Tears Don't Fall

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I was driving home from work over the Malahat, and CBC (or NPR?) was interviewing the Canadian astronaut, Chris Hadfield. He was describing one of his many "experiments" in space, when he put water in his eyes. He just had a kind of dramatic way of punctuating his story with, "in space, tears don't fall." Some song ideas are gifts from heaven ...(or outer space) -- so thank you, Mr. Hadfield.

lyrics

TEARS DON'T FALL
Music & Lyrics © 2015 Paul Washington

An astronaut came down to earth but he came home too soon
He liked flying around the world and way up over the moon
Drifting there in weightlessness high above the ground
His dish and spoon would dance around
His tears went up not down

Outer space is quite a place, I wouldn’t mind at all
Tears don’t fall they just roll up and bounce like a rubber ball
Laughter ever after, who needs gravity?
No one at all to make you feel small and tears don’t fall

Outer space is so far up no one can put you down
When you're blue let your body move
And a frown turns upside down
Then it was found space has no sound, you feel ten feet tall
Someone tries to pick on you, you can’t hear a thing at all

Outer space is quite a place, I wouldn’t mind at all
Tears don’t fall they just roll up and bounce like a rubber ball
Laughter ever after, who needs gravity?
No one at all to make you feel small and tears don’t fall

Floating through the atmosphere
Sounds like a lot more fun than here
I wish I may, I wish I might
I’d take the first flight out tonight

Outer space is quite a place, I wouldn’t mind at all
Tears don’t fall, they just roll up and bounce like a rubber ball
Laughter ever after, who needs gravity?
No one at all to make you feel small and tears don’t fall
No one at all to make you feel small and tears don’t fall

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from A Soft Spot For You, released November 22, 2015

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