I'm remembering lyrics from Supertramp - one song in particular because it begs the release of tears, sorrow and empathy - and I have no tears left. I wish I could cry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! God how I wish I could cry... These words are truer tonite than when they first moved me three decades ago...How can it be that music that moved me so much then can mean *a universe* more these days. I'm listening to it right now on my *ancient* turntable (do y'all know what a turntable is?) (I'm showing my age...) It's from the album Crime of the Century -1974 It's called... " Hide in Your Shell"... (The rest of the album is UTTERLY superb as well, but I digress)(any other fans out there????) Hide in your shell cos the world is out to bleed you for a ride What will you gain making your life a little longer? Heaven or hell, was the journey cold that gave your eyes of steel? Shelter behind painting your mind and playing joker Too frightening to listen to a stranger Too beautiful to put your pride in danger You're waiting for someone to understand you But you've got demons in your closet And you're screaming out to stop it Saying life's begun to cheat you Friends are out to beat you Grab on to what you scramble for Chorus: Dont let the tears linger on inside now Cos its sure time you gained control If I can help you, if I can help you If I can help you, just let me know Well, let me show you the nearest signpost To get your heart back and on the road If I can help you, if I can help you If I can help you, just let me know... All through the night as you like awake and hold yourself so tight What do you need, a second-hand-movie-star to tend you? I, as a boy, I believed the saying the cure for pain was love How would it be if you could see the world through my eyes? Too frightening- the fire's getting colder Too beautiful- to think youre getting older You're looking for someone to give an answer. But what you see is just illusion You're surrounded by confusion Saying lifes begun to cheat you Friends are out to beat you Grab on to what you can scramble for Dont let the tears linger on inside you... It's sure timje ytou gained control If I can help you ... just let me know I wanna know... I wanna know you... Well let me know you I wanna feel you I wanna touch you Please let me near you Let me near you Can you hear what I'm saying? Well I'm hoping, I'm dreamin, I'm prayin I know what youre thinkin' See what you're seein' Never Never never ever let yourself go Hold yourself down, hold yourself down Why dya hold yourself down? Why dont you listen, you can Trust me, Theres a place I know the way to A place there is need to feel you Feel that you're alone Why don't you hear me I know exactly what you're feelin' Cos all your troubles are whithin you Please begin to see that Im just bleeding too Oh, Love me, love you Loving is the way to Help me, help you - why must we be so cool, oh so cool,? Oh, were such damn fools...!