Last Tears

Album: Despite Our Differences (2006)
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  • Emily Saliers of the Indigo Girls wrote this. She told us: "Last Tears actually started as 2 different songs, and I put them together to become the chorus and the verse. It's sort of a self-affirming song for someone who's gone through a difficult relationship, possibly a breakup, and comes to the point where it's like, okay, we went through this, I have no regrets at all about it, but I'm not going to cry anymore. It's time to move on. So it sort of takes into account everything that happened before, and then reaching this sort of epiphany where it uses the metaphor of getting drunk on sadness. And then when you've reached that point of sadness, then it's time to make the coffee, and give thanks for time that heals, and believe in moving on. And that's the end of the tears for that.

    I think that people can shift, and things can shift, and we can find perspective, and I believe that pain can be healed. Sometimes it takes longer for others. Just depends on the hold on your heart that someone has, and your own issues that you need to work through." (Check out our interview with Emily Saliers. The official Indigo Girls website is indigogirls.com.)

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