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Cry Me A River

How many times can you listen to the song, "Cry Me A River?" This sad and lonely song illustrates the variety in the singers voice, just like a person's individual cry bears their fingerprint and soul. Although human's universally shed tears, and those tears have particular properties for releasing and healing, each person's tears are theirs alone.

Now you say you're lonely.

You cry the long night through

Well, you can cry me a river,

Cry me a river..

I cried a river over you.


The story behind the tears could fill pages or if you wish, a "river" which flows into the sea. Actually, the river's fresh water only becomes salty like tears when it reaches the ocean and blends with the vastness of life's origin. Washing out into the waves, just as waves of sadness wash over a person.

Now you say you're sorry

For being so untrue.

Well, you can cry me a river,

Cry me a river..

I cried a river over you


The story about two lovers and their relationship of loss and possibly infidelity rings in the words of this song. The hurt felt by one of the couple becomes the hurt in the other. Asking forgiveness and giving are two different things. Who is crying now?

You drove me, nearly drove me, out of my head

While you never shed a tear.

Remember, I remember, all that you said?

You told me love was too plebeian

Told me you were through with me.


To be rejected results in tears of sadness and loneliness. Feelings run deep and then would you call it revenge or just hard hearted not to be able to forgive? Perhaps not bearing the pain or wanting to be hurt again so badly?

And now you say you love me.

Well, just to prove that you do..

Come on and cry me a river,

Cry me a river,

I cried a river over you

I cried a river over you

I cried a river... over you...


Times like these, hysterical crying that never ends and does not stop becomes a sort of insanity. A total loss of control, simply going crazy over another person. No way can this person let go of the pain. Always remembering the past when the words were spoken.

You drove me, nearly drove me, out of my head

While you never shed a tear

Remember, I remember, all that you said?

You told me love was too plebeian

Told me you were through with me and


By a turn of fate, the person can't even come crawling back, because it the tides have turned. The river only flows one way to the sea.

And now.. now you say you love me.

Well, just to prove that you do..

Come on and cry, cry, cry me a river,

Cry me a river,

I cried, I cried, I cried a river over you.


The chorus cries and cries and cries. The chorus repeats the wailing sound. Night and day the tears flowed, soaking the pillow, so alone in the room, with only one to hear the tears.

If my pillow talk, imagine what it would have said.

Could it be a river of tears I cried instead?

Well you can cry me a river,

Go ahead and cry me a river

'Cause I cried, I cried a river over you

How I cried a river over you..

Alice Fredenham Sings This Sultry Song

Update November 2013

Readers. I just found this new singer, Alice Fredenham, a young entry on Britain's Got Talent. She wears her emotions on her sleeve, simply because she has no way to conceal her feelings of self-doubt, previous disappointments and creative expression.

Ella Fitzgerald

WORDS FOR CRY

The evolution of this story from understanding the word cry, the emotion cry and the song verse about crying reminded me that cry comes in both the verb form and the noun.

Whenever I search 'cry' in the homeopathic repertory, it comes in the verb form "to weep." Even though we might say or hear said, " shed tears, sob, wail, cry one's eyes out, bawl, howl, snivel, whimper, squall, mewl, bleat; lament, grieve, mourn, keen; informal boo-hoo, blubber, or the phrases turn on the waterworks or cry my eyes out or cry uncontrollably." We can see that like a person's individual and recognizable 'laughter' their cry also comes from the soul.

When a person cries from loss, grief or despair many other sounds may be heard. One might call out, shout, exclaim to God, yell, shriek, scream,  screech, bawl, bellow, roar, howl, yowl, squeal, yelp, interjection, holler; dated ejaculation. The raw sound of the animal voice within comes out. The wordless expression and the outpouring of tears. 

This could be self comfort or a cry for help.

Justin Timberlake

The Onion - The Physical Response

When we peel an onion or experience an allergy or hayfever, we also shed tears. Not a conscious effort, tears help clear an irritation to the system. Not necessarily part of the emotional response, I wonder if the body makes the connection in some way.

