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
And 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, for you and me, there'll never be
And don't it make you sad about it

You told me you loved 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
Your bridges were burned, and now it's your turn
To cry, cry me a river
Cry me a river-er
Cry me a river
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

I know that they say
That 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
(Messing with my head)
You should've picked honesty
Then you may not have blown it
(Yea..)

You don't have to say, what you did,
(Don't have to say, what you did)
I already know, I found out from him
(I already know, uh)
Now there's just no chance, for you and me, there'll never be
(No chance, you and me)
And don't it make you sad about it

You told me you loved me
Why did you leave me, all alone
(All alone)
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me, on the phone
(When you call me on the phone)
Girl I refuse, you must have me confused
With some other guy
(I'm not like them baby)
Your bridges were burned, and now it's your turn
(It's your turn)
To cry, cry me a river
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be... leaving

You don't have to say, what you did,
(Don't have to say, what you did)
I already know, I found out from him
(I already know, uh)
Now there's just no chance, for you and me, there'll never be
(No chance, you and me)
And don't it make you sad about it

Cry me a river
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river
(You can go on and just)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

Cry me a river
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Cause I've already cried)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea
(Ain't gonna cry no more, yea-yea)

Cry me a river
Cry me a river, oh
Cry me a river, oh
Cry me a river, oh

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

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


Lyrics submitted by LPSpunk

Cry Me A River (cover) song meanings
Add your thoughts

14 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentSounds SO good live! Ironic really...
    boss_2kon April 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this really is a great cover song!
    hybridkidon November 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe version I've heard is pretty bad quality..
    I don't know if the song is meant to be like that but it's still quite good =)
    blaYdeon January 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat were they thinking??? they did a pretty good job though...i just wanna kno what made them want to do this song
    eXiesbabeon June 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhere can you this to own? i heard it on the radio and it is such a class version.
    claire16on July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dunno about you but I got my copy with the Last Train Home single. It was track 3 i think. It's a good cover, better than Timberlake. lostprophets ROCK!
    fallenbrokenon July 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthank you fallenbroken. i agree it is way better than justins.
    claire16on September 03, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSuch a great cover. He's blatantly singing it to all those sappy emos that come to LP shows?? Haha.
    aestheteon May 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI h8d dis song wen Timberlake did it! But thnx to LP i luv dis song!!! It iz way better dan Timberlakes! o an by da way aesthete y u cus emos down? better fuckin look into wot we r, we cnt fuckin help bein depressed!
    Fantasy_faerieon May 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThink it means alot more to LP than it does to JT crying over Britney. Good cover, Excellent cover TBH.
    -Longy-on June 28, 2006   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain