Besides Daniel: “Learn to Dry the Tears”

He’s at it again. A little over a month ago, listeners were sort of thrown into a pile of mess. Danny Brewer, front-man ofBesides Daniel, uploaded his heart in the form of a video to YouTube. Some told me they couldn’t look at him while he sang“Learn How to Fight.” His pain caused us pain. On the other hand, his critics said the song was¬†distasteful and that he lacked judgement by posting such a song for the world to see. The whole “airing our your dirty laundry” spiel. I say, “bullcrap.” He’s doing what he’s supposed to do. He’s being honest.

After I heard the song tonight for the first time, I immediately picked up my phone to call Danny. I happened to catch him directly after one of his shows. I told him how proud I am to call him brother. Folks, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Besides Daniel will be big in 2010. His new song,¬†“Learn to Dry the Tears,” in my opinion, tops “Learn How to Fight.” I absolutely love seeing an artist vulnerably spill himself into his songs. The whole thing’s a risk. That’s why I love it.

“Learn to Dry the Tears”
by Besides Daniel

Son just sit here with your pain,
You must be willing to remain,
close to your heart while its going insane,
don’t you medicate your pain

but this grief is too hard to bear,
i miss the fragrance of her hair,
i needing your strength just to carry me through
cause she doesn’t seem like she cares…

and i’m moving beyond the heartbreak,
into anger and into rage
but i don’t want that
i just want you back
now all i got is this empty stage
if you wont hear me, ill sing to no one
ill sing to anyone who has ears
it makes no difference
cause you don’t want me
but i’m learning how to dry my tears

son you don’t know what tomorrow holds,
there could be joy as life unfolds,
this could be the best thing thats happened to you
come spring it wont be this cold

stop talking as if its done,
i cant just choose to love anyone,
would you tell a father, “look you have other sons”?
i really thought she was the one

son straighten up your back
focus on fixin the sh*t thats slack
you gave her your love and thats all she should need
quit given yourself a heart attack

pops teach me to carry this pain
like a man teach me how to sustain
teach me to love one who doesn’t love back
this loss don’t feel too much like gain

and i’m moving beyond the heartbreak,
into anger and into rage
but i don’t want that
i just want you back
now all i got is this empty stage
if you wont hear me, ill sing to no one
ill sing to anyone… who has ears?
it makes no difference
cause you don’t want me
but i’m learning how to dry my tears

hey hey i loved you
hey hey you loved me too but its done
but its done

well i hope that u figure it out
when you find what your life’s all about
i thought i had mine all solved and thats when you came in,
well maybe we’ll try it again

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