There’s A Tear In My Beer
by Cullen James
Be it a particularly poignant wail of a guitar, the subject matter of a particular tune, or the memories associated with the music, certain songs hit home a bit more than others.
So, as part of a guilty pleasure/full confession, I ask, what songs make you cry?
Not cry in pain or shame over how horribly awful the song is or how much you used to like that Michael Jackson song when you were in 5th grade. No, what song(s) wrenches your guts? What song(s) make you stop and think about the past, or stop and think about where you’re at in your life?
I hate to get maudlin on you, but this subject hit me the other day when I heard the one song that’ll send me to tears faster than anything – Conway Twitty’s “That’s My Job.” I don’t know exactly why, but for me this song is like a freaking switch for my tear glands. Conditioned response or something, I’m not sure. I guess I really identify strongly with the subject matter and now I feel this way both for my own dad and for my children.
There have been other songs at certain times that may have caused a catch in my throat, but this is the only song that gets me every time.
So, what are yours? Come on, we’re all friends here. Or, we’re all ready to laugh at you for crying over a song you damn crybaby.
Cullen also cries when he hears the theme from "Gunsmoke" so he ain't no sissy