Robert Barney
Unspoken Tear
Lyrics
Unspoken Tear
Verse#1:
Shining on Wednesday, Low luster on Thursday,
Saw no need to check in Friday,
Had to face the crowd,
But, I shied away.
Verse#2
Took another look inside,
Ain't it strange how we lose our pride,
Had to go on driving,
But the wheels weren't turning,
Got something in my eye and it's burning,

Chorus:
It's the unspoken tear,
The one I'm keeping to myself,
It puts me on the razor's edge of fear,
It's the unspoken tear.

Verse#3
My time is running out all over,
Starting to shake, it's getting colder,
Like one leaf missing from a four-leaf clover,
It won't take much to push me over.

Chorus:
It's the unspoken tear,
The one I'm keeping to myself,
It puts me on the razor's edge of fear,
It's the unspoken tear.

Refrain: Maybe, I'll just check out Tuesday
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Rocky Baum, Ralph Hemingway, Robert Barney
Music Credits: Rocky Baum, Ralph Hemingway, Robert
Producer Credits: Rocky Baum, Robert Barney, Ralph Hemingway
Publisher Credits: Mountain Boy Music
Performance Credits: BMI
Label Credits: indie
Description
Short Song Description:
The singer contemplates his own mortality. His mind is troubled with fear. He feels his life slipping away.
Long Song Description:
He starts out shining in the middle of the week. By Friday, he can't face other people at work, or the crowd he has to perform for. He sinks deeper inside himself, giving in to fear, to the edge of death, itself.
Story Behind the Song:
Two members of the writing team, Robert and Rocky, both lost a parent to death during the time the Merkin, Havin Fun was being recorded.
Metadata
Song Length: 4:23
Primary Genre: Rock-Classic
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Very Slow (Under 70)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Existence
Subject Matter 2: Loneliness
Mood 1: Heartbreaking
Mood 2: Gloomy
Similar Artist 1: Aerosmith
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later