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    Round Here (1994 August and Everything After)
    Songwriters: Adam Duritz, Chris Roldan, Dan Jewett, Dave Janusko

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Counting_Crows
    Origin: San Francisco, California, United States
    Genres: Rock, Alternative Rock, Pop Rock
    Years: 1991–present
    Labels: Geffen, Independent
    Associated acts: Augustana, BLØF, Camper Van Beethoven, Dashboard Confessional, Glider, Michael Franti, Monks of Doom, Sordid Humor, The Himalayans, The Ophelias
    Website: CountingCrows.com

    Counting Crows is an American rock band originating from Berkeley, California, formed in 1991. The group gained popularity in 1994 following the release of its debut album in 1993, August and Everything After, which featured the hit single "Mr. Jones".

    The band's influences include Van Morrison, R.E.M., Mike + The Mechanics, Nirvana, Bob Dylan, and The Band. They received a 2004 Academy Award nomination for the song "Accidentally in Love", which was included in the film Shrek 2.

    According to the official band website, Counting Crows has sold over 20 million records worldwide.

    HISTORY

    FORMATION

    Singer Adam Duritz (former member of the Bay Area band The Himalayans) and producer/guitarist David Bryson formed Counting Crows in San Francisco in 1991. In addition to his experience in The Himalayans, Duritz had contributed to recordings by the Bay Area group Sordid Humor ("Barbarossa"), though he was never a member.

    Counting Crows began as an acoustic duo, playing gigs in and around Berkeley and San Francisco. Another friend, guitarist David Immerglück, played with them from time to time, though he was not an official member of the group, experimenting with other musicians in the area. As the emerging band recorded some demos, and later, as other musicians joined the duo to make a full band, Immerglück recorded with the others on some of the songs on their first album. He declined joining the band at the time, because of his membership in two other locally popular bands; Monks of Doom and Camper Van Beethoven. By 1993, the band had grown to a stable lineup of Duritz as vocalist, occasional pianist, and primary songwriter, Bryson on guitar, Matt Malley playing bass guitar, Charlie Gillingham on keyboards, and Steve Bowman, as drummer, and the band was a regular in the Bay Area scene. The same year, the band signed to Geffen Records. January 16, 1993, the band, still relatively unknown, filled in for Van Morrison at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony, and was introduced by an enthusiastic Robbie Robertson. At the ceremony, they played a cover of Van Morrison's "Caravan".

    BAND LABEL

    Before signing to Geffen, the band recorded demo versions of a number of songs, known as the 'Flying Demos'. These later surfaced among the Counting Crows fanbase. Tracks include "Rain King", "Omaha", "Anna Begins", "Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)", "Shallow Days", "Love and Addiction", "Mr. Jones", "Round Here", "40 Years", "Margery Dreams of Horses", "Bulldog", "Lightning", and "We're Only Love".

    Some songs from the tape later resurfaced (in reworked versions) on the band's debut album August and Everything After.

    ORIGIN OF THE NAME

    The band took its name from a divination rhyme about the crow, heard by Duritz in the film Signs of Life. The rhyme begins the third verse (around the 2:07 mark) of the song "A Murder of One" on the album August and Everything After : "Well I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow / Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there, counting crows / One for sorrow, two for joy / Three for girls and four for boys / Five for silver, six for gold / Seven for a secret never to be told."

    In the poem, the act of counting crows is particularly useless. This recalls a traditional rhyme: "One crow means sorrow, two crows mean joy, three crows a wedding, four crows a boy, five crows mean silver, six crows mean gold, seven crows a secret that's never been told." In the United Kingdom, the rhyme is well known but uses magpies rather than crows. A popular superstition is that if one sees a single magpie, one should greet it to deflect the "sorrow".

