"Here Come Those Tears Again" as written by Jackson Browne and Nancy Farnsworth....
Here come those tears again
Just when I was getting over you
Just when I was going to make it through
Another night without missing you
Thinking I might just be strong enough after all
When I hear your footsteps echoing in the hall

Baby here we stand again
Like we've been so many times before
Even though you looked so sure
As I was watching you walking out my door
But you always walk back in like you did today
Acting like you never even went away

Well I don't know if I can
Open up and let you in baby
Here come those tears
Here come those tears again

I can hear you telling me
How you needed to be free
And you had some things to work out alone
Now you're standing here telling me
How you have grown

Here come those tears again
Now you'll tell me how to hold them in
Here come those tears
Here come those tears again

Some other time baby
When I'm strong and feeling fine maybe
When I can look at you without crying
You might look like a friend of mine
But I don't know if I can
Open up enough to let you in
Here come those tears
Here come those tears again
Just walk away
I'm going back inside and turning out those light
And I'll be in the dark but you'll be out of sight


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    General CommentShe's ready to move on with a platonic relationship but he still has lots and lots of romantic feelings for her. He's not even close to ready for friendship only ("When I can look at you without crying...I'm going back inside and turning out those lights")

    She's left and then re-appeared, I'm guessing incidentally in a social setting. As soon as he sees her again, the memories and pain, which were only right below the surface, come back again (...I hear your footsteps echoing in the hall....Here we stand again.)

    She has distance in her that cuts him to the quick. He knows it will never be like before.
    andrew11on October 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI don't know, to me it really just seems like a girl who keeps breaking up with him but ultimately comes back to him for a romantic relationship. He's tired of the cycle and even though he still loves her, he doesn't know if he can go through it again.
    adamrobertton November 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTots of mis-information about the suicide of his first wife. This song was, in fact, written for her and was co-written by her Mother.
    js1956on July 30, 2009   Link

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