9 Crooning Songs from Counting Crows That Sound like Pure Poetry ...


Maybe it's no longer quite cool, but songs from Counting Crows still give me the shivers.

I've been a fan of this band since I was in junior high, and my love has yet to fade.

Say what you will about Adam Duritz and his hair, but that man's voice is absolutely haunting.

Moreover, so many songs from Counting Crows sound like pure poetry.

These are lyrics that really make you think.

Hopefully I'll even be able to introduce you to a few tunes you haven't heard before!

1. Round Here

In addition to being one of the first tunes that I heard, this remains one of my favorite songs from Counting Crows.

The lyrics are so plaintive that decades later, when I'm feeling hopeless or melancholy, this song goes on my playlist.2

β€œRound here, we always stand up straight;

round here, something radiates.”

2. Colorblind

I love this song so much, from start to finish, that I'm thinking about getting my favorite lyrics as a tattoo.

It got big play after its inclusion in the Cruel Intentions soundtrack, and I think they played it at the perfect scene.

This song is pure poetry;

every lyric is moving and meaningful.

β€œI am folded, and unfolded, and unfolding.” Seriously, I could quote the whole song to you because every line is my favorite.2

When you feel like no one understands you, don't you feel a little coffee black and egg white?

3. Lightning

You sadly won't be able to find this on any album, and I haven't been able to find it on iTunes, either.

I made an MP3 from the YouTube video.

β€œLightning” is a rare cut of one of the band's first studio recordings.

I have no idea why it never made it onto an album, because it's stunning, and the sound is absolutely haunting.

Take a listen if you've never heard it before, and if you need the MP3, please just ask!

I love sharing this find, it's a treasure!

Rain King
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