Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Counting Crows lyrics

Okay, for those of you who don't know, Counting Crows is likely my favorite band. It's definitely my favorite band that's still together. Here are some of my fav lyrics by them:

Round Here
"Step out the front door
like a ghost into the fog
where no one notices the contrast of white on white.
And in between the moon and you
The angels get a better view
Of the crumbling difference between wrong and right.
I walk in the air between the rain
Through myself and back again.
Where? I don't know.
Maria says she's dying
Through the door I hear her crying.
Why? I don't know."

Rain King
"When I think of heaven
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
I think of dying.
Lay me down in a field of flame and heather
Render up my body into the burning heart of God
In the belly of a black-winged bird"

Raining in Baltimore
"There's things I remember and things I forget,
I miss you, I guess that I should.
Three thousand five hundred miles away
But what would you change if you could?
I need a phone call.
Maybe I should buy a new car.
I can always hear a freight train,
baby if I listen real hard.
And I wish it was a small world
Because I'm lonely for the big towns.
I'd like to hear a little guitar,
I guess it's time to put the top down.
I need a phone call.
I need a raincoat.
I really, really need a raincoat."

"I wanna be the last thing that you hear when you're falling asleep.
I wanna be the knife that cuts into my hand
And I want to be scattered
From here in this catupult.
What a big baby,
Won't somebeody save me please.
I can't find nobody home."

I'm Not Sleeping
"1-2-3-4-5-6-7 a.m.
All alone again
But I've been through all this shit before.
Spend my nights in self defense
Crying about my innocence
But I ain't all that innocent anymore, more, more."

Goodnight Elisabeth
"We couldn't all be cowboys
So some of us are clowns.
Some of us are dancers on the midway
We roam from town to town."

A Long December
"The smell of hospitals in winter
And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls.
All at once you look across a crowded room
To see the way that light attaches to a girl.
And it's one more day up in the canyons
And it's one more night in Hollywood.
If you think you might come to California...
I think you should.

Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
And talked a little while about the year.
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
Makes you talk a little lower
about the things you could not show her
And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last."

Amy Hit the Atmosphere
"If I could make it rain today
And wash away this sunny day down to the gutter,
I would.
Just to get a change of pace,
Things are getting worse, but I feel a lot better
And that's all that really matters to me."

All My Friends
"Thought I might get a rocket ride
When I was a child
But it was a lie
That I told myself when I needed something good.
At 17 had a better dream
Now I'm 33 and it isn't me
But I'd think of something better if I could."

Black and Blue
"Fading everything to black and blue
You look a lot like you
Shatter in the blink of an eye.
You keep sailing right on through
Every time you say you're learning
You just look a lot like me
Pale under the blistering sky."

Holiday in Spain
"Got no place to go
but there's a girl waiting for me down in Mexico.
She's got a bottle of tequila
a bottle of gin
And if I bring a little music I can fit right in.
We've got airplane rides
We got California drowning out the window side
We've got big black cars
And we've got stories how we slept with all the movie stars.
I may
take a holiday in Spain."

"Its good for everybody to hurt somebody once in a while.
The things I do to people I love shouldnt be allowed.
Something about the buildings in Chelsea just kills me."

Margery Dreams of Horses
"I took the train from California
To the far side of the continent.
Woke up in Kentucky
Where a wedding was about to end.
I looked up at Anna,
She turned back to look at me.
It's best to kill the ones that matter,
Render blind the ones who see."


Anonymous said...

Counting Crows is Chaim's band. For a number of reasons, their music is inextricably linked to the character in my mind. I use it as a writing tool: When I need to write Chaim, I listen to Counting Crows albums — usually the first two. "Rain King" is the ultimate song for that purpose.

Good thing I really like the band, eh?

Ty said...

The acoustic set from the VH1 sessions are perfect music. A lot of their bootleg live stuff is nearly as good. Thank goodness they're one of the few bands that doesn't mind their concerts being recorded, because their much better live than in the studio (though they're pretty good in the studio too).

Kron would like some CC songs, but he would probably prefer Soundgarden, Metallica and Godsmack. Of course he would never admit to it. He'd never admit to liking anything popular. He would admit to liking Wagner, but secretly he want to put in "...and Justice For All" by Metallica.