Counting Crows - A Long December Lyrics




A long December and there's reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can't remember the last thing that you said as you were leavin'
Now the days go by so fast
And it's one more day up in the canyons
And it's one more night in Hollywood
If you think that I could be forgiven...I wish you would
The smell of hospitals in winter
And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
All at once you look across a crowded room
To see the way that light attaches to a girl
And it's one more day up in the canyons
And it's one more night in Hollywood
If you think you might come to California...I think you should
Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
And talked a little while about the year
I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her
And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last
I can't remember all the times I tried to tell my myself
To hold on to these moments as they pass
And it's one more day up in the canyon
And it's one more night in Hollywood
It's been so long since I've seen the ocean...I guess I should





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Counting Crows A Long December Comments
  1. Jarred Doney

    Video v radio

  2. Mark Slaughter

    Maybe next year will be better than this year....the days go by so fast. Mistakes and regrets are memories made I guess.

  3. Grant KENNEY

    It's all a lot of oysters but no pearls!!! Great line in the song!

  4. Marty Moody

    This guy melts the microphone!!!!!

  5. Chris Webber

    Remember when this song came out. Never thought I'd live to 31 hearing this song today. Stuck now in many ways

  6. Casper's Cave

    A Merry Christmas from 1996 🎄🎅🦌🎁👍

  7. Vince Ferri

    Let's hope that 2020 will be better than the last.

    Steve Lutz

    Vince Ferri I have court in January so nope already fucked lmao

  8. tony almeida

    what does monica from Friends is doing here???

  9. Ellie F

    Yes this December is the longest one in my life.
    Too many people I can't hug anymore.
    So much more but this not the venue

  10. Adam Hovey

    Between Christmas and birthdays (So many birthdays), it really has been a long December. And it's only 17 December.

    Will Ritter

    I'd be honored if some Christmas music & 90s fans would take a listen to my acoustic piano & vocal performances of LONG DECEMBER by the Counting Crows and CHESTNUTS ROASTING ON AN OPEN FIRE by Nat King Cole on my YT channel in tribute to the approaching holidays. Live acoustic with no autotune or digital enhancements. Thanks and peace out.

    Adam Hovey

    @Will Ritter I will do so. I actually have a music channel, and I know how hard it is to get people to listen to my music.

    Will Ritter

    thanks a lot for your support Adam!

  11. kieran mccrory

    I come here every December

  12. Robert Allain

    I miss the 90's ... I was young and studly and humble ....

  13. Andria Knobel

    It's been a very long December since my best friend is gone.
    RIP Beth.
    Wish you hadn't felt like ending it was the answer.
    I miss you.

  14. Patricia Allen

    Now another December without my husband and I'm only 55 😰 wish my life would get better!😥🦋🌹

  15. Andryv Sirasaputra81

    This song for remember my dad,.now she flying high in jannah ( paradise )

  16. Jessica Smith

    😔#neverme😞

  17. Kodiakcatdog

    This hits the older you get. Always wishing for a better new year.

  18. Rj Sekerk

    *Maybe this year will be better than the last.*

    EyeCandyAthlete

    I hope so too Rj.

  19. Stephanie White

    It's been a long December, and I do have reason to believe that maybe this year will be better than the last

  20. DR.JONES DR. JONES

    wake me up when its december,1996😀👍

  21. Prairiedog 2

    I wish the tears this song wrenches from me had value, beyond their cost.

    Jessica Smith

    Samesies

  22. Traylarpark12

    Real good band. They are overlooked easily sometimes.

  23. Brian Flynn

    My younger brother bought me this Tape For my 16th birthday . Im 41 now and its been been 25 years since we both started listening to " Counting Crows " , man time flies when ur Livin .
    Love you Kyle Heller !

    Wounder if he will ever see this post ? lol

  24. HEStrecker

    Pod Save America brought me here

  25. R!CHiE G

    Wake me up when December ends.

  26. MonkeyHappy

    MonkeyHappy says it's been a great December and next year will be even better!

  27. Dusty Nathan

    I guess I should. . .

  28. Gloria Manthos

    This album has been the soundtrack for the last 20 years of my life, all the focus and magic I put into everything to propel myself forward played to this tune. And I'm at a crossroads, waiting again. No more music. Not right now. I'm sitting liminal, but thanks for the reminder.

    Steve

    I hope it all works out for you

  29. BarnCatTV

    There was a year in Astoria, what time of a split up I wasn't sure it was temporary at the time, off work in a part-time job at a local pizza place, alone in a 2 bedroom apartment with a bottle of Colt 45. And then this song had to come on the radio

  30. Jonatan Villagran

    dude, its like, what is Monica so depressed about?

    Steve

    Chandler?

  31. amor_de_mi_papá

    Diciembre 1

  32. bizotically_yours83

    Ah ha! So that's who sings this

  33. J J

    December 11,2019

    I miss you.
    It's been almost 22 years and that ache never goes away,I just get better at ignoring it.
    I never thought this would be a Christmas tradition.

  34. Axel'perez.

    December 2k19...
    Only?

  35. Jeremy Stone

    Hey that's Monica from
    " friends"

  36. CST/TV

    been coming back here every year for a few years... i couldn't say how long, but let this be my first official comment. 2019... see you next year.

    Will Ritter

    I'd be honored if some fans of melancholic 90s classics would take a listen to my acoustic piano & vocal performances of LONG DECEMBER by the Counting Crows, ARMS OF AN ANGEL by Sarah McLachlan, and Mmm Mmm Mmm by the CRASH TEST DUMMIES on my YT channel in tribute to 3 great standards of the mid/late 90s era. Live acoustic with no autotune or digital enhancements. Thanks and peace out.

  37. areyou serious

    This year will be better than the last!

  38. Aaltsje Ypeij

    A long December and there's reason to believe
    Maybe this year will be better than the last
    I can't remember the last thing that you said as you were leavin'
    Now the days go by so fast
    And it's one more day up in the canyons
    And it's one more night in Hollywood
    If you think that I could be forgiven I wish you would
    The smell of hospitals in winter
    And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
    All at once you look across a crowded room
    To see the way that light attaches to a girl
    And it's one more day up in the canyons
    And it's one more night in Hollywood
    If you think you might come to California I think you should
    Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
    And talked a little while about the year
    I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
    Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her
    And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe
    Maybe this year will be better than the last
    I can't remember all the times I tried to tell my myself
    To hold on to these moments as they pass
    And it's one more day up in the canyon
    And it's one more night in Hollywood
    It's been so long since I've seen the ocean I guess I should
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

  39. Deku Midoriya

    A long December and there's reason to believe
    Maybe this year will be better than the last
    I can't remember the last thing that you said as you were leavin'
    Now the days go by so fast

    And it's one more day up in the canyons
    And it's one more night in Hollywood
    If you think that I could be forgiven I wish you would

    The smell of hospitals in winter
    And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls
    All at once you look across a crowded room
    To see the way that light attaches to a girl

    And it's one more day up in the canyons
    And it's one more night in Hollywood
    If you think you might come to California I think you should

    Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after two a.m.
    And talked a little while about the year
    I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
    Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her

    And it's been a long December and there's reason to believe
    Maybe this year will be better than the last
    I can't remember all the times I tried to tell my myself
    To hold on to these moments as they pass

    And it's one more day up in the canyon
    And it's one more night in Hollywood
    It's been so long since I've seen the ocean I guess I should

    Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

  40. Babylon FiveOh

    Is that Courtney Cox from Friends TV show?

  41. KHSimages dotcom

    Been listening to this song since Dec. 1996 and it's Dec. 2019 baby! Love it!

  42. Mark Ferring

    Bruh, I was born in the year 2000. I’m here because it’s a good song and a good band.

  43. NPC #1248402984

    I love you tanner. You’re still my best childhood friend. Wendy drive for life.

  44. Doug Smith

    I can't sing for shit but when I did karaoke I sang the hell out of this....

  45. Frecklez Love

    2019 still cry when listening to this song....love it.

  46. annmarie

    guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower,
    Makes you talk a little lower about the things you could not show her

  47. Joseph Wiard

    Wish i could go back in time

  48. Renee Zettek

    My mom died December 6th. She suffered so much and spent so much time in hospitals with both my very I'll parents. When, I heard this song, I truly cried because I had just commented that I hate the smell of hospitals. This song is beautiful and amazing.

  49. Jenny Skolds

    90's music is the best. Makes me think about the old days, can definitely relate to Courtney Cox.

  50. Jeremy Paciorek

    Adam just has a way of writing songs that seem to stick with you your whole life through. Cemented into your memory bank.......reminding you of good times, bad times, and everything in between. Thank you, sir :)

  51. John H

    This time last year I was coming from a deployment in the Middle East, I came back alone without my unit because my contract ended.

    Spent Christmas alone at ft bliss, no family, no brothers, no one called me, (which I deserved it) true aloneness, I can still feel the sad heart of that time, and this songs lyrics

    Nick Hill

    I am sorry.
    I wasn't able to serve but I have nothing but respect for everyone who did and who does.

    Antonius Britannia

    Sorry for your sad times. Thank you for your service. I'd buy you a beer.

