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Mr. Jones
Counting Crows Lyrics


Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la
Mmm
Uh huh

I was down at the New Amsterdam
Staring at this yellow-haired girl
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation
With a black-haired flamenco dancer
You know she dances while his father plays guitar
She's suddenly beautiful
And we all want something beautiful
Man, I wish I was beautiful

So come dance the silence down through the morning
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la, yeah
Uh huh, yeah

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 wanna be someone who believes
Yeah

Mr. Jones and me
Tell each other fairy tales
And we stare at the beautiful women
She's looking at you
Ah, no, no, she's looking at me
Smilin' in the bright lights
Coming through in stereo
When everybody loves you
You can never be lonely

Well, I'm gon' paint my picture
Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
All of the beautiful colors are very, very meaningful
Yeah, well, you know 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
Yeah, we 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
Said I'm never gonna be lonely

I wanna be a lion
Yeah, everybody wanna pass as cats
We all wanna be big, big stars
Yeah, but we got different reasons for that
Believe in me
'Cause I don't believe in anything
And I wanna be someone to believe, to believe, to believe
Yeah

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 wanna be Bob Dylan
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
When everybody loves you, ah 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 wanna be big stars
But we don't know why, and we don't know how
But when everybody loves me
I wanna be just about as happy as I can be
Mr. Jones and me
We're gonna be big stars

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Adam Fredric Duritz, Ben G Mize, Charles Thomas Gillingham, Daniel John Vickrey, David Lynn Bryson, Matthew Mark Malley, Steve Bowman

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Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la
Hmm, uh-huh

I was down at the New Amsterdam
Staring at this yellow-haired girl
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation
With a black-haired flamenco dancer
You know, 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
Sha-la-la-la-la-la-la-la, yeah
Uh-huh, yeah
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 wanna be someone who believes
Yeah




Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
And we stare 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

Well, Imma paint my picture
Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
All of the beautiful colors are very, very meaningful
Yeah, well, you know, 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
Yeah, we 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'll never be lonely

I'll never be lonely
'Cause I'm never gonna be lonely

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I wanna be a lion
Eh, everybody wants to pass as cats
We all wanna be big big stars, yeah, but
We've got different reasons for that
Believe in me 'cause I don't believe in anything
And I, I wanna be someone
To believe, to believe, to believe, yeah

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 wanna be Bob Dylan
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
When everybody loves you, oh, 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 wanna see me
Staring right back at me
We all wanna be big stars
But we don't know why and we don't know how
But when everybody loves me
I'll be just about as happy as I could be
Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars



Tactical Ultimatum

Timestamped Jacket Commentary


0:00 Jacket nearly on.
0:39 Jacket on
0:57 Jacket starts coming off
1:05 Puts jacket back on
1:28 Starts coming off
1:34 Half off
1:38 Back on
1:46 Coming off
1:53 Back on

2:01 Coming off again
2:14 Off both shoulders
2:17 On one shoulder
2:28 Onish?
2:34 Tassles obscure all
2:50 Debatable. Maybe on?
3:21 Coming off
3:25 He's definitely taking it off
3:29 Never mind maybe not
3:46 Comes off then he puts it back on
3:53 For sure this time
3:55 Never mind its back on
4:04 Yessss....4:06 ...............
4:16 One arm nearly out!
4:18 Andddd its back on
4:26 I suppose its on



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ladygirl99

I was 16 when this came out I used to love this song 90s teens had all the hits. Brought back so many memories 😊❤

Infinite Inspiration

Nice one 👍 👌 👏 😀

Chris Lindsay

Heyy didn't it though? I miss the 90s with all my heart and soul. Rip to the loved ones who aren't here today.

Phuck Ewe

Prob bummed you

Phuck Ewe

Did loads of bumming in the 90s to this song

Sam Mclaren

I was about 5 years away from being born when this came out. Thanks to my mom, this is the type of music I listen to 😂

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AA-VFX

once I've used to dance to this song in club every weekend! Parting without cellular phones and social media... Only music!

josh'sgoinham

"cellular phones" damn Grampa you must be old

Joel Garcia

@firmansyah zamrulian Good p poll

maryjane4778

Gin and juice

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