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Counting Crows — Einstein On The Beach
Album: Fims About Ghosts
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Released: 2003
Length: 3:49
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Albert's always sincere, he's a sensitive type,
His intentions are clear, he wanna be well-liked,
If everything is nothing, then are we anything?
Is it better to be better than to be anything?
And Albert's vision is blooming uncontrolled,
All his wings are slowly sinking,
The world begins to disappear,
The worst things come from inside here,
All the king's men reappear,
For an eggman, fallin' off the wall,
Who'll never be together again.

Einstein's down on the beach staring into the sand,
'Cause everything he believes in is shattered,
What you fear in the night in the day comes to call anyway,
We all get burned as,
One more sun comes sliding down the sky,
One more shadow leans against the wall,
The world begins to disappear,
The worst things come from inside here,
And all the king's men reappear,
For an eggman, fallin' off the wall,
Who'll never be together again.
Albert's waiting in the sun on a field American,
For the cause of some inflated form of hit and run.

One more sun comes sliding down the sky,
One more shadow leans against the wall,
The world begins to disappear,
The worst things come from inside here
And all the king's men reappear
For an eggman, fallin' off the wall
Who'll never be together again.

Albert's fallen on the sun,
Cracked his head wide open,
The world begins to disappear,
The worst things come from inside here,
And all the king's men reappear,
For an eggman, fallin, fallin,
The world begins to disappear,
The worst things come from inside here,
And all the king's men reappear,
For an eggman, fallin' off the wall,
Who'll never be together again.

No never be together again,
No no never, never, never again, uh huh,
What you fear in the night in the day comes to call anyway.
Never, never, never again.
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 jelgator wrote:
Everyone!  To the PSD button!  Now!
 
Thanks, but I need to bash this crappy band once more. 
The American equivalent of Barenaked Ladies, but somehow worse.
Play the real E on the B, specifically Spaceship, dangit.
I still like it.
Unlikable melody, worse lyrics. Vocals?  Ugh.
 ppopp wrote:
This singer sounds like an annoying yappy dog.
 
Now there's a coincidence.
 ppopp wrote:
This singer sounds like an annoying yappy dog.
 You really had to go and insult a dog?

This singer sounds like an annoying yappy dog.
Fims About Ghosts? Mysteries surely do abound. What is a "fim?" 
 jdpinball wrote:
Dr-ice wrote:
Why, Why, Why, after such a wonderful song.
IT could be worse....Hootie & the Blowfish for example
 
Weren't they essentially the same band anyhow?  I guess it just seemed like it back then.
 jelgator wrote:
Everyone!  To the PSD button!  Now!
 
