Counting Crows - Mr Jones

Counting Crows August and Everything After“Mr. Jones” è la traccia numero 3 di “August and Everything After”, album d’esordio del gruppo “Counting Crows”. Uscito nel 1993, questa canzone è il primo singolo estratto dall’album. I Counting Crows sono un gruppo musicale statunitense formatosi a San Francisco nel 1991. Sono tra i gruppi che ha riportato in auge il rock americano negli anni ‘90. La formazione attuale del gruppo è formata da Adam Duritz(voce, piano), David Bryson(chitarra), Charles Gillingham(tastiera, organo, fisarmonica), Dan Vickrey(chitarra), David Immerglück(chitarra, mandolino), Jim Bogios(batteria) e Millard Powers(basso). L’album “August and Everything After” è stato certificato sette volte disco di platino negli Stati Uniti per aver venduto oltre 7 milioni di copie. Il singolo “Mr Jones” fu un grande successo. La canzone è ispirata al padre di un amico d’infanzia di Adam, il bassista degli Himalayans Marty Jones.

Testo
I was down at the New Amsterdam staring
at this yellow-haired girl
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation with this
black- haired flamenco dancer
She dances while his father plays guitar
She’s suddenly beautiful
We all want something beautiful
man I wish I was beautiful
So come dance this silence down through the morning
Cut up, Maria! Show me some of them Spanish dances
Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
Believe in me
Help me believe in anything
cause I want to be someone who believes

Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
and we st are at the beautiful women
”She’s looking at you. Ah, no, no, she’s looking at me.”
Smiling in the bright lights
Coming through in stereo
When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely

I will paint my picture
Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
All of the beautiful colors are very very meaningful
Gray is my favorite color
I felt so symbolic yesterday
If I knew Picasso
I would buy myself a gray guitar and play

Mr. Jones and me look into the future
Stare at the beautiful women
”She’s looking at you.
, I don’t think so. She’s looking at me.”
Standing in the spotlight
I bought myself a gray guitar
When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely
I will never be lonely
I will never be lonely

I want to be a lion
Everybody wants to pass as cats
We all want to be big big stars, but we all got different
reasons for that
Believe in me because I don’t believe in anything
and I want to be someone to believe

Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio
Yeah we stare at the beautiful women
”She’s perfect for you, Man, there’s got to be
somebody for me.”
I want to be Bob Dylan
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more
funky
When everybody loves you, son, that’s just about as
funky as you can be

Mr. Jones and me staring at the video
when I look at the television, I want to see me staring
right back at me
We all want to be big stars, but we don’t know why
and we don’t know how
But when everybody loves me, I’m going to be just
about as happy as I can be
Mr. Jones and me, we’re gonna be big stars...

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