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Counting Crows — Time And Time Again
Album: August and Everything After
Avg rating:
5.7

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Total ratings: 845









Released: 1993
Length: 5:07
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I wanted so badly,
Somebody other than me,
Staring back at me,
But you were gone, gone, gone.

I wanted to see you walking backwards,
And get the sensation of you coming home,
I wanted to see you walking away from me,
Without the sensation of you leaving me alone.

Time and time again,
Time and time again,
Time and time again,
I can't please myself.

I wanted the ocean to cover over me,
I wanna sink slowly without getting wet,
Maybe someday I won't be so lonely,
And I'll walk on water every chance I get.

Time and time again,
Time and time again,
Time and time again,
I can't please myself.

So when are you coming home, sweet Angel?
You leaving me alone? all alone?
Well, well if I'm drowning darling,
You'll come down this way on your own.

I wish I was travelling on a freeway,
Beneath this graveyard western sky,
Gonna set fire to this city,
And out into the desert,
Yeah we're gonna ride.

Time and time again,
Time and time again,
Time and time and time again,
I can't please myself.

I can't please myself, and I,
I can't please nobody else and time again,
Time and time again,
Time and time and time and time again,
I can't please myself, no, no, no, no.
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I think this album needs to be put in the Smithsonian or on another space probe heading to other worlds. Classic as classic gets from the 90's. 
I've heard better caterwauling.
Counting Crows.  Probably the only time I wish RP played more Bob Dylan. 
 meatmike wrote:

And comments by ace-marc, get rid of them too...
 

Bill, Let's make a Deal!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
whiner rock
like nails on chalkboard
gimmicky and affected
yes, I rated it sucko-barfo
 
The scale should include 11 - "Better than Beatles" (although Beethoven scores higher)
And it should include 0 - "Crappier than Counting Crows"
One man's opinion:

Adam Duritz sings with a total absence of macho self-consciousness.
his  voice is pure passion with all the vulnerability therein.

I believe my decades of negative reaction to his vocals came from my own insecurities.

Finally gave this song a good listen for the first time and now I have come to appreciate Counting Crows.

The title of the 1973 Led Zeppelin documentary sums it up: The Song Remains the Same
I get the mental picture of a gamekeeper's fence with the dead crows hanging from it. Caw...
Stones Clones
whiner rock
like nails on chalkboard
gimmicky and affected
yes, I rated it sucko-barfo
 kretinburger wrote:
Would like to give it a One but not good enough.
 
How about a BIG FAT Zero?
Hideous.
Would like to give it a One but not good enough.
Their record company were feeling hugely charitable when they signed this band.
Horribly whiny. Please make it stop.
The sound of my heartbreak, to this day.
 ace-marc wrote:
Absolutely Horrible!
Bill, put this band out to pasture.
Along with John Cougar and the Cranberries to keep them company.
 
And comments by ace-marc, get rid of them too...
Pathetic.
Alexa, stop. Please.
I really tried to like County Crows but it's not working for me.  Same with John Mellencamp.  Something about them that doesn't do it for me.  
Sorry.. I really love this track and all the Crows
Absolutely Horrible!
Bill, put this band out to pasture.
Along with John Cougar and the Cranberries to keep them company.
Totally awesome.  Maybe it's the time, or even the girl?  Time and time again.  As for the Crows...used to be my favorite band.  Something happened after Hard Candy.  They got lazy or uninspired or something.  Out of favor now, but this album is a great one.
 hayduke2 wrote:
they stink they rot they smell they're putrid they're gross they suck they're pathetic and icky too
 
Please, we don't need to hear about your gonads.
Adam Duritz does indeed have a polarising voice... very nasal and with a distinct whine. I see why people really hate it, but I have an odd early 90s soft spot for Counting Crows, and kind of enjoy how overblown his vocal style is!
Radio Paradise is super awesome! 
And Counting Crows is super lame.
So what we got here is oil and water.
 MathewWinsor wrote:
God this guy is the worst singer I've ever heard... Always has been... always will be. Please no more torture for us!!!!!!!!!{#Razz}
 

I really like them, but at the same time I can totally understand how you feel.  His voice has a very distinct sound that you either love or hate.
Gross.
The whiniest shit I’ve heard in a long time.
Another interesting example of what I call the music herd review.  This album was generally praised when it was released.  Praise I agree with, BTW.  Since then, the album has become continually worse, because the herd has decided (some years ago) that the band (and/or frontman suck)
seriously...please stop with this band. Blecccchhhh.
I just can't get beyond his whiney voice.
 
Haven't listened to this album for a decade or more and this isn't one of the tracks that I've heard in that time. I don't mind this one bit. Great track from a time when people were, perhaps, overly earnest, but in a way that it's possible to feel nostalgia for... occasionally.
 Proclivities wrote:
scared
"Gracious, where is that dreadful screeching coming from?"

 
Hahahahahahah Perfect. Although I might ask about that dreadful mewling.
scared
"Gracious, where is that dreadful screeching coming from?"
Sucko barfo.
 jbuhl wrote:

Stop doing that and listen to the song.

 
Listened...Still sucks.
Please stop.
I like the Crows, but this, meh ...
horrible
STOP THAT!
What caused the 12 year hiatus?...;-)

WonderLizard
(2,755.46 mi. due east of Paradise)
Posted: Jan 15, 2015 - 18:36
 

 AuralSects wrote:
One of the best albums of whatever decade this was. T-Bone Burnett produced.
  
