Riff: Alicia Keys – “Tears Always Win”

Nov 26, 2012

These covers, may keep me warm at night/But they can’t take your place, cause they never gonna hold me tight

from Tears Always Win lyrics by Alicia Keys

The most timeless-sounding number on the record, this Motown-friendly Bruno Mars co-write may be Alicia Keys-by-numbers but even the hardest of hearts would find it difficult not to feel a twinge of compassion as she cries into her pillow over the loneliness she feels now that her man is gone.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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