Counting Crows - Black and Blue Lyrics

Counting Crows Hard Candy cover art
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Cold empty bed, springs hard as lead
Pains in my head, feel like old Ned
What did I do to be so black and blue?

No joys for me, no company
Even the mouse ran from my house
All my life through I've been so black and blue

I'm white inside, but that don't help my case
Cause I can't hide what is on my face
I'm so forlorn. Life's just a thorn
My heart is torn. Why was I born?
What did I do to be so black and blue?

I'm hurt inside, but that don't help my case
Cause I can't hide what is on my face
How will it end? Ain't got a friend
My only sin is in my skin
What did I do to be so black and blue?
Tell me, what did I do?
What did I do? What did I do?
What did I do? What did I do?
What did I do? What did I do?
What did I do? Tell me, what did I do to be so black and blue?
What did I do to be so black and blue?

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC , Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: David Lynn Bryson, Adam Fredric Duritz, Charles Thomas Gillingham, David A Immergluck, Matthew Mark Malley, Ben G Mize, Daniel John Vickrey
    album: Track 10 in album Hard Candy
    release date: 2002-7-9
    popularity : 141 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Pop Rock
    length: 3:54
    guest background vocals: Leona Naess
    Album Information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 606949335625
    script: Latin