"Four Days" as written by Daniel John Vickrey, Ben Mize, Adam Duritz, Charles Gillingham, David Bryson and Matthew Malley....
All I want is something good
It gets harder every time
She is leaving here tonight
Take a breath
Take your time
Spread your wings and rise

Make a mark upon the wall
Paint your face and pass the time
Close your eyes and she ascends
Hold your breath and ease your mind
Forty Thousand times
Time fades into the night

They descend and then they climb
Feathers falling through the night
Have you seen Ohio rise?
It has been four days and nights

All I want is something fine
It gets harder every time
She is sleeping far away
Take a breath
Take your time
Spread your wings and rise
Rise into the black Ohio skies

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"Four Days" as written by Matthew Malley Daniel Vickrey

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  • +1
    General CommentI think this is an underestimated song. This is a really great limbo-love songs. Where you're in love but you can't show it, either because of distance (which is the case here) or some other reason. It's been four days and nights since he's seen this girl or heard from this girl.
    Jag3892on October 15, 2004   Link
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    My InterpretationI'm thinking it's about Neil Armstrong's first mission on Gemini 8. It was four days long, and his homestate is Ohio. Maybe it's me trying to make fit, but their next album was Recovering the Satellites, so he does show an interest in space.
    zapgunneron March 30, 2014   Link
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    General CommentIt's a great song which I feel like is about a long-distance relationship, hence the sleeping so far away. I'm from Ohio though and I'm wondering about the reference there....
    Alice_in_Soundweezeron April 22, 2018   Link
  • 0
    General Commentonly one comment? :O this song is gorgeous.
    angelofthesilenceon January 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti grew up listening to this band. and so many of there songs touch me and i love all of them. but this is really gorgeous and beautiful. its not my total and complete favorite, but i love it. i mean COME ON! "All I want is something good
    It gets harder every time"
    ageismsuckson December 23, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAww this song reminds me of the summer; driving around in my (ex)boyfriends car, having a laugh.
    Counting Crows are an amazing band through and through.
    PoisonDonnaon January 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. its just like meeting someone and feeling strongly for them even though you don't know them well and you can't be with them yet for whatever reason.
    somethingabbeyon February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about Mrs Potter. Along with Kid things Colorblind and Mrs Potters Lullaby
    Tim77on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, he sings a lot about crossing the country in a lot of songs. Have you seen Ohio Rise strikes me...because when i drove back from Cali to NY , I hit Ohio earllyyy in the a.m. and it was the fall and the fog was lifting (ohio rise) and it was Beautiful..I wonder if that's what he is talking about..this song definetly hits a cord with me.four days is what it should take to get from one coast to the other, that's if u do it right (stop and sight see and sleep) unlike me..
    fets57on August 06, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthats true--the ohio rise is in the miami(ohio) valley circa cincinatti. it is a valley and prone to fall fog due to cold clear nights. very astute sir
    fritzrxon October 08, 2010   Link

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