I Don't Need to Cry For You

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Featured in Earle Peach's new book "Questions to the Moon." The latest recording by Illiteratty (2021)

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I Don’t Need to Cry For You

Since you’ve gone we don’t walk past your apple tree any more
Or if we do we stop & say hello
& sometimes when it rains I stand outside the kitchen door
& down my face I let the raindrops flow
I pretend that they’re messengers from you
Somehow it seems like something you might do

So if you observe that my cheeks are both wet
It’s just ‘cause I’ve been standing in the rain
It doesn’t mean that I’m likely to forget
But I don’t need to cry for you again
I don’t need to cry for you

And when the end came everything seemed so absurd
Like a scene from a movie or a play
And when the tears came it felt so good to feel again
And we sang as we watched you pass away
We pretended we knew what to do
While outside the rain painted the world blue

So if you observe that my cheeks are both wet
It’s just ‘cause I’ve been standing in the rain
It doesn’t mean that I’m likely to forget
But I don’t need to cry for you again
I don’t need to cry for you

written by Earle Peach

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releases October 1, 2021
Earle Peach: baritone ukelele, vocals
Albert Klassen: mandolin, vocals
Kirsten Daub: violin, vocals
Simon Kendall: piano
Natalie Philp: standup bass
Wes Skakun: percussion

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Illiteratty Vancouver, British Columbia

We play metafolk… meaning, original swing, European cabaret, celtic, rockabilly, a cappella, folk, world, pop, with sharp lyrics and up to five-part vocals.

Our instrumentation is for three to six musicians, and our full complement includes guitar, mandolin, violin, keys/accordion, upright bass and small percussion. Our music is funny, angry, idiosyncratic, intelligent, and extremely varied.
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