Counting Crows - Rain King Lyrics




When I think of heaven
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers
And all other instruments of faith and sex and God
In the belly of a black-winged bird.
Don't try to feed me
I've been here before
And I deserve a little more
[chorus]
I belong in the service of the Queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been crying and I've been thinking
And I am the Rain King
[verse]
And I said mama, mama, mama, why am I so alone
I can't go outside
I'm scared I might not make it home
I'm alive, I'm alive
But I'm sinking in
If there's anyone at home at your place, darling
Why don't you invite me in?
Don't try to bleed me
I've been there before
And I deserve a little more
[chorus]
I belong in the service of the Queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been lying and I've been sinking
And I am the Rain King
[bridge]
Hey, I only want the same as anyone
Henderson is waiting for the sun
Oh, it seems night endlessly begins and ends
After all the dreaming I come home again
[verse]
When I think of heaven
Deliver me in a black-winged bird
I think of dying
Lay me down in a field of flame and heather
Render up my body into the burning heart of God
In the belly of a black-winged bird
Don't try to bleed me
I've been here before
And I deserve a little more
[chorus]
I belong in the service of the queen
I belong anywhere but in between
She's been dying and I've been drinking
And I am the Rain King





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  1. odinson99m

    "...I belong anywhere but in between..."

  2. ecupaige

    This album was my soundtrack while I was writing my dissertation. Still an amazing album. Saw them in concert with The Rolling Stones in the late 90s and was sad because Adam couldn’t remember the words to his songs.

  3. Tom Shad

    This album is certainly one of the highlights of 90's music, especially this incredible song.

  4. Martin Mendoza

    grandes recuerdos csm!!! con la gentita del cole!! retroceder en el tiempo con estas rolas........ y la seguiré escuchando hoy y siempre hasta el último día d mi vida!! lo dije csm!!!

  5. BlazingOwl

    Czheeeeeeeaaaaaaaaauuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhh?!?!?!?!?

  6. smokey robinson

    I remember listing to this album with my dad all summer long going into my freshmen year of high school. Back then I always thought this was older music. That was 10 years ago and now it is old music. Time is crazy

  7. T Moody

    Maybe the greatest song ever written.

  8. Vicky Mayo

    Was raising kids and working a couple jobs in the '90's. Just listened to the classic rock and southern rock most of the time. A friend of mine bought me this CD in August 2019 at the Goodwill store. I LOVE IT! OBSESSED with this song. I play this CD everytime I get in the car. Better late than never to have discovered this excellent 'album'.

  9. Space Cadet Silver Boots

    Worst band ever

  10. Allen Trey

    Anywhere but in between.

  11. Mikey_Suze Four

    *Rain King*

  12. Zach Bernheisel

    maybe the catchiest song in the world

  13. tri-different-angles

    Always come back to counting crows. Man it's all epic is

  14. James DeGray

    I AM the King of Reigns, and the Rain King. Deal with what you have earned through your lies, or truth whichever you have built yourself of. Remember as you seek you shall find! What you eat you shall be made of, but as you think you shall act, and as you act you do become.

    James DeGray

    Avalon was once, and it shall be again in the service of THE KING!

  15. Läti Latt

    YEEEAHH!

  16. Sirris

    This album is stacked as hell. Its great. This is another good one.

  17. Craig free

    Whos listening in 2019

    henry borges

    Craig free , Me and I’m creeping up on 58 yrs. old. Been a musician all my life and this guy is real, open, honest and tells it like it is. Genious lyrically, just the way he phrases his words can twist the meaning slightly. Reminds me of Justin Firstenfeld of Blue October. No idea how they do it, but so glad they can!!!! Dedicated fan since I heard the opening chords to Mr. Jones!!!!!!!!

    SonicJedi12

    Fuck off

  18. Martina Morin

    ❤👌

  19. cpk333 cpk333

    Good times in the 90s. Going to high school parties and this playing. Getting up the courage to talk to the girl you had a crush on. No texting actual going up and making conversation. Great times!

  20. R A D O N

    17 and I’m at a secret little restaurant underground and that’s where I first heard this song and got hooked on ... that was also 3 days ago

  21. Twalla Robertson

    Even when Anna's losing shes winning. Dont forget that. This isnt her first rodeo friend.

