John Moreland’s “You Don’t Care For Me Enough To Cry” Is Heartbreak Country At Its Best

John Moreland is a criminally underrated artist.

Great finger-picking style guitar, gravelly yet powerful vocals, and some of the best “shot through the heart” songwriting out there… the guy has it all. And if you asked your favorite artists for a list of their favorite songwriters, chances are John Moreland would be on it.

The sheer talent of John is best exemplified in this acoustic performance of “You Don’t Care For Me Enough To Cry” from the 2015 Music City Roots Live From The Factory in Franklin, Tennessee. From his 2015 album High On Tulsa Heat, it’s become the signature song of John Moreland.

This chorus of the song changes beautifully when sung each time. Just read these lyrics and try not to feel his pain.

Chorus 1

“And I’m the kind of love it hurts to look at
And maybe we should take it as a sign
When I’m strung out on leaving
Exalting all my demons
And you don’t care for me enough to cry”

Chorus 2

“And I’m the kind of love it hurts to look at
But once I was enough to make you try
Now I’m underneath the rubble
Trying not to feel the trouble
And you don’t care for me enough to cry”

Chorus 3/Outro

“So here’s to hoping I can change tomorrow
You wanted hard as nails cut and dry
But I beg, steal, and borrow
I’m so damn good at sorrow
And you don’t care for me enough to cry”

Excuse me while I go cry for a few hours…

John Moreland isn’t going to break any streaming records, pump out number one singles or sell out stadiums around the country, but no one can convince me he doesn’t more talent than most of those that do…

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