Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Last Tears

I was on my way to the mechanic this morning and I took with me one of my Christmas gifts from my sister, the new Indigo Girls album, Despite Our Differences. I have always loved their tunes, found them demanding to be sung and celebrated and a great source of comfort and inspiration.

On the second cd, there is a gorgeous acoustic repeat of the last track on the first cd, a true heartbreak ballad complete with pedal steel for emphasis in all the right places. It's called Last Tears and what a beautiful piece it is. Regardless of what you think about the IGs, this song will grip you, because everyone has felt like this at least once. Some of us, probably more than once.

I am really grateful for the love and support and encouragement I've gotten these last couple of weeks, especially from my sister and my good friends. One dear pal, recalling the pain of being similarly abandoned by a friend almost instantaneously, quipped in an email that she "would rather receive a list titled 'Ten Reasons that You Suck and I'm Dumping You'" than be left completely in the dark. Amen to that!

If I hadn't found this song and been struck with how true and beautiful it is, I probably would have shed my last word on this the other day. But give it a listen. We've all lost love, and nothing is so sweet as that moment you know you're finally ready to pull that door shut behind you and walk on. Many thanks to the humor, messages, and other signs of support that helped me do that.

Last Tears

These are the last tears I'm gonna cry for you
My cryin's through, I'm moving on
I don't regret and won't forget
A single thing that we went through
But these are the last tears I'm gonna cry for you

You take things so much easier than I do
And you could live your life without me if you had to
And you believe that in the end it all works out right
And I might
If not for you
And if you ask one which one lives just alone for love
I do

These are the last tears I'm gonna cry for you
My cryin's through, I'm moving on
I don't regret and won't forget
A single thing that we went through
But these are the last tears I'm gonna cry for you


There was a time when all signs pointed to the warm south
The planets all lined up and built a new house
And everything we talked about felt like a prophecy
And when you looked at me they all came true
And if you asked which one wants to go the distance
I do

These are the last tears I'm gonna cry for you
My cryin's through, I'm moving on
I don't regret and won't forget
A single thing that we went through
But these are the last tears I'm gonna cry for you


I'm gonna rack my mind one last time until I cannot think
I'm gonna dip into your memory and take a good stiff drink
And when I'm drunk on the last drop of sadness
About how we went wrong
I'm gonna play this song
Make some coffee black and strong
Give thanks for healing time
And finally make up my mind

These are the last tears I'm gonna cry for you
Baby my cryin's through, I'm moving on
I don't regret and won't forget
A single thing that we went through
But these are the last tears I'm gonna cry for you

2 Comments:

At January 04, 2007 11:19 PM, Anonymous Janice said...

Awesome lyrics ... is it as singalongable as "I Will Survive"? ;-)

I'm off to listen to this one ...

Hugs to you!

 
At January 07, 2007 10:25 AM, Blogger Mando Mama said...

Hey now,
Is ANYthing as singable as "I Will Survive?!" C'mon.

I will NEVER forget how weird it was one day on my way south that I uncharacteristically had the radio on, and as I drove over 270 and past Westerville, that damn song came on the radio. YOU are the DISCO BOMB, baby.

L,
MM

 

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