#16 – Dave Matthews Band – “Ants Marching” – (1994)

This is one of those songs with lyrics that are sung in a manner that it isn’t entirely clear what is being said. It’s very clear once you know it, but getting to that point can be frustrating and/or rewarding. Like this: “Candyman tempting the thoughts of a/Sweet tooth tortured by weight loss programs/Cutting the corners, there’s a/Loose end, loose end, cut cut/On the fence, try not to offend/Cut cut, cut cut.” This is my favorite Dave Matthews song – it’s also one of those songs whose lyrics include the album title, in this case: Under the Table and Dreaming. The two other big singles from this album are the almost equally as fantastic “What Would You Say” (featuring John Popper of Blues Traveler on harmonica) and “Satellite,” a song that really doesn’t do anything for me.