    COMMERCIAL SUCCESS (1994 August and Everything After)

    From the beginning, Counting Crows focused on live performances. The band's debut album August and Everything After, produced by T-Bone Burnett, was released in late 1993. The band toured extensively in 1993 and 1994, both as headliners and in supporting roles with other artists, including Cracker, the Cranberries, Suede, Bob Dylan, Los Lobos, Jellyfish, and Midnight Oil. The first single, "Mr. Jones," refers to The Himalayans bassist, who was Duritz's childhood friend; Marty Jones and Kenney Dale Johnson, the drummer of Silvertone, Chris Isaak's band, describing the desire of working musicians to make it big and the fantasies they entertain about what this might bring. Duritz sang the song in fun, enjoying the fantasy of making it big. However, he didn't realize that just months later, in December 1993, MTV began playing the video for the song. It was an unexpected hit song, drawing massive radio play and launching the band into stardom. August and Everything After became the fastest-selling album since Nirvana's Nevermind. With the turbo charge of their first single propelling the band forward, and positive reviews from Rolling Stone Magazine and other publications, it was decided that the band could use another guitarist, and Dan Vickrey, another Bay Area musician was offered the role as lead guitarist, singing backing vocals. The harmonies within the band drew praise from the start.

    In 1994 the band appeared on Saturday Night Live and Late Show with David Letterman, and toured with The Rolling Stones. The album sold 7 million copies, but success took a toll on the band; drummer Steve Bowman left, and Duritz suffered a widely-reported nervous breakdown, which was not his first.

    RECOVERING THE SATELLITES

    The band played only two gigs in 1995. This allowed Duritz to write a set of songs that became the band's second album, Recovering the Satellites. Released October 15, 1996, it was heavier than August and Everything After, perhaps due to the addition of second guitarist Dan Vickrey, who had joined in early 1994. A response to the sudden fame that "Mr. Jones" had brought, it contains lyrics such as "These days I feel like I'm fading away / Like sometimes when I hear myself on the radio" (from "Have You Seen Me Lately?") and "Gonna get back to basics / Guess I'll start it up again" (from "Recovering the Satellites"). Dealing with the theme of Duritz's unease with his newfound fame, the album was described as "a concept album of sorts about trying to pick up the pieces of a family, a social life and a psyche shattered by fame."

    In July 1997, after nine months of near-constant touring in support of the album, Duritz developed nodules on his vocal cords, leading to the cancellation of a number of gigs. After taking time off to recover, the band toured for the rest of 1997, concluding with a show at the Hammerstein Ballroom, New York. This concert was released as half of a double live album Across a Wire: Live in New York City. The other disc was a recording of a predominantly acoustic set from the band's appearance on the VH1 Storytellers show.

    THIS DESERT LIFE

    In 1999, Counting Crows performed at Woodstock 99. Later that same year, the band released This Desert Life, sales of which were propelled by the success of "Hanginaround" and "Colorblind" which was also featured in the movie Cruel Intentions. Supporting the album, the band embarked on a co-headlining tour with alternative rock band Live. Counting Crows closed nearly every show. Frequently, Duritz joined the stage for Live's performance of "The Dolphin's Cry", and Live's Ed Kowalczyk sang a verse of "Hanginaround" with Counting Crows.

    Before this album and subsequent tour, the band invited session player and long-time friend David Immerglück to join the band as a permanent member. Immerglück had played on every Counting Crows album as a sideman, but early on had declined a permanent position with multiple other musical commitments that had previously prevented him from joining the band full-time. This time, however, "Immy" as Immerglück is known to other bandmates, joined as a full member. He plays a variety of instruments with the band, including acoustic, electric, and pedal steel guitars, slide guitar, and mandolin, as well as contributing backing vocals.

    HARD CANDY

    On July 9, 2002, the band released their fourth studio album, Hard Candy. The album included a cover of Joni Mitchell's song "Big Yellow Taxi". Vanessa Carlton contributed backing vocals to the single edit of the track, which appeared on the soundtrack for Two Weeks Notice and was re-released on future Hard Candy albums. The original version, without vocals by Carlton, appeared on the first album release as a hidden track. Hard Candy received better reviews than the previous efforts, with "radio friendly" songs, like "American Girls", and contains a more upbeat feel and tempo. The band toured with the Dutch band, Bløf. A song, "Holiday in Spain," came together as a result of the camaraderie between the two groups: it is sung partly as a dual language duet, and partly as a musical "round", with both lead singers singing in differing languages at the end of the song.

    Midway through the Hard Candy tour, drummer Ben Mize (born February 2, 1971, Durham, North Carolina) amicably left the band to spend more time with his family and pursue his own musical interests. After Mize completed the American leg of the tour, he was replaced by Jim Bogios, formerly a drummer with Ben Folds and Sheryl Crow.

