Info and Lyric



Crying at Your Grave

Music and Lyric by David W. Jacobsen
Copyright 2020. All Rights Reserved.

Once we stood together
We began to make our way
Against the bosses and establishment
The dragons we would slay

We sent 400 letters
On plans we would devise
How we'd fight the good fight
The places we would rise

It pains me that we've parted
Cherished memories I'll save
Though I must now oppose you
I'll be crying at your grave
Crying at your grave
Crying at your grave
Crying at your grave

I know I must thank you
For just how far I went
You cared more for my progress
Than I my own ascent

But I had to do it my way
No matter how you'd feel
I don't understand
Your hyperbole that I steal

I miss our friendship deeply
But I've my own road to pave
Though now we are opponents
I'll be crying at your grave
Crying at your grave
Crying at your grave
Crying at your grave

Do you know my struggles?
Love that's lost its voice
Though I've had my triumphs
Right now I won't rejoice

I don't know what you turned
Where once I called you pal
Asked when you'd come again
You said "I don't know that I shall"

If I knew what you wanted
But you won't take my hand
A friendship goes to pieces
Like a rope of sand

A bullet could not silence
Your thunder and your fight
We tore each other down
Schoolmaster claimed the right

Though I am deeply wounded.
Reconciliation I'd crave
And when the battle's over
I'll be crying at your grave
Crying at your grave
Crying at your grave
Crying at your grave



This is a song about former friends who have turned into bitter rivals. It is a jilted love song sung by William Howard Taft to Teddy Roosevelt. To write this, I read The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Title

Crying at Your Grave

Period

Post-CD

Written Time

2015 - 2020

Copyright Year

2020

Copyright #

 

BMI #

046957016

Original Album

Potus

Studio - Engineer

Oxford Road

Studio - Gear

Cubase, MOTU Firewire, Focusrite Scarlet

Other Musicians

 

Length

04:29

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