"Carriage" as written by Daniel John Vickrey, Adam Duritz, Matthew Malley, David Bryson, Charles Gillingham, Ben G Mize and David A Immergluck....
If anything it should have been a better thing,
From underneath you
Staring at the ceiling
It's another world of chocolate bars
And baseball cards and it hides
Inside of all this tension that I'm feeling
But it's all inside of you
And it's all inside of you

Surprise, Surprise
I miss your hair, you miss my eyes
And this solitude is my confidence eroding
So We slide inside of someone's mouth
And someone's eyes until
There's a sound of something intimate exploding.
But it's all inside of you
It's all inside of you.

I wish that I'd had anesthetized and sterilized and then
I wouldn't have this evidence congealing
Surprise, surprise
Another pair of lips and eyes
And that's the consequence from actually feeling.
But it's all inside of you
It's all inside of you

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"Carriage" as written by Adam Fredric Duritz David Lynn Bryson

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    General CommentHey everyone. I just want to say that this song is great. It's so beautiful. The Crows have made yet another masterpeice. When I first listened to this song, I fell in love with it right away. The way the trumpet is and the tune go perfect together. This song reminds me of me an my B/F. He's really sweet and we bought this CD together. I'm not too sure what the song itself means, but I know it has a probably bittersweet meaning.
    I love this song!!!
    Love you all! ~*~Tessa~*~
    Flychick773on July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentword for word.. this is it..."This song is about how you go from being the most important person in someone's life one day to being utterly meaningless on another day. That's the weirdest thing about splitting up with people: It's not that you love each other but you can't deal with being together; it's like, how do you go from being the person they made love to, to this sterile position outside of that? I tried to write about the perils of actually caring for other people, because they come and they go, and that leaves you with yet another new hole. Specifically, it's about an ex-girlfriend who got pregnant when we slept together long after we had broken up. She got pregnant and we decided to keep it even though we were still split up. Later, she had a miscarriage, and the song examines our lives in the wake of that." Why did you include a solo trumpet on this track? "I got the idea from an Elvis Costello album called Punch The Clock. There's a song called 'Shipbuilding' on there, and he had Chet Baker play trumpet on it. It was this ghostly thing -- beautiful, sad. I wanted something like that, something that was like somebody crying. I couldn't think of any other instrument that did that as well. One of my house mates, Andre Carter, played the trumpet, which kills me."

    catchxfireon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite song on hard candy. its beautiful.
    sexysoccerchicon August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentActually, Adam said it was about a one night stand he had with one of his ex's. It resulted in her becoming pregnant. They decided to keep the baby but not stay together. She wound up having a miscarriage and this is about how sad, and relieved he felt, and how guilty he felt for being relieved. It is an absolutly beautiful, haunting, and touching song.
    colormegrayon April 28, 2003   Link
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    General Commentisnt that what he said?
    sambo28on April 15, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it's so somber and relaxing. i think "consequence of actually feeling" sums up the meaning perfectly
    fallonmarie813on October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentInteresting that the song is named carriage.

    Anyway, the chocolate bars and baseball cards appear to refer to a child, directly, a son.

    This song is very pretty and sad and a marvelous collection of sex and its reprecussions and the reprecussions of those.
    blueoftheskyon February 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentheartbreaking.
    flipsiide 96on June 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentheartbreaking.
    flipsiide 96on June 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI kind of feel like an idiot for not seeing all the allusions to a child and such. I'm not sure what I thought this song was about, but I don't think it was that. But it makes the song mean so much more, and it really is heartbreaking. But it reaffirms why I respect the Counting Crows so much. How many people can write about such an emotional experience, let alone be so candid as to explain it? Amazing, as always, CC.
    sammmmanthajon February 13, 2008   Link

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