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INSIDE A SILENT TEAR
Carmen McRae


Inside a silent tear, I have a silent dream
That sometimes sails across the patterns of my mind.
For silence follows me and dreams just disappear, oh yeah
And then I find myself inside a silent tear

Sometimes I laugh too much
To hide the emptiness, to lose the loneliness.
I'm not the laughing kind.
I can't say anything I really want to say.
Sometimes I try so hard I stumble on the way.

I'm always finding love when it's not meant to be.
What is reality and can it be defined?
When you're a fool like me it's never really clear
So you have silent dreams inside a silent tear.

I'm always finding love when it's not meant to be.
What is reality and can it be defined?
When you're a fool like me it's never really clear
So you have silent dreams inside a silent tear.
Inside a silent tear.


CARMEN MCRAE

Carmen Mercedes McRae (1920-1994) was a U.S. jazz singer, songwriter, and pianist.

McRae was born in Harlem, New York, on the 8th April 1920, and studied piano as a child. As a teenager she came to the attention of Teddy Wilson and his wife, the composer Irene Kitchings Wilson. Through their influence, one of McRae’s early songs, "Dream of Life", was recorded by Wilson’s longtime collaborator Billie Holiday.

By the late 1940s she was well known among the modern jazz musicians who gathered at Minton's Playhouse ... Read More