"Crying" as written by Bjork Gudmundsdottir and Nellee Hooper....
I travel
All around the city
Go in and out of
Locomotives
All alone

There's no one here
And people everywhere

Crying 'cause I need you
Crying I can feel you
Crying 'cause I need you
Crying 'cause I care

It's a hot day
And I'm dressed lightly
I move carefully
Through the crowd

Here everyone
Is so vulnerable
And I'm aswell

There's no one here
And people everywhere

Crying 'cause I need you
Crying I can feel you
Crying 'cause I need you
Crying 'cause I care

Only if a ship would sail in
Or just somebody came
And knocked at my door
Or just (or just) something

Crying 'cause I need you
Crying I can feel you
Crying 'cause I need you
Crying 'cause I care


Lyrics submitted by NicoleInWonderland

"Crying" as written by Nellee Hooper Bjork Gudmundsdottir

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    General CommentOh man, when I listened to this song first I thought she was saying "Krankus I need you" because her english is so worbled... great song though, and I think riko is right on the spot.
    Atlecon January 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about being around so many people, but never really connecting with any of them.
    Rikoon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyep, that pretty much says it. being surrounded with people and yet completely alone, maybe feeling like an outsider.
    mourningthebestofmeon September 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel that this is feeling lonely even thou no ones around you. You want that Mr or Mrs right to come sweep you away, but they'r not in the croud, and in fact, you find they don't exist. So what do you do?
    CRY! >_<;
    beckah Gon May 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, one of my first bjork ones. I remember buying the album, listening to this track and thinking "WTF" until it grew on me and i saw it's genius.
    Bexz0ron May 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerhaps being insecure about telling someone that you care about them, while being buisy doing other things.
    starfaeryon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPerhaps being insecure about telling someone that you care about them, while being buisy doing other things.
    starfaeryon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of her better songs, sung with the trademark Bjork intensity, but a bit laid-back vocally. Still one of her masterpieces along with Bachelorette and Venus As A Boy. This song may be, as previously agreed upon, about being lonely in a crowd, but I think that it can be read on a more generalized basis as well... simply the human condition in which you need the positive opinions of others to validate your own self-worth. Lines like "there's no one here and people everywhere" might mean that even though physically there are tons of people around, you not only hide your true self from them or put on an act to impress them... they're almost all always doing the same... so you never ever really get to know anybody, just the character they want you to see them as. The line "I move carefully through the crown/everyone's so vulnerable and I'm as well" really makes that clear. Everybody is afraid of screwing up, but nobody really cares if you do because they're just as afraid they will.
    TheThornBirdson February 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThere's people everywhere, but the speaker can't connect with anyone. She desires this unattainable human contact because she misses her lover.
    ferrariguy90on August 11, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about being sourrended by a lot of people but don't care about them because she only cares and misses about THAT persono..
    Calbishon October 08, 2011   Link

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