Daily Dose of Dave

3/5/14
Shotgun
Live From Camden, NJ

Knowledge is power. If you were to hear ‘Shotgun’ for the first time, and not know what it was about, you would miss 90% of the meaning and emotion of the song. In the early 90’s Dave Matthews sister was a victim of fatal domestic violence, her husband shot her to death with a shotgun. There’s a version of this song where he is screaming out that he never got to say goodbye and that she should of just talked to him about what was going on… I think this has to be possibly one the most emotional songs that Dave Matthews written. You can hear the pain in his voice, and once you know what it’s about, you feel it too.