Still, we would not look up 'weeping' as a symptom when helping a person heal from an allergic reaction, I do not think. The question we might ask ourselves, "Would only those person's susceptible to a deep hurt or irritation emotionally have the physical response to an outside stimuli so strongly felt?"

Julie London

Drop Coating Deposition a method for measuring tear proteins may one day help diagnose disease. Nicholas Stone and Jacob Filik at the Gloucester Royal Hospital, UK were able to use the method to detect small concentration changes in mixtures of lysozyme, lactoferrin and albumin, which together make up 95% of the proteins found in tears.

All tears contain three chemicals released by the body during stress.

  1. leucine-enkephalin, an endorphine believed to modulate pain sensation
  2. ACTH, a hormone considered to be the body's most reliable indicator of stress
  3. prolactin, the hormone which regulates milk production in mammals.

Haven't you ever had a good cry and then felt better?

In one survey, 85% of women and 73% of men reported feeling less sad or angry after crying.

The most well known "cry or tear" research scientist, William Frey, investigated the components of tears. He reported that tears caused by emotional stimuli contained more total protein than those that resulted from irritation. Frey proposes that the emotionally based tears contained high levels of cortisal, which is the primary hormone released during stressful situations. This suggests that we may be literally releasing toxins from our system when we cry, and that crying itself may support our overall wellbeing.

[source 2007/7 journal rsc dot org Getting_measure dot asp ]

Resource Story in The Boston Globe

Barbra Streisand

Diana Krall

Susan Boyle

Homeopathic Repertory

The number of rubrics to search could fill a book. Fortunately, homeopaths have a vast selection of remedies that cover crying and weeping, sighing and shrieking. Learning more about the person, their coping mechanisms, their stresses and situation helps to understand the best suited remedy tailored to help the individual resolve, release and heal through the emotional and physical pains and sufferings. One word does not make an answer, but only a starting point. 

Cry Me A River

Did You Listen To All Versions of Cry Me A River

  • Yes. Each one has its own voice, tone, rhythm and meaning
  • No. I just listened to one as I read this hub
  • No. I listened to a few versions
  • No. I did not listen to any of the video songs
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The Greatest Mime Marcel Marceau | Laughter and Tears

Marcel Marceau

I chanced upon this mime sketch by the most famous mime in the world, Marcel Marceau. Look at the skill and beauty of his art to depict emotion through his body without sound. He sends us a message about our inner and outer selves using black and white, all dramatic movement and appearance.

You can feel the tension of the man's emotions. Crying and sad on the inside, wearing a frozen smile on the outside.


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

I thoroughly enjoyed this hub, Debby. And your selection of versions of the song was perfect. I hadn't heard the Barbra Streisand version before. Loves it. Susan Boyle's I have heard once or twice, but i t=still think Julie London's is the best.

And the different constituents of tears Wow. What an eye opener! (No pun intended... at first)


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello Twilight. I appreciate your response. I thought about the fact that these were all female singers. Didn't make a mention of it in the story. (HUGS) Debby


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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

I simply love that song, but didn't realize there were so many recorded versions. I know the song by heart because my Dad was crazy about Barbra Streisand and played the record a lot!!!I like her version and Ellas best, but they're all wonderful!


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello FossilLady ~ Barbra is also one of my all time favorite singers. (hugs) Debby


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Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

That was absolutely beautiful written. Thank you for the pleasure reading it.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

I much appreciate the compliment. ((HUGS)) No crying now.


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Lita C. Malicdem 5 years ago from Philippines

Cry and homeopathy. This is new to me. I no longer cry due to my physical pain. Tears are my release of emotional pain, but done in private. Good sharing here, Debby!


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago Author

Hello Lita ~ Crying has many facets, reasons and levels. If you are not crying due to physical pain, that emotional level of pain shows a different type of pain. Many people cry for joy, too! Thanks for commenting here. Love, Debby

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