Still here dancin' with the Ku Klux Klan...

…at least this is what I was sure I was hearing when I listened to Dave Matthews’ new song “Why I am” on the radio. Of course I had to look it up. Turns out he’s saying “the Groogrux king”, not the “Ku Klux Klan.” Still a confusing lyric though, for someone who was not aware that the new album is called Big Whiskey and the Groogrux King.

I thought it was a pretty good song, despite the fact that I generally am not a huge fan of most of what Dave Matthews has released after Before These Crowded Streets in 1998. The main riff of it was kind of Rush-esque. I haven’t heard the rest of the album.

Did anyone else think he was saying “Ku Klux Klan?”

It was Dancing With the Star’s less popular spinoff.

Heh, as soon as I read the thread title, the song popped into my head.

Good song. It references LeRoi Moore, late saxophonist of the band. The album artwork depicts him as a huge, laughing head on a Mardi Gras parade float. He loved the riffs that developed into the finished song; he is the Groo Grux King, drinking big whiskey and dancing into heaven or hell. I hope it would give him a chuckle to be confused with the Ku Klux Klan. He seemed like a cool guy and I loved hearing him blow.