Two Tears

Album: This Charming Life (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • Thirty-eight years after releasing her first album, Joan Armatrading began the '10s with her album This Charming Life, which contains this song of empowerment and self-confidence. In the song, Armatrading cries just two tears for her unworthy lover before realizing it's time to move on. When she does, it's a catharsis, as she sings:

    It's a miracle
    Time just stood still
    So I can watch the frame


    In our interview with Armatrading, she explained: "Sometimes you can cry, cry and cry, but the crying doesn't seem to release anything, doesn't seem to help anything, doesn't move anything on further, you know? And sometimes just a couple of tears can be enough for that release - this is what this song is saying."

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