This powerful, unsentimental ballad is a track from Some Kind of Trouble, the third studio album from English singer-songwriter and soft rock musician James Blunt.
Blunt views this song as the album's anchor, describing it in press materials as "the summing up of a life." He explained, "there are certain songs along the way that are milestones that define a writer to themselves. 'No Tears' is my milestone on this album."
Blunt told Gibson.com why he's especially proud of this tune from a songwriter's point of view: "Musically, I think it's special. I also like the sense of calm that emanates from the lyrics. For me, the song reflects the fact that I've made mistakes, and I have regrets, but that I take responsibility for those things. 'I've made my bed / So I lie in it / No tears for me.'"
"Cleveland Rocks" was written by an Englishman. Ian Hunter wrote the song after touring America in the late '70s and finding that Cleveland was by far the most receptive city to his brand of Glam Rock.