"I'm Not Crying" as written by Jemaine Clement and Bret Peter T Mckenzie....
So, you're leaving, aren't you?
I knew it when you said just then when you told me you were leaving
That's when I definitely knew
But if you're trying to break my heart
Your plan is flawed from the start
You can't break my heart, it's liquid
It melted when I met you
And as you turn around to leave
Don't' turn back to me
Don't turn around and see if I'm crying
I'm not crying

I'm not crying
It's just been raining
On my face
And if you think you see some tear tracks down my cheeks
Please please, don't tell my mates
I'm not crying
No, I'm not crying
And if I am crying
It's not because of you
It's because I'm thinking about a friend of mine who you don't know who is dying
That's right, dying
These aren't tears of sadness because you're leaving me
I've just been cutting onions
I'm making a lasagna
For one
Oh, I'm not crying
No

There's just a little bit of dust in my eye
That's from the path that you made when you said your goodbye
I'm not weeping because you won't be here to hold my hand
For your information there's an inflammation in my tear gland

I'm not upset because you left me this way
My eyes are just a little sweaty today
They've been looking around
They're like searching for you
They've been looking for you
Even though I told them not to
These aren't tears of sadness
They're tears of joy
I'm just laughing
Ha ha ha-ha ha

I'm sitting at this table called love
Staring down at the irony of life
How come we've reached this fork in the road
And yet it cuts like a knife?
I'm not crying
I'm not crying
I'm not crying


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"I'm Not Crying" as written by Jemaine Clement Bret Mckenzie

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  • +1
    General CommentThese aren’t tears of sadness because you’re leaving me
    I’ve just been cutting onions
    I’m making a lasagna
    For one

    haha love it
    hamfohon August 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"My eyes are just a little sweaty today"
    I love that lyric. This song is so funny but yet so sad and deep and meaningful and everything at the same time.
    xbohemian_dreamer_xon October 07, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGod, this song is hilarious. Yet I can't stop listening to it.. I suppose it's just easy to relate to. Haven't we all made this excuse at one point or another?

    My favorite lyric:
    "I'm sitting at this table called love
    Staring down at the irony of life
    How come we’ve reached this fork in the road
    And yet it cuts like a knife?"

    Funny and bittersweet at the same time.
    shikonaorion July 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best part is

    "You can’t break my heart, it’s liquid
    It melted when I met you"

    thats deep.. i'm gonna use it in future.

    these two guys are so charming..i cant wait for season 2..great songs!!!
    Sleepon September 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThey have a lot of comedic songs, but the lyrics to this song are just brilliant. The line about fork in the road and the knife etc, fucking insanely brilliant.
    phomeon December 12, 2013   Link

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