Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation) Album

Artist(s): Counting Crows

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Counting Crows Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation) Cover Art

Tracklist

Untitled (Love Song)

length: 5:06
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
electric guitar: David Immerglück and Dan Vickrey
background vocals: Dan Vickrey and Charlie Gillingham
membranophone & percussion: Jim Bogios
mandolin: David Bryson
piano & Hammond organ: Charlie Gillingham
bass guitar: Millard Powers
writer: Luke MacMaster

If tonight's the night, then today's my day
That I should hang it all on display.
Yours was just a losing game,
And I decided that I should play.

Throw your arms around my neck,
I won't be soon to forget.
Throw your arms around my neck,
I won't be soon to forget.

Felt the wind's direction beginning to change.
Clouds so softly full of rain.
The Summer fell and the Winter sprang.
Now it's all a feeling I can't get back again.

Throw your arms around my neck,
I won't be soon to forget.
Throw your arms around my neck,
I won't be soon to forget.

Cloudy thoughts against a clear blue sky.
When the feeling came, I felt like getting high,
With no sense to try to find my peace of mind.
'Cause maybe I was born to win, dissatisfied.

Throw your arms around my neck,
I won't be soon to forget.
Throw your arms around my neck,
I won't be soon to forget.

Throw your arms around my neck,
I won't be soon to forget.
Throw your arms around my neck,
I won't be soon to forget.

Start Again

length: 3:34
piano: Charlie Gillingham
background vocals: David Immerglück and Dan Vickrey
acoustic guitar: Dan Vickrey
mandolin: David Immerglück
background vocals & lead vocals: Adam Duritz
bass guitar: Millard Powers
tambourine & membranophone: Jim Bogios
12 string guitar: David Bryson
composer: Norman Blake
lyricist: Norman Blake
I don't know if you can hear me,
I'm feeling down and can't think clearly.
Even though it's complicated,
We've got time to start again,
I don't know if you can hear me.

Some things I'd change but it's too late,
I'd take the past and make it straight,
And even though it's complicated,
We've got time to start again,
I don't know if you can hear me.

Even though it's complicated,
We've got time to start again,
I don't know if you can hear me.

I'm sorry for the things I've said,
But some thoughts just won't leave my head,
And even though it's complicated,
We've got time to start again,
I don't know if you can hear me.

Even though it's complicated,
We've got time to start again,
I don't know if you can hear me.

Even though it's complicated,
We've got time to start again,
I don't know if you can hear me.

Hospital

length: 3:09
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
electric guitar: David Bryson and Dan Vickrey
background vocals: David Immerglück
acoustic guitar: Millard Powers
bass guitar: David Immerglück
membranophone & tambourine: Jim Bogios
writer: Coby Brown
Hospital bound, so you know there will be treatment
Hey alright, it's too late to put up a fight
Hospital gowns, so you know you should be sleeping
Wide awake, there's some pills that you shouldn't take

Honest to God, X is always an unknown
I said alright, Y gets buried in your bones
I said honest to God, if you don't get it off your chest
You don't have to stay around, you don't have to solve for X

I'm afraid I found it's eternally unequal
Hey alright, it's too late to put up a fight
On the way back down, finally a sequel,
Hey alright, in a hospital room tonight

Is it alright, and your exit's always an unknown
It's hard to hold on too tight, 'cause I got buried with your bones
And I said honest to God, if you don't get it off your chest
All your reason gone tonight, you don't have to solve for X

Hospital bound, so you know there will be treatment
Hey alright, in a hospital room tonight
Hospital gowns, so you know you should be sleeping
Wide awake, there's some pills that I shouldn't take

And I said alright, X is always an unknown
I tried to hold on too tight but I got buried with the bone
And I said honest to God, I got to get it off my chest
I don't want to stick around, 'cause I don't need this suffering

Mercy

length: 3:31
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
electric guitar: Dan Vickrey
background vocals: Dan Vickrey and Charlie Gillingham
membranophone & percussion: Jim Bogios
acoustic guitar: David Bryson
banjo: David Immerglück
Hammond organ & piano: Charlie Gillingham
bass guitar: Millard Powers
writer: Patrick Winningham, Kurt Stevenson
(Kurt Stevenson, Patrick Winningham, & Chris Boesel)
Originally recorded for the Georgia soundtrack

I got a feeling
of unrighteousness
bitter cold
hollow bitterness
down the road
I walk with loneliness
mercy will follow me I'm told
Beneath this skin
there lies a heart of stone
It's growing old
so very far, from home
but a heart of gold
I may someday own?
and mercy will follow me, I'm told
mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
to the final breath at last I take
mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
Till the chain of this old world I finally break.
My sister sang
songs so sweet and sad
bout a man
whos love I never had
there's a train
bound for gillian?
mercy will follow me I'm told
mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
till my final breath at last I take
mercy will you follow me
mercy will you follow me
Till the chains of this old world I finally break
Till the chains of this old world I finally break
Till the chains of this old world I finally break

