Tears On Tour

Album: As Days Get Dark (2021)
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  • I cried the day my grandfather no longer knew my face
    I wept by the window when he died
    And when my mother called long distance
    To say her mother passed away
    I blubbered on the bus, I couldn't hide

    I've cried at many broken hearts, I've sobbed in countless drinks
    Over girls with faces I barely now recall
    I balled and I ball on the kitchen floor
    When living was too much
    Pick a room, I've wept in them all

    But I can't tell you why
    Tonight my eyes are dry

    I always cry at musicals
    When loving dreams are sung
    I've stained many books
    Their stories false and true
    I cry and rom-coms, dramedies
    The news and children's films
    The Muppet Movie, Frozen, Frozen 2

    But I can't tell you why
    Tonight my eyes are dry

    What would you call the opposite of a comedian?
    Whatever it is, that's what I wanted to be
    I dreamed of touring the country
    Playing small gigs in intimate venues
    Sitting on stage in a leather wingback armchair
    And telling tales of woe

    The audience would join me in a long collective cry
    We would all weep together as one
    I even planned the merchandise
    A hundred percent cotton souvenir handkerchiefs
    Embroidered with tour dates
    Available in the foyer after the show

    I'm waiting for the waterworks to come
    But I don't feel a thing, I'm just exhausted and numb
    I need some release, I need to make it all real
    A lacrimal Niagra, a dramatic reveal

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