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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

CHORUS:
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

CHORUS

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

CHORUS

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