Counting Crows - Mr Jones Intro (Am) (F) (Dm) (G) (Am) (F) (G) Sha la la la la la la uh huh 1st Verse (Am) (F) I was down at the New Amsterdam (Dm) (G) Staring at this yellow-haired girl (Am) (F) Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation (G) With this black-haired flamenco dancer (Am) (F) She dances while his father plays guitar. (Dm) (G) She's suddenly beautiful (Am) (F) We all want something beautiful (G) I wish I was beautiful (Am) (F) So come dance this silence down through the morning (Dm) (G) (Am) (F) (G) Sha la la la la la la la yeah uh huh (Am) (F) Cut up, Maria (Dm) (G) Show me some of them Spanish dances (Am) (F) (G) Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones (Am) (F) Believe in me. (Dm) (G) Help me believe in anything (Am) (F) (G) 'Cause I want to be someone who believes Chorus (C) (F) (G) Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales (C) (F) Stare at the beautiful women (G) She's looking at you Ah, no no she's looking at me (C) (F) (G) Smiling in the bright lights, coming through in stereo (C) (F) (G) When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely 2nd Verse (Am) (F) I will paint my picture. (Dm) (G) Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray (Am) (F) (G) All of the beautiful colors are very, very meaningful (Am) (F) Gray is my favorite color (Dm) (G) I felt so symbolic yesterday (Am) (F) (G) If I knew Picasso I would buy myself a gray guitar and play 2nd Chorus (C) (F) (G) Mr. Jones and me look into the future (C) (F) Stare at the beautiful women (G) She's looking at you. uh I don't think so, she's looking at me (C) (F) (G) Standing in the spotlight I bought myself a gray guitar (C) (F) (G) When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely Bridge (Am) (F) I will never be lonely (Am) (G) I will never gonna be lonely (Am) (F) I want to be a lion. Everybody wants to pass as cats (Am) (G) We All want to be big, big stars, but we got different reasons for that (Am) (F) Believe in me because I don't believe in anything (Am) (G) And I want to be someone to believe, to believe, to believe 3rd Chorus (C) (F) (G) Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio (C) (F) Yeah we stare at the beautiful women (G) She's perfect for you, man, there's got to be somebody for me (C) (F) I want to be Bob Dylan (G) Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky (C) (F) (G) When everybody loves you, son, that's just about as funky as you can be Last Chorus (C) (F) (G) Mr. Jones and me staring at the video (C) (F) (G) When I look at the television, I want to see me staring right back at me (C) (F) (G) We all want to be big stars, but we don't know why, and we don't know how (C) (F) (G) But when everybody loves me, I'm going to be just about as happy as I can be (C) (F) (G) Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Chords Am F Dm G C E|--0-----1-----1-----3-----0-- B|--1-----1-----3-----3-----1-- G|--2-----2-----2-----0-----0-- D|--2-----3-----0-----0-----2-- A|--0-----3-----------2-----3-- E|--------1-----------3--------
About Mr. Jones (Counting Crows song) : "Mr. Jones" was released in December 1993 as the lead single and third track from their debut album . It was the band's first radio hit and has been described as a "breakout" single . "Mr. Jones" debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on February 19, 1994 . On May 14, 1994, the song reached its peak US chart position at Recovering the Satellites' success coincided with Kurt Cobain's death . Adam Duritz, the lead vocalist and principal songwriter, said the events took a toll on Duritz . "Catapult", the first track of Recovering Satellite, is the first songwriter . It was released in 1993. It was released as part of album August and Everything After. The genre is alternative rock jangle pop. The track was release in 1993. It is related to the album(s) - August and Everything After. The track has an affiliation to the band(s) - Counting Crows.
About Counting Crows : Adam Duritz (lead vocals), David Bryson (rhythm guitar), Charlie Gillingham (keyboards), Dan Vickrey (lead guitar), David Immerglück (guit Counting Crows gained popularity following the release of its debut album, August and Everything After (1993) The band received two Grammy Awards nominations in 1994 . The band name derives from One for Sorrow, a British divination nursery rhyme . Adam Duritz heard the rhyme in the film Signs of Life, which starred Mary-Louise Parker . Counting Crows The group has many notable artists like Adam Duritz,David Bryson,Charlie Gillingham,Dan Vickrey,David Immerglück,Jim Bogios,Millard Powers. Their music is influenced by genres - alternative rock roots rock pop rock jangle pop.
About August and Everything After : August and Everything After is the debut studio album by American Rock band Counting Crows . The album was produced by T Bone Burnett and featured the founding members of the band . Four singles were released from the album, the highest charting of which was "Mr. Jones", which peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 2 on several genre-specific Billboard charts . The album itself has gone multi-platinum in several countries . The album cover depicts handwritten lyrics to a song called "August and Everything After" It was not until over a decade that it was played as part of one of their live concerts . It had a contribution from notable artists like Steve Bowman,David Bryson,Adam Duritz,Charlie Gillingham,Matt Malley. It had an affiliation to bands - August and Everything After,Counting Crows. Its music is influenced by genres - alternative rock.