Mr. Jones, by Counting Crows

Mr. Jones

Counting Crows
Chords used in this song: Am, C, Dm, F, G
Am
C
Dm
F
G
[Intro]
Am  F  Dm  G
       Am        F   G     
Sha la la la la la la
        G
uh huh...


[Verse]
Am                 F        Dm
I was down at the New Amsterdam staring
       G
at this yellow-haired girl
    Am                      F
Mr. Jones strikes up a conversation
          G            G
with this black-haired flamenco dancer
Am                   F                     Dm
She dances while his father plays guitar.
               G
She's suddenly beautiful
   Am                 F         G
We all want something beautiful,
                    G
I wish I was beautiful


[Verse]
        Am                 F
So come dance this silence down through the morning
Dm             G             Am
   Sha la la la la la la la  yeah
F          G  G
  uh huh...
Am        F      Dm
  Cut up, Maria! Show me some
       G
of them Spanish dances
Am          F              G           G
  Pass me a bottle, Mr. Jones
Am           F  Dm
  Believe in me.
                G
Help me believe in anything
       Am           F             G         G
'Cause I want to be someone who believes


[Chorus]
C    F             G                 G
Mr. Jones and me tell each other fairy tales
C                   F
 Stare at the beautiful women
       G                G
"She's looking at you. Ah, no, no, she's looking at me."

C             F             G                  G
Smiling in the bright lights, coming through in stereo
     C               F       G                 G
When everybody loves you, you can never be lonely


[Verse]
Am           F      Dm
I will paint my picture.
             G
Paint myself in blue and red and black and gray
Am                  F      
  All of the beautiful colors are very,
     G          G
very meaningful
           Am                      F
(you know) Gray is my favorite color
 Dm        G           
I felt so symbolic yesterday
Am            F      G
  If I knew Picasso I would buy myself
  G
a gray guitar and play


[Chorus]
C    F            G                G
Mr. Jones and me look into the future
C                   F
 Stare at the beautiful women
       G
"She's looking at you.
G
Uh, I don't think so. She's looking at me."
C           F        G                 G
Standing in the spotlight I bought myself a gray guitar
     C               F      G            G        Am
When everybody loves me, I will never be lonely


[Bridge]
     Am         F
I will never be lonely
  Dm            G
I will never be lonely


[Verse]
Am           
  I want to be a lion.
F
Everybody wants to pass as cats
Am                     
  We All want to be big, big stars,
    G
but we got different reasons for that.
Am                
  Believe in me because
  F
I don't believe in anything
    Am                      G
And I want to be someone to believe, to believe, to believe.


[Chorus]
C   F             G                       G
Mr. Jones and me stumbling through the barrio
        C                  F
Yeah we stare at the beautiful women
       G                    G
"She's perfect for you, man, there's got to be somebody for me."
C             F
 I want to be Bob Dylan
   G                           G
Mr. Jones wishes he was someone just a little more funky
     C                  F            G
When everybody loves you, son,
                     G
that's just about as funky as you can be.


[Chorus]
C    F                G               G
 Mr. Jones and me staring at the video
 C                  F      
When I look at the television,
      G
I want to see me staring right back at me.
C                F          G
We all want to be big stars, but we don't know why,
G
and we don't know how.
   C               F      
But when everybody loves me,
    G                         G
I'm going to be just about as happy as I can be.
C   F           G
Mr. Jones and me, we're gonna be big stars