When we are born into this world, we all come with a universal language—we cry. It’s how we communicate. As infants, we cry to express feelings of hunger, discomfort, loneliness, pain, sorrow. But, the older we get, the more our cries become unpopular. What worked for us as babies has less and less effect as growing children. We are told to “stop crying.” Could it be that it’s at this point our cries begin to turn inward? Perhaps this is when we begin to hide our sorrow, our hunger, our pain, our loneliness. I believe we are all hiding some. I believe we are all crying some.
If nothing else, I would hope that this song would serve as a reminder that we are our brother’s keeper.