Those are not words. They are like sirens. It’s Liam Gallagher addressing you, in the first verses of Stop Crying Your Heart Out. He’s sending you a warning. He’s your friend and it’s time to give him your attention.
Few notes come out from that dry piano. Words come out slowly, because each single one requires a dedicated focus. Liam’s voice is pulsing, resonating. Dear friend, listen to me now.
May your smile
It’s an invitation, a prediction. It’s almost magic. Drums jump in and the mood changes. It’s almost like, my dear friend, we are picturing your smile.
That smile will switch on the start againg.
That smile will appear in your face, as soon as you let Oasis drive you. You’ll just learn to trust them.
That’s their strenght, by the way. You can trust them. You play them, and immediately you find yourself. YOu identify yourself in the beauty of their forms. The golden rule according to which the beauty born from simplicity is the most sensual form of attraction possible.
And this is the trademark of Oasis, the last soldiers of the British invasion, thed bishops of britpop: direct songs, generational dialogues built on effective instrumental bases, on detailed riffs able to catch you, make you dream about the Beatles and all the other good music.
Stop Crying your Heart Out is just that: a conversation between Oasis and the listeners of the 90s and the 00s. The song was born as a way for Noel Gallagher to support a friend in trouble. Since then, the song has become for the public just everything we want to hear from who loves us, when all we need is love.
Just try not to worry
You’ll see them some day
Take what you need
And be on your way
And stop crying your heart out
Dear friend, you will see those stars again, Liam says in the chorus. When his voice turns into guidance, like a lighthouse that can give you the right courage.
The drums you hear before the second stanza, dear friend, will be the first step for a new happiness and the echo made by Noel is nothing but your renewed, confident reaction, once you are aware that the stars will come out again.
And the start come out. Together with Noel’s electric guitar that, in the closing riff, in that extraordinarily simple but still perfect riff, will whisper notes of change, of new happiness. A message for the whole generation.