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 CommentThis is a great song. One of my fave TTWS songs. Glen Phillips is a great songwriter and storyteller. His solo stuff is pretty good too. The lyrics in this are great.

    My interpretation of the song is that it's about a friendship with "benefits." The story is told through the perspective of the guy. The girl always took him for granted. She always kinda felt he would be there. The girl would make it seem like he needed her more than she needed him. "he was crowing for repair" The girl is always looking elsewhere, looking for that person to be with and always overlooking her friend. She goes through a series of dead end relationships that leave her feeling worse than before. She sleeps with various men hoping to get closer to them, hoping that their the one for her, but she never ends up getting any closer to these men, they just use her for sex.

    At some point the girl realizes her friend is the guy she has been lookin for all along, but by that time the friend has moved on. At this point the girl is the one who needs the guy more and now she is the one "crowing for repair." Plus she realizes the whole time she was overlooking her friend she was the one who truly needed him more. Great subtle change in the lyric from he was crowing to "you were crowing" in the end. 90's classic. What happened to this kind of music. That folky kinda of acoustic rock. Not enough of it, if you ask me.
    bakismakion December 06, 2004   Link

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