Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings Album

Artist(s): Counting Crows

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Counting Crows Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings Cover Art

Tracklist

1492

length: 3:51
writer: Adam Duritz

I'm a Russian Jew American
Impersonating African Jamaican
What I wanna be's an Indian
I'm gonna be a cowboy in the end I guess
I guess I bought a gun cause it impresses
All the little girls I see
And then they all wanna sleep with me

Oh, where do we disappear?
Into the silence that surrounds us
and then drowns us in the end
Where all these people who impersonate our friends
Say, "Come again, come again, come again"

Into the dark Italian underground of disco lights and disco sound
And skinny girls who drink champagne
And take me on their knees again
Then pull me up and out the door
Past railway cars and tranny whores
And morning spreading out across the feathered thighs of angels

Oh, where do we disappear?
Into the silence that surrounds us
and then drowns us in the end
Where they try to push you out to keep you in
And say, "Come again, come again, come again"

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue
In 1493, came home across the deep blue sea
In 1494, he did it with the girl next door
In 1495, he barely made it out alive
In 1964, these sailors left me at the door
In 1970, some people got their hands on me
Now I'm the king of everything
And I'm the king of nothing
Now I'm the king of everything
I am the king of nothing

Oh, where do we disappear?
Into the silence that surrounds us
And then drowns us in the end
Where all these people who impersonate our friends
Say, "Come again, come again. come again"

Oh, where do we disappear?
Into the silence that surrounds us
And then drowns us in the end
Where they try to get you out to get you in
And all these people who impersonate our friends
Say, "Come again, come again, come again"

Hanging Tree

length: 3:51
composer: Dan Vickrey
lyricist: Adam Duritz
She brings her friends so we wont have to be alone
Fear I might lose my composure without warning
I am a child of fire I am a lion I have desires
And I was born inside the sun this morning

[Chorus]
This dizzy life of mine keeps hanging me up all the time
This dizzy life is just a hanging tree
This dizzy life of mine keeps hanging me up all the time
This dizzy life is just a hanging tree

They say good evening when they don't know what to say
They say good morning when they wish you would go home

You open windows and you wait for someone warm to come inside and then freeze to death alone

[Chorus]

She calls a waitress when its time for her to go
And I know everyone is eventually leaving
I got a pair of wings for my birthday baby and I will fall down through the sun to see you mine

[Chorus]

For me, for me, for me [Repeated]

This dizzy life is just a hanging tree
This dizzy life is just a hanging tree for me

This dizzy life is just a hanging tree for me
For me, for me, for me [Repeated]

This dizzy life is just a hanging tree for me

Los Angeles

length: 4:41
writer: Ryan Adams, Dave Gibbs, Adam Duritz
Dancing like the nights are down in nashville
But I seem to know the ghosts who like to run
I got a call to go to a late night picture show
So I traded in the darkness and I'm already there
I'm already there

[Chorus]
And I'm tryin' to make some friends
So if you see that movie star and me
If you see my picture in a magazine

Or if you fall asleep by the bedroom TV

Well honey I'm just tryin' to make some sense
Outta' me

I left a lot of ghosts in San Francisco
And now you wanna say you see through me
But what you wanna see ain't your memories of me
So why you turn around tonight
But I'm already there
I'm already there

[Chorus]

Or if you fall asleep while you're watching TV

Well honey I'm just trying to make some sense
Los Angeles
Boston gets cold this time of year
Seems like each day just leaves me numb
I gotta get out of here
Go walking in the sun

Well if you see that movie star and me
Or if you should see my picture in a magazine
Or if you fall asleep by the bedroom TV

But honey I'm just trying to make some sense
Honey I'm just trying to make some friends
Well baby I'm not trying to make amends
For coming to Los Angeles
Oh Los Angeles

No more Boston, no more Nashville, no more Oakland
Oh baby come on out to the sea
Come on take a walk down Sunset with me

Oh we gonna get drunk, find up some skinny girls, and go street walking
In Los Angeles!

