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Hide Your Tears
written by John Hiatt

I don't spend too many days
Thinking about my reckless ways
Broken hearts rhymes of death
Trouble I've brung, pain I've left

All the changes I try to make
Like drowning bubbles in a giant wake
Coughed from the sea onto dry land
Brought to life somehow again

Hide your tears out in plain sight
Hide your tears to catch the light
Show your tears to all your friends
Then go and hide your tears again

Heard a cry through bedroom doors
Crashing dreams off distant shores
Said everything I shouldn't say
Would different matter anyway

The stories I could never tell
Of lives and wives and city bells
They're all wrapped in my arms so dear
Though nothing I have can hold them here


I still fall for it every time
Take the cure on my own dime
Get up, get knocked down again
I ask for five and you give me ten

I broke into the house of love
A dimming light my shadow held
'Til shadows held no light to see
With all of it surrounding me


I don't spend too many days
Thinking about the reckless ways
A man tries to outrun his death
Or a broken heart runs out of breath

Recorded August 21, 2017