Album: Begin To Hope (2006)
  • Lady sing the blues so well
    As if she mean it
    As if it's hell down here
    In the smoke-filled world
    Where the jokes are cold, they don't laugh at jokes
    They laugh at tragedies

    Corner street societies
    But they believe her
    They never leave her while she sings
    She make them feel safe

    She says, 'I can sing this song so blue
    That you will cry in spite of you
    Little wet tears on your baby's shoulder
    Little wet tears on your baby's shoulder

    And I have walked these streets so long
    There ain't nothin' right, there ain't nothin' wrong
    But the little wet tears on my baby's shoulder
    Little wet tears on my baby's shoulder.'

    Lady lights a cigarette, puffs away, no regrets
    Takes a look around, no regrets, no regrets
    Stretches out like branches of a poplar tree
    Says, 'I am free;' sings so soft as if she'll break

    Says, 'I can sing this song so blue
    That you will cry in spite of you
    Little wet tears on your baby's shoulder
    Little wet tears on your baby's shoulder

    And I have walked these streets so long
    There ain't nothin' right, nothin' wrong
    But the little wet tears on my baby's shoulder
    Little wet tears on my baby's shoulder
    But on this stage I've learned to fly
    Learned to sing and learned to cry
    Little wet tears on my baby's shoulder
    Little wet tears on my baby's shoulder

    But now it's time to say goodbye
    Some might laugh, but I will surely cry
    Little wet tears on my baby's shoulder
    Little wet tears on my baby's shoulder.'

    Lady lights a cigarette
    Puffs away
    And winter comes
    And she
    Forgets Writer/s: REGINA SPEKTOR
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Olivia from Chicago, IlI love this song its so pretty but so sad.
  • Br!tt@ny from Florissant, Moi am obsessed with regina spektor! nice facts! whoaa..
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