When A Grown Man Cries

Album: Soul Of Ferguson (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Backed by his band the Deacons of Soul, soul singer Brian Owens challenges the idea that a man isn't supposed to cry or show vulnerability. The lyrics recall moments of joy, like watching his children grow, and moments of sadness, like losing his father. He notes: "When a grown man cries, he may not even have tears. But that doesn't mean he's not crying. The vulnerability of those moments can show a man's true strength. It can be hard to be a man, to be a father and raise children, be a husband and be responsible for others. I want this song to give men permission to say it isn’t always easy - and that's OK."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Shaun Morgan of Seether

Shaun Morgan of SeetherSongwriter Interviews

Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.

Artis the Spoonman

Artis the SpoonmanSong Writing

Even before Soundgarden wrote a song about him, Artis was the most famous spoon player of all time. So why has he always been broke?

Randy Newman

Randy NewmanSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.

Harry Shearer

Harry ShearerSongwriter Interviews

Harry is Derek Smalls in Spinal Tap, Mark Shubb in The Folksmen, and Mr. Burns on The Simpsons.

Church Lyrics

Church LyricsMusic Quiz

Here is the church, here is the steeple - see if you can identify these lyrics that reference church.

Billy Gould of Faith No More

Billy Gould of Faith No MoreSongwriter Interviews

Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.