Album: The Blueprint
Producer: Just Blaze
Label: Roc-A-Fella, Def Jam

On most of the Jay-Z songs that deal with heavy personal subject matter, you get the sense that he's achieved some level of closure. Talk of a stillborn child on "This Can't Be Life" is followed by, "Still I gotta move on." The anger directed towards his absentee father on "Where Have You Been" is eventually met with the smug charms of success by the end of that verse. But none of that exists on "Song Cry." Jay-Z broke a young woman's heart, had his broken in return, and has to live with it forever. There's not even a sorta happy ending here.