"Don't Let Them See You Cry" as written by and Andy Hull....
Don't let them see you cry
When the dam breaks down
And the city's covered in water

'Cause I believe we fly
When the moon takes shape
And I dose off, on your shoulders
And the trust, that you see, it's you

So breathe while you're alive
Let the big band play
As you tap leather with your fingers

And I tried to write in style
But the words just come
And I write them as soon as I see them

And I trust that you write them too
And I trust that you love me too


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"Don't Let Them See You Cry" as written by Andy Hull

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's about a funeral. The band is the music they play at funerals. You tap leather to get through it. You are afraid to cry to show any weakness. In short its feeling pain but being unable to express it.
    InvitroCannibalon February 19, 2014   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the lyrics signify strength and appreciating the little things. In the beginning he talks about how you can't cry and you have to be strong when something bad happens, and then he speaks of sitting back and relaxing through life.

    Also, it sounds like he's struggling with finding his own music style -- even though the lyrics ARE amazing.
    avowtostayon May 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorites, even though it's less than 2 minutes. i dont know, it's just really pretty.
    pimpmylizon June 28, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand im pretty sure it's "tap leather with your fingers"
    pimpmylizon July 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment@ pimpmyliz: fixed. =)
    ScarletStarletton October 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like the 'and i trust you see it too, i trust you write them too, i trust you love me too'.
    like it's unwritten but known.
    very pretty.
    -Amz-on April 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think he says "and i TRIED to write IN style" not that it's a big deal or anything, I just happened to catch it.
    zia7on January 03, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentshort & sweet & simple
    xemeraldon October 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListen to this song as if God is saying this to you. He will accept u and u are above the water (sin that floods the earth)

    Big band - the world
    city covered in water - world covered in sin - but we fly - we are above the sin dont let it taint u
    i doze off on your shoulder - telling us he is with us - i hope u see it too - hopes we know he is with us no matter what

    i think its neat to think about how when the moon take shapes (end of the day) when i have sinnned over and over again throughout the day he is still sleeping right next to me...

    Gods love for us
    pudvanon September 03, 2010   Link

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