    In November 2003, Counting Crows released the greatest hits album, Films About Ghosts, the title taken from the lyrics of "Mrs. Potter's Lullaby," which appeared on This Desert Life. The band also toured in 2003 with John Mayer, Maroon 5, and the Graham Colton Band.

    In 2004, the band's "Accidentally in Love" appeared on the soundtrack of the hugely popular computer-animated film Shrek 2. The song was nominated and performed for an Academy Award, and later versions of the 2003 greatest hits album include the track, which was re-released in 2004. The official film clip of the song features LA-based international model Steve Vanda.

    Following the Hard Candy tour, longtime bassist Matt Malley left the band. He was replaced by Millard Powers, who played with Crows drummer Jim Bogios on Ben Folds' Rockin' the Suburbs tour.

    NEW AMSTERDAM: LIVE AT HEINEKEN MUSIC HALL

    In June 2006, the band released New Amsterdam: Live at Heineken Music Hall, a live album assembled from performances on their 2003 tour in support of Hard Candy. Although it is composed mainly of performances of already released material, it also contains "Hazy" (co-written with tour support act Gemma Hayes) and various vendor-specific additional tracks, such as a cover of Jackson C. Frank's "Blues Run the Game".

    SATURDAY NIGHTS & SUNDAY MORNINGS

    Duritz hinted in an interview that Counting Crows' next studio record would be released in late 2007. He indicated that the band recently had spent three weeks working in a recording studio with Gil Norton, the producer behind Recovering the Satellites. On September 27, 2007, Duritz announced on his blog that the band had asked its record label to postpone the album's release until early 2008, citing the time pressures involved in preparing both the new album and an August and Everything After deluxe edition for release.

    Duritz revealed the working title of the album to be Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings, explaining, "Saturday night is when you sin and Sunday is when you regret. Sinning is often done very loudly, angrily, bitterly, violently." Vickrey has stated that "the idea at the moment is to have kind of a rocking side and then an acoustic-y, maybe country-ish side. We got the first half done in May in New York, so half of it is pretty strong and done. And now we're going to work on the second half, the country tunes, during the tour."

    On July 22, 2007, at Daniel S. Frawley Stadium in Wilmington, Delaware, a new ballad, titled "Washington Square," was previewed. It ended up being the first track which turned up on the latter half ("Sunday Mornings") of the new record. Also played was "Cowboys," a track from the first half ("Saturday Nights") of the new album. "Insignificant" was stated by Duritz to be the second track on the "Saturday Nights" portion of the album.

    On August 8, 2007, VH1 filmed a live performance of "Mr. Jones". Clips of that performance were shown on the VH1 miniseries 100 Greatest Songs of the 90s. VH1 ranked "Mr. Jones" at #27 on the list.

    On September 18, 2007, Counting Crows played a show at Town Hall in New York City, during which they played August and Everything After from beginning to end. They also played several songs from Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings. This show was recorded for an upcoming DVD release.

    The album was released on March 25, 2008.

    On January 16, 2008, the band released a digital single on their official website as a free download. It features "1492" from the "Saturday Nights" half of the disc and "When I Dream Of Michelangelo" from the "Sunday Mornings" half as its B-side.

    The lead single "You Can't Count on Me", a track from the "Sunday Mornings" half of the record, was released on February 5, 2008.

    The band's former bassist, Matt Malley, played the bass guitar on the track "Sundays". Former drummer Ben Mize played drums on the tracks "Los Angeles" and "Sundays".

    DEPARTURE FROM GEFFEN

    On March 22, 2009, Duritz announced on the band's website that the band would be leaving Geffen Records, with whom they had worked for 18 years. On this day a message from Duritz himself was posted on the band's homepage: a second message was posted a few weeks later. He ended the first letter with a free download of the band's cover of Madonna's "Borderline." The track was recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in 2003.

