“Mrs. Potters Lullaby” by Counting Crows

I love Counting Crows album, This Desert Life. It’s been one of my go-to favorite albums ever since it came out, in 1999. It has even acted as muse to a novel I’m working on, with the working-title of ‘This Desert Life’. Today we dive in, Top 5 style, to track 2 on the album – “Mrs. Potters Lullaby”.

Do you have a favorite Counting Crows album? What is your favorite track on their album, This Desert Life?

“Mrs. Potters Lullaby” by Counting Crows – from the album, This Desert Life (1999)

“Well, I know I don’t know you,
and you’re probably not what you seem.
Aw, but I’d sure like to find out.
So why don’t you climb down off that movie screen?”

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“Mrs. Potters Lullaby” by Counting Crows
from the album, This Desert Life (1999)
My Top 5 – April 27, 2011

1. “Mrs. Potters Lullaby” will always remind me of Joey Potter (Katie Holmes) from Dawson’s Creek, and for whatever reason Joey and Pacey, and the scene where Pacey paints on the wall “ask me to stay”. I’m sure this is all because a) Mrs. Potter/Joey Potter, and b) I always “shipped” Joey/Pacey, and c) this is how my pop-culture/media-saturated mind works.

2. Two of my favorite lyrics ever (I have an ever growing list – and it’s big) are in this song:

If dreams are like movies,
then memories are films about ghosts.”

and

“There’s a piece of Maria in every song that I sing.”

3. I’ve had a long-standing crush on Adam Duritz, the singer from Counting Crows.

4. “Mrs. Potters Lullaby” also reminds me of any film actor/actress and/or film character I’ve ever had a crush on. The kind of crush that have you going to a movie alone to see them, or sitting at home having yet another re-watch of one of your favorite crush’s movies, just because you wish you could know that person.

“Well, I know I don’t know you,
and you’re probably not what you seem.
Aw, but I’d sure like to find out.
So why don’t you climb down off that movie screen?”

5. In my personal collection of those who write and create art about Los Angeles, in a way that resonates and stays true to the Los Angeles I know (and how I feel about it), Adam Duritz and Counting Crows’ music are definitely included. I have written quite a lot of stories set in Los Angeles with this song, and others from the band, playing as my muse/my story soundtrack.

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