Typical Situation

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"Typical Situation"
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Single by Dave Matthews Band
from the album Under the Table and Dreaming
Released 1995
Format CD single
Genre Rock
Length 5:59 (Album Version)
3:57 (Radio Edit)
Label RCA
Writer(s) David J. Matthews
Dave Matthews Band singles chronology
"Jimi Thing"
"Typical Situation"
"Ants Marching"
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"Typical Situation" is the a song by American rock group Dave Matthews Band. It was released in 1995 as the third single from their debut album Under the Table and Dreaming. The single did not chart,[1] but is still frequently played at live shows. It was inspired by Gabor Szabo's Space and "A Prayer in the Pentagon" by Robert Dederick.[2]

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. ^ "Dave Matthews > Charts & Awards > Billboard Singles". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ The liner notes of Under the Table and Dreaming credit Dederick and his poem as the inspiration.