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Counting Crows — Mr. Jones

Year: 1993

Adam Duritz now hates this song. Apparently he\s rejected the song’s aspirations for being famous. And apparently I’ve always interpreted the song differently than he intended.

This came out when I was 13, pretty much the age when everyone starts hating themselves and believing everyone else hates them as well. So I fantasized about being popular, being likeable. I knew literally being famous wouldn’t solve anything, but I just craved being in the spotlight for a hot minute. Mr. Jones wound up being my favorite song for at least twenty-five years.