"Black Eyes, Blue Tears" as written by Robert John Lange and Shania Twain....
Black eyes, I don't need 'em
Blue tears, gimme freedom

Positively never goin' back
I won't live where things are so out of whack
No more rollin' with the punches
No more usin' or abusin'

I'd rather die standing
Than live on my knees
Begging please, no more

Black eyes, I don't need 'em
Blue tears, gimme freedom
Black eyes, all behind me
Blue tears'll never find me now

Definitely found my self esteem
Finally, I'm forever free to dream
No more cryin' in the corner
No excuses, no more bruises

I'd rather die standing
Than live on my knees
Begging please no more

Black eyes I don't need 'em
Blue tears gimme freedom
Black eyes all behind me
Blue tears'll never find me now

I'd rather die standing
Than live on my knees, begging please

Black eyes I don't need 'em
Blue tears gimme freedom
Black eyes all behind me
Blue tears'll never find me now

I'll never find me now It's all behind me, they'll never find me now
Find your self-esteem and be forever free to dream


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"Black Eyes, Blue Tears" as written by Shania Twain Robert John Lange

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    General Commentthis song is about domestic abuse. i think it's sort of obvious in the lyrics, but i did hear that everytime this song is played in concerts and stuff, that money is donated to a fund for abused spouces. pretty cool
    *Lisa*on May 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA great song. Shania stands up for women. Yay!
    CRYN_OUTon May 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdomestic abuse to the core - and great representation.
    crystal-chicon May 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is an extremely sad song and it's a serious issue these days too. I'm not even 15 yet, so i don't know too much about domestic abuse- I just hope it never happens to me and i feel bad for the women that it does happen to.
    JessieLynnon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm gonna live on that: "I'd rather die standing than live on my knees." That is some strong shit...
    Punkass1320on February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti suffered from domestic abuse and finally when i got the courage to walk away i sat in my friends house listening to this song on reapeat and cried till i could cry no more this song help me regain my strength to get up dust myself off and carry on
    gemmajoneson January 30, 2013   Link
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    General CommentShania's mother was physically abused by both Shania's biological father as well as her step father. This song obviously stems from her mother's ordeals.
    n3bulouson August 07, 2013   Link

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