FAKE TEARS

FAKE TEARS

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skirmish: FAKE TEARS
It's good to be woke, now what are we going to do about it?

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FAKE TEARS
© Mark Greenberg July 19, 2020

We got fake tears that can flow on command
To back our fake cares like we understand
We cry Oh my god, now ain’t that a shame
It’s time, people, for us to change
But we never do

We make fake plans to improve our ways
Recognize our neighbors with woke holidays
Say we’re committed to make repairs
And give up more than just fake tears
But we never do

I learned about the people who struggle to get by
It broke my heart and brought a tear to my eye

We got fake tears that can flow on command
To back our fake cares like we understand
We cry Oh my god, now ain’t that a shame
It’s time, people, for us to change
But we never do



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Comments

unpronounceable's picture

I like the guitar sound for this, Mark! Solid writing going on here. I think 'but we never do' will be haunting me for a bit.

mike skliar's picture

yes, the 'but we never do' is the emotional heart of this incisive song- nice work!

coolparadiso's picture

Got some real emotion here, nice guitar, like the clean ending

kahlo2013's picture

Wonderful honest timely insights. That’s a great chorus albeit a bit pessimistic! I’d like to think we can change! Love the acoustic delivery. Nice melody on the chorus. Strong bridge.

cts's picture

So true, man. I may have all the intentions to "do" and quite often if never gets to "done". Keen observation with the lyrics and I do dig your vocals and guitar playing on this. And I don't know why, but I'm really digging that sports coat, too! Smile

musicsongwriter's picture

Very true song. Beautiful singing and playing. Very cool take on a skirmish prompt.
Nadia

writeandwrong's picture

Lots of truth in this song, Mark! Well performed and wow, just realized this is a skirmish? Nicely done! Kinda reminded me of my youngest daughter...she ended up with shingles at the age of 2 (yup, you read that right)... anyway, even now, if she presses on a spot on her affected cheek, it will make her eye water on that side which causes the other eye to water up... so she can literally shed fake tears! lol And yeah, she definitely has used "her ability" to her best advantage during her growing up years... :rolleyes: lolol But back to your song... especially timely with everything going on right now... Great job!

pfoo's picture

I hear what you are saying. I hope we can change. I'm trying!

Nice recording - feels like watching a live performance in a small venue. I like that feel.

ductapeguy's picture

Yup. I've met whole segments of society that fit the description. Good song.

Chip Withrow's picture

Direct, personal, powerful song - gotta agree with you, too. I'm giving a second listen now, and this time digging your chord choices.