    LIVE PERFORMANCES

    Counting Crows, and Adam Duritz in particular, have become renowned for the energetic, passionate nature of their live performances. Duritz frequently extends and rewrites songs live, adding extra verses or alternate middle sections and/or endings, sometimes fitting most of another of the band's other songs into the middle of the first. On a live performance on Howard Stern's SIRIUS broadcast radio show, he delivered an altered version of "'Round Here" that Stern said was one of the best performances in his studio he had ever heard, with anchor Robin Quivers agreeing. He often uses other artists' lyrics in these sections as well, ranging from well-known acts, such as Bruce Springsteen, Van Morrison and George Gershwin, to obscure Bay Area bands, including revisiting material from his days working with Sordid Humor.

    Most songs have been altered at some point during the band's history; the ones most often subjected to this treatment include "Round Here", "Goodnight Elisabeth", "Rain King", and "A Murder of One". Examples of this can be heard on the MTV Live at the 10 Spot disc from Across a Wire: Live in New York City (on which "Round Here" contains lyrics from "Have You Seen Me Lately?") and the VH1 Storytellers disc ("Anna Begins" has an extended mid-section with new lyrics, and the introduction to "Mr. Jones" includes lyrics from "Miller's Angels" and from The Byrds' "So You Wanna Be A Rock & Roll Star"). Fansites have attempted to keep records of these alternate lyrics, or "alts".

    iTunes Live from SoHo was recorded on March 27, 2008, at an in-store performance in the SoHo Apple Store in New York City. The album was an iTunes exclusive. It featured many songs from the band's 2008 release Saturday Nights and Sunday Mornings along with old favorites such as "Rain King" and "A Long December."

    COVER SONGS

    The band has drawn deep in covering artists such as Otis Redding, George Harrison, Wilco, Rod Stewart, Fairport Convention, Pure Prairie League, The Rolling Stones, Jackson C. Frank, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Grateful Dead, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Simon and Garfunkel, Psychedelic Furs, and Oasis. More than any other band, however, Counting Crows shows evokes both the sound and the influence of The Band, whose harmonies, multi-instrumentally talented members and material echo their music. The suicide of Richard Manuel was taken hard by Duritz in particular, who wrote a song, If I Could Give All My Love (Richard Manuel Is Dead) that quickly became a band staple, and a testament to the former musician and songwriter for The Band. In addition, Counting Crows added to their catalogue of material several of the songs performed by The Band and their peers, including some of their guests at their final concert and documentary; The Last Waltz, including such tunes as Van Morrison's Caravan.

    The band has also become known for its acoustic performances, most notably recorded on the VH1 Storytellers disc from Across a Wire: Live in New York City. The band decided that it would not play any songs at the Storytellers concert for which it did not have substantially different acoustic arrangements. They have since performed variations of these acoustic arrangements at a number of concerts, often opening with a few acoustic numbers before launching into an electric set. In addition, as of Fall 2010 (and maybe earlier), the band has recorded Coffee Covers for Sirius-XM Radio Channel-51 ("The Coffee House"), including a cover of The Ghost in You (Psychedelic Furs).

    On August 1, 2008 the band launched a new website, offering band-approved, soundboard-quality recordings of its concerts.

    BOOTLEG RECORDINGS

    The band actively encourages the recording of its concerts and the distribution of the resulting bootleg recordings. The band hosts a trading network on its website to enable fans to swap concert recordings. Sale of fan recordings for profit is prohibited; fans must either trade bootlegs for other bootlegs or pay for blank media, postage, and packaging. An unofficial torrent site named Crowstown, offers a vast quantity of video and audio bootlegs for free.

    BAND MEMBERS

    Current members
    Adam Duritz (vocals, piano) (1991–present)
    Dan Vickrey (guitar, vocals, banjo) (1994–present)
    Millard Powers (bass guitar, upright bass, piano, vocals) (2005–present)
    Jim Bogios (drums, vocals) (2002–present)
    David Bryson (guitar, vocals) (1991–present)
    Charlie Gillingham (accordion, clarinet, keyboards, piano) (1992–present)
    David Immergluck (guitar, pedal steel guitar, banjo, mandolin, vocals) (1999–present)

    Former members
    Marty Jones (bass guitar) (1991–1992)
    Steve Bowman (drums) (1991–1994)
    Ben Mize (drums, vocals) (1994–2002)
    Matt Malley (bass guitar, vocals) (1992–2005)

