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Hootie and the Blowfish: Let Her Cry Meaning

Song Released: 1994

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She sits alone by a lamppost
Trying to find a thought that's escaped her mind
She says "Dad's the one I love the most,
but Stipe's not far behind"

She lets me in
only tell me where's she's been
when she's had too much to drink
I say...


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    Feb 18th, 2:10am report

    well, i am bi-polar 1 and there are many things i do that i really do not understand completely why - at the worst, they get me into a whole lotta trouble with people i love and care about. i might also add that that circle is really small but i hope it will stay tight. at the least, i am also misunderstood and judged because of my mental diagnosis by medical profession- you know, emergency drs. nurses, etc. it is one hell of a burden, to say the least but i continue to fight for my rights to be treated no better or no worse than any one else who seeks medical care. thank you m.b.b.


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    Jul 31st, 2018 7:49pm report

    The original lyrics (according to Darius) was:"Dar's the one I love the most".(Dar is what she called him. Short for Darius) Refering to her favorite singer. IE, Snipes being her second favorite singer. These facts are on line with a video explanation by Darius but it's hard to find.
    I think he got tired of explaning.


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    Aug 23rd, 2012 8:22am report

    I just saw Hootie in Charleston. Darius explained that this song was inspired after hearing "She Talks to Angels" by the Black Crowes (another song that references drug use / addiction). He said he wrote this for Bonnie Riatt. It's definitely a song about a guy whose girlfriend/wife is struggling with addiction and his need to let her go - not be an enabler.


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    Jul 17th, 2012 7:41am report

    She's a reckless alcoholic, and he's fallen in love with her and tries to help her through it and tries to help their relationship but he knows it's probably senseless to stay with her.
    Darius Rucker actually experienced this, except he was the reckless one but reversed rolls in the song.


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    Apr 5th, 2012 4:28pm report

    I see this as a girl suffering from manic depression. Lost in her thaughts and confusion not able to get help not able to find the way out and the man in love with her though he's in such great pain at what she does he can't give up on her and just has to let her do what she's going to and wait for her to come home to him when she's ready he'll be there.


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    Apr 27th, 2011 4:50pm report

    I believe it is about a woman who he loves a great deal and he sees her suffer through what I think is a serious drug addiction. He is there for her over and over again and all he can do is let her cry....because nothing he can do will help her because he has tried.

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