Raining in Baltimore
Adam Duritz Lyrics


This circus is falling down on its knees,
The big top is crumbling down,
It's raining in Baltimore fifteen miles east,
Where you should be, no one's around.

I need a phone call,
I need a raincoat,
I need a big love,
I need a phone call.
These train conversations are passing me by,
And I don't have nothing to say,
You get what you pay for,
But I just had no intention of living this way.

I need a phone call,
I need a plane ride,
I need a sunburn,
I need a raincoat.

And I get no answers,
And I don't get no change,
It's raining in Baltimore, baby,
But everything else is the same.

There's things I remember, things I forget,
I miss you, I guess that I should,
Three thousand five hundred miles away,
But what would you change if you could?

I need a phone call,
Maybe I should buy a new car,
I can always hear a freight train,
Baby if I listen real hard,
And I wish, I wish it was a small world,
'Cause I'm lonely for the big towns,
I'd like to hear a little guitar,
I guess it's time to put the top down.

I need a phone call,
I need a raincoat,
I really need a raincoat,
I really, really need a raincoat,
I really, really, really need a raincoat,
I really need a raincoat.

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Jamie Cox

This circus is falling down on its knees
The big top is crumbling down
It's raining in Baltimore fifty miles east
Where you should be, no one's around

I need a phone call
I need a raincoat
I need a big love
I need a phone call

These train conversations are passing me by
And I don't have nothing to say
You get what you pay for
But I just had no intention of living this way

I need a phone call
I need a plane ride
I need a sunburn
I need a raincoat

And I get no answers
And I don't get no change
It's raining in Baltimore, baby
But everything else is the same

There's things I remember and things I forget
I miss you
I guess that I should
Three thousand five hundred miles away
But what would you change if you could?

I need a phone call
Maybe I should buy a new car
I can always hear a freight train
If I listen real hard
And I wish it was a small world
Because I'm lonely for the big towns
I'd like to hear a little guitar
I think it's time to put the top down

I need a phone call
I need a raincoat



Matthew Biggin

"I need a phone call
Maybe I should buy a new car
I can always hear a freight train,
Baby if I listen real hard
And I wish it was a small world
Because I'm lonely for the big towns
I'd like to hear a little guitar
I think it's time to put the top down"

Among my favourite lyrics of all time



michaell1962

When my daughter was in her young teens, we would listen to the record "August And Everything After" whenever we were driving somewhere in the car. We must have listened to it a thousand times. It became our record and we knew every word to every song. Those memories are some of the sweetest memories I'll ever know. My daughter was young & innocent and an all-around perfect child.

I don't speak with my daughter anymore as her addictions have taken over her life & turned her into someone I know longer know. I long for those simple times when we drove all over town and sang along to Counting Crows.

To my Vanessa:

I miss you, I guess that I should
Three thousand five hundred miles away
But what would you change if you could?

I need a phone call
I need a raincoat
I need a big love
I need a phone call

Love you,

Daddy



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defbri13

One of the greatest albums of all time

Danyielle Nast

@Tim Elliott. same💓

Luna DeMort

@Raymond Carlson also part of the soundtrack of my life. Hope all is well.

Luna DeMort

Absolutely

Raymond Carlson

@Scott Spicer Thanks man, it was many years ago now. Music has the magic ability to bring back the way you felt at the time. Even though the album will drag me thru all those old emotions does not diminish how incredible the music is.

Scott Spicer

@Raymond Carlson well said man. That is exactly what kind of record this is. I am sorry you had to go thru that.

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Stephanie Reeves

My daddy was old school Lynyrd the stones Led Zeppelin etc actually love counting crows. My age of music. He died the morning of the first day of spring 2014 as the carried his body away my teen son was playing music in his game room. This song played. Now every time I hear this "I need a phone call" makes me wish for that phone call to heaven to talk to my daddy again!

Jennifer Myre

I understand . . . would love to hear Daddy's voice again . . . I miss him every day of my life.

mebeingU2

Stephanie Reeves, I’m sorry for your loss. Your dad is with you every time you think of him and his spirit.

Harry Cox

CC are a criminally underrated band. This song is pure passion , there is noting better that listening to a singer singing his deepest feelings.  I come from a small town and can relate to this.

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