Will you cry?
Gracie Abrams Lyrics


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When you talk you get shallow
Where I walk you don't follow
When I scream you're my echo
Will you cry if I let go?

Damage
Lined up
Wreckage left behind us
How'd we get stuck?
Now I'm what you're bored of

Now you walk through me
With my heart heavy
Breaking my reverie
I could die early
With your arms 'round me
Habits go slowly
Would it not kill to say goodbye?

When you talk you get shallow
Where I walk you don't follow
When I scream you're my echo
Will you cry if I let go?

Pieces broken
All we left unspoken
Aimless hoping
Left my mouth wide open

It's kinda funny when it goes from all to nothing
You have to laugh before you start to cry
'Cause now I stop myself from holding onto something
That makes me feel a little less alive

When you talk you get shallow
Where I walk you don't follow
When I scream you're my echo
Will you cry if I let go?

You don't move me
I see through you
I don't follow
I don't want to
You don't move me
I see through you
I don't follow
I don't want to

You don't move me
I see through you
I don't follow
I don't want to
You don't move me
I see through you
I don't follow
I don't want to

Now you walk through me
With my heart heavy
Breaking my reverie
I could die early
With your arms 'round me
Habits go slowly
Would it not kill to say goodbye?

When you talk you get shallow
Where I walk you don't follow
When I scream you're my echo
Will you cry if I let go?
When you talk you get shallow
Where I walk you don't follow
When I scream you're my echo
Will you cry if I let go?

Will you cry if I let go?
Will you cry if I let go?




Will you cry if I let go?
Will you cry if I let go?

Overall Meaning

In "Will you cry?" by Gracie Abrams, the lyrics touch on themes of emotional distance and the fear of losing someone. The song explores the dynamics of a relationship where one person feels like their partner is not fully present or engaged. The singer questions whether their partner would even feel any emotion if they were to let go.


The first verse highlights the disconnect between the two individuals. The singer mentions how their partner's conversations are shallow and lack depth, while they themselves are unable to follow the singer's path. The line "When I scream you're my echo" suggests that the partner merely reflects the emotions or actions of the singer without truly understanding or empathizing with them. The singer wonders if their partner would shed any tears if they were to leave.


The chorus emphasizes the brokenness and unspoken issues in the relationship. The singer describes the situation as "damage" and "wreckage," questioning how they ended up in such a stagnant and unfulfilling place. As the singer navigates their emotions, they realize that holding on to something that makes them feel alive is necessary, even if it means letting go and potentially experiencing pain.


The second verse and bridge touch on the singer's realization that their partner no longer moves or inspires them. They see through their partner's superficiality and lack of genuine connection. The repetition of "You don't move me, I see through you, I don't follow, I don't want to" conveys the singer's refusal to continue in a relationship that lacks depth, passion, and emotional investment. They ultimately question whether it would be difficult for their partner to say goodbye, suggesting that the singer is considering walking away from the relationship.


Overall, "Will you cry?" delves into the complexities of an unfulfilling relationship, highlighting the longing for emotional depth and the fear of being stuck in a state of emotional detachment.


Line by Line Meaning

When you talk you get shallow
When you speak, your words lack depth and meaning.


Where I walk you don't follow
You refuse to accompany me on my chosen path.


When I scream you're my echo
In times of distress, you only reflect my pain without offering support.


Will you cry if I let go?
If I were to release myself from this relationship, would you feel any sadness?


Damage
The harm caused to us.


Lined up
The consequences of our actions are evident.


Wreckage left behind us
The remains of our relationship that we have abandoned.


How'd we get stuck?
How did we end up trapped in this unhealthy situation?


Now I'm what you're bored of
I have become uninteresting to you now.


Now you walk through me
Now you pass through me without truly seeing me or understanding me.


With my heart heavy
My heart feels burdened and weighed down.


Breaking my reverie
Interrupting my daydreams and moments of peace.


I could die early
The pain and stress from this situation could affect my health negatively.


With your arms 'round me
Even when you hold me, the comfort is fleeting.


Habits go slowly
Bad habits are hard to break and change takes time.


Would it not kill to say goodbye?
Would it not be incredibly difficult to let go and say our farewells?


Pieces broken
Our relationship is fractured and in disarray.


All we left unspoken
There are many things left unsaid between us.


