Typical Situation

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"Typical Situation"
Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Under the Table and Dreaming
Released 1994
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 5:59 (Album Version)
3:57 (Radio Edit)
Label RCA
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"Jimi Thing"
"Typical Situation"
"Ants Marching"
Audio sample
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Under the Table and Dreaming track listing
"Rhyme & Reason
"Typical Situation"
"Dancing Nancies"

"Typical Situation" is the title of a promotional single released by the Dave Matthews Band, released as the third single from their album Under the Table and Dreaming. The single did not chart, but is still frequently played at live shows. It was inspired by "A Prayer in the Pentagon" by Robert Dederick.[1]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Typical Situation" (Edit) — 3:57
  2. "Typical Situation" (Acoustic) — 3:16
  3. "What Would You Say" (Live Acoustic) — 3:54
  4. "Typical Situation" (LP Version) — 5:59


  1. ^ The liner notes of Under the Table and Dreaming credit Dederick and his poem as the inspiration.