"Black Tears" is a song by Australian alternative rock band Powderfinger, from their sixth studio album Dream Days at the Hotel Existence. The song is an acoustic ballad in a folk music style, beginning with one guitar and a lead vocal, later introducing a guitar with a synthesised effect from the first chorus. Following the Dream Days at the Hotel Existence release, live versions of the song have been released on other recordings.
The song did not cause the release of the album to be delayed, despite claims that the song's lyrics could interfere with the 2004 Palm Island death in custody case.
- Category: 2007 songs
- Category: Powderfinger songs
- album: Dream Days at the Hotel Existence
- artist-recording: 20cd5947-972a-4d8f-b88f-43a9f62fef26
- artist: Powderfinger
- genre: Folk music
- performer: Powderfinger
- producer: Rob Schnapf
- recordLabel: Universal Music Australia
- recordedIn: Los Angeles
- recordedIn: Sunset Sound Recorders
- releaseDate: 20070602
- type: Song
- writer: Powderfinger