"Don't Cry Out" as written by Jeremy Dawson and Chad Petree....
I don't get you
I can't forget what you've forgotten
All along
I've never been so alone

Don't cry out
Cease fire

I was pretending
Your secret kiss of confidence
Was my escape
The perfect game to play

Don't cry out
Cease fire

Ten nine eight and I'm breaking away
I'm all dressed up and ready to play
Seven six five four and I'm all over you
Counting three two one and I'm having fun

Your fascination
With naked walls of silk and skin with no conditions
I needed you to notice
That's all I wanted

Don't cry out
Cease fire

Ten nine eight and I'm breaking away
I'm all dressed up and ready to play
Seven six five four and I'm all over you
Counting three two one and I'm having fun

Ten nine eight and I'm breaking away
I'm all dressed up and ready to play
Seven six five four and I'm all over you
Counting three two one and I'm having fun

Don't cry out
Cease fire

Ten nine eight and I'm breaking away
I'm all dressed up and ready to play
Seven six five four and I'm all over you
Counting three two one and I'm having fun


Lyrics submitted by FredrickTheGirl

"Don't Cry Out" as written by Chad Petree Jeremy Dawson

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, THE ROYALTY NETWORK INC.

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  • +1
    General Comment'i can't forget what you've forgotten all along'

    - absolutely brilliant line.

    it's so easy for some.. so difficult for others.
    and sometimes it's just the principle in the end.
    i think this is a song about not being seen for who you are, being with someone but not being taken seriously.. wanting more than they're willing to give.
    -Amz-on March 03, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh lol. This song reminds me of an old crush, and can still make me all sad. :x

    anyways.
    I think this song's about someone who tries to forget someone s/he really loves ... or, someone that she doesn't want to love.

    I also think that in the chorus,

    "ten nine eight and I'm breaking away
    I'm all dressed up and I'm ready to play
    seven six five four and I'm all over you
    counting three two one and I'm having fun..."

    she's trying to convince herself, but not entirely succeding. ;D

    This is my opinion, and it was my situation about an year ago, lol. x>
    My first post here btw and sorry if there are grammar errors or something, I'm from Sweden. :
    HYSTERiA_on February 25, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretationthis song exemplifies my pseudo ex's and i's relationship.
    we were eachother fall back people, but it didn't start out like that.

    he broke my heart, left me on the side of the road staring as he moved on,
    and that's the beginning:
    "i don't get you,
    i can't forget what you've forgotten"

    the second time around, we kept our "relationship" a secret.
    because my parents didn't approve of him, but honestly.
    it was because he wanted to fuck around and not feel guilty.
    "your secret kiss of confidence
    was my escape
    the perfect game to play"

    by the third time, we knew we weren't anything serious or never would be.
    just something to pass the time and make ourselves feel less lonely.
    "ten nine eight and i'm breaking away
    i'm all dressed up and i'm ready to play
    seven six five four and i'm all over you
    counting three two one and i'm having fun."

    and lastly, when we "broke up" that third time because he couldn't even handle that small amount of commitment, he needed to mess around on me.
    "your facination
    with naked walls of silk and skin
    with no conditions"
    britcheton March 25, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing. everything i have heard by them is amazing. they restored my faith in synth pop. :)
    starbrightgirrlon November 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great i love it
    all of there songs are awesome \\
    x_wishawayon February 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDon't Cry Out...

    Cease Fire...
    xBenji65on April 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song from a great album. Lyrics are raw and have balance between expression and words chosen specifically for their sound. I've heard they are awesome live.
    ZekeRageon May 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this song. They're a great band. Awesome live.
    lilyloveson May 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love when she sings "i don't get you" . it sounds so heartfelt.
    __electricicon July 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes it say silk and skin, or silken skin?

    Stupid question. I really like the song, though I haven't heard much else of theirs.
    sketchymurron October 15, 2006   Link

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