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Round Here Lyrics

Artist: Counting Crows
Album: August And Everything After

Step out the front door like a ghost
into the fog where no one notices
the contrast of white on white.

And in between the moon and you
the angels get a better view
of the crumbling difference between wrong and right.

I walk in the air between the rain,
through myself and back again.
Where? I don't know
Maria says she's dying.
Through the door, I hear her crying
Why? I don't know

Round here we always stand up straight
Round here something radiates

Maria came from Nashville with a suitcase in her hand
She said she'd like to meet a boy who looks like Elvis
She walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land
Just like she's walking on a wire in the circus
She parks her car outside of my house,
takes her clothes off,
Says she's close to understanding Jesus
She knows she's more that just a little misunderstood
She has trouble acting normal when she's nervous

Round here we're carving out our names
Round here we all look the same
Round here we talk just like lions
But we sacrifice like lambs
Round here she's slipping through my hands

Sleeping children got to run like the wind
Out of the lightning dream
Mama's little baby better get herself in
Out of the lightning

She says, "It's only in my head."
She says, "Shhh....I know it's only in my head."

But the girl on the 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
and says she's thinking of jumping.
She says she's tired of life;
she must be tired of something.

Round here she's always on my mind
Round here I got lots of time
Round here we're never sent to bed early
Nobody makes us wait
Round here we stay up very very late
Comments/Interpretations
by mr jones on 6/16/2008 1:55am
This song. Is beautiful.
by Cameron on 1/2/2009 12:21pm
Greatest song ever, i love it
by jd on 1/10/2009 12:59pm
best song ever
by coco pops on 3/25/2009 11:59am
beautiful, amazing, and great song, gives me the shivers everytime ...
... she walks along the edge of where the ocean meets the land, just like she's walking on a wire in a circus ... she said she's close to understanding Jesus ...
by Mr. Clean on 6/9/2009 12:59am
I'ma get you.
by SonoftheSea on 6/28/2009 12:45pm
First time listening to this, I'm sure it has its own symbolic meanings to everyone. excellent song when it comes to making you think.
by im a gorrila on 11/21/2009 7:27pm
arghhh im scary
by DrunkinCincy on 1/16/2010 6:46pm
How can this be the first time you've heard this song.

My favorite band. Of course I'm in my mid-thirties, and that makes me want to cry......
by Brightangel on 2/16/2010 11:44pm
This is a beautiful, beautiful song.
by Truckdriver on 5/19/2010 8:39pm
I don't what it is but this song brings me to tears every time. well done.
by Los Angelino in NY on 3/4/2011 8:15pm
Something about the lyric "round here we stay up very, VERY Late!" that puts a charge in me and most people I know.
by Alleigh on 8/19/2011 2:32pm
Round Here is literally the most beautiful song I've ever listened to. It gave me the shivers the fist time I head it & now I can't listen to it without being comepletely awed by those indescribalbe lyrics...I am a writer & those lyrics are every poet's jealousy.
by greekgeekforever on 9/10/2011 2:27pm
i love this song. i have been listening to it for years and it moves me every time. beautiful.
by Gjmichaud on 8/31/2012 1:35pm
Beautiful arrangement , thought provoking ,
By far the most moving tune in decades!
Round here we've seen a few!!
Rock on .. No one ever can take that away.
by Matt Baranrd on 10/2/2012 3:44pm
This is an all time classic and one of the most beautiful songs off one of the greatest albums.
Absolutely love it


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