"Tears for Affairs" as written by and Tracyanne Campbell....
Shedding tears for affairs
I'm a funny little thing
I can tell you this for nothing
Affairs don't win

Can you handle one more dirty secret one more dirty night
Is it true what they say
Will it make us go blind

You had to drive
Look me in the eye
Whisper don't cry

I'll take an interest in Illustration
It should be a laugh
Your words are with me still
They whisper in the grass

Shedding tears for affairs
I'm a stupid little thing
I can tell you this for nothing
You won't win

You had to drive
(I didn't want to)
Look me in the eye
(I found it hard to)
Whisper don't cry
(I had to whisper don't cry)
So I cried


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"Tears for Affairs" as written by Tracyanne Campbell

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    General CommentIt is "I had to whisper goodbye" at the end.
    presidentlincolnon October 30, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm thinking that the song is being sung from "the other woman's" perspective. She feels stupid/silly for falling for a guy that was taken, when she so clearly understood that "affairs never win." That's why he comes in during the chorus to say he didn't want to say goodbye - maybe he has a wife? kids? or just simply can't get out of a relationship because too many eyes are on him. She is his "dirty secret" from the second stanza. At first, I was in denial of her being the one he's cheating with, but it's still sad, I suppose. Who knows why he cheated or why he can't just be with this girl.
    spunhearton December 19, 2010   Link
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    General Commentobviously one of my favorite songs of the moment.

    love the accordian and soft vocals and call and response
    TearsforAffairson July 25, 2006   Link
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    General Commentisn't it "it's a funny little thing"?, not "I'm...."

    either way, great song.
    king_midason September 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYes, it seems like it's just about cheating in some way or another. I think the end is emotional. "I had to whisper, so I cried."

    I think that line, which is so sad, could be a metaphor...you know, since he HAD to whisper--as in some secret being kept--she cried. I like it a lot.
    blueoftheskyon September 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYou had to drive
    (I didn’t want to)
    Look me in the eye
    (I found it hard to)
    Whisper don’t cry
    (I had to whisper don’t cry)
    So I cried

    I love this section, just because I can relate to breaking down while having the discussion in the car, how claustrophobic and intense it can get in a closed space like that with no escape.
    koolairdon October 10, 2006   Link
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    General Comment'affairs don't win' pretty much sums up the song. like philly said, you don't get anything out of having an affair. she feels stupid/silly for getting attached to and crying about this guy.
    playgroundloveon October 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentit sounds more like 'tears for affairs are a funny/stupid little thing'.
    slamminon January 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it "I had to whisper goodbye?"
    Dertton January 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti could swear that it is "you had to try. look me in the eye."
    i refuse to hear "drive" seems like try would make more sense right? you had to try to look me in the eye (because "he didnt want to")??
    thuglifeforevson April 18, 2008   Link

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