    Nick Hill

    @Antonius Britannia
    I'll buy you both a beer. 🍺🍺

    scott mcgrath

    NO ONE deserves it ever

    Nick Hill

    @scott mcgrath
    Sad and your absolutely right.

  52. Brendan Quinn

    This song reminds me of how long December can be.

    Nick Hill

    Yes your absolutely right.

  53. Elijah Gibran

    Newer music doesn't make me "feel," I always seem to find my way back here.

  54. Anna Simpson

    I listen to this song every December and cry

    Nick Hill

    Yes same here and your not alone.

    scott mcgrath

    You are not alone

    Nick Hill

    @scott mcgrath
    Same.
    Maybe this year will be better than the last...

  55. Jennifer Price

    I lay here sick with high blood sugar, fighting to get up to get ready to go to work. The work that keeps a roof over my head. Reading the comments is making me stronger to get up and fight another day in December. Thanks Counting Crows and anyone who wrote something to not make me feel so alone✌

    Nick Hill

    I hope you're feeling better today.

    Jennifer Price

    @Nick Hill thank you ✌

    Nick Hill

    @Jennifer Price
    No problem.
    I hope you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
    It's not easy it seems like most days are a challenge for me .

  56. last first

    This is the most lifeless and depressing shit I've ever heard

  57. Lisa Whit

    Feeling depressed and anxiety tonight. Found this song.... I used to listen to this all the time

    Richard Bosco

    It helps.

  58. Bucket Bucket

    I come here every year at this time.

  59. tolerants231

    I worked with special needs people and one of the guys I used to work with used to like this song. His life wasn't full of hope and he wanted to die often, but when I'd put this song on, I'd look at him and say This Year Will be Better than the Last. It always put a smile on his face.

  60. nick seven

    Yupp....its December again 2019...

  61. Razil Bansale

    now im listening today december 2, 2019 🤘

  62. jason crestik

    It’s going to be a long December

  63. Mark Ferring

    back again this year too

  64. BIG JFlow

    I love hearing this song in December. This One of my favorite songs of all time! 12-1-19

  65. Give Good Face

    Back again. December 2019 I was here!

    *Nostalgia is that ache in ur heart for a place that no longer exists*

  66. Owen Duke

    10 years later, we are about to have the last December of the 2010's, just let that sink in for a moment

    Lisa Whit

    I was thinking about that the other day......

    FnordKyuss

    Time always flows, the 2020s will be over faster than the 2010s.

    Antonius Britannia

    We were promised a space odessy by now. . .

    Adam Greenspan

    maybe this decade will be better than the last

  67. Will Ritter

    I'd be honored if some fans of melancholic 90s classics would take a listen to my acoustic piano & vocal performances of LONG DECEMBER by the Counting Crows, ARMS OF AN ANGEL by Sarah McLachlan, and Mmm Mmm Mmm by the CRASH TEST DUMMIES on my YT channel in tribute to 3 great standards of the mid/late 90s era. Live acoustic with no autotune or digital enhancements. Thanks and peace out.

  68. Jenny Mac

    December 1st. Had to put this great jam on.

  69. Kungphu Chiken

    december we meet again

  70. David Donnell

    I come to these songs and read the comments so i don't feel alone in my nostalgia, it helps

  71. Trev Mahoney

    On my Station AltQuality FM

  72. Ebi Udang

    Right on 1st december 2019

    Justin Bradford

    9 December 2019 here. See you again this time next year! ;)

    Nick Hill

    @Justin Bradford
    Yes I'll be looking for your comment.
    I hope you and your family and friends have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Ilona Cieślukowska

    Oczywiście że Yes...

    Davies Simbayi

    @George Bailey 14/12/19♥️♥️♥️♥️

    Rj Sekerk

    Dec 15. Almost over. I'm optimistically doubtful.

  73. Jack Anoff_88

    Natural beauty Courtney Cox

    Lisa Whit

    I knew that was her! I was wondering if that was her...

  74. Herb Palmer Jr

    Every year in dec I watch this video to remember the year valentustour.com/lobsterguy

  75. saint r

    I really cant tell you what songs were playing during that month or that year.. the whole time line is simply blank and erased from my memories

    I do remember taking her her thanksgiving meal to the e.r. and feeding her...... i never cried but that night i could not holded it in
    It was like my emotions had to be shown

    She died around 2 am....life has never been the same
    I cant tell you how long ago it was.. my brain is blank

    I can only see the brown casket on the lawn and everyone around
    I cant tell you who was there.... its all a blank memory of pain

  76. Alfred Aranda

    It's Thanksgiving 2019... Here thinking ... The words of this song give me pause .. All the little things I remember which made all that much difference as the years pass by just thinking...