Meet on the Ledge

length: 3:37
electric guitar: David Immerglück and Dan Vickrey
background vocals: Dan Vickrey, Jim Bogios and David Immerglück
membranophone & percussion: Jim Bogios
acoustic guitar: David Bryson
background vocals & lead vocals: Adam Duritz
Hammond organ & piano: Charlie Gillingham
bass guitar: Millard Powers
lyricist: Richard Thompson
composer: Richard Thompson
We used to say that come the day,
We'd all be making songs,
Or finding better words.
These ideas never lasted long,
The way is up along the road,
And the air is growing thin,
Too many friends who tried,
Blown off this mountain in the wind.

Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
When my time is up, I'm gonna see all my friends.
Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
If you really mean it, it all comes round again.

And now I see, I'm all alone,
But that's the only way to be.
Well you'll have your chance again,
Then you can do the work for me.

Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
When my time is up, I'm gonna see, see all my friends.
Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
If you really mean it, it all comes round again.

Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
When my time is up, I'm gonna see all, see all my friends.
Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
If you really mean it, it all comes, it all comes round

Meet on the ledge, we're gonna meet on the ledge,
When my time is up, I'm gonna see all, see all my friends.
Meet on the ledge, oh meet on the ledge,
If you really mean it, it all comes round again.

Like Teenage Gravity

length: 5:11
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
electric guitar: David Bryson and Dan Vickrey
percussion & membranophone: Jim Bogios
acoustic guitar: David Immerglück
Hammond organ & piano: Charlie Gillingham
bass guitar: Millard Powers
writer: Kasey Anderson
Instrumental

Amie

length: 4:34
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
double bass: Millard Powers
background vocals: Charlie Gillingham and David Immerglück
acoustic guitar: Dan Vickrey and David Bryson
accordion: Charlie Gillingham
mandolin: David Immerglück
membranophone & tambourine: Jim Bogios
writer: Craig Fuller
I can see why you think you belong to me,
I never tried to make you think,
Or let you see one thing for yourself,
And now you're off with someone else and I'm alone,
You see I thought I might keep you for my own.

Amie, what you wanna do?
I think I could stay with you,
For a while maybe longer if I do.

Don't you think the time is right for us to find,
That all the things we thought weren't proper could be right in time,
Can't you see which way we should turn together or alone,
I can never see what's right or what is wrong,
'Cause that take too long to see now.

Amie, what you wanna do?
I think I could stay with you,
For a while maybe longer if I do.

Come on now,
Amie, what you wanna do?
I think I could stay with you,
For a while maybe longer if I do.

Now it's come to what you want, you've had your way,
And all the things you thought before just faded into gray,
And can you see that I don't know if it's you or it's me,
But if it's one of us I'm sure we both will see, yeah,
Won't you look at me and tell me.

Amie, what you wanna do?
I think I could stay with you,
For a while maybe longer if I, longer if I do.

Amie, what you wanna do?
I think I could stay with you,
For a while maybe longer if I do.

I keep falling in and out of love with you,
Falling in and out of love with you,
Don't know what I'm gonna do,
I keep falling in and out of love with you.

Coming Around

lead vocals: Adam Duritz
background vocals: Jim Bogios and Millard Powers
percussion & membranophone: Jim Bogios
banjo: Dan Vickrey
bass guitar: Millard Powers
12 string guitar: David Bryson
Wurlitzer electric piano & Hammond organ & mellotron & bell: Charlie Gillingham
glockenspiel & 12 string guitar: David Immerglück
lyricist: Fran Healy
composer: Fran Healy
Never see you coming around
They know they got their heads screwed on
I'm standing in the middle of town
I know I might never come home
Just standing where I am with all the people passing by me
The sound of all these passers-by mixed in with the bus and motor-car
I must be sure these are the signs
'Cause I've been here a million times before

Just tell me when it's coming around, coming around
I think I see you coming to town, hunting you down
Bringing you round

Tell me if I'm bringing you down
'Cause I was fine till you came along
You tell me that the tears of a clown cloud
That I'm confusing while abusing my mind
So far away I wanna be
That's not as close to you and me
The things they call our destiny
Now why'd you have to pick on me at all?
My walls are coming down

Just tell me when it's coming around, coming around
I think I see you coming to town, hunting you down
Coming around, coming around

