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Cryer's Paradise (Ron Hynes) video
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©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

Still got my high school jacket,
Still got my high school ring;
Tucked in the corner of my wallet,
Is a tattered photo of the king.

Yet I have to cry,
Starin' back at silent eyes;
I saw a star burn out last night,
Saw the cryer's paradise. (Yes I did.)

I got stumblin' blind ambition,
Couple of cards I haven't played;
I got a gambler's intuition,
I know when I stay too late.

Yet I have to cry,
Starin' back at silent eyes;
Where do gamblers go to die?
They go to cryer's paradise.

When that man from Memphis left us,
We'd already turned our backs;
He was a Heartbroke Motel exile,
That's the cold and lonely facts.

And the whole world agreed,
I saw the whole thing on TV;
Now I ask that eternal question,
Does the darkness grant release?

Yet I have to cry,
As his motorcade goes by;
Takin' a sad, lonely boy,
Off to cryer's paradise.

I got demons bound to daunt me,
I got a ghost from care to kill;
I got bad mistakes to haunt me,
Till I'm just a ghost myself.

Yet I have to cry,
Starin' back at silent eyes;
Must my heart be crucified,
To get into cryer's paradise?

When that man from Memphis left us,
We'd already turned our backs;
He was a Heartbroke Hotel exile,
That's the cold and lonely facts.

And the whole world agreed,
I saw the whole thing on TV;
Now I ask that eternal question,
Does the darkness grant release?

Yet I have to cry,
As his motorcade goes by;
Takin' a sad, lonely boy,
Off to cryer's paradise.

I still got my high school jacket,
Still got my high school ring;
Tucked in the corner of my wallet,
Is a tattered photo of the king.

Yet I have to cry,
Staring back at silent eyes;
I saw a star burn out last night,
Saw the cryer's paradise.

Yes I have to cry,
Staring back at silent eyes;
Must my heart be crucified,
To get into cryer's paradise?

Woo hoo hoooooo........

####.... Ron Hynes ....####
Recorded by Ron Hynes (Cryer's Paradise, trk#1, 1993 CD, Atlantica Music, Mississauga, Ontario, distributed by EMI Music Canada, produced by Declan O'Doherty for All Hands Music).

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The video above features the Wonderful Grand Band performing a variant with Ron Hynes at the Newfoundland and Labrador Folk Festival August 8, 2010.

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