Together we cry
Together we cry

Jenny was a poor girl
Living in a rich world
Named her baby Hope when she was just fourteen
She was hoping for a better world
For this little girl
But the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree

Well she gets that call
Hope's too far gone
Her baby's on the way
But nothing left inside
Together we cry!

What about the junk head
Could have gone the whole way
Lighting up the stage trying to get a deal
Now he's lighting up the wrong way
"Something for the pain!"
Man you wanna see this kid he was so fuckin' unreal
When he gets that call
He's too far gone
To get it together to sing one song
They won't hear tonight
The words of a lullaby

Together we cry
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Together we cry
Whoa oh whoa oh whoa
Together we cry
Oh we cry we cry we cry
Together we cry
Oh we cry we cry
Whoa oh whoa oh whoa

Oh Mary's ambitious
She wanna to be a politician
She been dreaming about it since she was a girl
She thought that she'd be the one to change the world
Always tryna pave the way for women in a man's world
But life happened, house, kids, 2 cars, husband hits the jar, checks that don't go very far now
Now she in it can't change it, she keeps her mind on her wages
The only rattling cages!

Together we cry
Together we cry

There comes a time when every bird has to fly
At some point every rose has to die
It's hard to let your children go
Leave home
Where they go?
Who knows!
Getting drunk
Getting stoned
All alone
Teach a man to fish
And feed him for life
You show your kids the truth
Hope they never lie
Instead of reading in a letter that they've gone to something better
"Bet your sorry now! I won't be coming home tonight"

I'm sick of looking for those heroes in the sky
To teach us how to fly
Together we cry!

Together we cry
Together we cry


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"We Cry" as written by Mark Anthony Sheehan Daniel John O'donoghue

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  • +3
    Song MeaningThis song points out the very wrong things happening in our society; money runs the world, bad stuffs sells alot more than the good ones, when people grow up they stop caring about the world around them, and finally, most parents work so much that they don't get enough time for their children.

    I'll interpret the lyrics line by line.

    "Together we cry
    Together we cry"
    (This is pretty much self explanatory)

    "Jenny was a poor girl
    Living in a rich world"
    (Jenny was literally poor. And, we all know that the world is all about who has the most money. So, the rich runs the world)

    "Named her baby Hope when she was just fourteen"
    (She became pregnant at an early aged. It is probably the result of prostitution. She is left to fend her own daughter. She also named her baby, Hope)

    "She was hoping for a better world
    For this little girl"
    (She is probably doing all that she can to make a better life for her daughter. She is also hoping, literally, that her daughter won't be like her)

    "But the apple doesn't fall too far from the tree"
    (You probably heard the quote "What the tree is, its fruit is". In life, most of the time, we just become like our parents)

    "*When* she gets that call
    Hope's too far gone
    Her baby's on the way
    *With* nothing left inside"
    (The call that is being pointed out is probably when we reached the life changing events in our life)
    (Jenny realized that her Daughter just became like her. The hope for a better life for her daughter is lost. She also became pregnant at an early age. Now, Jenny can't do anything about it since it already happened.)

    "Together we cry!"
    (Once again the singer can only share her pain and he cannot do anything about it)

    "What about *John Play*
    Could have gone the whole way
    Lighting up the stage trying to get a deal"
    (The next person in line is John Play. At first, he was trying his best to achieve his goals in life. He is doing it in a good way. But then...)

    "Now he's lighting up the wrong way
    "Something for the pain!"
    Man you wanna see this kid he was so fuckin' unreal"
    (No matter what he did, since wrong things sells more, he just cannot achieve his goal in life. He probably got into a severe depression and he turned to drugs to ease the emotional pain he carries. He also jumped into deceitful work just to earn his keep)

    "When he gets that call
    He's too far gone"
    (Now the life changing event here probably is when he is near his last days. He probably realized that he failed miserably in life and that he is too far gone from what he wanted to be.)
    "To get it together to sing one song"
    (And, He realized it too late in his life. He can't do anything now.)

    "They won't hear tonight
    The words of a lullaby"
    (Metaphor is used heavily here. Night is the end of day just like death is the end of life. Lullabies are peaceful songs that are sang to children before they sleep. In this case, he probably died unhappy and not in peace)

    "Together we cry
    Yeah, yeah, yeah
    Together we cry
    Whoa oh whoa oh whoa
    Together we cry
    Oh we cry we cry we cry
    Together we cry
    Oh we cry we cry
    Whoa oh whoa oh whoa"
    (The singer can only share the pain of the two persons in the verses before. He can only cry it out.)

    "Oh Mary's ambition,
    She wanna be a politician
    She's been dreaming about it since she was a girl
    She thought that she'd be the one who could change the world
    Always tryna pave the way for women in a man's world"
    (These lines are pretty easy to understand. Politician is probably just used as a place holder for visionary people.)
    (Mary dreamed about being the one who could finally change the world for good. I don't think these lines are promoting feminism but rather, Women is a metaphor for good ways and man's world is a metaphor for a tough world. So, if substituted, she's tryna pave a way for good things in a tough world.)

    "But life happened, house, kids, 2 cars, husband hits the jar, checks that don't go very far now"
    (Then, life happened to Mary, she got a life that is considered "normal" by the society.)

