"Jamie's Cryin'" as written by and Edward/van Halen Van Halen....
She saw the look in his eyes
And she knew better
He wanted her tonight
And it was now or never
He made her feel so sad

Oh, oh, oh, Jamie's cryin'
Oh, oh, oh, Jamie's cryin'

Now Jamie wouldn't say, "all right"
She knew he'd forget her
And so they said goodnight
Oh and now he's gone forever

She wants to send him a letter, yeah yeah
Just to try to make herself feel better
It said, "Give me"
("Give me a call sometime")
But she knows what that'll get her

Oh, oh, oh, Jamie's cryin'
Oh, oh, oh, Jamie's cryin'

Now Jamie's been in love before
And she knows what love is for
It should mean, a little, a little more
Than one-night stands, whoa

She wants to send him a letter, yeah yeah
Just to try to make herself feel better
It said, "Give me"
("Give me a call sometime")
But she knows what that'll get her

Oh, oh, oh, Jamie's cryin'

Oh, oh, oh, Jamie's cryin'
Oh, oh, oh, Jamie's cryin'
Oh, oh, oh, Jamie's cryin'
Oh, oh, oh, Jamie's cryin'


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"Jamie's Cryin'" as written by Edward Van Halen Alex Van Halen

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    General CommentShe wanted a relationship and he wanted sex. She said no to sex and he said goodbye. She's torn because she really wants to be with him in a relationship but he's only after sex. If she calls him she knows thats all she can ever hope to have so she doesn't. Pretty simple.
    Roadhouseon November 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is A Good Van Halen Song And VH Rules All
    ryanilano11on September 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the songs about a girl whose going out with a guy who's gonna leave her unless she puts out.
    Leson November 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i first heard this song i thought it was about rape. but it kind of seems like when you have friends with benefits and you have sex..and it didnt mean anything to the other person but since you guys have been "fooling around" you get attached to them and end up actually liking them, and it really meant something to you. and i think thats jamie, and she feels sad. it could also be about a girl who was pressured to put out or the guy would leave her.
    fudgesicleon June 29, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLes,

    I'm pretty sure she gave it up already and he left her.
    dcaton December 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think Dcat is right. She is in love with a guy, but the guy only wants sex from her. When she refuses to continue to sleep with him, he leaves her. She still cares for him, hoping that he will call or write, but deep down she knows that he would never do so. Read the lyrics again and you see what i mean.
    SRV Blueson February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI go around for days humming the tune to this song.
    headbang666on January 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSRV Blues got it.

    Alex has said that this is his least favourite Van Halen song. Maybe he never actually played the drums for, or heard any song from Van Halen III =D
    KellyWon February 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGirl confuses lust for love and sleeps around but cries when everything turns into a one night stand instead of actual love and can't figure out what's wrong with her.
    kierraon September 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentActually, look at the lyrics, Jamie WOULDN'T say alright. And now he's gone forever. She refused his advances, he decided she wasn't worth it as a result, and now she regrets that she lost him.
    Pirtyfool22on October 04, 2007   Link

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