No, thanks.  Happy right here.
Everyone!  To the PSD button!  Now!
siandbeth wrote:
I like the jolt you get from going from Radiohead to Counting Crows - makes me say "zoinks!" and feel like Shaggy for a minute.
I like the jolt you get from going from Radiohead to Counting Crows - makes me say "zoinks!" and feel like Shaggy for a minute.
This may be my favorite song ever. How can anyone hate it? It's so upbeat! Piano fills! Organs!
counting crows blow
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
sometimes this guy sounds like a younger, somewhat higher pitched Van Morrison.
I knew I'd find that comment somewhere amongst all the segue complaints.
This segue from radiohead to counting crows was in did evidence of the eclectic mix. It cant all ease one into the other, you have to change tempo and theme eventually. :chillpill: :music:
It is a strange mix but I love both these artists so its ok with me...onwards!
Whoa a counting crows song with energy.
mikecrawler77 wrote:
One artist that I wish was suicidal! YUCKO Puke-O
I couldn't agree more.
Haha, looks like Bill took the comments to heart and made you guys eat it up again ;) (--those saying ixnay to a radiohead -> counting crows transition) I kid, I kid. Honestly I think it's a nice change. Bravo.
Me likes me sum Counting Crowses! :bananajam:
kilroyjoe3 wrote:
Such early talent. Such early creativity. Such early promise.... Automated, packaged, shipped and delivered to us as this. :flamed: Pave paradise and put up a parking lot indeed.
Long time listener, first time poster... Just had to point out that this is actually early Counting Crows, but previously was only found on this album, put out in '94: https://www.amazon.com/DGC-Rarities-Vol-Various-Artists/dp/B000003TB4 I loved this song and it fit in perfectly with the alterna-rock of the era, it just wasn't like the other Crows of the time.
physicsgenius wrote:
You must be under 10 years old then, since it was the only thing on the radio for about 6 months in the mid 90s. I don't really like Counting Crows that much, but I do kind of like this song for no real reason.
brokemusician wrote:
I know why you like this song. . . because you are an idiot!
Well, I love the counting crows and I am not an idiot! But then hopefully you were speaking specifically about physicsgenius/knucklehead. Then all is forgiven. :clap:
One artist that I wish was suicidal! YUCKO Puke-O
Kerly wrote:
Whohoooo, Counting Crows on the air. Nice :D Yeah, not my favorite CC song either, but still, nice to have them here.
:whisper: 'The worst things come from inside here' :ask: but easy on the ear :music:
Icky. This song hurts my head :beat:
Torture.
physicsgenius wrote:
You must be under 10 years old then, since it was the only thing on the radio for about 6 months in the mid 90s. I don't really like Counting Crows that much, but I do kind of like this song for no real reason.
I know why you like this song. . . because you are an idiot!
Drivel.
Painful transition from Radiohead's sublime "Lucky". uck.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Never heard this track before. Never need to hear it ever again. Counting Cookie Cutters.
You must be under 10 years old then, since it was the only thing on the radio for about 6 months in the mid 90s. I don't really like Counting Crows that much, but I do kind of like this song for no real reason.
Never heard this track before. Never need to hear it ever again. Counting Cookie Cutters.
Such early talent. Such early creativity. Such early promise.... Automated, packaged, shipped and delivered to us as this. :flamed: Pave paradise and put up a parking lot indeed.
A stick of gum after a meal is good for your teeth! Woo! wondertoofar wrote:
Following up Radiohead with this is like finishing of a gourmet meal with a stick of bubblegum!
wondertoofar wrote:
Following up Radiohead with this is like finishing of a gourmet meal with a stick of bubblegum!
:yes:
wondertoofar wrote:
Following up Radiohead with this is like finishing of a gourmet meal with a stick of bubblegum!
Very well said.
Following up Radiohead with this is like finishing of a gourmet meal with a stick of bubblegum!
The first two CC albums were fantatstic. Both of them a big part of my life in the early to mid nineties. But they have lost the plot on the last couple. This is so obviously filler for a Greatest Hits package. Urrgh.......
UltraNurd wrote:
If you don't want contrast with Radiohead, just put all of your Radiohead songs on infinite loop...
It's not a contrast. It's irritating music on top of irritating music. Not all of us are Radiohead (retch!) fans.
Dr-ice wrote:
Why, Why, Why, after such a wonderful song.
IT could be worse....Hootie & the Blowfish for example
Sorry, just can't like the Counting Crows. This entire set today is putting me to sleep. Time to change channels.
noooooo Oscar
Is there a player that can mute RP until the song is over? Could it create a black-list of songs to always mute?
sometimes this guy sounds like a younger, somewhat higher pitched Van Morrison.
Why, Why, Why, after such a wonderful song.
Whohoooo, Counting Crows on the air. Nice :D Yeah, not my favorite song either, but still, nice to have them here.
UGHHHHHHH no more PLEASE....overplayed for too long...can't be redeemed.
Nuance wrote:
Almost a crime to follow the beauty of Lucky by Radiohead to this unadulterated crap. Maybe its a yin/yang thing?
yeah, it was quite jolting. I don't think I have ever said this before, but that was a bad seque, Bill
egad...
TheLoneIguana wrote:
..and the one-two punch of Radiohead and this is downright painful. :arghhh:
If you don't want contrast with Radiohead, just put all of your Radiohead songs on infinite loop...
..and the one-two punch of Radiohead and this is downright painful. :arghhh:
