i'm sitting here watching the counting crows on tv. as much as i love their music, their lyrics have always gotten to me.
a sea of flowers won't bloom without the rain..
from where you think you'll end up to the state that you're in, your reflection approaches and then recedes again..
wasted time, running scared, when all love needs is to be believed in..
she has trouble acting normal when she's nervous..
make a circle in the sand.. make a halo with your hands.. i'll make a place for you to land..
she walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land, just like she's walking on a wire in the circus..
she's nothing but porcelain underneath her skin..
every word is nonsense, but i understand..
get right to the heart of matters.. it's the heart that matters more..
okay, there are about a million others. i read their lyrics a lot, kind of like reading poetry.
last night, i found a version of "sullivan street" (one of my favorite counting crows' songs) by sara bareilles (another of my favorites) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0p1WCfcXuM. pretty amazing. i think my all-time favorite song of theirs, though, is "anna begins."
i spent a good while monday running to the sounds of the counting crows. oddly enough, they're a pretty good band to run to. who would've guessed.
i'm not entirely sure where i'm going with all this.. all i know is, it's been a counting crows-filled week, and i'm enjoying it.. the reading of the lyrics, the listening of the music. it has stuck with me for years. i think the lesson here is this.. get back to basics..