"Cry Ophelia" as written by Adam Cohen and Steven M. Krikorian....
Something went wrong
You are not laughing
It's not so easy now to get your smile
You gotta be wrong
To walk these streets
And keep from falling
But when you're not, just let yourself cry

You've been working hard
Just trying to pay the rent
Tryin' to draw the line between who you are
And who you invent
But if you throw a stone
Something's gonna shatter somewhere
We're all so fragile
We're all so scared

You say you want to learn how to live your life
Without tears
But we've been trying to do that for thousands of years
So go on and cry Ophelia
It's the only thing to do sometimes
You know I'm crying too
Right there with you
It's alright Ophelia
Everybody cries

Thank god for my bad memory
I've forgotten some of the stupid things
That I've done
I've come to a little wisdom
Through a whole lot of failure
So I watch more carefully what rolls off my tongue

You pray for rain
But you don't want it from a storm
You find a rose
And cut your finger on a thorn
So go on and cry Ophelia
It's the only thing to do sometimes
You know I'm crying too
Right there with you
It's alright Ophelia
Everybody cries Ophelia


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"Cry Ophelia" as written by Steven M. Krikorian Adam Cohen

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    General Commenti fell in love with this song when i heard it on the dawson's creek sound track....then someone told me it was about a trans-gender prostitute. The prostitute theory makes sense based on the lyrics ( To walk these streets and keep from falling....Tryin’ to draw the line between who you are and who you invent) but i think it is simply about a girl. i think the song is about a girl who's just realizing how difficult life in the "real world" is. He who sings the lyrics was once in the same place she was and wants to help her through it but knows the best thing he can do is let her cry. Though i don't think its specifically about Hamlet's Ophelia, i think Cohen chose the name because it is associated with sadness and morbid beauty i adore this song. it reminds me so much of myself...
    jenna1027on April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentWhat can I say....
    Just beutiful

    I heard this song on the Dawsons Creek soundtrack.

    Does anyone know if he sings about Ophelia from Shakespears play Hamlet???
    alice_in_wonderlandon April 12, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti fell in love with this song when i heard it on the dawson's creek sound track....then someone told me it was about a trans-gender prostitute. The prostitute theory makes sense based on the lyrics ( To walk these streets and keep from falling....Tryin’ to draw the line between who you are and who you invent) but i think it is simply about a girl. i think the song is about a girl who's just realizing how difficult life in the "real world" is. He who sings the lyrics was once in the same place she was and wants to help her through it but knows the best thing he can do is let her cry. Though i don't think its specifically about Hamlet's Ophelia, i think Cohen chose the name because it is associated with sadness and morbid beauty i adore this song. it reminds me so much of myself...
    jenna1027on April 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentPresumably not about Shakespeare's Ophelia, rather he sees Ophelian characteristics in this girl. Sounds to me like she may indeed be a lady of the night but I don't really see any concrete evidence to suggest that it is a trans-gender person. In short I agree with what Jenna said. Jenna, when you say that it reminds you so much of yourself, does this mean that you are a trans-gender prostitute?!
    badgeon February 20, 2006   Link

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