"Cry" as written by and Thompson/whitty/thompson/brown....
I have seen peace. I have seen pain,
Resting on the shoulders of your name.
Do you see the truth through all their lies?
Do you see the world through troubled eyes?
And if you want to talk about it anymore,
Lie here on the floor and cry on my shoulder,
I'm a friend.

I have seen birth. I have seen death.
Lived to see a lover's final breath.
Do you see my guilt? Should I feel fright?
Is the fire of hesitation burning bright?
And if you want to talk about it once again,
On you I depend. I'll cry on your shoulder.
You're a friend.

You and I have been through many things.
I'll hold on to your heart.
I wouldn't cry for anything,
But don't go tearing your life apart.

I have seen fear. I have seen faith.
Seen the look of anger on your face.
And if you want to talk about what will be,
Come and sit with me, and cry on my shoulder,
I'm a friend.
And if you want to talk about it anymore,
Lie here on the floor and cry on my shoulder,
I'm a friend.


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"Cry" as written by James Blount Sacha Skarbek

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    General Commentto me, its about someone whos experienced a lot in their life and they arent quite sure about how they're sposed to feel about it and he just wants to help that person.
    jimyon August 21, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Lie here on the floor and cry on my shoulder,
    I'm a friend".......

    To me the meaning of this song is needing someone to talk to, and I`ll always be there to support someone you love through any troubles they have.

    (All we need is a soul mate and I think I`ve found one xxx )

    One of my favourite songs ever written and touches my heart everytime I hear it.
    robturneyon April 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDEFINATELY one of my favorites.. the best line in the song is wen he says "And if you want to talk about it anymore,
    Lie here on the floor and cry on my shoulder,
    I'm a friend." his voice is so unique and passionate...

    This song makes ME cry, because it reminds me that i have nobody whose shoulder i could cry on. iv just recently given up the only person who ever meant anything to me.

    butt still, james blunt ROCKS! hes a brilliant writer and artist, and i cant wait for his next album!
    marsoccer88on May 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of when u care for someone a lot and theres other people doing stuff to hurt them. It's like saying to them I'm here for you, you can tell me its alright. Its just what the song means to me.
    I luv this song though. The album is amazing!
    Final strawon July 18, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI agree with that! I think you're right it's about when someone you really care about are hurt and it's just about putting your arm around them and saying "Look you're my best mate, we've gone through every emotion possible together and I'm here for you!"
    Sexy_Harrieton July 26, 2005   Link
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    General Comment*cries* why can't every guy be like james..
    imgunnin4uon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentKnowing James Blunt used to be a army officer, I can see that influence in nearly all his songs. "I have seen death. Lived to see a lover's final breath. Do you see my guilt? Should I feel fright?" To me, those lyrics refer to James questioning his life in the army.

    In my opinion, the person the song is being sung too is either a friend/lover left behind as he deploys abroad. And this lover/friend is questioning why he is going, and what he will be fighting for.
    tednolon August 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think that that "Lived to see a lover's final breath."
    could relate to the song Goodbye my lover, who might be about someone he loved who died giving birth.
    fraincson October 23, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song reminds me of a very close friend that you can tell anything too...even cry on there shoulder..."Come and sit with me, and cry on my shoulder,
    I'm a friend."
    savestheday1389on December 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's "Should I flee or fight", not feel fright :)

    The rawness of the song and the breathlessness of it (made 2 words up there, I think) are absolutely touching.
    3lanceron December 11, 2005   Link

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