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Round Here

For other uses, see Round Here (disambiguation).

"Round Here"
August and Everything After
Released 1994
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock
Length 5:24
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Adam Duritz, David Bryson, Dan Jewett, Chris Roldan, Dave Janusko
Producer T-Bone Burnett
Counting Crows singles chronology

"Mr. Jones"
(1993)
"Round Here"
(1994)
"Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)"
(1994)

"Round Here" was released in 1994 from Geffen Records as the second single from the Counting Crows' debut album, August and Everything After (1993).

The song's origin pre-dates the formation of Counting Crows, when the band's future frontman Adam Duritz wrote the song with The Himalayans members Dan Jewett, Chris Roldan and Dave Janusko.[1]

The Counting Crows version (by far the more well-known recording) is a slow and mellow, if emotional, folk rock song. The original by the Himalayans is done in a more "pure" rock style—somewhat harder and faster, with prominent electric guitar and bass parts. In a tradition that has manifested in several Counting Crows songs, the two versions of this song feature somewhat different lyrics. Various live recordings of the song also feature significantly altered lyrics.

Track listing

  1. "Round Here" - 5:32
  2. "Ghost Train" - 4:01
  3. "The Ghost in You" (Previously Unreleased)

Australia Single[2]

  1. "Round Here"(LP Version) - 5:28
  2. "Rain King"(Live) - 5:12
  3. "The Ghost in You"(Live) - 3:30

UK Single [3]

  1. "Round Here"(LP Version) - 5:28
  2. "Ghost Train"(LP Version) - 4:01
  3. "The Ghost In You"(Live and previously unreleased) - 3:30

Meaning

Duritz explained on VH1 Storytellers the meaning to the song:

In a concert in Amsterdam for "This Desert Life", on October 17, 1999,[4] Duritz adds

Charts

Chart (1994) Peak
Position
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart 70
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 31
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 9
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 7
MusicMaximum Hot 50 2
MusicMaximum Modern Rock 35 1

Pop culture

Lyrics from the song are referenced by punk band The Gaslight Anthem in their song "High Lonesome" from the album The '59 Sound.

Dustin Kensrue of the band Thrice has covered the song live.[5]

Panic! at the Disco have covered this song live many times.[6]

David Ford occasionally plays this live.[7]

Josh Ramsay of the band Marianas Trench (band) has sampled this song live.[8]

The Band Northstar reference the last verse in the live acoustic version of their song "The Pornographers Daughter" it can be seen on YouTube. Google "Northstar Acoustic Pornographers Daughter".

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