My 64th Favorite Song of All-Time

is:

“Ants Marching” by Dave Matthews Band

The song that got me “into” this band initially, making them my favorite band for a good while until I discovered other stuff, and making them the band I saw live the most times until well into my sobriety, when I caught the Pearl Jam live bug.  First, it’s a super catchy song.  And I just love the way it ties in the drudgery of everyday modern life with the inner, intensely emotional and rich lives all of us “ants” have.  The part, “Goes to visit his mommy.  She feeds him well, his concerns he forgets them, and remembers being small…playing under the table and dreaming” constantly chokes me up, almost two decades after I first heard it.  I’ve posted just a live video (which is superb) on account of the band’s reputation as a live act (which is quite earned):

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