When a Man Cries

Planting trees with Dad
Planting apple trees with my dad, who inspired certain lines in this song.

I’m freaking out in the best way possible. I have a song on Spotify! And Apple Music, and most other places you can stream or download songs.

Of course, I’m also freaking out with the rest of the world as we go through this global pandemic. I process life through writing songs, so I’m going to keep writing.

I wrote When a Man Cries because I noticed that people in my life, including myself but especially men, often apologize for crying. One of my favourite places to be is on the receiving end of someone opening up and sharing something that makes them teary-eyed. It’s rare to see another person like that, especially men. When tears come, it feels like I get a glimpse into something that’s usually hidden away.

Whether it’s a song we wrote in our bedroom or something that makes us cry, here’s to sharing things we used to hide. In these strange times, may we really see those around us and take care of each other.

When a Man Cries

At a funeral
Or the father of the bride
When his team wins the big one
Or the birth of his child
I’ve only seen it happen
A couple of times
But something feels special
When a man cries

He might try to hide it
He might leave the room
Swear that he didn’t
Or blame it on the booze
It’s probably dark in the middle of the night
I hang on every word
When a man cries

His walls start to crumble
Every tear’s like a brick
Fall fall fall until there’s a space
I can get in

Oh here it comes
His eyes are turning red
He doesn’t usually like to
Put his head on my chest
It’s nice to be with him here on the inside
That’s why I love
When a man cries

His walls start to crumble
Every tear’s like a brick
Fall fall fall until there’s a space
I can get in

Fall fall fall until there’s a space
I can get in

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