    Counting Crows discography
    1993: August and Everything After : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/August_and_Everything_After
    1996: Recovering the Satellites : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recovering_the_Satellites
    1999: This Desert Life : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Desert_Life
    2002: Hard Candy : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_Candy_(Counting_Crows_album)
    2008: Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturday_Nights_&_Sunday_Mornings

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Round_Here
    Adam Duritz explained on VH1 Storytellers the meaning to the song:

    Counting Crows - Round Here Intro - Storytellers Live (1:35) by BigCat78
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA2my6EPj1Q

    This is the first way Counting Crows ever sounded
    It was me and Dave in bars and coffee houses
    Playing open mics doing this song this way
    This song begins with a guy
    Walking out the front door of his house
    And leaving behind this woman
    And uh...
    It it but it
    The more he begins to leave people behind in his life
    The more he feels like he is leaving himself behind as well
    And uh...
    The less and less substantial he feels like he is becoming to himself
    And that is sorta what the song is about
    Because he feels like even as he disappears from the lives of people
    He's disappearing more and more from his own life
    And uh...
    The chorus says he sort of keeps sort of screaming out these idioms
    These sort of lessons that your mother might say to you when you're a kid
    Sort of child lessons you know
    Round Here we always stand up straight
    Uhm...carving out our names...
    Yeah...uh...
    Things that you're told when you're a kid
    Are the things that that uh...
    You do these things and when you grow up it will add up to something.
    You know you'll have a job, you'll have a life
    And...uh...
    I think for me and for the character in the song
    They don't add up to anything
    It's just a bunch of crap kind of
    Uhm...
    Your life comes to you or it doesn't come to you
    But those things they didn't really mean anything
    And then by the end of the song he's so dismayed by this
    That he's sort of screaming out
    That he gets to stay up as late as he wants
    And nobody makes him wait
    The sort of things that are important if you are a kid
    You know that you don't have to go to bed
    You don't have to do anything
    But the sort of things they don't make any difference at all
    When you're an adult
    They're nothing
    And uh...
    This is a song about me
    It's called Round Here

    ===

    Counting Crows - Round Here - Live on the Late Show with Letterman 1994 (5:30)(March 31, 1994) by BigFootAlan
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SswG-1Q3fFM

    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
    Well I walk in the air between the rain
    Through myself and back again
    Where?
    I don't know
    But Maria says she's dying
    Through the door i hear her crying
    Why?
    I don't know

    Round Here we always stand up straight
    Round Here something radiates

    Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
    She said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis
    And she walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land
    Just like she's walking on a wire in the circus
    And she parks her car outside of my house
    (She) Takes (all) her clothes off
    Says she's close to understanding Jesus
    And she knows (I or you know), she's more than just a little misunderstood
    She has trouble acting normal when she's nervous
    (She has trouble acting normal, I have trouble acting normal)

    Round Here oh we're carving we're carving out our name(s)
    Round Here we all look the same (oh)
    Round Here we talk just like lions, but we sacrifice (just) like lambs
    Round Here (yeah) she's slipping through my hands

    (Aheh..ahaa...hey...no...no...no)

    Sleeping children better run like the wind
    Out (x4) of the (this) lightning lightning dream
    Well (Said) mama's little baby better get herself in
    (Man) Out of the lightning

    She says "It's...it's only in my my my my my my my head."
    She says "Shh..shut up...shut up...
    Cause I know...I know...I know...
    It's only in my head."

    But the (There's a) girl on the car in the parking lot says
    "Man, you should try to take a shot"
    "Can't you see my walls are crumblin?"
    And then she looks up at the building
    Yeah she says she's thinkin of jumping
    She says she's tired of life
    Everybody's tired of something

    Round Here she's always on my mind (oh!)
    Round Here (hey man) I got lots of time (oh...oh...)
    Round Here we're we're never sent to bed early
    Man nobody makes us wait
    Round Here we stay up
    Round Here we
    Round Here we stay up very, very late

    I can't see nothing, nothing around here (oh...no...no)
    Would you catch me if i'm falling?
    Would you kiss me if I was leaving?
    Would you hold me cause I'm lonely without you

    I said I'm under the gun, around here
    Man I said I'm lonely, without you
    And I can't see nothing, nothing, around here

