"Cry To Heaven" as written by and Jim Steinman....
Cry, baby, cry
Cry, cry to heaven
Say a prayer and light a candle
Toll a bell

Cry, baby, cry
Cry, cry to heaven
If that doesn't do it for you
Go ahead, and cry like hell

Cry, baby, cry
Cry, cry to heaven
Storm the castle, stem the tide
Rise above yourself

Cry, baby, cry
Cry, cry to heaven
If that doesn't do it for you
Go ahead, and cry like
Go ahead, and cry like
Go ahead, and cry like hell


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"Cry to Heaven" as written by Jim Steinman

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    General CommentVery peaceful song about Heaven.
    Pink_Floyd_fanon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think he's saying you can cry to god- but if he doesnt help then theres always 'the dark side' ie. hell ie. drugs etc.
    'Storm the castle, stem the tide
    Rise above yourself' - you can do what you want! i think
    Nevershotfirston March 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this was written for a Batman film but was never played in it. It's really just a generic sad song for a sad scene in the film.
    pclownon November 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentVery witty. The trick is in the contrast. The music is gentle, with lilting woodwind instrumentation, comforting religious imagery, and a quiet tone.

    But then the last line of each half of the song, 'Go ahead and cry like hell', turns the meaning around completely.

    It sounds caring and sympathetic, but the lyrics really mean 'Cry all you want, I don't care.'

    A typical Steinman/Meatloaf reversal of meaning. Equivalent to the lines in Paradise By the Dashboard Light: "I sware that I would love you till the end of time! / So now I'm praying for the end of time..." (because I don't love you any more).
    matt4444on July 23, 2009   Link

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