A Murder of One
|"A Murder of One"|
|Single by Counting Crows|
|from the album August and Everything After|
|Songwriter(s)||Steve Bowman, David Bryson, Adam Duritz, Charlie Gillingham, Matt Malley|
|Counting Crows singles chronology|
Frontman Adam Duritz explained the song's meaning as follows:
"I can remember being eight years old and having infinite possibilities. But life ends up being so much less than we thought it would be when we were kids, with relationships that are so empty and stupid and brutal. If you don't find a way to break the chain and change in some way, then you wind up, as the rhyme goes: a murder of one, for sorrow." Murder is a term used to refer to a group of crows. The band's name, Counting Crows, and a line from this song are both references to an English divination rhyme.
- "Rolling Stone Article -June 30, 1994". monmouth.com. June 30, 1994. Archived from the original on February 24, 2008. Retrieved February 18, 2019.