"Grown Men Don't Cry" as written by Steve Seskin and Tom Douglas....
I pulled into the shopping center
And saw a little boy wrapped around the legs of his mother
Like ice cream melting, they embraced
Years of bad decisions running down her face
All morning I'd been thinking my life's so hard
And they wore everything they owned, living in a car
I wanted to tell them it would be ok
But I just got in my Suburban, and I, I drove away

I don't know why they say grown men don't cry
I don't know why they say grown men don't cry

Keep having this dream about my old man
I'm ten years old and he's holding my hand
We're talking on the front porch watching the sun go down
But it was just a dream, he was a slave to his job and he couldn't be around
So many things I want to say to him
I just placed a rose on his grave and I talked to the wind

I don't know why they say grown men don't cry
I don't know why they say grown men don't cry

I'm sitting here with my kids and my wife and everything that I hold dear in my life
We say Grace and thank the Lord, got so much to be thankful for
Then its up the stairs and off to bed
And my little girl says "I haven't had my story yet"
Everything weighing on my mind disappears, just like that
When she lifts her head off her pillow and says, "I love you dad"

I don't know why they say grown men don't cry
I don't know why they say grown men don't cry

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"Grown Men Don't Cry" as written by Steve Seskin Tom Douglas

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    General CommentThis song is basically about a realization the narrator of the song has when he sees things that touch him. Each situation is different. The first one, the one about the poor mom and kid, makes him cry because they are in such a horrible situation, and there is nothing he can do...it can be argued that he reflects off this scene in his past and present life. The second time he cries, he feels resentful because of the relationship he lived with his father, who he barely got to bond with because of his father's job. And the last time he cries in the song, he feels a sense of love and a bond with his daughter. It makes him believe that he broke the "curse" that he lived with his father. Overall, a very cliche song, but very nicely done.
    FBIFoxMulderon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI lvoe this song i don't know why it wasn't here before i put it up but i hoep everyone enjoy's and comments
    MatchboxTwentyon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. This song reminds me alot about my dad. He has been through so much and I've seen him cry a few times but he's always been strong for our family through the worst of times. Great song.
    SpeakToMEon September 26, 2006   Link

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