History YMMV / CountingCrows

22nd Nov '17 11:40:55 PM CassandraLeo
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* EarWorm: Quite a few songs. "Hanginaround" and "Scarecrow" may take the cake, though.
2nd Nov '17 1:48:39 PM CassandraLeo
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---> But Margery’s dreaming of horses.”

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---> But Margery’s dreaming of horses.
2nd Nov '17 1:48:22 PM CassandraLeo
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* TheWoobie: Adam Duritz has clearly been through some shit in his life to write the kinds of lyrics he does; "Anna Begins" and "Goodnight Elisabeth" are both about relationships he's had with girls that went horribly downhill due to his rockstar lifestyle. Then you have "If I Could Give All My Love Away (Richard Manuel is Dead)", about one of his childhood idols dying, and then "Hanging Tree" which is about his grandmother not even recgonizing him by the time she died.

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* TheWoobie: Adam Duritz has clearly been through some shit in his life to write the kinds of lyrics he does; "Anna Begins" and "Goodnight Elisabeth" are both about relationships he's had with girls that went horribly downhill due to his rockstar lifestyle. Then you have "If I Could Give All My Love Away (Richard -or- Richard Manuel is Dead)", Is Dead", about one of his childhood idols dying, and then "Hanging Tree" which is about his grandmother not even recgonizing him by the time she died.


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** Honestly, most of his characters qualify, too, particularly Maria (then again, Duritz has admitted she’s his DistaffCounterpart, so that’s not really a coincidence).
---> But the girl in car in the parking lot
---> Says, “Man, you should try to take a shot
---> “Can’t you see my walls are crumbling?”
---> Then she looks up at the building
---> Says she’s thinking of jumping
---> She says she’s tired of life
---> She must be tired of something.
** And Margery in “Another Horsedreamer’s Blues”:
---> Trying to hit the big one one last time tonight
---> For drunken fathers and stupid mothers
---> And boys who can’t tell one girl from another
---> So she takes her pills, careful and round
---> One of these days she’s gonna throw the whole bottle down
---> But she’s trying to be a good girl
---> And give ’em what they want
---> But Margery’s dreaming of horses.”
1st Jan '17 10:51:50 AM Rivfruifv
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** The two main characters of the "Palisades Park" music video are a definitive in-universe example; [[spoiler:one becomes a transgender and runs away from home after his girlfriend cheats on him/her, while the other one has been looking for him/her ever since]].

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** The two main characters of the "Palisades Park" music video are a definitive in-universe example; [[spoiler:one becomes a transgender and runs away from home after his their girlfriend cheats on him/her, them, while the other one has been looking for him/her them ever since]].
1st Jan '17 10:51:23 AM Rivfruifv
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** The two main characters of the "Palisades Park" music video are a definitive in-universe example; [[spoiler:one becomes a transgender and runs away from home after his girlfriend cheats on him, while the other one has been looking for him/her ever since]].

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** The two main characters of the "Palisades Park" music video are a definitive in-universe example; [[spoiler:one becomes a transgender and runs away from home after his girlfriend cheats on him, him/her, while the other one has been looking for him/her ever since]].
1st Jan '17 10:50:58 AM Rivfruifv
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** The two main characters of the "Palisades Park" music video are a definitive in-universe example; [[spoiler:One becomes a crossdresser and runs away from home, while the other one has been looking for him ever since]].

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** The two main characters of the "Palisades Park" music video are a definitive in-universe example; [[spoiler:One [[spoiler:one becomes a crossdresser transgender and runs away from home, home after his girlfriend cheats on him, while the other one has been looking for him him/her ever since]].
1st Jan '17 10:50:02 AM Rivfruifv
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* TheWoobie: Adam Duritz has clearly been through some shit in his life to write the kinds of lyrics he does; "Anna Begins" and "Goodnight Elisabeth" are both about relationships he's had with girls that went horribly downhill due to his rockstar lifestyle. Then you have "If I Could Give All My Love Away (Richard Manuel is Dead)", about one of his childhood idols dying, and then "Hanging Tree" which is about his grandmother not even recgonizing him by the time she died.
** The two main characters of the "Palisades Park" music video are a definitive in-universe example; [[spoiler:One becomes a crossdresser and runs away from home, while the other one has been looking for him ever since]].
30th Dec '16 11:55:42 AM MarsJenkar
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** They were at the receiving end of this for their song "Colorblind". Mostly overlooked when first released (it never charted anywhere), it became a hit in the British Isles for Leona Lewis in 2011.
22nd Nov '15 12:05:53 AM OffTheDeepEnd
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** Earlier in the same song, the line about "in the belly of a black-winged bird" can be this to some.
27th Aug '15 6:41:55 PM RisefromYourGrave
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* CoveredUp: "Big Yellow Taxi."

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* CoveredUp: "Big Yellow Taxi."Taxi".



* SignatureSong: "Mr. Jones", "Round Here" and "A Long December". For those who know them from Shrek 2, "Accidentally in Love" could also qualify.

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* SignatureSong: "Mr. Jones", "Round Here" and "A Long December". For those who know them from Shrek 2, ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek 2}}'', "Accidentally in Love" could also qualify.
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