  22. Roger Rabbitz

    You did it, Adam

  23. Dinesh Siwakoti

    Truly a brilliant album top to bottom

  24. ꧁ZyzyChan꧂

    I’m soo young & me and my fam listen 2 this song in the car 24 hours a day! My mom and dad have even been 2 every concert! We truly love their music!💖💖💖

  25. El Pres

    To me this song is beautiful and perfect.

  26. Cobradriver99

    My dad liked this song alot. RIP Dad, June 29, 2019

  27. MrMallard

    This song is fuckin tits

  28. TheZoneRanger

    My mom played this album 247 in the car when I was a kid. She died when I was 17, God I miss her like hell.

  29. Will S



    

    "Rain King" lyrics

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    "Rain King"

    When I think of heaven
    Deliver me in a black-winged bird
    I think of flying down into a sea of pens and feathers
    And all other instruments of faith and sex and God
    In the belly of a black-winged bird.
    Don't try to feed me
    I've been here before
    And I deserve a little more
    [chorus]
    I belong in the service of the Queen
    I belong anywhere but in between
    She's been crying and I've been thinking
    And I am the Rain King
    [verse]
    And I said mama, mama, mama, why am I so alone
    I can't go outside
    I'm scared I might not make it home
    I'm alive, I'm alive
    But I'm sinking in
    If there's anyone at home at your place, darling
    Why don't you invite me in?
    Don't try to bleed me
    I've been there before
    And I deserve a little more
    [chorus]
    I belong in the service of the Queen
    I belong anywhere but in between
    She's been lying and I've been sinking
    And I am the Rain King
    [bridge]
    Hey, I only want the same as anyone
    Henderson is waiting for the sun
    Oh, it seems night endlessly begins and ends
    After all the dreaming I come home again
    [verse]
    When I think of heaven
    Deliver me in a black-winged bird
    I think of dying
    Lay me down in a field of flame and heather
    Render up my body into the burning heart of God
    In the belly of a black-winged bird
    Don't try to bleed me
    I've been here before
    And I deserve a little more
    [chorus]
    I belong in the service of the queen
    I belong anywhere but in between
    She's been dying and I've been drinking
    And I am the Rain King

  30. vaggelis skodrianos

    Producer: "Aw yeah, that was a perfect take!"
    Adam: 4:05
    Producer: "omfg Adam"
    I was a senior in high school 1994 when that came out I play it over and over

  31. A A

    This is my favorite song by them. It is sooooooooo good!
    I used to be in the service of the queen.. no more though lol

  32. Melanie Victor

    I heard a new band on CBSN, "Bear's Den".... They have a really similar sound 🎼🎷🎸

  33. Melissa Baggam

    I wish it were the 90's again

  34. Melissa Baggam

    2019 anyone?

  35. Charliekevinnick

    I love Counting Crows !!!

  36. Edward Bury

    Just started reading "Henderson the Rain King" by Saul Bellow. This song inspired me to read the novel.

  37. Philip Mcclanahan

    King of lleon

  38. geri lennert

    Love this song!

  39. Dawn Mazarati

    Don't try to bleed me...cause I been here before, and I deserve a little more. ❤

  40. Rusihan Ruslan

    How come there’s no music video for this song? Been wondering since the mid 1990s.

  41. Sam Crawford

    """YEAHHHH"".... that last lyric has to be sarcastic

  42. Breanna Garcia

    this song is freaking awesome

  43. Bitchy Rhonda

    Awesome as it was in 1993...💜💜

  44. Charles EJ

    I belong in the service of the Queen!

  45. Angela Marino

    i love this album. i must of listened to it on repeat for 6 mths straight. all songs are loved but prefect blue building and anna begins are my favorite. its like they were able to communicate with my heart and this was what they felt... and Raining in Baltimore still gives me deja vu.

  46. Greg Stone

    This is the best song ever

  47. Dennis Clark

    2018..almost 2019 song even better now

  48. Laurie Nye Oakes

    Makes me miss home.

    Debra Tocco

    Still love you all!!!

  49. TheJarrodtylerband

    Love this band...love this song

  50. Jolly Chan

    Oh! Oh! Rosa

  51. Denise Wong

    I am almost 66 years old, and in all those years of listening to music, 'August and Everything After' is one of the finest albums/CDs I've ever heard. The music is wonderful, and the lyrics are genuine poetry. "Rain King" is one of my very favorite songs on the album.

