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Blue morning, Blue morning
Wrapped in strands of fist and bone.
Curiosity, Kitten, doesn't have to mean you're on your own.
Your can look outside your window,
He doesn't have to know.
We can talk a while, baby.
We can take it nice and slow.

All your life is such a shame, shame, shame.
All your love is just a dream, dream, dream.

Well, are you happy where you're sleepin'?
Does he keep you safe and warm?
Does he tell you when you're sorry?
Does he tell you when you're wrong?
I've been watching you for hours.
It's been years since we were born.
We were perfect when we started...
I've been wondering where we've gone.

All your life is such a shame, shame, shame.
All your love is just a dream, dream, dream.

Well, I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow
Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there counting crows.
One for sorrow,
Two for joy,
Three for girls and four for boys,
Five for silver,
Six for gold,
Seven for a secret never to be told.

There's a bird that nests inside you
Sleeping underneath your skin.
Yeah, when you open up your wings to speak
I wish you'd let me in.

All your life is such a shame, shame, shame.
All your love is just a dream, dream, dream.
Open up your eyes
You can see the flames, flames, flames.
Of your wasted life.
You should be ashamed.

Yeah, you don't want to waste your life, baby.
You don't wanna waste your life, now darlin.
You don't wanna waste your life, baby.
You don't wanna waste your life, now darlin.
Oh, you don't wanna waste your life, now babe.
I said you don't wanna waste your life, now darlin.
Oh, you don't wanna waste your life, now baby.
Oh, you don't wanna, you don't wanna waste your life, now darlin.
Change, change, change.
Change.
Change.
Change.

I walk along these hillsides in the summer 'neath the sunshine.
I am feathered by the moonlight falling down on me.

I said I walk along these hillsides in the summer 'neath the sunshine.
I am feathered by the moonlight falling down on me.

I said I will walk along these hillsides in the summer 'neath the sunshine.
I am feathered by the moonlight falling down on me.

I said I will walk along these hillsides in the summer 'neath the sunshine.
I am feathered by the moonlight.

Change, change, change.
Change, change, change.
Yeah.
Change, change, change.
Oh, change, change.
Y-y-y-y-y-yeah.
Change, change, change. (4X)



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    UnregisteredApr 28, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    The title is a play on words. Murder is the collective noun for crows. One crow does not a murder make.
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    highdreamz62Feb 21, 2011 at 1:54 am
    I think she grew up with him. He may still love her, he may have his own life. He's telling her she's unhappy so get out and take what she deserves from life. So...I DID! Thank You Adam. Love you Always, Another Happy Customer!
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    KimberJan 24, 2010 at 3:12 am
    She wakes up sad and angry at her life. Her old lover tries to lure her away and make her realize she doesn't have to waste her life in an unhappy marriage.
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    JetpoweredfrogNov 24, 2009 at 12:14 am
    I suppose thats possible sense the song doesnt delve deeply into who she is, however, it seems to me to be a former lover. "He doesnt have to know" makes me think, shes with someone else that would get mad, if they found out they were talking.
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    faeldritchangelingOct 1, 2008 at 5:42 pm
    I had a thought on who this song was about and I could be totally off base, but it sounds to me like he's singing to his sister.

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