Aimless hoping
We are hoping for something without direction or purpose.


Left my mouth wide open
I am left speechless and stunned.


It's kinda funny when it goes from all to nothing
The sudden shift from abundance to emptiness can be ironically amusing.


You have to laugh before you start to cry
Sometimes, you need to find humor in a situation before the pain overwhelms you.


'Cause now I stop myself from holding onto something
I now prevent myself from clinging to something that no longer serves me.


That makes me feel a little less alive
Being in this relationship diminishes my sense of vitality and happiness.


You don't move me
You no longer evoke any emotional response from me.


I see through you
I can perceive your true intentions and see past any facade.


I don't follow
I refuse to blindly adhere to your lead or direction.


I don't want to
I have no desire to continue on this current path.


Now you walk through me
Now you pass through me without truly seeing me or understanding me.


With my heart heavy
My heart feels burdened and weighed down.


Breaking my reverie
Interrupting my daydreams and moments of peace.


I could die early
The pain and stress from this situation could affect my health negatively.


With your arms 'round me
Even when you hold me, the comfort is fleeting.


Habits go slowly
Bad habits are hard to break and change takes time.


Would it not kill to say goodbye?
Would it not be incredibly difficult to let go and say our farewells?


When you talk you get shallow
When you speak, your words lack depth and meaning.


Where I walk you don't follow
You refuse to accompany me on my chosen path.


When I scream you're my echo
In times of distress, you only reflect my pain without offering support.


Will you cry if I let go?
If I were to release myself from this relationship, would you feel any sadness?


Will you cry if I let go?
If I were to release myself from this relationship, would you feel any sadness?


Will you cry if I let go?
If I were to release myself from this relationship, would you feel any sadness?


Will you cry if I let go?
If I were to release myself from this relationship, would you feel any sadness?




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Aaron Dessner, Gracie Madigan Abrams

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Lyrics

When you talk you get shallow
Where I walk you don't follow
When I scream you're my echo
Will you cry if I let go?

Damage
Lined up
Wreckage left behind us
How'd we get stuck?
Now I'm what you're bored of

Now you walk through me
With my heart heavy
Breaking my reverie
I could die early
With your arms 'round me
Habits go slowly
Would it not kill to say goodbye?

When you talk you get shallow
Where I walk you don't follow
When I scream you're my echo
Will you cry if I let go?

Pieces broken
All we left unspoken
Aimless hoping
Left my mouth wide open

It's kinda funny when it goes from all to nothing
You have to laugh before you start to cry
'Cause now I stop myself from holding on to something
That makes me feel a little less alive

When you talk you get shallow
Where I walk you don't follow
When I scream you're my echo
Will you cry if I let go?

You don't move me
I see through you
I don't follow
I don't want to

You don't move me
I see through you
I don't follow
I don't want to

You don't move me
I see through you
I don't follow
I don't want to

You don't move me
I see through you
I don't follow
I don't want to

Now you walk through me
With my heart heavy
Breaking my reverie
I could die early
With your arms 'round me
Habits go slowly
Would it not kill to say goodbye?

When you talk you get shallow
Where I walk you don't follow
When I scream you're my echo
Will you cry if I let go?

When you talk you get shallow
Where I walk you don't follow
When I scream you're my echo
Will you cry if I let go?

Will you cry if I let go?

Will you cry if I let go?

Will you cry if I let go?

Will you cry if I let go?



@ariella75

"Where i walk you don't follow"

Damn that hit hard...
A friend of mine cut contact without reason
Who once claimed to be there forever
N just as the song
I'm an emotional person n
I knew she never cried once about losing this friendship

Ironic how this world works
Scars me sometimes



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@insidehafantasy

this is literally one of the most gut wrenching song she has ever put out

@sabbyxsalem5690

Same!

@SickWithSadness

Truly 😭😭😭

@whosdinaloo

literally

@imarrsp

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@marammaaroufi6093

LITERALLY

@BooksAreAnEscapeFromReality

Couldn’t have said it better my self.

@rashabear3128

Wait what does this mean

@BooksAreAnEscapeFromReality

@@rashabear3128 The real question is what does it not mean?? 🙃

@rashabear3128

@@BooksAreAnEscapeFromRealityYou feel like you're better than others, don't you? So since you're so smart for coming up with a "real question" answer me the fake question then.

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