Carlos is Crying Lyrics by The Hold Steady, from the album “The Price of Progress“, music has been produced by Josh Kaufman.

Carlos is Crying Lyrics

The singer kind of slaughtered I Wanna Be Your Lover
And someone went to fetch a few more pitchers
It wasn’t all that crowded because the softball games had washed out in the rain
I’d slipped out of my shift on some sort of screw-up with the schedule
There’s a couple newer places by the river but Skippers is mainly where we hang

Carlos had been distant since his sister went to Denver with that dickhead
The dude claimed he was a carpenter but no one ever saw him pound a nail
And Carlos knew his sister was old enough to make her own decisions
But he hopes she isn’t home when they finally come to take that jerk to jail

Now Carlos starts crying
And we’re all kind of frightened
Every single person at the table stops talking
And he’s sobbing and shaking
And yeah, we’ve been drinking
But it’s different for boys

He said how did this happen?
It feels like we’re drifting
Are you sure we’re even asking all the pertinent questions?
Turn on the burner and the butter will blacken
Don’t act like this was even our choice

Mickey got up to get some money to put into the jukebox
The waitress brought some water and then quickly scurried off back towards the bar
Carlos didn’t even seem to care who was taking in the breakdown
I asked him if he wanted me to offer to walk him to his car

He said how did we get here?
We started as skaters
Then you got your license and then graduation
Then I changed medications and everything after
Went sideways including tonight

You had a Screamer with trackers and OJs
And I had a Steadham with Bones and a dome tail
And if failure’s a trick then we learned pretty quick
It just took a few times to get right

Man, we used to glide
We used to hang like the smoke
We’d show off for my sister
We didn’t mind being broke

Now every conversation I have is about money
And I leave home in the morning but then I just keep driving
Kill off the day until you guys stop working
Then pitchers at Skippers
Now Carlos is crying

Carlos is crying
Because he didn’t tell his girlfriend
That he stopped showing up at his job in the morning
And it’s been a few weeks
And he knows it’s not sweet
And he’s sobbing and shaking
And all I can say is

I love you
I feel you
I know that you’re hurting
You’re scared for your sister
You haven’t been working
I love you
I feel you
I’m sorry you’re hurting
But turn off the burner
The butter is burning


Song: Carlos is Crying
Artist: The Hold Steady
Album: The Price of Progress (2023)
Music: Josh Kaufman

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Alok Yadav