Um, the '90s, and I agree. Terrific album.

ZugZug
(Alameda, NM)
Posted: Jul 02, 2003 - 08:40
 

Love the Crows but not this one 
 volnomad wrote:
Nails on a chalk board. Ouch.{#Beat}

 
Stop doing that and listen to the song.
Nails on a chalk board. Ouch.{#Beat}
Can we have the instrumental please? This singer is an ear assault.
This guy has to use some other singing styles just too much the same sound 
 
 hayduke2 wrote:
they stink they rot they smell they're putrid they're gross they suck they're pathetic and icky too

 
...but what do you think of this song?
{#Wink} 
Seriously?  Playing this again when the rating is 5.3? 
they stink they rot they smell they're putrid they're gross they suck they're pathetic and icky too
God this guy is the worst singer I've ever heard... Always has been... always will be. Please no more torture for us!!!!!!!!!{#Razz}
All right Bill Ye got us; ye've had yer laff. Now please take off this infernal WHINGING!!!!!

(A mashup of this guy and Florence and her machine comes to mind .......) 
 ppopp wrote:
Extraordinary how this guy's voice ever made it into the studio. Fingers on the chalkboard.

 
he sounds so phony

{#Music}Very clean segue from The National - Fake Empire to Counting Crows - Time And Time Again


Extraordinary how this guy's voice ever made it into the studio. Fingers on the chalkboard.
The 1st cousin to the Dave Matthews Band, both of which seem to enjoy expressing Chaos Theory via musical expression.  I do not share their enthusiasm in doing so.
 ruby2sday67 wrote:
Something Blows? Yeah, it's Counting Crows!
It's like putting a cheese grater to my ears everytime I hear this horrible song. Why is this group popular? :??: There may be a cool song with great lyrics underneath all that catter-walling, but I'll never know 'cause I just can't stand that guy's voice. Ugh!
 

Ha ha.  You said it much better than I ever could have.  Thanks for making me laugh through my misery.
 zerosomething wrote:
Nope Dick I'll give it a 1 you just can't dance to it.
 
Guess you had to watch the film  "They Shoot Horses, Don't they?"
You can dance to anything........if you have to. 
Nope Dick I'll give it a 1 you just can't dance to it.
sounds like he's sharing his misery, no thanks
 AuralSects wrote:
One of the best albums of whatever decade this was. T-Bone Burnett produced.
 
Um, the '90s, and I agree. Terrific album.
Love the Crows but not this one :frustrated:
One of the best albums of whatever decade this was. T-Bone Burnett produced.
originally posted by lbrc: these guys are aweful! :evil: oops- i just got karried away sometimed, i mean to said "awful". ugg! :p
what was i thinking! :p
originally posted by lbrc: these guys are aweful! :evil:
so is your spelling! :lol: ;) but i don't think they are awful at all! :bounce: edited by gypsy222 at 2:46 pm on 5/22/2003
the guy sounds like he\'s mentally deficient or something.
these guys are aweful! :evil: oops- i just got karried away sometimed, i mean to said "awful". ugg! :p edited by lbrc at 12:34 pm on 5/29/2003
:lol: i love it - those last two comments must be what i sound like when i\'m bitching and moaning about Midnight Oil, Moby, et al... :lol:
Something Blows? Yeah, it\'s Counting Crows! It\'s like putting a cheese grater to my ears everytime I hear this horrible song. Why is this group popular? :??: There may be a cool song with great lyrics underneath all that catter-walling, but I\'ll never know \'cause I just can\'t stand that guy\'s voice. Ugh! :frustrated:
ARRRGGGGHHHH!!! Will someone please stop swinging that cat around by it's tail. This man has the WORST voice in the history of music.... he's so.... AAARRRGGG!!! :frustrated: :evil: :frustrated: :evil: :frustrated:
Originally Posted by stone96: It is hard not to like the Counting Crows
yes it is
Coldplay, Prayer Boat, Counting Crows. All before 10:00 AM. Let\'s hope this isn\'t the begining of another Old Sad Bastard (OSB) day at Radio Paradise.
Really like almost everything on this album. Would love to hear Perfect Blue Buildings.
\"So when are you coming home Sweet angel? You leaving me alone? All alone? Well if I\'m drowning darling, you\'ll come down this way on your own I wish I was traveling on a freeway Beneath this graveyard western sky I\'m gonna set fire to this city And out into the desert we\'re gonna ride\" Gets me every time. :)
Originally Posted by omboy: Counting Crows? This band should be called Counting Z's!
heheh. thats kinda what I like about them. extremely laid back and relaxing. beautiful music.
Counting Crows? This band should be called Counting Z\'s!
Wake me when it\'s over!!
I used to not really be into this album, but over the years it has really grown on me. This is such a pretty song, and there\'s something unique about the plaintive vocals (from back before folk-rock whine became \"popular\").
Every song on this album is excellent and most of their other music is too. However, I have to agree that Adam whines a little bit too much on this song but that\'s just his style, like or not. There are some great versions of these songs on the VH1 Storytellers CD.
This guy just always sounds completely exasperated. The tunes aren\'t bad - he\'s just only got one way to sing \'em.
It is hard not to like the Counting Crows
All good - love the Crows