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Live in St. Paul, MN 2004

Speech during performance of "Bigger Than My Body"

You guys having a good time so far? See, I need to see the crowd more. Cause I always think when the lights go down people are leaving. Jason, give me some more lights throughout the show. I need to see my people. You know? Sometimes I'm up here, I'm playing, I feel like I'm having a conversation with God or something. I want to see the folks. I want to see the folks.

Of course, when I see the folks, I read the signs. And I think the hardest thing you can ever do is try and sing lyrics while you're reading words. If I ever mess up a lyric it's cause I'm reading a sign at the same time. I try not to do that while I'm singing lyrics.

Power is not on the menu. You gotta order off the menu if you want power. Because people won't offer it to you. But you gotta take it for yourself. Nobody says, "hey, ya want some power?" So you gotta be the one to go, "I want power." And the person goes, "I don't know what you're talkin' about." You say, "you take me to the back room where the power is." And little by little you start to get power. But power doesn't come to you if you just sit around. And that's what this song is all about. It's all about going, "give me that power. Give me that power. Gimme. Gimme. Gimme. Gimme." You know what I'm saying?

[Plays "Bigger Than My Body"]


[Plays "Come Back to Bed"]

You know what the best thing about a song like that is, when you're playing live? Is that you don't know until the morning papers whether it was really fuckin' cool or just lame ass. But, whether it is or isn't, it's extremely that. And everybody once in a while has to be extremely, blank. No matter what the blank is. You know what I mean?