Thursday, August 21, 2008

Don't Burn the Day

LeRoi Moore passed away suddenly on August 19, from complications stemming from an earlier ATV accident this summer. He was one of 5 original band members of the Dave Matthews Band. He played a variety of wind instruments, with a number of notable and memorable solos over the many years of recording and touring.

I was lucky enough to see him perform a few times. Notably, his last public performance before his accident was the summer concert I attended this year. His falsetto singing to "Sledgehammer" was a highlight.

He will be greatly missed.


What point could there be troubling?
Head down wondering what will become of me?
Why concern "WHAT" we cannot see
But no reason to abandon it
The time is short but that's all right
Maybe I'll go in the middle of the night
Take your hands from your eyes, my love
All good things must come to an end some time
But don't burn the day away
Don't burn the day away...

Come sister, my brother
Shake up your bones, shake up your feet
I'm saying open up
And let the rain come flooding in
Wash out this tired notion
That the best is yet to come
But while you're dancing on the ground
Don't think of when you're gone

--DMB

3 comments:

SOCKS said...

Sorry for the loss of this artist for the DMB fans and for the DMB.

I can't find "Don't Burn the Day" in iTunes. Is that the actual name of the song?

Anonymous said...

This is definitely a surprising and unfortunate loss. I can't help but focus on LeRoi's contributions to DMB songs while listening. I feel for the band.

I wonder what our annual DMB concert will be like next summer without his talent.

SOCKS - The song title is "Pig."

- Sister Smak

Rach said...

Doc Smak - I thought of you when I read the news the other day... I love the song Pig, maybe my all time fav DMB song.