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“Cry Your Heart Out”
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Song by Adele
from the album 30
Released November 19, 2021
Length 4:15
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Adele Adkins, Greg Kurstin
Producer(s) Greg Kurstin
30 track listing
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“Cry Your Heart Out” is a song by British singer-songwriter Adele, taken from her fourth studio album, 30. The song was written by Adele with Greg Kurstin[1] and details Adele’s depression following her divorce from Simon Konecki.

The song’s title was confirmed on November 1, 2021, when the album’s track listing was revealed online.[2] It was also printed on boxes of tissues in jest for fans at various listening parties for 30.[3]

Background and composition[]

“Cry Your Heart Out” was one of six songs Adele wrote with Greg Kurstin for 30, having previously worked with him extensively on 25. Kurstin also provides handclaps and plays the bass, guitar, mellotron, organ and piano on the studio version of the song.[4]

Lyrically, the song describes the depression that Adele experienced in the wake of her divorce from Simon Konecki. “What I like about [‘Cry Your Heart Out’] is, if you want to listen to the lyrics, it’s clear that it’s about depression,” she told Zane Lowe in an interview for Apple Music. “But if you don’t want to, it’s just like, a little … vibe.”[5]

The song has been described as having a “sarcastic Sixties vibe,” in the vein of fellow 30 tracks “I Drink Wine” and “Love Is a Game.”[6]

Lyrics[]

Cry your heart out
It’ll clean your face
When you’re in doubt
Go at your own pace

Cry your heart out
It’ll clean your face
When you’re in doubt
Go at your own pace

When I walk in a room I’m invisible, I feel like a ghost (Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh)
All my friends keep on telling me that this feeling won’t last (Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh)
I can’t get no relief, I’m so tired of myself
I swear I’m dead in the eyes (Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh)
I have nothing to feel no more
I can’t even cry (Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh)

When will I begin to feel like me again?
I’m hanging by a thread
My skin’s paper thin, I can’t stop wavering
I’ve never been more scared

Cry your heart out
It’ll clean your face
When you’re in doubt
Go at your own pace

Cry your heart out
It’ll clean your face
When you’re in doubt
Go at your own pace

When I wake up I’m afraid at the idea of facing the day
I would rather stay home on my own, drink it all away
Please stop calling me, it’s exhausting
There’s really nothing left to say
I created this storm
It’s only fair I have to sit in its rain

When will I begin to feel like me again?
I’m hanging by a thread
My skin’s paper thin, I can't stop wavering
I’ve never been more scared

Cry your heart out
It’ll clean your face
When you’re in doubt
Go at your own pace

Cry your heart out
It’ll clean your face
When you’re in doubt
Go at your own pace

Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh
Uh, uh, uh, uh, uh

All love is devout
No feeling is a waste
But give it to yourself now
Before it’s too late
In the end it’s just you
Stop drowning in wait
Your love is useless without it

Cry your heart out (Cry, yeah)
It’ll clean your face
When you’re in doubt
Go at your own pace

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