Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Counting Crows Lyric Study

We here at are big Counting Crows fans. There is a variety of reasons for this, but all in all, they are just good. Good musicians, good lyrics, good live (ask Mike), and good in general.

As a listener to many Crows' songs over the years I have noticed some patterns in the songwriting, more of themes that carry through their songs. I suspect this common with other bands, and instead of finding it distasteful with CC, I think it actually is pretty cool- themes tie the music together.

So, here is a basic count of some of the more frequently used words by Counting Crows (Adam Duritz) over their four studio albums:

Rain: 28 times
America: 23 times
Girl: 58 times
Sleep: 51 times

What does this tell us... that if you're gay man, live in Russia, enjoy sunny days, and hardly ever sleep that the Crows' don't like you? Maybe.... but I still think you should give them a listen. On that note... release another album soon please. Next study: Hanson.


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