up you primitive
Open up your mouth, and…

Open up your head,
Open up sweet primitive,
Open up your mouth, it’s comin’ out.





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  1. Ephrones Sharp

    I still can’t believe this is a live recording.

  2. Joey Blow

    I’m not a DMb Meathead but this song is great along with a few others

  3. anofi berry

    Carter's syncopation is the stickiest of the icky !

  4. The Nonsense Buffer

    Amazing, fellas! 👍...

  5. Ephrones Sharp

    Wusste gar nicht, dass Helge in der Dave Matthews Band ist …

  6. bluewaterpig

    Anyone else hear Dave screaming “LeRoi, LeRoi!!” at 4:31??

    Fleotus Bing

    @bluewaterpig My goodness.....I think you're right! Good ear! 👍

  7. Zach Galante

    Squirm is a great opener. #dmb18

  8. Hugues Hornbeck

    Carter Beauford is a very great drummer

  9. CoolMooseTV

    Such a massive sounding song

  10. Nick Paternostro

    Jesus Christ! Dave's screaming sounds bad ass

  11. BeFearlessAndPlay

    They opened with this song this weekend in Bristow VA. Good start to a great night!! 'Drum beats louder'!!!! Don't go on hiatus for too long dmb!!!!

  12. LIFE LOVER

    It's a on Going Fight BTW Love, Greed, Hate, and Humanity... Life says " I don't care what you do while your here...you still gonna need someone bicth!

  13. LIFE LOVER

    The Lyrics in this song are Beyond Fucking Amazing because it speaks straight to the heart of the listener....

  14. heresaguy2016

    Thank you Prilosec for the wonderfull and insightful commercial.

  15. Uroš Orešič

    Holy f.. guys... Can't wait to see this live one day! Stay awesome!

  16. Bimo Murti

    it always amazes me how thought-provoking dave's lyrics are...

  17. CrashN2Me1000

    ♫ "Tell me what you SAID." ♫

  18. Rose Porto

    Perfect song!!!
    ' Why be afraid of what we do not understand? '

  19. Concertvids34

    #34 tease  on the 12 string, what seemed like 41 inches of rain on the roads and the dreaming tree. what a night that was! 

  20. Shyra M

    brilliant 💖

    anofi berry

    dig it..

  21. JT Ke3bz

    I want Squirm right into The Last Stop 0_o

    guitarstuffs123

    too much darkness concentrated into one area of the show ahh
    plus also requires an instantaneous guitar switcheroo

    Stephen Ray

    those two go perfect

  22. TheCoutter

    Anyone know what the 12 string is that Dave is playing?

    TheCoutter

    Nevermind...think it's this: 
    Rockbridge 12 Fret 000 Custom High B Acoustic Guitar

    Brandon Evans

    The one in this vid is a veillete gryphon, which Dave keeps tuned down a whole step from a regular guitar. The one in this vid has a cutaway but he's been playing a full body this year.

  23. Lisa Gavin

    i forgot how much i love that song hoping to see it this weekend !

    Edgar Marin

    Did you see it?!

  24. drakestudio100

    So good!!