Murder of One

The title of the Counting Crows song from their breakout album, August & Everything Aftermakes much more sense with the lyrics when you realize that a “murder” is the collective noun for a group of crows.

This means that Dumbo the Flying Elephant realizes his ability to fly thanks to an awkwardly stereotyped murder of crows singing what is, by far, the best song in Dumbo.

Not all collective nouns are as cool as a murder of crows.

Also, lyrics in this live version that mashes up “Murder of One” with “Doris Day” include:

There are jaguars in Mexico.

This is true.

Author: Josh Witten

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