"Tears" as written by and James Gerard Mcdermott....
All of the seasons
And all of the days
All of the reasons
Why I've felt this way
So long
So long

Then lost in that feeling
I look in your eyes
I noticed emotion
And that you had cried
For me
I can see

What would touch me deeper
Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
Would it touch you deeper
Than tears that fall from eyes
That know why?

A lifetime of questions
Tears on your cheek
I tasted the answers
And my body was weak
For you
The truth

What would touch me deeper
Tears that fall from eyes that only cry?
Would it touch you deeper
Than tears that fall from eyes
That know why?


Lyrics submitted by shed27

"Tears" as written by Gary Lee Weinrib

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    General CommentThis is one of the few songs with lyrics NOT written by Neal Peart. Instead, Geddy Lee penned these lyrics. This is pretty obvious by the style of the song based on the rest of the material in the album. Back in the days of 2112, Neal wrote the rest of the album as a response to the critics who described their previous attempt harshly. in fact, the Caress of Steel tour was nicknamed the 'down the tubes tour'. the previous 'fly by night tour was so well received as a sophomore album that rush was hailed as one of the greatest rock bands to date. In any case, 2112 was quite retaliatory and was directed at critics who panned them. it remains one of the alltime great albums in rock history with one of the best received rock-operas ever performed. Tears is a departure for the album. One of the few love songs (or pseudo love songs) the trio would publish.

    NOTE: many people believe that the retaliatory nature of 2112 is the SOLE reason Rush has not been inducted into the Rock and Roll hall of fame. Quite an injustice. Even non-fans must agree they have made an indellible mark on rock music. With most of the musicians in the genre citing Rush members as their inspiration and with most of the rock mags of the 70s, 80s and 90s (and a few even now) nominating them as the mest musicuans on the scene, I tend to beleive there might be some truth to this rumor
    Frank_Perkon December 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think of Tears as more of a break up song than as a love song...the girl is breaking up with the guy because he isnt affectionate enough for her and not sensitive enough and he thinks that she doesnt think of him as someone to lean on in time of need "what would touch me deeper/tears that fall from from eyes that only cry/would it touch you deeper/than tears that fall from eyes/that know why"...i dunno i could be way off on this one
    PJamfan90on December 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song taught me how to lift the needle off the groove while the disk was still rotating and move it 1/2 inch further toward the center...
    sparky13on January 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwow....i cant believe nobody posted anything about this song. I love it, I love the beat, the sound, basically everything about it. I think this song is about love, which rare for Rush to sing about. I think it's about that unexplainable feeling you get when you are with that person. Tears, happy ones at least I think, to be in love...for knoing and understanding the meaning of true love. I don't know I could be wrong about the true meaning of this song but that is just my opinion of what it means to me. True love is something that just can't be explained, its just a feelings...an unbelievable feeling that you get...
    steel07on October 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsorry for the mis-spellings. I think I must be quite tired today.
    Frank_Perkon December 17, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti'm not really a rush fan, but i heard the album 2112 is about a guy living in a dystopian society in the far future
    dakucuruon March 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about a person who suddenly realized how much the other person loves them. They see the true tears of sadness and it touches their heart.
    HERSELFon October 05, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is really sad and such a great song. It is my second favorite from "2112". I wish song was a big hit of their's, it has great vocals in it too.
    Ummagumma69on March 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me so sad! the music just sounds sad, and the lyrics are all about crying. i think pjamfan might have a point with the breakup thing. of course then again i always looked at it as more of a reconciliation after a fight between two lovers...but you never know!
    byhatchetaxeandsawon June 30, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me so sad! the music just sounds sad, and the lyrics are all about crying. i think pjamfan might have a point with the breakup thing. of course then again i always looked at it as more of a reconciliation after a fight between two lovers...but you never know!
    byhatchetaxeandsawon June 30, 2008   Link

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