Been waiting
To find
You could've been happier
Given the time

If he'd make up his mind
You'd give yourself to anybody
Who would cross that line

[Chorus]
And it was never question
He was crowing for repair
You'd give him love and affection
But you couldn't keep him there

Get over regrets
While you were sleeping with the angels
He was under the bed
And the more skin

That you shed
The more that the air in your throat will linger
When you call him your friend

[Chorus]

Staring at a cold little hand
Reading fault lines
Of a shell of a man
You were waiting for a word from above

Wouldn't you know it
No answer ever did come

And it was never question
You were crowing for repair
You'd give him love and affection
But you couldn't keep him there


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Crowing Lyrics as written by Glen Phillips Dean Dinning

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    General CommentThe bandmember who wrote these lyrics must know something about Addiction and Codependency. As a therapist i've actually used this song in a codependency group i do.

    It perfectly describes how codependents search out people they feel they can help "it was never a question, he was crowing for repair".

    AS the relationship progresses so does the addiction, codependency and resulting resentment, "While you were sleeping with the angels
    He was under the bed
    And the more skin
    That you shed
    The more that the air in your throat will linger
    When you call him your friend"

    and finally, most important of all for my group is the awareness that she too needs help, "And it was never question
    You were crowing for repair..."
    liverdudeon June 25, 2003   Link

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