Just tell me when it's coming around, coming around
I think I see you coming to town, just dragging you down
Just tell me when it's coming around, coming around
I think I see you coming to town, just dragging you down
It's coming around, hey
It's coming around

Ooh La La

length: 4:38
piano: Charlie Gillingham
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
background vocals: David Immerglück
acoustic guitar: Dan Vickrey and David Immerglück
bass guitar: Millard Powers
tambourine & membranophone: Jim Bogios
composer: Ron Wood, Ronnie Lane
lyricist: Ron Wood
Poor old granddad, I laughed at all his words
I thought he was a bitter man
He spoke of women's ways
He said they'll trap you and they'll use you and before you even know
For love is blind and you're far too kind
Boy, don't ever let it show

I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger

The can-can such a pretty show
It will steal your heart away
But backstage back on earth again
All them dressing rooms are grey
They come on strong and it ain't too long
For they make you feel a man
But love is blind and you soon will find, yeah
You're just a boy again

He said I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger

When you want her lips, you get her cheek
Makes you wonder where you are
And if you want some more then she's fast asleep
Leaves you twinkling with the stars
I say poor young grandson there's nothing I can say
You'll have to learn it just like me
And that's the hardest way, ooh la la
Yeah ooh la la
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Oh ooh la la
Everybody sing

I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger

I said I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger

Hey I said ooh la la, ooh la la yeah yeah
Ooh la la, oh ooh la la la la la la
Say ooh la la
Oh ooh la la la la la la la la la
Oh ooh la la
I said ooh la la
Everybody sing

I said I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger

I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was younger
I wish that I knew what I know now
When I was stronger
Ooh la la

All My Failures

length: 4:38
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
electric guitar: David Bryson and David Immerglück
background vocals: Charlie Gillingham and Dan Vickrey
membranophone & percussion: Jim Bogios
acoustic guitar: Dan Vickrey
Hammond organ & piano: Charlie Gillingham
bass guitar: Millard Powers
writer: Taylor Goldsmith
Addressing a prayer into the air
In the shadows of satellites
So nobody hurt loves not for words
In a world at the end of its night

Oh everyone that left me
They're so easy to forget
Cause I haven't let my failures hit me yet.

Your voice on the phone the blood from a stone
These tears that I can't understand
If I could heal would give I don't feel
Or by silently giving my hand

Well I'm sure I never loved you
That would be to fierce and too correct
But I haven't let my failures hit me yet

It made my demon reveal its hour of living
And may he not leave me broken
May he leave me broken

So where ever I'm bound my ear to the ground
And my thoughts on there way back to you
As eternities slave, well you can write that on my grave
When I'm finished resisting its truth

While I'm shaking hands with darkness
Its where the warm wind that I admit
That I haven't let my failures hit me yet

Yet while I'm shaking hands with darkness
It is where the warm wind that I admit
That I haven't let my failures hit me yet

Return of the Grievous Angel

length: 4:23
piano: Charlie Gillingham
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
electric guitar: Dan Vickrey
background vocals: Dan Vickrey and David Immerglück
membranophone & percussion: Jim Bogios
acoustic guitar: David Bryson
mandolin: David Immerglück
bass guitar: Millard Powers
lyricist: Gram Parsons, Tom S. Brown
composer: Gram Parsons, Tom S. Brown
Won't you scratch my itch sweet Annie Rich
And welcome me back to town
Come out on your porch or I'll step into your parlor
And I'll show you how it all went down
Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town

Oh, and I remember something you once told me
And I'll be damned if it did not come true
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me straight back home to you
So I headed west to grow up with the country
Out across those prairies with the waves of grain
And I saw my devil,
And I saw my deep blue sea
And I thought about a calico bonnet from
Cheyenne to Tennessee

We flew straight across that river bridge,
Last night at half past two
The switch man waved his lantern goodbye
And so long as we went rolling through
Billboards and truck stops pass by the grievous angel
And now I know just what I have to do

And the man on the radio won't leave me alone
He wants to take my money for something
That I've never been shown
And I saw my devil,
And I saw my deep blue sea
And I thought about a calico bonnet from
Cheyenne to Tennessee

The news I could bring I met up with the king
On his head an amphetamine crown
He talked about unbuckling that old Bible belt
And lit out for some desert town
Out with the truckers and the kickers and the cowboy angels
And a good saloon in every single town

Oh, but I remembered something you once told me
And I'll be damned if it did not come true
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me straight back home to you
Twenty thousand roads I went down, down, down
And they all lead me straight back home to you

