Round Here

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"Round Here"
Single by Counting Crows
from the album August and Everything After
Released 1994
Format CD single
Genre Alternative rock
Length 5:32
Label Geffen
Writer(s) Steve Bowman, David Bryson, Adam Duritz, Charlie Gillingham, Matt Malley, Dave Janusko, Dan Jewett, Chris Roldan
Producer(s) T-Bone Burnett
Counting Crows singles chronology
"Mr. Jones"
"Round Here"
"Einstein on the Beach (For an Eggman)"

"Round Here" was released in 1994 from Geffen Records as the second single from the Counting Crows' debut album, August and Everything After (1993).

The song's origin pre-dates the formation of Counting Crows, when the band's future frontman Adam Duritz wrote the song with The Himalayans members Dan Jewett, Chris Roldan and Dave Janusko.[1]

The Counting Crows version (by far the more well-known recording) is a slow and mellow, if emotional, folk rock song. The original by the Himalayans is done in a more "pure" rock style—somewhat harder and faster, with prominent electric guitar and bass parts. In a tradition that has manifested in several Counting Crows songs, the two versions of this song feature somewhat different lyrics. Various live recordings of the song also feature significantly altered lyrics.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Round Here" - 5:32
  2. "Ghost Train" - 4:01
  3. "The Ghost in You" (Previously Unreleased)

Australia Single[2]

  1. "Round Here"(LP Version) - 5:28
  2. "Rain King"(Live) - 5:12
  3. "The Ghost in You"(Live) - 3:30

UK Single [3]

  1. "Round Here"(LP Version) - 5:28
  2. "Ghost Train"(LP Version) - 4:01
  3. "The Ghost In You"(Live and previously unreleased) - 3:30


Duritz explained on VH1 Storytellers the meaning to the song:

In a concert in Amsterdam for "This Desert Life", on October 17, 1999,[4] Duritz adds,


Chart (1994) Peak
Australian ARIA Singles Chart[5] 58
Canadian RPM Singles Chart 6
UK Singles Chart[6] 70
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Airplay 31
U.S. Billboard Top 40 Mainstream 9
U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks 7
MusicMaximum Hot 50 2
MusicMaximum Modern Rock 35 1

Pop culture[edit]

Lyrics from the song are referenced by band The Gaslight Anthem in their song "High Lonesome" from the album The '59 Sound.

Dustin Kensrue of the band Thrice has covered the song live.[7]

Panic! at the Disco have covered this song live many times.[8]

David Ford occasionally plays this live.[9]

Josh Ramsay of the band Marianas Trench (band) has sampled this song live.[10]


  1. ^ "Tyrannosaurus Records". 2007-04-12. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  2. ^ "Counting Crows - Round Here (CD) at Discogs". Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  3. ^ "Counting Crows Round Here UK CD single (CD5 / 5") (126076)". Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  4. ^ Adam, Duritz. "Counting Crows - Round Here (Melkweg Amsterdam 17/10/1999)". Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "The ARIA Australian Top 100 Singles Chart – Week Ending 18 Sep 1994". ARIA. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  6. ^ "Official Charts > Counting Crows". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 2016-03-14. 
  7. ^ "dustin kensrue round here (lyrics in description)". YouTube. 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  8. ^ "Panic! at the disco: Round Here". YouTube. 2007-08-29. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  9. ^ "David Ford - Round Here (Counting Crows cover)". YouTube. 2007-12-22. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  10. ^ "Good to You - Marianas Trench Live @ The CNE". YouTube. 2011-09-01. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 

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