Tears that walked backwards into my eyes

Written by: Johnny Sumler

Tears that walked backwards into my eyes,
unaware of salt and stains and streaks,
could not remove the pain my face had wore.
So I began to drink backwards in love.

Unaware of salt and stains and streaks,
I purchased smiles that could not hide the pain.
So I began to drink backwards in love,
hoping to see her face without the tears.

I purchased smiles that could not hide the pain;
could not remove the pain my face had wore,
hoping to see her face without the tears...
tears that walked backwards into my eyes.