Sometimes We Cry 1


I heard this song today and really like the matter-of-fact-ness of the title.
Yeah, sometimes we cry.
It’s normal.
It’s not that bad.
It’s just something we do.
Sometimes.
And it doesn’t mean we’re depressed
or weird
or crazy.
It just means
sometimes
we cry.
I can almost hear myself repeating this to my daughter someday
when she gets her first scraped knee
or broken heart.

(Ughh, I can’t even imagine)
“It’s okay Annalee,
sometimes we cry.”
 
But only sometimes.
The rest of the time
we smile
and laugh
and try to forget
all the times we cried.
Sometimes we know, sometimes we don’t
Sometimes we give, sometimes we won’t
Sometimes we’re strong, sometimes we’re wrong
Sometimes we cry
Sometimes it’s bad when the going gets tough
When we look in the mirror and we want to give up
Sometimes we don’t even think we’ll try
Sometimes we cry

Well we’re gonna have to sit down and think it right through
If we’re only human what more can we do
The only thing to do is eat humble pie
Sometimes we cry

‘Fore they put me in a jacket, and they take me away
I’m not gonna fake it like Johnnie Ray
Sometimes we live, sometimes we die
Sometimes we cry

Sometimes we can’t see anything straight
Sometimes everybody is on the make
Sometimes it’s lonely on the lost highway
Sometimes we cry, sometimes we cry

Gonna put me in a jacket, and take me away
I’m not gonna fake it like Johnnie Ray
Sometimes we live, sometimes we die
Sometimes we cry, sometimes we cry

Sometimes we live, sometimes we die
Sometimes we cry, sometimes we cry 
*I love how you always remind me to love you, Van*

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