    ===

    1997 counting crows at pinkpop - round here (10:04) by thoeneu
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyWg7nqcT-0

    I woke up Wednesday morning
    Sometime Wednesday evening
    She's looking for a piece of something easy to believe
    When you live out on the border of everything and nothing
    There's nothing but waking and then dreaming
    I'm barely out of Tuesday
    There's no one to receive me
    And nothing is changing
    Or maybe you could leave the light on
    Or maybe you could leave the light on
    Or maybe you could leave a light on
    For Me
    Ohh...Ohh...
    Can you see her waiting there down by the sea
    See look I I know I know there's a light on
    But there's no one there for ME
    Oh...
    If you see me
    If you see me coming home
    Just turn me away
    Cause everybody tries to go back somewhere
    Someday
    So just leave the light on
    Everybody tries to go back somewhere
    Someday
    So just leave the light on
    For Me
    So that I can see
    Just leave a light for me
    So that, so that maybe I can see
    Shhhhhhhh...

    'Cause there's a girl on a car out in the parking lot
    And she says "Man come on, just take a shot"
    She says "Can't you see me?"
    She says "Can't you see me?"
    She says "Can't you see my walls come tumbling DOWN?"
    See now can't you see them crumbling down on me?
    Can't you see
    Can't you see
    Can you see Me
    Me so listen its like this

    There's a girl on the car in the parking lot
    She says "Man you should try to take a shot"
    "Can't you see my walls just crumbling?"
    And then she looks up at the building
    She says "I'm thinking of jumping"
    She says "I'm sick and tired of life"
    Well everybody's tired of something

    But Round Here she's always on my mind
    I said Round Here, hey man, I got lotsa time
    I said Round Here we're never sent to bed early
    Man nobody makes us wait
    Round Here we stay up very, very, very, very late
    Just leave the light on
    Just leave the light on
    Come on just leave the light on
    Someday
    Someday
    Someday
    She lives alone on her private archepelago
    With her palm trees and her sea shells
    She sits in the waves all day
    She says she's scared of dying
    Well I'm scared of dying
    But she sends her boat out on the sea
    With a little note for me
    It says "Why are all the girls so hungry?"
    "So why are all the girls so hungry?"
    "And why are all the boys so lonely?"
    "And why can't anybody see me?"
    "And why is it you don't believe me?"
    "Hey monkey why'd you want to leave me?"
    "Why?"
    "Why can't you leave the light on?"
    "Just leave the light on"
    "Just leave a light on"
    "For Me"

    ===

    Counting Crows_ Round Here (Pinkpop 2000)(10:21) by noirnerd
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zgonz236FE

    Well I let her go
    The fool that I was
    Thought I'd get over her soon
    But I smell her perfume
    When I close my eyes
    And I see her face in the moon
    And she doesn't exist anymore
    She doesn't exist anymore

    There's this thing like a knife
    That drives inside you
    And it is worthless and painful and old
    Because there's noone else
    In the whole of the world
    That will match to the faith in your soul
    But she doesn't exist anymore
    No she doesn't exist anymore

    Watch 'em when they're gone
    Watch 'em when they're gone
    Try to carry on
    She said "Did you think that you were dreaming?"
    I said "No...I didn't think that I was dreaming"
    And I said "So I just wanted to come true"
    "Baby all I need is you"
    She said "Did you think that you were dreaming?"
    I said "No...I didn't think that I was dreaming"
    And I said "So I just wanted to come true"
    "Baby all I need is you"

    But she doesn't exist anymore
    No she doesn't exist anymore
    Shhhhhhhh...

    No I'm the girl on the car
    Out in the parking lot
    And I say "Hey baby"
    "Come on, Take a shot"
    I said "Can't you see me?"
    "Can't you see me?"
    "Can't you see my walls are just crumbling down?"
    "Can't you see my walls crumbling down?"
    "Can you see my sky not flashing round?"
    "Can you see the moon turn black and brown?"
    "Can you see my thoughts not spinning round?"
    "Can't you see me?"
    "Can't you see me?"
    "Can't you see me?"
    I said "NO!"