    "Now she *ain't* making changes
    She keeps her mind on her wages"
    (Probably, when she was a kid, she's wondering why some people aren't trying to do something for the world. She probably hated those people who never give a token of help. But then, she grew up and things happened to her. Now, she's too busy solving her own problems to even care about the world around her. She totally forgot about her dream.)
    "The only rattling cages are her own"
    (This line is beautiful. In the end, she imprisoned herself in the same cage as those people before her. "The only rattling cages are her own" :-( )

    "Together we cry
    Together we cry"
    (The singer can't do anything about it. He can only cry out the sadness he feels inside.)

    "There's so much sad gonna flood the ocean
    We're all in tears for the world that's broken"
    (No matter how much positivity is in this world. Sadness still outweighs them. There's just so many things wrong in this world. The world is truly broken.)


    "There comes a time when every bird has to fly
    At some point every rose has to die"
    (These two lines come together. Bird is a metaphor for the children, Fly is a metaphor for leaving. "There comes a time when every children has to leave". Rose is a metaphor for our parents or guardians. They won't be here forever to support us. They'll also leave this world, sometime.)

    "It's hard to let your children go
    Leave home
    Where they go?
    Who knows!
    Getting drunk
    Getting stoned
    All alone"
    (It is hard to let go of your children when they grow up. Parents just don't know what is gonna happen to them.)

    "Teach a man to fish
    It'll feed him for life"
    (This line really applies in life. Teach a person to do something and he or she will be able to do it for the rest of his or her life, you don't need to provide anything to him/her anymore, instead of providing things to him/her directly.)

    "You show your kids the truth
    And hope they never lie"
    (Truth will always set you free and Deceit always do harm. It's better to teach your kids to be honest in life. There are a lot of celebrities who hides behind a mask. This causes a lot of pressure to them and many commits suicide because of this.)

    "Instead of reading in a letter that they've gone to something better
    "Bet your sorry now! I won't be coming home tonight""
    (This is also one of the root causes of bad things in our society. Instead of teaching the kids about things in life and spending time with them, most parents are so caught up with their jobs. Remember that the best teachers will always be the parents and no one else)

    "I'm sick of looking for those heroes in the sky
    Who teach us how to fly"
    (The singer finally says that he is sick of looking up on those people (successful ones) who says that anyone can be like them, successful. He probably thinks that if what those successful one says is true, then why are there still lots of people who haven't reached that state in life? Why are there still people who have a very depressing life?)

    "Together We Cry, We Cry, We Cry"
    (In the end, All we can do is shout out those problems and share them with the rest of the world.)
    JaDi32on November 18, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis is really a heart-felt song. I love it.
    I listened to a radio interview the guys did back in August in Ireland. They said the inspiration for the incidents in 'We Cry' (teen pregnancy, drugs, drink etc) came from what they saw happening on a regular basis in really rough parts of Dublin (where they grew up).
    The meaning is pretty straightforward. All three people mentioned in the song had ambitons and hopes for a better world, but it never happened.
    I'm thinking the meaning of the line 'Together We Cry...' is since all three have been let down by life, they're all in a similar sad situation. So they cry together.
    StarsCradleon November 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI got the official lyrics booklet :) And yeah, that missing verse is definitely:

    "There's so much sad gonna flood the ocean
    We're all in tears for a world that's broken"

    And it's not "what about the junk head"
    It says here:
    "What about the John Play"

    You'll feed him never lie

    Is "you feed a man for life"
    60_miles_an_houron May 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor me, this song depicts the problems of my society and the people who live in it. Teenage pregnancies, drugs, people with ambitions - who just couldn't make it out of the rubbish no matter how hard they try - I've seen all of them, that's real life.

    Great song ! I love it how The Script talks about real life as it is on their songs - eventually ending up with masterpieces of very very genuine and relatable songs. I hope there's a lot of bands like The Script out there, as nowadays, we're used to seeing and hearing bands that are just flat out pretentious and obvious industry puppets with their tongue-in-cheek and cheap lyrics :/
    jycnnzn09on November 30, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song it reminds me of a more indie version of "runaway love". i think, is it based on like childrens ambitions of what they want from life. and when things dont work that way and they cry together? it's sad in away to know of failure like this. cos its so true. but it's a beautiful hope
    and i suppose just dont give up ;)

    reach for the stars.
    podobabyon April 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song it reminds me of a more indie version of "runaway love". i think, is it based on like childrens ambitions of what they want from life. and when things dont work that way and they cry together? it's sad in away to know of failure like this. cos its so true. but it's a beautiful hope
    and i suppose just dont give up ;)

    reach for the stars.
    podobabyon April 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song. It has a different meaning to everyone I think, its one of those songs that can be so touching in all different situations.

    What does this part mean though?

    "Well she gets that call
    Hope’s too far gone
    Her baby’s on the way
    But nothing left inside" ?
    PrettyBlackRoseson May 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe something like her baby's gonna picked up by the youth welfare office cause she to young to care for her or something?
    x_to_goon May 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentand btw there's something with "ocean" and "tears ... world is broken" missing, isn't it?
    x_to_goon May 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthi song i so cool i tink its kind of like a negative view of the owrld 2day am lookin 4ward to the album in august this band has lots of potential
    Silversideon May 11, 2008   Link

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