Hard Candy Lyrics

Counting Crows


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Daniel Vickrey, Matthew Malley, David Immergluck, Charles Gillingham, Ben Mize, Adam Duritz, David Bryson
album: Track 4 in album Hard Candy
release date: 2002-7-9
popularity : 16 users have visited this page.
length: 4:21
background vocals: Matthew Sweet, David Gibbs
guest vocal: Matthew Sweet, David Gibbs

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On certain Sundays in November
When the weather bothers me
I empty drawers of other summers
Where my shadows used to be
And she is standing by the water
As her smile begins to curl
In this or any other summer
She is something altogether different
Never just an ordinary girl

And in the evenings on Long Island
When the colors start to fade
She wears a silly yellow hat
That someone gave her when she stayed
I didn't think that she returned it
We left New York in a whirl
Time expands and then contracts
When you are spinning in the grip of someone
Who is not an ordinary girl

And when you sleep you find your mother in the night
But she stays just out of sight
So there isn't any sweetness in the dreaming
And when you wake the morning covers you with light
And it makes you feel alright
But it's just the same hard candy you're
remembering again

You send your lover off to China
And you wait for her to call
You put your girl up on a pedestal
Then you wait for her to fall
I put my summers back in a letter
And I hide it from the world
All the regrets you can't forget
Are somehow pressed upon a picture
In the face of such an ordinary girl

And when you sleep you find your mother in the night
But she fades just out of sight
So there isn't any sweetness in the dreaming
And when you wake
The morning showers you with light
And it makes you feel alright
But it's just the same hard candy you're
remembering again

Track Listing

  • 1 Hard Candy
  • 2 American Girls
  • 3 Good Time
  • 4 If I Could Give All My Love -or- Richard Manuel Is Dead
  • 5 Goodnight L.A.
  • 6 Butterfly in Reverse
  • 7 Miami
  • 8 New Frontier
  • 9 Carriage
  • 10 Black and Blue
  • 11 Why Should You Come When I Call?
  • 12 Up All Night (Frankie Miller Goes to Hollywood)
  • 13 Holiday in Spain / Big Yellow Taxi