A Long December Lyrics - Counting Crows

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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 leaving
Oh 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
(Na na na, etc. yeah)

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
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I think you should
(Na na na, etc. yeah)

Drove up to Hillside Manor sometime after 2 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 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
(Na na na, etc. yeah)



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just lost my mother | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/23/12

I've just lost my mother (12/13). She had cancer and spent more than a month in the hospital (she entered nov 2nd and was taken to the ICU by the end of november).
I don't know, but this song just fits perfectly with everything. It's been in fact a long december (but also november, and october, when she was diagnosed and started the chemotherapy). Although I can say what was the last thing she told me as she was leaving (I'd say it was when they removed her to the ICU. I was with her, she just waved at me and said everything was gonna be alright, and then she spent the whole time in the ICU sedated until the end), the song just nails it perfectly about the feeling in the hospital, the bad news coming one after another, the time spent in the ICU waiting room to visit her every single day, making small talk with people who were suffering the same thing, the little joys and times of hope when things could get better (but never actually did).
But damn, I can't control my tears when the song says "I can't remember all the times I tried to tell myself To hold on to these moments as they pass", because that's exactly what I was thinking through the whole ordeal. I just wanted to spend all my time with her, and really regreted all the times I couldn't be.
So yes, it's been a long december, and it's gonna be a terrible Christmas.
But it's nice to hear this song. It just feels like someone else knows what you're going through. It doesn't stop the pain, but it eases it a little.

A Long December | Reviewer: Shanna | 7/3/12

My mom was diagnosed with cancer in November of 2010, and my boyfriend found me this song, and told me it made him think of me, Hoping things would get better. The lines 'The smell of hospitals in winter And the feeling that it's all a lot of oysters, but no pearls' makes me think of all the time we spent in the hospital without any luck ever. My mom passed away May 15th of this year. And this has been the hardest year of my life. I want to get a tattoo to represent this song for her and myself. something with a pearl.

A long december | Reviewer: mikey | 9/16/11

this song touches me in a way that bitter sweet, last year on xmas i asked my girl at the time to marry me she said yes we broke up shortly after that and we still are having a rough go we share the most beautiful baby girl a family can ask for and the lyrics "if you think a could be forgivin I wish you would" reaches out to me as well cause i hope my ex can for give me. we been thourgh alot and we have come so far.

A long november, december, etc. | Reviewer: Christina Hoag | 3/22/11

To me the song title makes me think of having a rough year of a lot of things going wrong, be it romantically, financially, car troubles, etc. I can relate because on October 31st, we hit a deer w/our only working vehicle over an hour away from home. The descent into one thing after another going wrong followed us for a long time, until the last fews days. Things are starting to turn around, I think.

what i think | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/5/11

When I hear this song it really makes me think of the past year during august I started talkin to my ex that I didn't for a year an a half and the last time before it I cheated on her an the lyrics if you think I could be forgiven I wish you would came to me but we still had our problems we were together til october an then she left me because we would argue alot an for the second verse drove up hillside manor sometime after 2 a.m just reminds me of how I went to the loony bin at 2 a.m. An I jus talked for a while there an it was depressing because I couldn't show her all the love I was trying to give her then I finally got out an on that day she realized I really did love her but she didn't feel the same because she left me at the end of this december for another man Idk. There's definitely not another song that touches me like this one

a long december | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/28/09

well, this song has been 1 of my favorites since i was about 5. my grandma was the only 1 keeping our family together and this song came out right after she died so it's a very sad song but still it's a very good one

A Long December | Reviewer: Shakeel | 2/10/05

I had almost given up looking for the lyrics for this song by Counting Crows, to be honest I did not even know that this band existed before I heard this song...reading the lyrics alone won't do justice to the song,you have to listen to it to feel the nostalgia it creates



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