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Accidentally In Love is the Counting Crows' newest song, commissioned especially for Shrek 2.
Written by Adam Duritz, the song almost never was. Adam was given the first few minutes of Shrek 2, featuring Shrek and Fiona's honeymoon, and asked to write a song to fit it; he almost called them back after a few months to tell the producers he couldn't write it. But then, he said in an interview for VH1 Goes Inside: Shrek, "I had the fortune to write the song between the time I fell in love and when it all started going to hell."*
How much longer will it take to cure this
Well baby I surrender to the
While best known for his melancholy lyrics, Accidentally In Love is an excellent example of Adam Duritz' writing, with a simple, fast, upbeat tune and heartfelt lyrics that can be related to by almost anyone. Accidentally In Love stands out from most Counting Crows songs by giving a feeling of happily accepting what you're given.
Come on, Come on
*paraphrased from watching said episode... I can't remember his exact wording.