Almost a crime to follow the beauty of Lucky by Radiohead to this unadulterated crap. Maybe its a yin/yang thing?
mrselfdestruct wrote:
This guy has just annoyed me more and more as the years go by.
I have to agree. He was annoying when they first released this song, and the fact that it has been overplayed just makes it worse. Enough!
This was an awesome CD at the time and still holds up pretty well. Nirvana, Sonic Youth, Weezer, Teenage Fanclub, That Dog, Beck, Counting Crows, The Sundays Amazing to think that all of these incredible artists were signed to the same record label. Would have liked to have seen a DGC Rarities, Vol. 2! :-( I wonder whatever happened to it??
Nay.
Bhardesty wrote:
Counting Crows is a fantastic live band and there is nothing "usual" about them. Listen to alternate versions of Round Here. They smolder sometimes.
I actually quite liked this band... but I bought their live album and I can't make out any tunes... it all seems to merge into one tuneless song. Maybe I need to listen more but anyways... I was suprised by your "fanastic live band" comment
Wow, I remember when this song came out I thought it was great, ran out and bought "August and Everything After" and was so dissapointed it wasn't on it. =<
This guy has just annoyed me more and more as the years go by.
Johray63 wrote:
It's got little more in common with Phillip Glass' opera than its title!
I, for one, would much rather hear Philip.
Counting Crows is a fantastic live band and there is nothing "usual" about them. Listen to alternate versions of Round Here. They smolder sometimes.
TheLoneIguana wrote:
I just want to beat this guy over the head with a piece of heavy mining equipment everytime I hear him sing.
I'll hold him down for you.... :twisted:
I can't help it, these guys are infectious.... but do all their lyrics have to reference other artists? (Isn't he referring to the Eggman from I Am the Walrus? Or am I hearing wrong? I wanna be like Bob Dylan!) It's understandable why they're so reviled here -- kind of like Young Rascals meet Spin Doctors, probably too "pop" oriented for all you Serious Rock Afficianados out there. But I like a little Pop with my Rock sometimes. Fizzes in your mouth, you know? :jump:
TheLoneIguana wrote:
I just want to beat this guy over the head with a piece of heavy mining equipment everytime I hear him sing.
Oh dear. That is just terrible. Want some help?
bobringer wrote:
It's not his voice that I hate so much... it's the fact that every single song sounds like someone sat in front of protools, selected menu item "Tools". Then selected sub menu item "Generate Generic Pop Song". I don't mind pop, I really don't. But, it should at least bring something unique/fun/different to the table. Counting Crows do none of that.
Well put.
TheLoneIguana wrote:
I just want to beat this guy over the head with a piece of heavy mining equipment everytime I hear him sing.
It's not his voice that I hate so much... it's the fact that every single song sounds like someone sat in front of protools, selected menu item "Tools". Then selected sub menu item "Generate Generic Pop Song". I don't mind pop, I really don't. But, it should at least bring something unique/fun/different to the table. Counting Crows do none of that.
I just want to beat this guy over the head with a piece of heavy mining equipment everytime I hear him sing.
Worst... band... ever...
No way... I disagree with the nay-sayers (especially the puker... :butt:). This band has it. Commercial? Only because they're great did they get so much play time. Varied tunes, and great lyrics. They rock and they roll and they serenade and they play the blues. More Counting Crows... lots more!!! Counting Crows... August And Everything After... Recovering The Satellites... shoot, think I'll download "Goodnight Elisabeth" and the rest of the CD to my iTunes right now. atticus P.S. Sorry for that display of tasteless and rude behavior.
stump wrote:
What's next....Hootie?
I hope so :) I like this song too!
I've never understood why this band has been able to make it this long - and now its on RP! This is the definition of Pop Fluff :puke:
Are we there yet?
What's next....Hootie? :(
kapp wrote:
Great song froma good band! Also can't believe all the hate for CC! Come on...feel the love!
Hear hear! If they be commercial, I don't care... catchy and lovely and why not? :hug:
CCs never did anything for me, but this track is quite enjoyable.
Great song froma good band! Also can't believe all the hate for CC! Come on...feel the love!
Poor ol' Adam Duritz ... if he sings a sad song he's a "whiner" and yet when he sings a happy song he's still reviled. Can't catch a break. :wink:
Make it even rarer...
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
I love RP, I really do, but this is junk.
I understand what your saying, Platypus, and I alway try to be positive. So I'll just say that I heartily agree with Dave over here!
Not my favorite CC song but it's up there. I wouldn't mind hearing more from them.
wow. didnt expect all the negative comments. i've always enjoyed this one.
I love RP, I really do, but this is junk. Mute. :puke:
Great upbeat song. Not typical at all for the Crows at the time which is probably the reason it didn't make it on August. Just alot of fun to hear. Thanks RP :sunny.gif:
Originally Posted by Max: Sure I saw somewhere that Adam wasn't happy that this ever saw the light of day.
I don't doubt it. HIs voice sucks even more than usual on this song.
It's got little more in common with Phillip Glass' opera than its title!
I love this song! It\'s from the doc rareties CD. A slew of artists on one CD. This is the best song on it. IMHO
Sure I saw somewhere that Adam wasn\'t happy that this ever saw the light of day.
Nice track that is rarely heard elsewhere. Could RP be any more addictive?