John Appleseed’s Lament Lyrics - Counting Crows

Counting Crows Somewhere Under Wonderland cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2014-9-2
Genre: Rock
Style: Folk Rock
length: 4:44
composer: Millard Powers, David Immerglück, Dan Vickrey, Adam Duritz
lyricist: Adam Duritz
I stepped out the front door into winter and the world outside
I stepped out the door to New York City, my hair was barely dry
I could not remember where I was going, so I went back inside

Nothing happening in the elevator, nothing happening on the stairs
Nothing ever happening when I am sleeping, I cannot stay there
How'd you find a party when you're in your room
How'd you find the action man, the action is everywhere

I've been inside to climb outside your bedroom window, paint a picture on a cloud
Oh if you decide that you can't hide inside your mind
Provide the slide to get you out
Feels just like you're falling and you're going down
But everybody loves you when you hit the ground

I say a prayer, I say a prayer, I say a prayer to Pocahontas
I pray to John Appleseed
Oh I cigarette the winter air, then I felt to stand my way down seventh street
Some chick yells Jesus love me more than I know but less than I need
I parade down the valley to the battery and then I step off into the air
Point my sunglasses east towards Jerusalem and then follow all the Pharaohs there
They're building pyramids in last square
Driving in circles round the circus 'til the circles in the air
My love says come on Adam tell me what the hell is wrong with you
She says, come on Adam tell me, what the hell am I supposed to do?
She says, I could love you, I could leave you, I can't live what you put me through

I call the winter Maria because I don't have no know her face
I call the endless sky Emilia because she stays with me from place to place
I call the sun my love Emanuele, she cradle me in her embrace
I left, nothing happening in the kitchen, nothing happening on the floor
Nothing happening in my bed, she don't sleep there no more
Hard to find the bottom when you're in the air
Ain't matter how you find a circus man, the circus is everywhere

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CD 1
  • 1 Palisades Park
  • 2 Earthquake Driver
  • 3 Dislocation
  • 4 God of Ocean Tides
  • 5 Scarecrow
  • 6 Elvis Went to Hollywood
  • 7 Cover Up the Sun
  • 8 John Appleseed’s Lament
  • 9 Possibility Days
  • 10 Earthquake Driver (demo)
  • 11 Scarecrow (demo)