„That'll be the day — when you say goodbye.
That'll be the day — when you make me cry.
You say you're gonna leave — you know it's a lie, 'cause
That'll be the day when I die.“
— Buddy Holly American singer-songwriter 1936 - 1959
That'll Be the Day, written by Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, and Norman Petty
„All my brothers and brothers-in-laws tell me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don't get to be good-hearted by accident.“
— Paddy Chayefsky American playwright, screenwriter and novelist 1923 - 1981
Context: All my brothers and brothers-in-laws tell me what a good-hearted guy I am. You don't get to be good-hearted by accident. You get kicked around long enough, you become a professor of pain. Marty Pilletti.
„Do we have to be so distant
How can you be so unreal?
What's the reason for hiding and
How this crying make you feel?“
— Mike Oldfield English musician, multi-instrumentalist 1953
„The warm look of radiance on your face
And your heart beating close to mine
And the evening fading in the candle glow
This must be what it's all about
Oh this must be what it's all about
This must be what paradise is like
So quiet in here. So peaceful in here
So quiet in here, yeah, so peaceful in here.“
— Van Morrison Northern Irish singer-songwriter and musician 1945
So Quiet In Here
„If you can't tell your sister,
If you can't tell a priest,
'Cause it's so deep you don't think that you can speak about it
Can you tell it to your heart?
Can you find it in your heart
To let go of these feelings…“
— Kate Bush British recording artist; singer, songwriter, musician and record producer 1958
„Why do you cry when you know how the story ends?
How can you laugh when you know that it hurts your friends?
We've all been there once but you never left
This is me coming back to get you out
To say goodbye to make amends
I'm not leaving this place
Unless I'm leaving with you
'Cos you're the only person with a half decent heart here
And I know you will put it to use
Me and Mr. Dylan on the ride home
We had a heart to heart about life
But neither him or me could decide for ourselves if we wanted to outlive that night
Like two children on the playground of the unconfessed souls
Abandoned by our mothers and our lovers and our foes
If only we were brave enough to live the lives we stole
What a wonderful world this could be!
So how many more examples until we break?
So how many sacrifices must we make?
Because we've all been there once before
And it looks like we've returned once more
So is this the beginning or the end?“
— Tomas Kalnoky American musician 1980
"The Big Sleep" from "Everything Goes Numb" (2003) http://risc.perix.co.uk/lyrics/sm/egn/12/
„The mind has so many pictures
Why can't I sleep with my eyes open?
The mind has so many memories
Can you remember what it looks like when I cry?I'm trying, trying to tell you
All that I can in a sweet and velvet tongue
But no words ever could sell you
Sell you on me after all that I have done.“
— Rufus Wainwright American-Canadian singer-songwriter and composer 1973
The One You Love
„... It makes me cry, I want to talk about something I am not sure I can talk about, I want to talk about the inside from the inside, I do not want to leave it
I am so happy in the silky damp dark of the labyrinth and there is no thread“
— Hélène Cixous, The Book of Promethea
„p>It tossed and tossed,—
A little brig I knew,—
O’ertook by blast,
It spun and spun,
And groped delirious, for morn.It slipped and slipped,
As one that drunken stepped;
Its white foot tripped,
Then dropped from sight.Ah, brig, good-night
To crew and you;
The ocean’s heart too smooth, too blue,
To break for you.</p“
— Emily Dickinson American poet 1830 - 1886
Life, p. 30