"When Tom Cruise Cries" as written by and Matthew James/donohoe Swinnerton....
I wake up,
Didn't know what was going on,
Pictures of home,
Repeated again and again,

Electrical problems,
What they said on CNN,
Electrical problems,
Repeated again and again,

I tried to call your phone,
But the network was down,
Something's happening,
There was no one around,
So I tried your friends, but
their not answering,
Just pick up the phone,
Tell me your okay, just a text anyway,
What's happening?
I try your friends,but their not answering,

Oh what do yours constitute with sparked,
Lights were out I couldn't tell if you were on,
TV's on, Tom Cruise crying on his father's bed,
Reminds me what that French guy said,
From news to movies all the crap with it,
Headlines keep you excited,
Like when Tom Cruise cries,
It's all lies,

I tried to call your phone,
But the network was down,
Something's happening,
There was no one around,
So I tried your friends, but their not answering,
Just pick up the phone,
Tell me your okay, just a text anyway,
What's happening?
I try your friends, but their not answering,

[Repeat: x4]
I tried to call your phone,
But the networks down,
Are you just not answering?


Lyrics submitted by SecretMachine, edited by Naota391

"When Tom Cruise Cries" as written by James Horn-smith Alan Donohoe

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  • +2
    My InterpretationI like to imagine the song is about a guy who wakes up just shortly after the 7 July 2005 London Bombings have occurred. He knows something is happening from the electrical problems and the news, but doesn't know what. So he tries to call his significant other only to find that the network is crashing from too many phone calls. This makes him more nervous, so he tries to call again, but gets nothing. No one is around at this time in the morning, so he tries to call all of her friends, worried that something might have happened to her too.

    None of them are answering. Nobody is answering. He has no way of knowing or understanding what is going on.

    Sitting on the edge of the bed in his boxers, head in his hands, he stares at the phone lying between his feet. He tries to call her again and again. Nothing. And then he starts to think. What if she's just not answering?

    What if you just don't want to talk to me?

    In the middle of all this, with no real context or knowledge of what's going on, he becomes so frustrated and desperate, he looks to the only thing he does know: their relationship. And he has doubts and fears.

    I feel like this is the sort of thing he'd end up keeping a secret afterwards, only telling it to those around him after having a few beers to many and the conversation has gotten heavy.

    Or just in a band he has. Whatever works.
    Naota391on October 15, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwell, it's quite obvious what the song is about. and if this song is boring, then so are the majority of all songs on the album.
    sedativeon April 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment(and by that i mean that the album is great and not boring.)
    sedativeon April 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Oh what do yours constitute with sparked,"

    Surely that line actually is:

    "I walked to yours cause the tube was f*cked"
    delhoyaon April 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbit of a boring song. Could've been funnier with a title like that.
    _ellieon April 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dont think its a boring song, i love it. u guys should try seeing it live, its great
    ginger52on September 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou have to admit that the album before Ten New Messages mutch cooler and more action was.
    Joris Ron December 21, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    This song is about the 7 July 2005 London bombings, they were first reported as electrical problems. I see it about how the media lies so much, that when something actually happens noones knows what's going on anyway.

    osamaon April 28, 2009   Link

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