“Eye Will Not Cry” – what’s it all about?

There is a famous lyric by Cher that talks of words being weapon like and how they can wound and inflict pain on us sometimes. I feel that is such a true sentiment that fits into all aspects of our life.

Verbally, words have the capacity to rip you in half at any given moment. Yet I find that when words are written on a page, somehow they feel even more poignant.

It seems to add a bit of gravitas to what is being said and of course, without the tone or body language to accompany, the written words then become open to individual interpretation.

I find it interesting that different things can be read into words set as lyrics or poems. Both have played a huge part of my life and as you will see through these pages, I have been inspired by other people’s words for this book.

A song title here, a lyric there ~ provoking a trickle of inspiration in my head and leading to a flood of words of my own. They are just words, however they can be read in so many ways and they carry so much, or so little, depending on the intent of the writer, or of course the desire of the reader.

With all the above in mind, “Eye Will Not Cry” is a collection of simple poems and each is accompanied by a musical soundtrack. I encourage you to not only read my words, but seek out the music, listen to the words and connect the dots yourself.

However, please note, that the connection between my words and the music is mine – your interpretation of my words, is of course yours.

Some poems make sense, some don’t. Some reveal a lot, some reveal nothing at all. Don’t take it all at face value, but read between the lines. Please read this with your soul and ignore the warning signs.

 

Notes:

All poems are ©Eyewillnotcry1973 unlesss stated.

All images are sourced from Google Images unless stated.

Main EYEWILLNOTCRY image is by:

Random International

Installation view of Rain Room

2012

RAINROOM – EXPO1 New York City

All quoted lyrics in the title of poems belong to the artist and are reproduced under fair usage guidelines (Non – Commercial use)

All music clips are taken from Youtube for entertainment use and belongs to the artist.

If you find a youtube clip not working, please comment on the post.

If you would like to suggest a song for future use – please add a comment below.

If you would like to contact me for any other reason, email eyewillnotcry@hotmail.co.uk

To become a guest poet, please email your words to eyewillnotcry@hotmail.co.uk – anything tinged with darkness is welcome!

Cheers

J

522 responses to ““Eye Will Not Cry” – what’s it all about?

  1. It’s my first step on wordpress, first step writing my blog. So thank you for encouraging me. And bravo for the pun “eye will not cry”…. I did cry this morning but at seven PM, I’m just fine and happier. MC from Paris

      • Hi. Thanks for like. I am torn apart by the loss of one of our greatest lyricists, “Scott Weiland” of Stone Temple Pilots (90’s grunge). In “Trippin’ on a Paper Heart” he exclaims “I’m not dead, and I’m not for sale.” and as a phony, a commercial actor, a drug addict up to my eyeballs in pricey criminal defense costs, I had completely sold out to my inner self and most base urges. Thanks and question: How did self stigma find it’s way to your reader? What tag was similar? I’m curious and I’m new at all this. Allison (bipolarbrainiac)

  2. Thanks for checking out my blog. I like what I see here, and can relate. Sometimes it’s fun to let a lyric or a turn of phrase lead you down a completely different path of your own. Keep it up!

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  4. Hey man. I just read your what’s it all about. And I found it because you hit the ‘like’ button on my post about not blaming victims. AndI’m glad you liked it, but I am starting a campaign that you can’t hit ‘like’ unless you sat why you like. I broke my heart over this post and I know how tiresome it is responding to every blogpost you see, but fir a first off comment I would love to know what you actually felt.

  5. Hi,

    Thanks for liking my blog. Being newbie to the blogging world getting such support is really a heart warming experience. Thank You 🙂
    Did read few of your poems. Loved the way you express.
    Best wishes.

  6. Hey, this is a really intriguing post and now I am looking forwards to poems and soundtracks. Also, thanks for the follow (and the likes).
    Cheers!

  7. Thanks for following The Immortal Jukebox. I hope you will enjoy the wide variety of music covered and some entertaining writing. I welcome comments from readers. I usually post on a weekly basis. If it has been a while since you visited come on over and see what’s new on The Jukebox! Regards and good luck with all your projects. Thom.

  8. Very interesting that you are following! Truly, all over the world the Spirit is moving, like the prophets said it will be! 🙂
    His love in my heart for all, thia/Basilia

  9. Thanks for liking: “It’s not inSeine, It’s the Loire.” I enjoyed reading Eye Will Not Cry. Check out http://www.rossvick.com to hear what I’ve been up to while not BikingLoire. I’ve just finished my first screenplay: Hail Dancer. The story of a 19 year old country boy from Texas who found himself and a Brigade of Marines about all that stood between German shock troops and the Eiffel Tower in June 1918. Eye Will Not Blink! Thanks again for liking my biking blog.

  10. I really enjoyed your blog. I’m much like you in that song lyrics inspire me, and I use them in my writing. I also write poems and lyrics. I also like the fact that you’ve invited people to listen to the songs tand connect at a deeper level. Write on! jrenee

  11. Thanks for the like J, my ver thought to read between the lines and also between the words! Love, David from a soggy Spain and hoping to return to Devon soon.

  12. Hey, what are you, like an angel visiting new blogs and liking them? I don’t know how many post I have posted, but you’re the first ‘like’ I’ve ever got. Thanks! It does feel good! I have never been known for being an envious person, but God knows I envy artists. Did you see how plain my blog is? Yours…man, I envy talent. I’ll be visiting for beautiful breaks.

  13. No, thanks to you, J: You just made me remind myself of the hilarious end to the Beatles film Help! when George Harrison cheekily says, and very quickly, “I need you, by George Harrison”!

  14. Music is an art form which, I believe, no man invented. It is of interest to note, for me, in particular, your interest in lyrics. How do you feel about R. Smith’s lyrics (united as a whole)?

      • My very first girlfriend was called J. by many people. Then one day a know-all and a poet decided to refer to her in a poem – as J. She, sorry he, said in the poem that she was dead. And, sorry to say, a brief time later she left us. Be sure to check out “I need you” by G. Harrison.

      • Or, if you prefer, do look into the lyrics of R. Smith. One of his songs which, for me, has the functional significance of a union of opposites, or of mediation…”Pictures of You”. (Yes, that is it.) Another one goes “go on, go on – just walk away; go on, go on your choice is made” – or words to those effects. It’s 3.36 a.m. here in Vermont South, Australia. I said, it’s 3.36 a.m.

  15. Sorry, I do like your blog. 🙂 It drew me in and that, there would seem to be good reasons for thinking, is what a good blog should do. Sorry. 🙂

  16. I’m a poet, too. I’ve had five poems published this year – I don’t mean to blow my own horn.

    Keep at it, and good luck.

    Glenn Horne.

  17. D. Bowie. Alladin Sane. When was it released again. Heroes is my favourite album for ever. I haven’t listened to it in a big while. Never listened to it? Maybe you like it just as much as I do.

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  19. your words just touched me brutally, one because I know someone close enough who’s been through a lot and second for myself to be in this situation is an enormous fear, ’cause love just happens, and when it does, it can make you or break you- but you need to have the strength to pick your pieces up, Hope; something we cannot let go and focus on what’s supposed to be focused on, is a struggle but hopefully worth it

  20. Thanks for liking jurassiccoastwriters.
    They say that words can never hurt you but I agree with what you posted and words can rip you in half. I think most of the group would agree.

  21. Thank you for liking a post I recently made about having depression and moving into book reviewing. I love whole idea of your site, you are right, words are truly powerful and can do so much good or harm to an individual. I look forward to reading your words and interpreting them my way :).

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