God of Ocean Tide

Album: Somewhere Under Wonderland (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • This was the first song written for Somewhere Under Wonderland, Counting Crows first release of original material since 2008's Saturday Nights & Sunday Mornings.
  • Adam Duritz told us it was the first new song that had come to him for a long time. "It comes from about five lines sung into my phone in the back of the bus in the middle of the night somewhere in western Tennessee near the border of Mississippi," he said. "I just happened to wake up in the middle of the night. I was lying there singing this thing to myself, and I thought, 'S--t, I've kind of got a verse here.' I grabbed my phone, put the voice memo on, sang it in there, put it away. Came to it much later, maybe a year later, finished it here."

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