Dry Your Eyes, Mate

October 12, 2009


Almost exclusively, The Night Bird highlights brand new music and emerging artists. However, occasionally a song from past eras will ignite such a swarm of emotions that I’m just subconsciously propelled into the act of writing about it. Such is the case with “Dry Your Eyes,” The Streets‘ message to love-torn and heartbroken youngsters. With such simplicity, Mike Skinner tells us:

“Dry your eyes mate, I know it’s hard to take but her mind it’s been made up. There’s plenty more fish in the sea. Dry your eyes mate, I know you want to make her see how much this pain hurts, but you’ve got to walk away now, it’s over.”

It’s both refreshing and therapeutic, and with Skinner’s genuine sincerity, clarity and understanding making him a real person– your friend, your brother, your wise uncle– it takes a second to realize he’s not talking directly to you.

Or is he?

The Streets – “Dry Your Eyes”


One comment

  1. did you just lose someone?

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