“Grey Street” is the third and final radio single from Dave Matthews Band from their 2002 studio album, Busted Stuff. The first known recording of the song appears on the unofficially-released The Lillywhite Sessions, produced by Steve Lillywhite. The song revolves around the story of a girl who is consumed with feelings of loneliness, boredom and powerlessness. Color—and the lack thereof—are motifs in the song. Dave Matthews has also admitted that the song is inspired by the life of the poet Anne Sexton. Originally, this song had three verses, but the third verse was dropped in 2002 in live performance from December 17, 2002 and on. The song hit #19 on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 in 2002.
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