Thursday, August 04, 2005

Adam Begins

Since we're on the topic of Counting Crows narin lang...
(Happy birthday Adam!!! - 08/01)

Gave Ebe a burned copy of Counting Crows' 'Flying Demos' and '2 Meter Sessions' for his birthday last May, and he was really appreciative, I was glad I made that bold move (di naman kasi kami close or anything).

As we talked about Counting Crows I realized that this guy loves the band as much as I do (CC lang naman yung most favorite band ko in the whole wide universe), and we even both loved the song "Anna Begins". He mentioned the site where Adam Duritz, that genius of a songwriter, tells us what the song is about.

Lyrics below (I always sing this as 'Adam Begins'); read Adam's heartbreaking story about Anna here.

Anna Begins - Counting Crows (c) 1993

My friend assures me "it's all or nothing"
I am not worried- I am not overly concerned
My friend implores me "for one time only, make an exception."
I am not worried
Wrap her up in a package of lies
Send her off to a coconut island
I am not worried - I am not overly concerned
with the status of my emotions
"Oh", she says, "you're changing."
But we're always changing
It does not bother me to say this isn't love
Because if you don't want to talk about it then it isn't love
and I guess I'm going to have to live with that
but I'm sure there's something in a shade of gray
or something in between
and I can always change my name if that's what you mean

My friend assures me "it's all or nothing"
But I am not really worried
I am not overly concerned
You try to tell yourself the things you try tell yourself
to makeyourself forget
to make yourself forget
I am not worried
"If it's love" she said,
"then we're gonna have to think about theconsequences"
cause she can't stop shaking
and I can't stop touching her and...

This time when kindness falls like rain
it washes her away
and Anna begins to change her mind
"these seconds when I'm shaking
leave me shuddering for days" she says.
And I'm not ready for this sort of thing

But I'm not gonna break
And I'm not going to worry about it anymore
I'm not gonna bend.
And I'm not gonna break and
I'm not gonna worry about it anymore
It seems like I should say "as long as this is love..."
But it's not all that easy so maybe I should just
snap her up in a butterfly net
Pin her down on a photograph album
I am not worried
I've done this sort of thing before
But then I start to think about the consequences
Because I don't get no sleep in a quiet room and...

This time when kindness falls like rain
it washes me away
and Anna begins change my mind
And every time she sneezes I believe it's love
and oh lord....
I'm not ready for this sort of thing
She's talking in her sleep
it's keeping me awake
And Anna begins to toss and turn
And every word is nonsense but I understand and oh lord
I m not ready for this sort of thing

Her kindness bangs a gong
It's moving me along
and Anna begins to fade away
It's chasing me away
She dissappears
and oh lord I'm not ready for this sort of thing

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