And man its a really good place to find yourself a taco

Sundays

length: 4:22
composer: Adam Duritz
lyricist: Adam Duritz
Colored rubbers and a bedroom set
I wouldn't know it if it hit me
You take a little step and then it feels like love
I think I better get a little of it in me
Give me a kiss
I think it feels like love
Give me a kiss
I think it feels like sunshine
C'mon baby, light me up
I wanna look into your eyes until I go blind and...

[Chorus]
You think that you can do without me
I can't do anything at all
You think that you can do without me
But I don't believe in Sundays
And I don't believe in anything at all

Your mother make you in a parking lot
My mother made me out of flesh and wire
Try to remember what you might forget
I try to remember everything
Try to remember so you don't disappear
Try to remember so you don't fade away
Your mother made you out of smoke and rain
Your mother made you in a fire that's faded

[Chorus]

I wanna touch you for the things I'm losing
I wanna touch you for my self-respect
Give me a reason or I might stop breathing
Give me a reason why I'm soaking wet
Gotta stop breathing cause the sky is falling
I might go out and watch the moon explode
Give me directions to the highway crossing
I'll go lie down in the middle of the road

[Chorus]

I don't believe in Sundays
And I don't believe in anything at all
I don't believe in anything at all

Insignificant

length: 4:15
composer: David Immerglück, Charlie Gillingham, Dan Vickrey
lyricist: Adam Duritz
Can you see me up on a building
From down on the pavement
Or out in the crowd?

Can you see me, in the glare of the lamp post?
Cause I am walking a tightrope
Into the moon.

[Chorus]
I don't want feel so different,
But I don't want to be insignificant
And I don't how to see the same things different now.

Oh, can you see me? I am one in a million
Yeah, I'm Icarus falling, out of the sun.
She sees me falling, a line of spotlights and chalk lines.
Through night black as a bedroom
And white as a lie.

[Chorus]

Diving through the dark, while the night turns blue
And you wear your intentions, as I wear my intentions
So clear.

[Guitar Bridge]

If you see me, wading through water
Or come drowning a river
Right in front of the world

Hey you can wash your face and hands in the stream of my anger
Cause it's as bright as white paper
As dark as a girl

[Chorus: x2]

Cowboys

length: 5:23
composer: Adam Duritz
lyricist: Adam Duritz
Cowboys on the road tonight,
Crying in their sleep,
If I was a hungry man,
With a gun in my hand and some promises to keep.

Wanted to change the world,
Watch as easy as murder,
Its all headlights and vapor trails,
And circle K killers.

And I know I could look at anyone but you now,
I could fall into the eyes of anyone but you now, now, now, now
So come on, come on, come on, oh come on through now,
Come on, come on, come on now come on through now.

[Chorus]
This is a list of what I should have been
But I'm not.
This is a list of the things that I should have seen,
But I'm not seeing.

Look in your eyes as these fingertips slip on your neck and make you shiver,
I am just turning away from where I should have been
Because I am not anything!
Oh! anything...
Oh!

The president is in bed tonight,
But he can't catch his sleep.
Cause all the cowboys on the radio,
Are killers.
And I am gonna leave fuel of you cause you never
Make her feel like anything,
She said I want him to feel a thing
But I can feel, I can't feel.

I know I could look at anyone but you now
I could fall into the arms of anyone but you now, now, now, now.
So come on, come on, come on, come on oh come on through now,
Come on, come on, come on oh come on through now.

[Chorus]

Look in your eyes as these fingers on slip in your dress and make you shiver.
I am just turning away from what I shouldn't see,
Because I am not anything!
Oh! Anything...
Oh!

[Guitar Solo 1]

Everyone's is in bed tonight,
But nobody can sleep,
Cause all the satellites,
Are watching through our windows.

She says she doesn't love me,
Like-but shes acting- but its just,
If she isn't talking,
Mr. Lincoln's head is bleeding,
On a front row while she's speaking.

I said come all you cowboys,
All you blue-eyed baby boys,
Oh come on all you dashing gentlemen
Of summer.

