From the recording Goodbye Nashville
Eliza Lynn – vocals and banjo
Hannah Fisher – fiddle and harmony vocals
Sorren Maclean – guitar and harmony vocals
Gordon Maclean – bass
Danny Grant – drums and harmony vocals
A joyful, upbeat song about letting yourself weep :)
For a couple of years, crying was unusually foreign to me and I had a friend basically say these words to me - it's ok to wallow. After the most recent few years where grief has become routine (with my Dad's death, etc), I know that for me it is true, "to wake you must sleep, to smile you must weep."
Cry, honey, cry...
You said with a smile,
“It’s ok to wallow.
Drop your head low and let it all go.
I’ll stand here and cheer while you give way to sorrow.
Cry, honey, cry.
Cause your brave and solemn face
Has kept your pain in place
And they don’t give out a prize
For the driest eyes.”
Cry, honey cry
Don’t ask yourself why
To wake, you must sleep
To smile, you must weep
Well not a tear came, though you held me near
I struggled away, dueling with my fear
The strength I could not find, in the kindness of your eyes
To cry in plain sight
But you turned your head away
Mine fell into my hands
And I felt a rush give way
As I heard you say