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The Songs of Songwriter Glenn Shayne - 'Catch My Tears'

Music Review by Ionas Finser & Staff

A moody grand piano sets the patient, emotional tone of Glenn Shayne’s “Catch My Tears.” As Briana Tyson’s rich, fervent voice enters the mix, we are introduced to the true nature of this masterful piece of music.

Melodic genius is responsible for phrase after perfect phrase of vocals that rise and dip in relation to the mood of the lyrics being sung. Subtle percussion gradually makes its way underneath the melody and harmony, and gentle shakers provide a heartbeat as this brilliant song keeps moving and the chills keep running down your spine.

The lyrics of “Catch My Tears” speak to the seemingly endless sorrow and emptiness that follows a tragic heartbreak. We truly feel the pain and grief of the song’s message as Tyson’s vocals keep growing in both intensity and emotional expression. The mood is unmistakably hollow, capturing the deeply human experience of loss and longing.

It's like they're raining out my love for you. But a hundred million tears is never gonna do. Oh I'd give anything for you to maybe feel it too. But you never gonna love me like I loved you."

By writing this song, Glenn Shayne created a moving message that can serve to fill the void left in countless broken hearts. Melody comes natural to the artist, who has cultivated music that is not only catchy and delicately beautiful, but also rich in depth and emotion. “Catch My Tears” is a resounding theme for damaged love, and one that you will never forget as soon as you hear it.


About Glenn Shayne

Glenn Shayne is a songwriter who has worked with many collaborators over the years including: Queen Ofir recording artist in Los Angeles, CA., of Passion Show Records, Mark Steven of the Mark Steven Band, Palm Bay, FL., Michael Betts, and Briana Tyson National Recording Artist, Nashville, TN.

Glenn Shayne has also worked with other artists in Nashville, TN and England in the UK. Currently working with Tunedly and their staff of Composers and Artists, Glenn Shayne's First Song "There She Goes" won a local songwriting contest in 1986 in the POP Category, collarborating with Michael Betts.

Previously, Shayne was the owner of Glenn's Quarterdeck Lounge in Treasure Island, Florida from1983-1986. It was the Premier club for Live Entertainment in the Tampa Bay area.

About Briana Tyson:

In the midst of Music Row's live music venues or in a quiet room with some of Nashville’s biggest writers, you will find Briana Tyson. Growing up in Orange County, Tyson knew that her love of country music wasn’t supposed to stay in California. At the young age of 16, her and her family made the move to Nashville, chasing a dream that had been with Briana for years. As soon as she got to town, Tyson immediately took to the Nashville lifestyle, writing music daily. As she grew as a songwriter and performer, her hard work began to pay off as opportunities arose, giving her national exposure. As one of the youngest top 100 finalists on season 10 of American Idol, she gained a fan base and a new appreciation of the hard work it takes to make it in the music business.

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The song is available on CDbaby.


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