  52. big POPPA

    Yes i found the song

  53. Mrs Moon

    Taking it way back there

  54. hanpfaall

    August......when some of us re-awaken from sadness to happiness.....

  55. Taz Mariah

    I am the rain king...

  56. Jett 7276

    Extraordinary writting ability, musically/lyrically poetic👍👍 2 thumbs up.

  57. Leevh1958

    Beautiful

  58. JosephTown 1998

    Danny sent me.

  59. ALEZKA ARANCIBIA

    BRUCAAAAAAS❣

  60. James Sudimak

    Producer: "Aw yeah, that was a perfect take!"
    Adam: 4:05
    Producer: "omfg Adam"

  61. Suzanne Bryson

    ♡♡♡

  62. gibbyh65

    yup yup..

  63. Puggirln

    i love this song and im only 9

  64. Joseph Kohler Jr.

    Such a great song..

  65. Mercy Fae

    Saw them play this in concert in Irvine last night. Amazing.

  66. Snailbarf

    I FUCKING LOVE THIS FUCKING SONG SO FUCKING MUCH IT ALMOST MAKES ME WANT TO CUSS.

  67. C M

    Just finished reading Saul Bellow’s novel. I had no idea these were related works of art!

  68. Nick Keleher

    One of the best songs ever to be written!

  69. michelle reed

    this is a great song, counting crows is sooooo slept on

  70. mikefredrck1

    My favorite CC song by far!! ...and I love the CC!

  71. popbottle

    ~curtsy~

  72. Mikey O'

    Favorite Counting Crows song...

  73. Fábio Pötzl

    Muuuuuuuuito bom!
    Sehrrrrrrr gut!!

  74. Victor Pimentel

    This should have had a videoclip!

  75. jennifer hocott

    When I think of heaven, deliver me in a black winged bird, I think of dyin.

  76. Skip Keeley

    Faith has been restored!

  77. jennymay518

    For 4 months l went to work solely because i id hear this song 7 to 12 times during my shift. I think part of the reason i quit was because this song was taken off the work playlist. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    SeattleSundown

    Applebees?

  78. Sean Eric Anderson

    Beautiful song

  79. Chris Corbin

    This song helped me walk away from a bad situation. Ten years later I really walked or rather sailed away and left everything negative behind me. Living contentedly in the usvi despite two cat5 hurricanes.
    f

  80. Kevin Shaughnessy

    😌👍 BRILLIANT

  81. A. Stone Thorn

    So cool that he dropped Aniston!

  82. LOGAN DARKHORSE

    For my UK friends

  83. Blake Schulz

    Yeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

  84. jay Dobovsky

    I am the rain king😞

  85. Darren Pope

    She's been dying
    And I've been drinking...

    Keep Pounding, babygirl. You can beat this. You have to...

  86. Danny Hudson

    scrubs anyone?

    teedeeiss

    Danny - Yup! 1:28 am 5/31/19

  87. william smith

    I miss the 90s they were the best and worst years of my life

    opannefrank

    Shut up.

    cartersx7

    I know exactly what you mean.

    Justin Weatherly

    I feel ya bro!

  88. C Williams

    Every time I am playing this song I find myself thinking about the show scrubs. This is what played when Zach Braff is realizing that he was really a doctor now and he was walking around the hospital with this awesome tune in the background. We have actually had many people request it when I'm with my band playing in the bars. To think that I have heard this song because of the TV is totally different for me and I will definitely be listening to them as long as I can

  89. Alexandria Meilleur

    I like the song.. I started to play it and sing it on my guitar and teared up out of nowhere, weird.. Powerful stuff.. Its crazy how music can do that

  90. II ZODIN II

    I found this song by taking a shower

  91. G -Watch

    Love this song , but the " yeah " he gives at the end of the song is pretty gay , sorry lol.

  92. Dillon August

    I don't know why, but I always cry with this song. Feels so good.

  93. Paul Mc C

    The drumming on this record is exceptional shame that that dude left after one album as they never quite sounded as groovy again.

  94. S Cauley

    When words weren't wasted

  95. Star Care

    I was a senior in high school 1994 when that came out I play it over and over

  96. Robert E Lee

    My soul me and kelly 1993

  97. bobby styles

    This whole album is amazing. Give it another 10 years