Shallow Days

August And Everything After, 5 minutes

Shallow Days
  • Shallow Days


Counting Crows

Mary Jane says, it's all right
She's just around the corner from the main light
Any day now, it's all right
She's standing on the precipice of big time

And I know I'm a little uptight
I got to go before the sun shines
We're just a couple small people squeezing out a life
We need a little good time

It's not far from here
Mary comes and goes
Drifting through the scenery
Of shallow days below
Now that's everybody knows

You follow trains out of town
And they vanish somewhere under the horizon
Yeah well, I saw Mary Jane drag her shadow
Down the tracks, stare off in the distance

It's not far from here
Mary waves 'Hello'
Smiling though she's sinking
In the shallow days below

Oh no, I can't find a way out of here
Out on the road again
I'm much, much too concerned about Mary Jane

I'm all alone again and
I like what she said but not what it means
She leaves me drowning
Through the shallow days down below

You know I heard a band
Playing waltzes in a grange hall
The sun is sinking lower
People staring, Mary Jane humming softly to herself
And nobody really knows her

Any day now it's all right
She tells herself that this will be the last time
Then Mary Jane pulls her hair back and wonders
What she'll do with all her free time

Not too far from here
Mary turns to go
Smiling while the waltz begins
Dancing down the road

Hey, hey, hey, hey, Mr. Freedom
What are we supposed to think?
'Cause I'm a very tiny person and it worries me

I'm all alone again and
I like what she says but not what it means
She leaves me drowning
In the shallow days way down below

"I'm sorry", she said
"I know it's not the kind of thing you want"
I'm falling, falling down
"I'm sorry", she said
"I know I'm not the kind of girl you want"
We're falling, falling, falling, falling down

Written by Duritz, Adam / Bryson, David / Jones, Martin / Holly, Lydia / Hawkins, Toby
Published by EMI Music Publishing

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