Sunday, October 10, 2010

Solomon Burke: When You Feel Like Crying

Solomon Burke's music has given me a lot of comfort since I discovered it through the movie "Dirty Dancing."

When I feel like crying I sing along with this song instead.  You never really die, if you make people sing instead of cry.  RIP




When your baby leaves you all alone
And nobody calls you on the phone
Ah, don't you feel like crying?
Don't you feel like crying?
Well here I am my honey
Oh, come on you cry to me.

When you're all alone in your lonely room
And there's nothing but the smell of her perfume
Ah don't you feel like crying
Don't you feel like crying?
Ah don't you feel like crying?
Come on, come on cry to me.

Well nothing could be sadder
Than a glass of wine, all alone
Loneliness, loneliness, it's such a waste of time
Oh-oh yeah

You don't ever have to walk alone, oh you see
Oh come on, take my hand and baby won't you walk with me?
Oh ya

When you're waiting for a voice to come
In the night and there is no one
Ah don't you feel like crying? (cry to me)
Don't you feel like crying? (cry to me)
Ah don't you feel like a-ca-ca-cra-co-cra-co-cra-cra, (cry to me)
Cra-co-cra-co-cra-cra crying? (cry to me)
Ah don't you feel like a-cra-co-cra-co-cra-cra,
Cra-co-cra-co-cra-cra crying?...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Professor Longhair did an excellent Zydeco version of this song. Thank you for reminding me about it; it might be time for a Columbus Day music appreciation hour.

moriah said...

Thanks for the introduction to Professor Longhair and Zydeco. He's going up on my next post.

Mini tribute to Solomon Burke.