I'll wait for you,
And Saturday's a memory,
And Sunday comes to gather me,
Into the arms of God and welcome me
Cause I believe, I believe.

And I know I could look at anyone but you now,
I could fall into the eyes of anyone but you now, now, now, now
So come on, come on, come on,oh come on through now,
Come on, come on, come on oh come on through now.

[Chorus]

You look in me... and so please won't you look at me,
Cause I am not seeing you
Look at me,
I want to make you, look at me,
Or I am not anything!!
Oh! anything...
No!, no!,
No, no.

[Guitar Solo 2]

Washington Square

length: 4:18
writer: Adam Duritz
I sold my piano
It couldn't come with me
I locked up my bedroom
And I walked out into the air
When nothing I needed
Is left there behind me
I walk out through the shadows
Of Washington Square

Now I wander the highway from Dublin to Berkeley
And I heard the songbirds of Valley Paurine
I love like a fountain
And it left me like nothing
Just the memories of walking through Washington Square

Now I live in the shadows
Where light is electric
And time is just a number
That rests on a wall
Nobody knows me
My friends and my family
Are as far from this city
As Washington Square

So cover this warm night
In a blanket of starlight
I will follow this freeway
Out into the air
In case you should wonder
And wanted to find me
I'm traveling homeward to Washington Square
In case you should wonder
I'm in Washington Square
Washington Square
Washington Square

On Almost Any Sunday Morning

length: 2:59
composer: Adam Duritz
lyricist: Adam Duritz
Take a message to your head
Just stay beside her in the bed
You were so stupid
To believe in things you couldn't see
Then make them all you want

If you haven't got the reasons
Just make up any reasons
Then pick them 'til they're torn

Take it all away
You took your coat today
But they all go back in the morning

Make a time to find your way
I got a little further today
Wash your eyes clear of anything
Make them empty circles
Dress yourself in black or Grey
I'm hungry like a wild waif or only child
This lithium is heroin to me

It makes it all withdraw
All the anger and loss
But it all keeps coming back in the morning

You keep yourself too clean
You dig yourself a dream
That we won't be coming home alone

Not this time
Not this time
Not this time
Not this time

When I Dream of Michelangelo

length: 3:11
composer: Charlie Gillingham, Dan Vickrey, David Immerglück
lyricist: Adam Duritz
You know I don't like you
But you want to be my friend
There are bodies on the ceiling
And they are fluttering their wings
It's OK, I'm angry
But you'll never understand
You dream of Michelangelo
They hang above your hands

[Chorus]
And I know, she is not my friend
And I know, cause there she goes
Walking on my skin again

And I can't see why
You want to talk to me
When your vision of America
Is crystal and clean
I wanna white bread life
Just something ignorant in the rain
But from the walls of Michelangelo
I'm dangling again.

[Chorus]

Saturn on a line
The sun afire of strings and wires
Spin above my head and make it right
Anytime you'd like, you can catch a sight
Of angel eyes on emptiness and infinite
And I dream of Michelangelo when I'm lying in my bed
I see God upon the ceiling
I see angels overhead
And he seems so close
As he reaches out his hand
We are never quite as close
As we are led to understand

And I know, she is not my friend
And I know, cause there she goes walking walking walking
And I know, she is not my friend
And I know, cause there she goes
Walking on my skin again and again
On my mind
Oh Lord no
Yes she's walking on my skin again and again

Anyone but You

length: 5:26
lyricist: Adam Duritz
composer: Charlie Gillingham, David Immerglück
I'm always thinking
Of someone new
I'm never sitting
OK with you
There's always something else on my mind
There's always something I can't find

[Chorus]
You think about anything you can
I think about you
I'll think about anything it's true

I'm almost perfect
Some of the time
I'm also sinking
Some of the time

I'm almost ready
Yeah, it's almost true
For almost anyone but you

[Chorus]

I'm always sinking
Beneath the sand
You're holding nothing in your hand

[Chorus]

