Willie Nelson: “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain”

Willie Nelson - Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
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Even by the standards of sorrowful country songs, Willie Nelson’s “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” is one somber tune. The singer kisses his love goodbye, knowing he’ll never see her again. As he sings it, Willie Nelson is now an old man who never found true love again and looks forward to meeting her in heaven.

Singing the song night after night took an emotional toll on Willie Nelson, and was a notorious drinker in the late ’70s. He explained in a Hot Press interview: “It’s really difficult to sing ‘Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain’ or ‘Always On My Mind’ without getting emotionally involved, especially when the audience gets emotionally involved and you feel their feelings. You can only wallow in your own misery for so long without saying, ‘Wait a minute, I want a drink!'” 




In the twilight glow I see her


Blue eyes crying in the rain

When we kissed goodbye and parted

I knew we’d never meet again

Love is like a dying ember

And only memories remain

And through the ages I’ll remember


Blue eyes crying in the rain

Some day when we meet up yonder

We’ll stroll hand in hand again

In a land that knows no parting

Blue eyes crying in the rain

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