“Cry a River” performed by Amy Grant

Who knew love would come walking through my door
And turn a light on somewhere down inside?
It gave me a feeling I’d never had before.
It was a long wait and it was just the wrong time.
I hope you’ll hold me now, somewhere within.
And when you think about what might have been,

 

Cry a river.
Flood the sea.
Cry a river over me.
Take the bitter
With the sweet.
And cry a river over me.

 

How do you argue with a feeling in your bones
About what is and what isn’t meant to be?
Some things you live with
And you never let it show.
Like the pain I felt the day I watched you leave.
And I hope you’ll think of me when tender winds blow.
Sit on the shores of love and just let it go.

 

Cry a river.
Flood the sea.
Cry a river over me.
Take the bitter
With the sweet.
And cry a river over me.

 

Cry a river.
Flood the sea.
Cry a river over me.
Take the bitter
With the sweet.
And cry a river over me.

 

Amy Grant sings “Cry a River” in a melancholy way that could make it a great choice to be played or sung in a funeral service. Although the feeling of sadness is evident, the song tells the listener to be circumspect about everything that happens in life, whether he or she accomplishes a victory or suffers a loss. You could therefore say that this song will also be able to encourage those who are grieving for the loss of a loved one. The song was a collaboration of the Christian gospel singer Amy Grant and composer Wayne Kirpatrick. It was part of Grant’s “Behind the Eyes” album which was released in 1997. She revealed that she wrote the song at a time when she has connected with someone and “all the pistons fire, and then you go.” But it seems the romance was not meant to be and she had to let go. The words “the pain I felt the day I watched you leave” seems to portray that she has lost her lover. Those words will ring true for someone who has just lost his or her beloved. Hearing this song in a funeral service will really make the experience more meaningful to those around. Many more songs like these can be found at www.songmeanings.net.

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