It's not impossible for me to cry
It's just the hardest thing
I've ever done
And it's a shame you know
But it's ingrained you know
Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry

I can't change
The way you left
All I wanted was to say goodbye
I was scared you know
And I was mad you know
Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry

I can try and try
To change your mind
Like one man pulling a train down the line
It takes time I know
But who has time you know
Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry

You can kick and scream
Cause a scene
Take your anger out
On someone else
Steal the car
Race the car
But don't you dare
No don't you dare cry

I must admit
All jokes aside
I find some men beautiful
Some girls handsome and some children wise
And I hope some day
Before I die
I can share the kiss
That brings tears to my eyes
And it's a shame you know
But it's ingrained you know
Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry, no, no baby
Boys don't cry
Boys don't cry, no

It's not impossible for me to cry
It's just the hardest thing
I've ever done


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    General CommentHe said it's about how when he was a youth growing up in the United States it wasn't encouraged for boys to cry, so this song is just kinda reflecting that.
    le_delugeon December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think that this is about more than just boys not crying, it's about all gender stereotypes. "I find some men beautiful, some girls handsome," is (I think) the heart of the song.
    Viking23on April 04, 2015   Link

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