A CRY IN THE DARK (2007)


(v1)

The man you slept with last night
He wasn’t what you expected
Something that you neglected
Came to the light
And here you are
Stirring your cup at the coffee bar

(v2)

When it was over you dressed
And left the echoes behind you
The blame that they assigned you
Carefully assessed
And while you sip
Everything shifts as you’re losing your grip

(chorus)

Remembering
A sound that you heard
When the room was reeling
A sound that you heard
In a rush of feeling
Detonating just behind your heart
A cry in the dark

(bridge)

As the screaming echoed
It burned in your mind like a severed electrode
You were consumed
By a buried hunger
Suddenly exhumed

(chorus)

Ears ringing with
A sound that you heard
When the room was reeling, etc.


(v3)

Think you can hide in your clothes?
Get lost in the railway station
After your revelation
Everyone knows
They heard you plead
Shocking yourself with the force of your need

(chorus)
Reeling from
A sound that you heard
When the room was reeling, etc.

This is in the Pat Benatar "scream it out" school of writing.

The premise of the song is a woman who is emotionally closed off having a one-night stand. She hears a cry of ecstasy and need, but it’s her own voice.

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