  77. Scarlet Jester

    Ridiculously deep song. I love you .

  78. scott mcgrath

    RIP WIFE DAD TELL CINDY I LOVE HER AND YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT I LOVE AND MISS You TOO HOLIDAYS ARE THE WORST WITHOUT YOU .MY WIFE and Dad. I am struggling to keep it together. I am losing this battle I am scared

    Living Christ Framework

    Scott, I am sorry for your losses & I hope you feel HOPE again to feel less scared & to start winning your battles.

  79. Geronimo's Silva's

    listen in 1996

  80. mama mia papa pia

    I miss her...

  81. The Blood Of Ogun #AlphaBlack #B1

    I'm gonna put a bullet through my friggen brain listening to this

    Chris Muenster

    Maybe not the music for you??

    Prairiedog 2

    When I do, which I will, it's likely to be to this.

    jason matthes

    Its been a long 2019 for me... still there is reason to believe this next year may be better

    Lisa Whit

    @jason matthes maybe

  82. Tracie Natalie

    Every Christmas time I wish I wouldn't be an addict, every one for 20 years. I ask God. Even Santa... I listen to this song and feel a little better... Annie begins? Thats my other favorite song by these guys. I love that song ( if thats even tbe name )

    Hans Javis

    Dont know you, but know that Im rooting for you. Ive got my own shit, but all that keeps me going is knowing that this all will pass at one point.

    We'll make it buddy.

    Lisa Whit

    Just quit. It's not easy but it's worth it. I used be an addict and I'm glad I quit. Yes I miss that feeling the drug gave me, but I don't miss the bullshit I went through and the money I wasted..... Just try ..... You have to want it....

    Hans Javis

    @Lisa Whit Exactly. You have to want it.

    Know that you're not alone and that your struggle is shared by many.

  83. Kara A

    Adam picked me out at a CC concert and signaled after the show to come meet him. So I did. Hugged him. Gave him my number. Went home because I had just started a new job and had to get sleep. Got a call at 2am and it was Adam. He wanted me to come "hang out" at his hotel. Lol. I was so naive to give my number but I just wanted to be friends. After I told him I had to get some sleep the conversation died. Ironically my husband looks almost exactly like Adam in his younger years.

  84. Ghost tribe

    Keep going...🍁

  85. Marc Robson

    Maybe this year...⛄

  86. Cooldude Awesome

    Suprised to see cortney cox

  87. Martin Quesada

    I first listened to this track as a 16yr old in 1996.They say when you're a teenager, your brain develops a lot neural connections making everything you experience a lot more vivid, intense and alive. Thanks to Counting Crows! Their music made being a teen in 90's infinitely awesome.

    Prairiedog 2

    Didn't hurt they had a better grasp on the zeitgeist than ANYONE.☺

  88. ONNIE TALONE

    its gonna be a bitterly cold December! 2019 in my part of the word,

  89. Syn Blackblade

    I remember on mtv that this was one of the songs that was playing and it really kept me going despite the hardships of HS... and today I remember all the good ol days that me and my friends would just play magic the gathering and play early snes games and it seems that life was just too easy until responsibility hits you hard...

  90. JT Jones

    Great song always listen 2 it around this time of year love u and miss u💋

  91. loki

    That feeling that it's all a lot of
    oysters and no pearls

  92. Marcus Mizerak

    I'm currently in end stage heart failure at 36. Probably my last December...

    Nita G

    Sorry to hear that, my heart goes out to you. We just lost of neighbor, a couple of hours ago, due to Cervical Cancer. Please know that people still care and are empathetic.

    Kara A

    Have you made your peace with God? None of us know if we have tomorrow. We all need to be ready. You're in my prayers. Jesus 💗's you, Marcus!

    Prairiedog 2

    I had a conversation with a LV bartender going through congenital heart failure as I sat there...a (then) meth addict and alcoholic. I would trade my time, many of us reading you would. I'm sorry for your burden.

  93. Mike Gentry

    Adam hooked with Courtney Cox And Jennifer Anniston in their prime which proves, if you can write a song guys you don't ever have to wash your hair.

  94. David Johnstone

    She left Me Dec 7, 07 this song conjures up not only the pain of when she left, but the bittersweet memories she left behind..

  95. Eyvonne Hammonds

    I loved this song even before mom was diagnosed with cancer...

  96. knk4ever83

    November 2019?

  97. Tappedline

    not a sad song but a pick up azz up and more on.....

  98. Edward F. Pignataro IV

    Is this song about suicide?

  99. fingersmcgee

    this song is a measure of depression ,, if u like it and listen to all or most of it your probably at least slightly depressed