I can’t stop watching this…. 

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Below is a snippet (Watch the full video HERE) of Alessia Cara’s performance of River of Tears from SNL this past weekend. I’ve watched the full vid maybe about 20 times tonight. I’m obsessed with it, most likely because I’m in my feelings with it, lol.

 

 

Here’s the FULL VIDEO

With no track, just her and a piano. The rawness and raspiness of her voice adds to the emotion I feel from the lyrics…. Like a “I’m-all-cried-out-and-tired-of-the-bullshit” tone…. It’s perfect.  Shout out to the Def Jam fam for having this gem on the roster!

Lyrics via Genius

[Verse 1]
Still got the flowers that you sent
And the note you wrote that said we’re meant to be forever
I keep them all as evidence
In a drawer under the mirror, filled with empty promises

I don’t know why
I keep letting you lie to me
Hard as I try
It seems I can’t break away
I thought that you would be the hero
Come and save the day
But you’re a villain

Your sins unforgiven

[Chorus]
I’m going down, and you have watched me drown
In a river of tears, lost beneath the stream
Under the waves, I’ve found the strength to say

The river of tears has washed me clean
Go ‘head and wish me well
I’ll cry a wishing well
I’ll fly before I fail

I’ll set sail and drift away
So I won’t need you here
Love sinks and hope floats
In a river of tears
In a river of tears

[Verse 2]
I catch your scent in every wind
And I recall the love we had, 
I can’t pretend
That I don’t miss you every now and then
But the hurt is for the better
Moving on, it’s now or never

Lost in the tide, I can’t keep my pillows dry
Like there’s a sea in my eyes

I realize that sometimes love brings you flowers
Then it builds you coffins
And far too often
We end up falling to our demise

[Chorus]
I’m going down, and you have watched me drown
In a river of tears, lost beneath the stream
Under the waves, I’ve found the strength to say

The river of tears has washed me clean
Go ‘head and wish me well
I’ll cry a wishing well
I’ll fly before I fall
I’ll set sail and drift away
So I won’t need you here
Love sinks and hope floats
In a river of tears
In a river of tears

[Bridge]
Cry me a river, build myself a bridge
I’m over this, can’t let memories become the death of me

I’m glad to see everything that you are
And I believe that you are everything I needed
But I don’t need no more

[Chorus]
I’m going down, and you have watched me drown
In a river of tears, lost beneath the stream
Under the waves, I’ve found the strength to say

The river of tears has washed me clean
Go ‘head and wish me well
I’ll cry a wishing well

I’ll fly before I fall
I’ll set sail and drift away
So I won’t need you here
Love sinks and hope floats
In a river of tears
In a river of tears

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