This song contains the band's namesake in the lyrics and reveals the origin. The lyric is:I dreamt I saw you walking up a hillside in the snow
Casting shadows on the winter sky as you stood there
One for Sorrow
Two for Joy
This is a reference to a Mother Goose rhyme which came from an old superstition. It was said that your fortune was dependent upon how many blackbirds you see on your path. This practice was eventually looked upon as silly, as there is another common saying that an action can be "As useless as counting crows."
Alden - College Park, MD