Association through song is very powerful and these songs about crying are no exception. If you like music and have ever listened to a crying song during a heartbreak, sadness, grief or some other emotional time in your life, you probably remember that song well. Communicating feelings through a song is powerful and sometimes therapeutic.
Roy Orbison had an awesome tenor voice and sang the song "Crying" with such passion, it became a big hit. How many people have listened to Roy and related to these words with tears?
You wished me well, you couldn't tell that I've been crying over you, crying over you and you said "so long" left me standing all alone, alone and crying, crying, crying, crying, it's hard to understand.
A great, passionate song by Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, "The Tracks of My Tears" was a huge Motown hit.
People say I'm the life of the party, because I tell a joke or two.
Although I might be laughing loud and hearty, deep inside I'm blue.
So take a good look at my face you'll see my smile looks out of place, if you look closer it's east to trace, the tracks of my tears,
I need you, need you.
Another great song that anyone with a broken heart could relate to, 96 Tears by Question Mark & The Mysterians.
Too many teardrops for one heart to be crying,
Too many teardrops for one heart to carry on.
You're way on top now, since you left me,
you're always laughing, way down at me,
but watch out now, I'm gonna get there,
We'll be together for just a little while,
and then I'm gonna out you, way down here,
and you'll start crying, 96 tears,
I have heard Eric Clapton's beautiful ballad "Tears in Heaven" at more funerals than any other song. Eric bore this song out of his own deep grief over the death of his four year old son, Conner, after he fell out of a high rise apartment window. Sometimes you can only sing it the way you feel it.
Would you know my name, if I saw you in heaven?
Will it be the same, if I saw you in heaven?
I must be strong, and carry on,
cause I know I don't belong, here in heaven.
An all time hit of Janis Joplin, "Cry Baby." No one could ever sing this moving song from the gut, like Janis.
You can go all around the world, trying to find something to do with your life, baby.
When you only gotta do one thing well, you only gotta do one thing well to make it in this life, babe.
You got a woman waiting for you there, all you ever gotta do is be a good man one time to one woman, and that'll be the end of the road, babe.
I know you got more tears to share, babe,
so come on, come on, come on, come on, come on,
and cry, cry baby, cry baby, cry baby.
Now let's all grab a tissue and have a good cry!
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