Return of the Grievous Angel Lyrics - Counting Crows

Counting Crows Underwater Sunshine (or What We Did on Our Summer Vacation) cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Graham Parsons
Release Date: 2012-4-6
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

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Untitled (Love Song)
  • 2 Start Again
  • 3 Hospital
  • 4 Mercy
  • 5 Meet on the Ledge
  • 6 Like Teenage Gravity
  • 7 Amie
  • 8 Coming Around
  • 9 Ooh La La
  • 10 All My Failures
  • 11 Return of the Grievous Angel
  • 12 Four White Stallions
  • 13 Jumping Jesus
  • 14 You Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere
  • 15 The Ballad of el Goodo