Johnny Schaefer

Johnny Schaefer

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Pop - General | Los Angeles, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 1,484   
Member Since: 2015
   Last Login: over 30 days ago
   Sounds Like: Josh Groban, Paul Buchanan

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Song Description

An easy-listening pop ballad with a touch of R&B and smooth jazz thrown in, Time to Cry is about releasing pent up pain and sorrow through cathartic tears. The urgent, comforting vocals stress the healing energy of a good cry and the lyrics assure the listener "It don;t mean your weak, it just means you're alive." Author Marianne Williamson says that if your have 30 tears to cry and you only cry 17, those 17 tears don;t go away-they come out in sickness or worse.

Story Behind the Song

Time to Cry is a song about releasing your pent up emotions. I originally wrote it for my Mom, who was going through some serious health issues, but it came from a talk I had with my Dad when my parents divorced about it being totally OK, and even necessary, to cry.

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Broadjam Member Reviews

Nice pop with R&B overtures. Enjoyed it. well done.

    - Steve Dafoe - Songwriter

Interesting hook...The song reminded me of Michael Bolton Pop...It has a retro 80's vibe...the keyboard was reminiscent of a lot of the pop ballads from the 70's and 80's...the drum track was fairly generic but not bad...I liked the build into the chorus and the way the chorus soared. I can hear this being played as background music in a movie or tv show

    - My Three Kids Music

Take the Time to Cry.
You've been hanging' on a thread for so long
And you've been blowin' in the wind and you can't hold on no more
time to let your feelings out
you can hear the dreamers shout
once they've learned what life's about Chorus
When it's Time to Cry
Time to free the tear that's swelling in your eye
I will be right here and I will wipe it dry
If you take the Time to Cry
Time to Cry
Even though you may not know the reason why
It don't mean you're weak
It just means you're alive
There are times you need to cry You've been takin' on the world for so long
and you've been such a lonely girl, you don't feel so strong now
time to let your feelings out
won't you please let me hear you shout then I'll show you what love's about Chorus
It can't wait until tomorrow
Now's the time to let your sorrow go Chorus

© copyright 1985 Johnny Schaefer, Auditory Verve Music. ASCAP

Song Length
Pop - Easy Listening, Pop - General
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Affable, Gracious

Subject Matter
General, Life

Similar Artists
Bruno Mars, Enrique Iglesias
1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits Johnny Schaeferf
Music Credits Johnny Schaefer
Producer Credits Johnny Schaefer and George Reich
Publisher Credits Johnny Schaefer-Auditory Verve Music, ASCAP
Performance Credits Johnny Schaefer, vocals
Label Credits Self released through CD Baby