    The girl in the car in the parking lot
    Says "Man you can try to take a shot"
    "Can't you see my walls are crumbling?"
    "And she looks up at the building"
    She says "Hey I'm thinking of jumping"
    She says "I'm tired of life"
    Well we're all tired of something

    But round here, she's always on my mind
    Round Here, hey man, I got a lot of time
    Round Here we're never sent to bed early
    Man nobody makes us wait
    Around here we stay up very, very, very, very late

    And I said she doesn't exist anymore
    No she doesn't exist anymore
    She said "Did you think that you were dreaming?"
    I said "No...I didn't think that I was dreaming"
    And I said "So I just want them to come true"
    "Baby all I need is you"
    She said "Did you think that you were dreaming?"
    I said "No...I didn't think that I was dreaming"
    And I said "So I just wanted to come true"
    "Baby all I need is you"

    ===

    Counting Crows - Round Here (Pinkpop 2008)(9:53) by robing1983
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDg4kUs6O3k

    Come on and bring it to me
    Come on and bring it
    Come on and bring it to me

    She says "Oh...Shut up...Shut up"
    She says "This is only in my head"
    She said "Did you think that you were dreaming?"
    I said "No...I didn't think that I was dreaming"
    So I said "So I just wanted to come true"
    "And all I need is you"
    Uh...But she said "Did you think that you were dreaming?"
    And I said "No...I didn't think that I was dreaming"
    So I said "So I just wanted to come true"
    "And all I need is you"
    She says "Don't you think that you are dreaming?"
    And I said "No"
    But she says "Don't you think you might be dreaming?"
    Uh...I said "No..No..No..No"
    She says "Don't you think you are dreaming?"
    I said "Sometimes I don't know"

    You know I don't know how I was I was out on the radio
    Just starting to change
    Somewhere out in America
    Its starting to rain
    So could you tell me one thing?
    Did you remember about me?
    I know I know I know I know
    I was out on the radio
    Just starting to change
    Somewhere out in America
    It was starting to rain
    Would you tell me one thing
    You remember about me?
    Could you, could you tell me one thing
    Come on, could you tell me one thing
    Come on, just tell me one thing
    That you will remember about me

    There's a girl on a car yeah yeah out out in a the parking lot
    She says "Well come on, come on, come on why don't you just take a shot?"
    She says "Can't you see me?"
    She says "Can't you see me?"
    "Well can't you see that my walls are just just crumbling down"
    She says "Well can't you see that my walls are just went they're just tumbling down"
    Oh I know I saw the sky go blue black green and brown and ah
    I don't wanna know the moon is not spinning around
    And I know that my stir stop flashing round
    And can you see me?
    Can you see me?
    Kick that can you see me?
    I said "NO!"

    There's a girl on a car in the parking lot
    Says "Yeah you should try to take a shot"
    "Can't you see that my walls are crumbling?"
    But she looks up at the building
    She says "Hey I'm thinking of jumping"
    She says "She's tired of life"
    But we're all f_cking tired of something

    But Round Here she's always on my mind
    Round Here, hey man, I got a lot of time
    Round Here were never sent to bed early
    Man nobody makes us wait
    Round here we stay up very, very, very, very late

    And I know that I was out on the radio
    Just starting to change
    Somewhere out in America
    It was starting to rain
    Would you tell me one thing
    You remember about me?
    Change
    Change
    Change
    Ah...the change
    Change
    Change
    Change
    Change

    ===

    Counting Crows - Round Here (FlopPuppy Version)(March 29, 2011)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LFA1jUTxxgQ

    I'm leaving now
    Take Care My Love
    Alright! Let's do this!

    Step off the train like a bull that has gone insane
    Where no one notices the contrast of tears on rain (Where no one notices the teardrops from the rain)
    In between the moon and you the spirits get a better view
    Of the crumbling difference between bad and good
    I'm walking the air between the rain (I'm pacing through the space (void) roaming the land)
    Through myself and back again (Ferreting, Searching tenaciously, Rummaging)
    Where?
    I don't know
    But Simone (Simona) she starts crying
    Through the door I hear her sighing
    Why?
    I don't know

    (Mama said)

    Round Here we all do what we're told
    Round Here life is precious like gold

    (Tell me about Simone / Simona)

