"Tears Away" as written by Paul Gordon and Vonda Shepard....
Go ahead and cry now
Just give in to the madness
The only way to feel your joy
Is to first feel the sadness

Go ahead and sail now
Just give in to the ocean
The only way to tame your fear
Is to feel her rocky motion

You're a long way from somewhere you call home
There's a place in your heart, you're not alone

All of the happiness you seek
All of the joy for which you pray
Is closer than you think
It's just 100 tears away

Go ahead and listen
Just give into the voices
You think you're backed into a corner
But you've got so mahy choices
You can't save all the hungry
The lonely or the dying
Sometimes we want to give up
But fools like us keep trying

You're a long way from some place you feel safe
Peace of mine comes from just one place

All of the happiness you seek
All of the joy for which you pray
Is closer than you think
Is just 100 tears away

Whatever it is that'll make you feel good
You can have if you want, if you knew that you could
You can have it all baby

You're a long way from somewhere you call home
There's a place in your heart you're not alone

All of the happiness you seek
All of the joy for which you pray
Is closer than you think
It's just 100 tears away


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"100 Tears Away" as written by Vonda Shepard Howard Paul Gordon

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentVonda Shepard has an incredible voice. This is one of my most favorite songs. It had a bit of a deeper meaning for me. I was in love with my best friend, and before I told him, I always thought these words would express how I felt. He could look for love in other places, and they wouldn't last, but if he looked at me the way I looked at him we could have had something real because I loved him more than any of the girls he went out with. Unfortunately, it didn't work out that way, which is something I'm very sad about because I truly did love him =P
    rockenpnayon May 28, 2002   Link

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