Sometimes I Cry

Album: Traveller (2015)

Songfacts®:

  • Chris Stapleton closes his Traveller album with this bluesy song. He penned the tune with Clint Ingersoll (Lee Ann Womack's "He Oughta Know That by Now," Randy Rogers Band's "One More Goodbye").

    Stapleton recalled: "Clint and I wrote it in the old EMI writer rooms on 16th Avenue. They were sort of windowless institutional squares, but a majority of my early Nashville songwriting took place there. They've since been torn down in the name of progress. I think they're building condos there. It was the same building where I met my wife and witnessed a record being made for the first time. A Guy Clark record called The Dark. Now, when I play this song, I'm reminded of that building and those memories.
  • The song was written on a mandolin. Stapleton said: "At the time I had a bit of an obsession with the instrument. I couldn't play it (still can't), but I loved writing songs on it."

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