"Cry Me A River" as written by and Timothy Mosely Justin Timberlake....
You were my sun, you were my earth
But you didn't know all the ways I loved you, no
So you took a chance, made other plans
But I bet you didn't think that they would come crashing down, no

You don't have to say, what you did
I already know, I found out from him
Now there's just no chance
With you and me
There'll never be
Don't it make you sad about it?

You told me you love me
Why did you leave me all alone
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me on the phone
Girl I refuse
You must have me confused with some other guy
The bridges were burned
Now it's your turn, to cry

Cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river

You know that they say somethings are better left unsaid
It wasn't like you only talked to him
And you know it
(Don't act like you don't know it)
All of these things people told me
Keep messing with my head
Should've picked honesty
Then you may not have thought it

You don't have to say, what you did
I already know, I found out from him
Now there's just no chance
With you and me
There'll never be
Don't it make you sad about it?

You told me you love me
Why did you leave me all alone
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me on the phone
Girl I refuse
You must have me confused with some other guy
The bridges were burned
Now it's your turn, to cry

Cry me a river (Go on and just)
Cry me a river (Go on and just)
Cry me a river (Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river

Oh!
The damage is done, so I guess I be leaving

Oh!
The damage is done, so I guess I be leaving

Oh!
The damage is done, so I guess I be leaving

Oh!
The damage is done, so I guess I be leaving

You don't have to say, what you did
I already know, I found out from him
Now there's just no chance
With you and me
There'll never be
Don't it make you sad about it?

Cry me a river (Go on and just)
Cry me a river (Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river (You can go on and just)
Cry me a river

Cry me a river (Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river (Go on and just)
Cry me a river (Oh baby cry)
Cry me a river (I don't wanna cry no more)

Cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river

Cry me a river (Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river (Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river (Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river (Cry me, cry me)

Cry me a river (Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river (Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river (Cry me, cry me)


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"Cry Me a River" as written by Timothy Mosley Scott Storch

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is about how Britney cheated on Justin and made him soooo sad. Justin is very nice. He's sensitive and he gave me 10 new puppies. Justin's kind.
    ILOVEEVERYONEon May 11, 2004   Link
  • +4
    General CommentI was randomly listening to songs today and this one came on. The lyrics hit me like a ton of bricks and I can completely relate to them. My ex didn't really understand how much I loved him despite all the issues he had. He will never know. I was there for him when his life was in a downward spiral and lifted his spirits when he was struggling to stay happy. Once he was situated in his life, he ditched me. I was going through hell in my life and needed him to be there for me like I had been there for him. He literally stopped talking to me from one day to the next. I am ashamed to say that I called him and begged him to call me so that I could get closure. I understood that we were over but I needed to hear it from him. I stayed up all night since he promised he would call. The call never came. For the first time I knew what it was like to be used and have my heart punched out of my chest. I fell apart and suffered from severe insomnia for a week due to my personal struggles at the time and this was made worse by him. To this day, I still have issues with my sleeping habits. He called me a few months after this happened, once I had been nursed by friends and family, and said that he needed me and still loved me. It was too late though. He had no idea how much he had hurt me and how selfish he was. He was not there for me when I was laying in bed at night, exhausted, and couldn't get a wink of sleep. For me, This song perfectly fits that situation. Now it is his turn to struggle and I know I will be okay.
    Isauraon September 15, 2009   Link
  • +3
    General CommentIMO this song will be looked back at as a classic in 10-15 years. I think it is Amazing! It's got such a dirty beat and at the same time it has a lot of heart. It's grand because of that opera voice in the background. I think I will listen to this song for the rest of my life.
    Tyler2004durdenon June 30, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis song is not nearly as much without its excellent video as it is with!
    liv85on October 11, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. This song is just so powerful and impacting. It's intense and it's liberating. Justin is awesome.. I really appreciate his talent and his drive. Even though he's not 'gorgeous' looking, he is definitely quite sexy and attractive. A lot of charisma. I love listening to this song up SO LOUD!!! its amazing.
    daydreamer1on May 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI was emabarassed to like him, but he really is good.
    kmk_natashaon February 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love Justin cos he and my ex kinda gelled into one on a drunken night so whenever I hear his songs I think of my awesome time with him...I don't care if its about Britney or not...I think its an awesoem song on its own without the video or scandal..
    pink_smartie_69on February 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPretty intense song...he clearly put Britney on the spot in front of the entire media with the lyrics about how she did him wrong...but oh well all guys deserve to go to HELL...he must have done something for her to not be happy and to go cheat on him...its the sneaky bitch move...its how a bitch gets back at some guy...props Britney...keep playing them boys
    GeraldineSSon December 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenteveryone whos seen the video knows who this song is about! :P
    Hannie84on April 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentILOVEEVERYONE that is not true stop lying
    rapchickslideon October 09, 2004   Link

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