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Lucinda Williams: World Without Tears

by Rita Houston
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Lucinda Williams performing “World Without Tears”

Here's a leading example of why Lucinda is so revered for her songwriting, the title track to her 2003 album World Without Tears. The lyrics really say it all:

If we lived in a world withought tears
How would bruises find
The face to lie upon
How would scars find skin
To etch themselves into
How would broken find the bones

If we lived in a world without tears
How would heartbeats
Know when to stop
How owuld blood know
Which body to flow outside of
How would bullets find the guns

If we lived in a wold without tears
How would misery know
Which back door to walk through
How would trouble know
Which mind to live inside of
How would sorrow find a home

If we lived in a world without tears
How would bruises find
The face to lie upon
How would scars find skin
To etch themselves into
How would broken find the bones

If we lived in a world without tears
How would bruises find
The face to lie upon
How would scars find skin
To etch themselves into
How would broken find the bones

How would broken find the bones
How would broken find the bones

 

Damn. Glad I got my ticket for December 5th.

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