"She Cries Your Name" as written by Beth Orton and William Orbit...
Falling from the western shore to find yourselves alone again,
Wondering where you have been, Your lonely voice calls
across the starlit coast, Reaching out to be seen.

She cries your name,
three times again,
She cries your name,
How long can this love remain.

Cut beneath the surface screen of what we say and what we
seem, Is a trick to be seen, She keeps crying out your name,
But her scream sound the same, How fickle fate can be.


Birds that scream for territory can learn to sing
euphorically, Give him time an' he's real, And there's a
wasteland in your soul the burned out trees will leave you
cold, Living out an ideal.

[Chorus: x2]

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"She Cries Your Name" as written by Beth Orton William Orbit

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    General CommentAbsolutely gorgeous song.
    formiculaon February 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think it's about loneliness and the evanescence of love in spite of/because of its strength.
    petite_spookyon March 28, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI have to agree with formicula its a gorgous song and I can get lost in its depths quite easy--beth has a great voice
    bryan1968on August 04, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI believe you are listening to the dying embers of whatever relationship the two of them had, Orbit and Orton, it's almost burnt to a crisp right there in the studio while she's recording Superpinkymandy (where this song appeared 3 years before Trailer Park), right there while he's producing it. Like this song, the song Where Do You Go also echoes the loneliness that arises when your lover is traveling - presumably he's hustling in and out of airports where he's spreading production goodness around, I mean his name is on tons of albums and EPs at the time, early 90s, easy enough to believe he's got the frequent flyer thing going. That said, she wasn't exactly a homebody herself - she tells a story of going to Thailand and he comes and gets her and convinces her she has a singing career ahead of her. But that's in the past by this time.

    The wound opens deeper on the song Roll the Dice, and they're bleeding all over the mixing board by the finale, Release Me. By '96 she's calling Trailer Park he debut. As if not only Superpinkymandy but the whole affair is something she'd rather forget. Then she's her own act and doesn't perform with him again until a guest appearance 2001 - I kind of doubt if they were much on speaking terms between times.
    jumpstopon October 05, 2014   Link

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