Music Video: “Gravedigger,” by Dave Matthews

Above is the music video for one of Dave Matthews most symbolically loaded and emotionally complex songs. As if the lyrics themselves were not breathtaking enough, the video itself is brimming with evocative metaphors, most strikingly the key motif. That it is a conscious departure from Matthews earlier, obnoxiously blatant “all you need is love”-themed songs is a plus. We see here demons exorcised, for Matthews himself, but perhaps for ourselves as well.


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