"Crying Like a Church on Monday" as written by and Gregg Alexander....
I was dancing with your shadow
Slow down memories hall
I said wait have I been seduced and forgotten
You said baby haven't we all

Now I don't like crying
Because it only gets me wet
But I can't help failing
To remember to forget you
And I know it's gonna be a long time

And I'm crying like a church on Monday
Praying for these feelings to go away
So do me a favor baby
Put down your new God
And love me like Sunday again

I was hiding in your bedroom
When I saw him come inside
I can't live in his shadow
Is that where I'm dancing until I die

Now I don't like candles
Because they make me see the light
That I can't help failing
To remember to forget you
And I know it's gonna be a long time

And I'm crying like a church on Monday
Praying for these feelings to go away
So do me a favor baby
Put down your new God
And love me like Sunday again
There ain't no use in trying to stop me



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"Crying Like a Church on Monday" as written by Gregg Alexander

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    General CommentI love the use of the metaphors! i've actually known people who are like, "i don't get it....what does crying like a church on monday mean???" -think about it- what could could possibly be more EMPTY -literally- than a church on monday? he knows that crying "only gets him wet" b/c he feels that his tears are being ignored by his lover. i think when he says he "doesn't light candles, b/c make him "see the light" means that reality hits him, and he would rather live in hopes that his lover will come back to him......-the song is incredible, and i'd probably be a complete sucker for it!
    Miss Darkkon January 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti really love this song.i like its meaning. it makes me think of TeakJu.. where is he?? i don't know.crying a lot for long but i know now that someone just walk in and then walk out.only his footprint that still remind me. thanks toni. you make my life feel better now.i don't know what to say just say i love you,toni.
    labomon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like "i don't like crying because it only gets me wet" that's right
    labomon August 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh man i used to be OBSESSED with the New Radicals (well mostly gregg alexander. i would've had his baby!)!!! And whenever i heard this song i would just like, cry! I wanted to comfort Gregg or whatever, lol! I was pretty depressed phor a while b/c of it, actually . But i'm cool now.
    emoBettyrocketon September 24, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs...so sad, but so descriptive. I love the symbolism and especially the line "dancing with your shadow, slow, down memorie's hall!" So great.
    This song makes me cry even after hearing it for the millionth time.
    The saddest breakup song of all time.
    Love this band.
    I must thank my x for turning me on to it. It did not help me get over him, however!
    cdhound1on May 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, I can't believe whoever submitted the lyrics got the title wrong.
    CaptHayfeveron July 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthaha, yeah, especially since the whole point is that it's a church on MONDAY, not Sunday when it's all full of people.
    oNeMore_LASTchanceon January 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti can't help failing to remember to forget you, this song is just so honest and it's about that dual thinking you have, that's contradictory; you pray for those feelings you have for this person to go away, but at the same time you just want this person to be back... i absolutely love this song ♥
    ambarmenowon January 31, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I can't live in his shadow
    Is that where I'm dancing til I die"

    this is my favorite part...am I always going to be in the background still wanting you. This song is powerful.
    stephaneenon April 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song.. Listen to this while drinking beer..
    wilkravitzon April 19, 2011   Link

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