Four White Stallions

length: 4:01
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
electric guitar: Dan Vickrey
background vocals: Dan Vickrey
Hammond organ: Charlie Gillingham
percussion & membranophone: Jim Bogios
acoustic guitar: David Bryson
bass guitar: Millard Powers
pedal steel guitar: David Immerglück
writer: Kurt Stevenson, Patrick Winningham, Dan Vickrey
She had four white stallions coming up around the bend
Four strong angels at her command to send
Four more seasons, for all that's broken to mend

I got four good reasons why I can't go back there again

She had skin like a statue, milky white and pure
Carved by an artist whose hand is demure
Got a mind like a sabre
Razor sharp and sure

God how I hate myself for still wanting her

Tell me it's nicer dreaming, visions soft and sure
No way to find there's nothing left to me and her
Nothing more but a heart still at war

She had four white stallions coming up around the bend
Four strong angels already sent
Four more seasons for all that's broken to mend

She had four more seasons wrong, broken to mend
And I got four good reasons why I can't go back there again

Jumping Jesus

length: 3:05
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
electric guitar: David Bryson and Dan Vickrey
background vocals: Dan Vickrey and Charlie Gillingham
membranophone & percussion: Jim Bogios
acoustic guitar & electric guitar: David Immerglück
bass guitar: Millard Powers
plucked string instruments: Charlie Gillingham
writer: Tom Barnes, Jim Gordon
Jumpin Jesus my oh my
he's got a great big bottle of sunshine
Jumpin Jesus why oh why
take the time to get inside
to get inside

So what's a wall with so much yellow for?
I don't know what it's for
So what's a wall has so much yellow for?
I don't know what it's for

Jumpin Jesus my oh my
he's got a great big bottle of sunshine
Jumpin Jesus why oh why
take the time to get inside
to get inside get inside get inside get inside get inside

ARM AND HAMMER and Odessa lives with his wife
and his child on a house boat
he likes sunflowers and big picture frames and Van Gogh
Jumpin Jesus my oh my
he's got a great big bottle of sunshine
Jumpin Jesus why oh why
take the time to get inside
to get inside get inside get inside get inside get inside
na na na na na na na na
lala la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la laaaaa laaaa laaaa

You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere

length: 4:20
piano: Charlie Gillingham
lead vocals: Adam Duritz
electric guitar: Dan Vickrey
background vocals: David Immerglück and Dan Vickrey
membranophone & percussion: Jim Bogios
acoustic guitar: David Bryson
mandolin: David Immerglück
bass guitar: Millard Powers
composer: Bob Dylan
lyricist: Bob Dylan, Bob Dylan
Clouds so swift
Rain won't lift
Gate won't close
Railings froze
Get your mind off wintertime
You ain't goin' nowhere
Oo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh no, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

I don't care
How many letters they sent
Morning came and morning went
Pick up your money
And pack up your tent
You ain't goin' nowhere
Oo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh no, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

Buy me a flute
And a gun that shoots
Tailgates and substitutes
Strap yourself
To the tree with roots
You ain't goin' nowhere
Oo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh no, are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!


Genghis Khan
He could not keep
All his kings
Supplied with sleep
We'll climb that hill no matter how steep
Just as soon as we get the hell up to it
And Everybody says
Whoo-ee! Ride me high
Tomorrow's the day
My bride's gonna come
Oh, no are we gonna fly
Down in the easy chair!

The Ballad of el Goodo

length: 4:49
piano: Charlie Gillingham
background vocals: Dan Vickrey and David Immerglück
percussion & membranophone: Jim Bogios
acoustic guitar: David Immerglück
banjo: David Bryson
lead vocals & background vocals: Adam Duritz
bass guitar: Millard Powers
12 string guitar: Dan Vickrey
writer: Alex Chilton, Chris Bell
Years ago, my heart was set to live, oh
And I've been trying hard against unbelievable odds
It gets so hard in times like now to hold on
But guns they wait to be stuck by, at my side is God
And there ain't no one going to turn me 'round
There ain't no one going to turn me 'round

There's people around who tell you that they know
And places where they send you, and it's easy to go
They'll zip you up and dress you down and stand you in a row
But you know you don't have to, you can just say no
And there ain't no one going to turn me 'round
There ain't no one going to turn me 'round
There ain't no one going to turn me 'round
There ain't no one going to turn me 'round

I've been built up and trusted, broke down and busted
But they'll get theirs and we will get ours if we can
Just hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on

Years ago my heart was set to live, oh
And I've been trying hard against strong odds
It gets so hard at times like now to hold on
But I'll fall if I don't fight, and at my side is God

And there ain't no one going to turn me 'round
There ain't no one going to turn me 'round
There ain't no one going to turn me 'round
There ain't no one going to turn me 'round

Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on, hold on, hold on
Hold on, hold on