"Had To Cry Today" as written by and Steve Winwood....
It's already written that today will be one to remember
The feeling's the same as being outside of the law
Had to cry today
Well, I saw your sign and I missed you there

I'm taking the chance to see the wind in your eyes while I listen
You say you can't reach me but you want every word to be free
Had to cry today
Well, I saw your sign and I missed you there
And I missed you there

Had to cry today


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"Had to Cry Today" as written by Steve Winwood

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    General CommentNobody's commented... hmm, well i can see how this song, great as it is, can get lost in the overwhelming aggregate of great 60s/70s music that has achieved more popularity than lil' old blind faith. i think everyone should hear steve winwood's soaring voice at least once in their lives. and on this song, the poetic lyrics could pretty much be meaningless and he would still make them sound good.
    thirsty_thursdayon September 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentGuitar riff sounds like Cream, vocals sound like Traffic.

    Marvellous.
    ThomYorkeGuyGarvey92on November 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song.

    Don't really know. Who is he talking to? Maybe a friend? One can only imagine.

    We do know already that all days are to be remembered, maybe this was a day of a particularly sad or tragic event. It seems as though, he missed something of importance regarding this friend.

    On this day he had the same feelings as if he was being outside the law. This does not mean he was breaking the law. Maybe he was doing something impermissible.

    His friend had communicated to him in some way that they should meet about something. They never got to meet so he cried which leads one to believe there was a tragic event of some kind. Or maybe he's just sad about not seeing his friend.

    He took a chance to see this friend. Thus adding significance to the second line of the song about the feeling of being outside the law.

    He was looking for the wind in his friend's eyes and to listen. Of course, we all know what this means so no details here.
    9Kphalakon December 05, 2012   Link
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    My InterpretationIt is impossible to deliver a conclusive account of the essential meaning of this song. We are dealing with the realm of metaphor, imagery and subjective idiomatic language.
    However, we are presented with the opening lines, which immediately gives us the 'painted picture' - 'It is already written that today will be one to remember'-And-'The feeling's the same as being outside of the law'.

    The spirit of the times, when any day could be historical, new ground was being explored, eventful and significant times, memories being forged out of the raw materials of new experiences.
    Being outside of the law - obviously we are dealing with exceptional times, people , the feeling is the same as if we are set free of normal constraints, we are enabled and our potential is opened up, risky, potentially dangerous but exhilarating.

    And then we have the references to a girl, a relationship, seeing a 'Sign' but not being able to access the person?
    I missed you there - perhaps a dying romance, a fading connection which brings sadness.
    We have to go with our own feelings, our own responses-but these were some of mine.
    michaelwenon February 17, 2018   Link

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