Can't Cry Hard Enough - Williams Brothers

Can’t Cry Hard Enough – Williams Brothers

Can’t Cry Hard Enough – Williams BrothersCan't Cry Hard Enough - Williams Brothers

I’m gonna live my life
Like everyday’s the last
Without a simple goodbye
It all goes by so fast

And now that you’re gone
I can’t cry hard enough
No, I can’t cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

Can I open my eyes
And see for the first time
I’ve let go of you like
A child letting go of his kite

There it goes
Up in the sky
There it goes
Beyond the clouds

For no reason why
I can’t cry hard enough
No, I can’t cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

Can I look back in vain
See you standing there
With all that remains
It’s just an empty chair

And now that you’re gone
I can’t cry hard enough
No, I can’t cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

There it goes
Up in the sky
There it goes
Beyond the clouds

For no reason why
I can’t cry hard enough
No, I can’t cry hard enough
For you to hear me now

Acceptance of the loss, and finally, letting go is often the hardest part when dealing with the death of a loved one.  For some, it may even take years before it all sinks in.    It is the thought that you will never see the person again when you wake up the next day that makes moving on very hard for the bereaved, especially if the deceased has been a constant presence in your life.

The song “Can’t Cry Hard Enough” expresses this sentiment perfectly.  Written by David Williams and Marvin Etzoni and performed by the Williams Brothers, this moving song talks about the difficulty of accepting the loss of a loved one.

Often, it is knowing that you will never be able to see the person again that is hard to accept, as the verse “Can I look back in vain / see you standing there / when all that remains / It’s just an empty chair” poignantly describes.

You commonly won’t hear it played in cremation services, but it is one of those funeral songs you often hear dedicated to people dealing with the loss of a loved one as it expresses their sentiments at the moment.