"Boys Don't Cry" as written by Matt Bronleewe and Tiffany Arbuckle Lee....
You sit there on the couch
Sipping your scotch and ice
You turn the t.v. on
And tune me out again

So what would you say to me
If you could talk to me
You could ask anything
I wouldn't mind
But you're okay with this
Damaging awkwardness
So I'll just play it safe
And keep it inside

Boys don't cry

I used to hold your hand
Sometimes there was no question
But now even when you're near
I've never felt so alone

So what would you say to me
If you could talk to me
You could ask anything
I wouldn't mind
But you're okay with this
Damaging awkwardness
So I'll just play it safe
And keep it inside

Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry

If you'll just stand beside me
I'll keep you in my life
Tell me how much you love me
And I'll be just fine

Don't be
Afraid of me

So what would you say to me
If you could talk to me
You could ask anything
I wouldn't mind
But you're okay with this
Damaging awkwardness
So I'll just play it safe
And keep it inside

Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry


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"Boys Don't Cry" as written by Tiffany Arbuckle Lee Matt Bronleewe

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., MIKE CURB MUSIC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General Commentthe words to this song are amazing.
    it soothes me but also makes me terribly sad.
    <3
    makingmemoriesofuson October 10, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti kno, makingmemoriesofus!!!!

    i've never been in a situation liek this, but i think it may be her voice!!
    it's so beautiful and sad, like a beautiful mistake!!

    it proves the hidden insensitivity in guys (o offense guys..)
    i once read soemwhere, boys are like ziploc bags, they hold everything in, but girls can see right thru them!!!"

    my friends is having problems w/ a guy like this, except she can't see thru him. it's REALLY frustrating, cuz he's all she wants, but can't have because he won't open up (what a loser (guy of course)).

    in fact i should send her this song!!
    lol!
    golly_gee_willakerson April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me, this song is sung from the perspective of a young boy who wants desperately to have a deeper relationship with his father, but who feels that those desires aren't reciprocated. He doesn't tell his father how he really feels because expressing his emotions is looked down upon. He keeps all of his feelings locked up inside, but he wants desperately to let them out. He just fears rejection from his father, so he doesn't...
    isaiah4031on November 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree with all of you guys that this song is sad. As I see it, the song hides something painful and wants to be liberated.

    I think this song is about a cheating wife, a distant husband. I don't know who's to blame but blaming isn't gonna solve anything.

    It's either the husband first became distant and then the wife cheated or the wife cheated first then the husband became distant.

    I think each of us interprets a song either literally or breaking its shell to get into it and diverse interpretations of a song is really great. However, most interpretations are, I may say it, basically what we see, hear or know of from people, stories and most of it are from the media (TV dramas, movies).
    trentinoon November 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo add, I see the song as two people, or characters talking, not to each other but wanting to talk to each other so the persona talked to itself.
    trentinoon November 26, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about being ignored by your parents and not feeling wanted. But I think it also extends to the family not really co-operating or helping each other with problems like they should. "Boys don't cry" could I guess extend to boys and girls, your parents don't want you to cry and have to help you deal with your emotional pain.

    You turn the TV on
    And tune me out again

    Is a really good line, saying how families tend to sit and watch TV instead of really communicating and enjoying their time together.

    But you're okay with this
    Damaging awkwardness
    So I'll just play it safe
    And keep it inside

    Conveys the suffering of having to keep everything bottled up inside, unfortunetly I can relate to this very well.


    blue_bathtubon February 25, 2009   Link

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