30 Days, 30 Songs: Day 21 – The song played most often on your iPod

Me, right before looking at my iTunes, “please don’t be something stupid.”

It’s not. With 295 plays, it’s “Goodnight Elisabeth” by Counting Crows because of course it is. I’ll post a video and the lyrics because it’s one of the best songs ever. Yes, my imaginary boyfriend, Adam Duritz, adds lyrics and changes lyrics in live shows, but below are the official lyrics.

I was wasted in the afternoon waiting on a train
I woke up in pieces and Elisabeth had disappeared again
I wish you were inside of me
I hope that you’re ok
I hope you’re resting quietly
I just wanted to say

Goodnight Elisabeth

We couldn’t all be cowboys
So some of us are clowns
And some of us are dancers on the midway
We roam from town to town
I hope that everybody can find a little flame
Me, I say my prayers,
Then I just light myself on fire
And I walk out on the wire once again
And I say

Goodnight Elisabeth

I will wait for you in Baton Rouge
I’ll miss you down in New Orleans
I’ll wait for you while she slips in something comfortable
And I’ll miss you when I’m slipping in between
If you wrap yourself in daffodils
I will wrap myself in pain
And if you’re the queen of California
Baby I am the king of the rain
And I say

Goodnight Elisabeth

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