Sportsong of the Week #42


"Cryin' for me (Wayman's Song)"

Toby Keith ft. Arthur Thompson, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz

2009

Yesterday was a sad day. A friend, basketball teammate, great guy lost his fight against a brain tumor and passed away. So the mood is down today and will be for quite some while. Sportsong of the Week #42 therefore is a song also written for a lost basketball player: 'Cryin' for me (Wayman's Song)' by Toby Keith.

It was written as a tribute to basketball player and jazz musician Wayman Tisdale, who died on May 15, 2009. In it, the narrator is crying, but states he is not crying for Tisdale's death, rather crying for himself.

Keith had intended to perform the song at Tisdale's funeral, but was too emotional to complete it at the time.

Rest in peace.

Full Lyrics 'Cryin' For Me (Wayman's Song)' - Toby Keith ft. Arthur Thompson, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz

Got the news on Friday morning But a tear I couldn't find You showed me how I am supposed to live Now you showed me how to die I was lost til Sunday morning I woke up to face my fear While writing you this good bye song I found a tear I'm going to miss that smile I'm going to miss you my friend Even though it hurts the way it ended up Id do it all again So play it sweet in heaven Cause that's right where you want to be I'm not cryin' cause I feel so sorry for you I am cryin' for me I got up and dialed your number Your voice came on the line That old familiar message I have heard a thousand times It just said, sorry that I missed you Leave a message and god bless I know that you think I am crazy But I just had to hear your voice I guess I'm going to miss that smile I'm going to miss you my friend Even though it hurts the way it ended up Id do it all again So play it sweet in heaven Cause that's right where you want to be I'm not cryin' cause I feel so sorry for you I am cryin' for me Oh So play your upsidedown, left handed Backward bass guitar I'll see you on the other side superstar I'm going to miss that smile I'm going to miss you my friend Even though it hurts the way it ended up I'd do it all again So play it sweet in heaven Cause that's right where you want to be I'm not cryin' cause I feel so sorry for you I am cryin' for me I'm still cryin' I'm cryin' for me Oh I'm still cryin'


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