    Simone (Simona) came from the Netherlands with a backpack on her shoulder
    Said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like Justin Bieber (Greyson Michael Chance)
    And she walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land
    Just like she's walking on a train line in the outback (Just like she's walking on a tightrope in the circus)
    She drives up and parks her car outside of my house
    Comes in and starts taking all her clothes off
    And she says she understands a little of the pain I feel
    And she knows I'm just a little misunderstood
    She made love to me even though I was nervous

    Round Here we all look the same
    Round Here no one is to blame
    Round Here we all look so cool, but we're struggling to make ends meet (earn a living, buy bread)
    Round Here I'm slipping through God's hands

    (Aheh...ahah...hey...no...no...no)

    Sleeping children better soar like an eagle
    Away from the lightning storm
    Mama's little children better tuck themselves in
    Out of the lightning
    Out of the lightning dream

    I'm standing on the roof of this tall apartment complex
    She comes to me says "What are you doing?"
    I say "I'm thinking of jumping"
    My life sucks
    The world would be a better place had I not been born
    God you made a mistake creating me
    I can't stand this monotonous colored white on white life of drudgery
    I worked all day Tuesday for 10 hours (straight)
    Sleep for eight hours
    Giving me only six hours to walk home, take a bath, eat, watch TV, and play games
    I have very little time to do what I want
    And on my one day off each week, I am so tired that I sleep all day
    Barely out of Tuesday and I have to do this all over again on Wednesday
    My life is going no where
    Stuck in this dead end job
    Being paid just enough to support my life alone
    How can I support a family, children, or their education?
    If I quit this job who will hire me? No one
    I am a slave to my work
    The people at my work hate me
    I go in like a ghost (zombie) not talking to anyone
    I am a machine, a tool, just getting the job done
    I come home to no one but my computer and the internet
    I feel so lonely and horny
    Telling myself I don't deserve anything good or anyone
    No girl would want me
    I'm too old
    I'm too poor
    A good for nothing useless bum
    A parasitic loser
    I'm tired of this life
    Can't you see that my walls are crumbling around me
    Can't you see my walls tumbling DOWN
    The foundation, The very ground I stand on has fallen away
    I'm barely hanging on by a thin steel thread
    And one day...snap...I'm gone

    There's just so much hatred in this world
    Will there ever be a day when we all can understand one another?

    And she says "If you jump you may die, or you may wake up bones broken and paralysed for life"
    Do you want that?
    Do you WANT THAT?!
    You're tired of life?
    Everybody not just you is tired of something
    This is what we all experience everyday as human beings
    Your mother suffered nine months to bring you into this world
    Your parents suffered years raising you to be someone of use
    Be grateful for what you have now
    Start each day telling yourself what you are grateful for
    The fresh air that you breath, The water that you drink, The roof over your head, Your computer, Your internet, ME
    If your external world is hostile, build up an internal world
    Live a virtual online life
    Plug in and play multiplayer online games
    Meet people who understand you
    Have the guts to never give up
    Leave something behind for the next generation
    Contribute your talents to the world
    No matter how small, or miniscule, or insignificant
    We can make a difference
    A change is a change
    We are each given one ticket to experience this life in this human body
    Yes...one day you will reach the end of your ride in this life on Earth
    And you, in your pure energy spirit form, will go to the Spirit world
    Seriously!
    How you live your life (journey) on Earth really is up to you
    Yes...one day your ride in this life will end and you will live another life in the Spirit world
    But until then...
    The choices you make, and the consequences of your actions
    All have an impact on this world
    This is your chance to embrace, immerse, experience life
    Embrace, Immerse, Experience Life
    Embrace, Immerse, Experience Life
    Embrace, Immerse, Experience Life
    Embrace, Immerse, Experience Life
    Embrace, Immerse, Experience Life
    Its a beautiful day!
    Catch it before it get away!
    Live it!
    Believe In It!

    Round Here we're searching for our soul mates
    Round Here something radiates
    Round Here we slash our swords, and cast our spells
    All night long
    Round Here we are glad we're born

    Would you catch me if I was falling?
    Would you kiss me if I was leaving?
    Would you hold me cause I am lonely
    Without You
    Without You

    I said I'm feeling the weight of the world on me
    Yeah I said I am lonely, Without You
    And I am grateful for whatsoever I have around here

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