You Can’t Count on Me

length: 3:17
writer: Adam Duritz
Anythings hard to change
But hey I got you down on your knees again
You watch the sky
It's a pale parade of passing clouds
That cover
The bed upon which we laid
In the dark
And the memories that I made
Of a laughing girl
But you're just my toy
And I can't stop playing with you, baby

[Chorus]
If you think you need to go
If you wanted to be free
There's one thing you need to know
And that's that you can't count on me

Coming along real good
But I still can't do most of the things I should
I watch the sky coming down to bury me and
I can't stop this crawling out of my skin
I know that you see yourself flying in
Out of the sky
Coming down
To carry me
But I won't come out

[Chorus]

No you can't count on me

I watched all of the same parades
As they passed on the days that you wish you'd stayed
All this pain gets me high
And I get off and you know why

[Chorus: x2]

Aw you can't count on me
No you can't count on me

Le Ballet d’or

length: 5:02
composer: David Immerglück, Charlie Gillingham
lyricist: Adam Duritz
Wasted time running scared, when all of love needs is to be believed in
All those springs come and gone,
Passed like trains and box cars, leaving
But I would be lying if I didn't tell you the truth
They will leave you, they will leave you

So come now, let's go dance to the siren's song
Come now, leave your damage behind and gone
Some are lost to you,

Wasted time running scared all I need is to believe in
Something like a summer and I know you need somebody just like I do
And all of these foxes go down in there barrel to hide
They will leave you, they will leave you behind

So come now, let's go dance to the siren's song
Come now, leave damage behind and gone
So come now, let's go down to the dance floor
Come now, lose your mind at Le Ballet Do'r
Some are lost, some are leaving, some are lost, some are leaving
But I'm not gone at all, I'm not going anywhere at all
Some are lost to you,
Wasted time running scared now autumns fire is ashes on the breeze
And it spends away like dust on pearls as winter comes to usher in the evening
All of these drummers go stand on the hillside alone
They will leave you, they will leave you at home

So come home now, lets go dance to the siren's song
Come now, leave your damage behind and gone
So come now, let's go down to eh dance floor
Come now, loose your mind at Le Ballet Do'r
So come now, Come now, let's get out while the getting's good
Just come now, there's no one left in the neighborhood

On a Tuesday in Amsterdam Long Ago

length: 4:58
composer: Charlie Gillingham
lyricist: Adam Duritz
A picture of Amsterdam
Bare trees under glass
Framed in the afternoon light
Of a winter long past
When I was a raiser
To Dublin I'd roam
She was a bareback rider
Some miles from home
Come back to me
She's a carnival driver
Hung in the sky
Cutting through time like a memory
Strung on a wire
The color of anything
Fades in the air
But she is the film of a book of the story
Of the smell of her hair
Come back to me
When every thing's over
And every thing's clear
When everyone's older
And no one is here
I try to remember
A girl on a wire
Tumbling and diving above Stephen's Green
Like a kite on the air
Come back to me

Come Around

length: 4:32
composer: Dan Vickrey
lyricist: Adam Duritz
Have you seen the little pieces of the people we have been?
Little pieces blowing' gently on the wind
They have flown down California
They have landed in L.A.
Little pieces slowly settling on the waves

I'm one of a million pieces fallen on the ground
It's one of the reasons when we say goodbye
We'll still come around We will come around

I have waited for tomorrow from December 'til today
I have started loving sorrow along the way
I am calling from some city
And I won't be there too long
I could wait and I could waste away
But what comes back is I hear you say we're gone

For all of the times that I go spinning up and down
When all of the things have died between us
Well, we'll still come around We will come around

After I've been missing for a while
And you hear that summer's song
Haven't all the fading lines lingered on?

What I know is: she's going
When you know it, it's alright
So you put yourself between you and your pride
If you wait for what's coming
And you listen to her lies,
Then she'll say the things you need to hear
And the only one who'll disappear is you

And one of the million lies she said
Is "All of the things you love are dead."
But I've seen what she thinks is love
And it leaves me laughing so we'll still come around

Wennen aan september (acoustic version)

length: 4:20