(Stradlin'/Rose)
Talk to me softly
There's something in your eyes
Don't hang your head in sorrow
And please don't cry
I know how you feel inside I've
I've been here before
Somethin's changin' inside you
And don't you know

Don't you cry tonight
I still love you baby
Don't you cry tonight
Don't you cry tonight
there's a heaven above you baby
And don't you cry tonight

Give me a whisper
And give me a sigh
Give me a kiss before you tell me goodbye
Don't you take it so hard now
And please don't take it so bad
I'll still be thinking of you
And the times we had... baby

Don't you cry tonight
Don't you cry tonight
Don't you cry tonight
there's a heaven above you baby
And don't you cry tonight

And please remember that I never lied
And please remember
how I felt inside now honey
You gotta make it your own way
But you'll be alright now sugar
You'll feel better tomorrow
Come the morning light now baby

And don't you cry tonight
An don't you cry tonight
An don't you cry tonight
there's a heaven above you baby
And don't you cry
Don't you ever cry
Don't you cry tonight
Baby maybe someday
Don't you cry
Don't you ever cry
Don't you cry
Tonight


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    General Commenti prefer the alternative lyrics
    deepredon July 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really love this song but I can hardly listen to it without crying, with ironic disregard for the title...a friend of mine told me to download cause he couldn't believe that I had never heard it before and quite frankly I don't know how I hadn't either - its just so amazing!
    WishYouWereHereon August 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis to me is one of those songs that are sooo good that it hurts !
    PennyLane18on March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentOkay, okay, okay check this out, here is what this song is about:

    This song is about a man cheating on his lady. Plain and simple.
    He is telling her not to feel sad now that she has found out because he really does care for her (even though he cheated on her) and he does not want her to feel sad.

    He tells her,

    “I know how you feel inside I've
    I've been here before
    Somethin's changin' inside you
    And don't you know”

    He is just saying that he knows what she’s going though because someone has done it to him in the past and now that this has happened something is changing inside of her and now that she had seen it she’ll never be the same. And what is that something you ask? Haha… umm… well this lady is opening her eyes to the harsh realities of life. Ha especially life in rock n roll or punk rock where true “love” is almost impossible to find because men (and women) in theses scenes tend to be ohhhhhhhhhh how should I put this… adventurous and go around with different b!tcHe$ and ho3s.

    And why does he say,

    “there's a heaven above you baby”

    This is because he knows that she was being truthful and faithful to him and giving him her love while he wasn’t doing the same… in other words he being a sinner and she wasn’t so there is a heaven awaiting her while idk what for him…
    As for the rest of the lyrics… they go along with this conclusion about what this song is about.

    … and if you still don’t think I’m right just look at the alternate lyrics that were made for this song

    “I know the things you wanted
    They're not what you have
    With all the people talkin' it's drivin' you mad
    If I was standin' by you how would you feel
    Knowing your love's decided
    And all love is real”

    She wanted “true love” like the kind we see in childhood movies but that’s not what he gave her in return so that’s not what she had. Everyone knew what was going on that’s why people were talking and it’s driving her mad.

    “I thought I could live in your world
    As years all went by
    With all the voices I've heard
    Something has died
    And when you're in need of someone
    My heart won't deny you
    So many seem so lonely
    With no one left to cry to baby”

    He really did love her at first and wanted to be faithful but he fell into temptation with those “voices” (those voices were probably his friends asking him why he would just want to be faithful to one girl with he could have all off these other dames without any commitment) he heard and that is when a part of that love died.
    So many seem lonely with no one left to cry to… that is because everyone around him is the same way he is and that life style only brings loneliness at the end.

    *SORRY FOR ALL THE RUN-ONS AND OTHER GRAMMER ERRORS*
    rejectofsocietylon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe video and the story behind the lyric is a love triange. Axl and Izzy loved the same girl. The video is from another girls perspective, who would forgive anything to be with him. And axl would give anything to be with the blond girl, thinking about her till the day he dies
    The lyrics are free for personal interpretation.
    It could be the girl who is saying that there's something in your eyes (love) and that she already know his feeling towards have grown. That he doesn't need to hide it, she is completely honest with him. Either she doesn't love him enough or she is in a relationship. In a way she loves him, so she tries not to hurt him.
    His perspective. He understands that their fling was just short term. Her feelings have changed and either she is going to stay with her old boyfriend or just going away. He knows what she is thinking and tries to comfort her, that he is not really hurting. But if she would just give him a sign, he would be there for her.
    piperwillowon April 02, 2011   Link
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    General Commentdoes anyone know where i can listen to the vocal trance (female) version of this song? i've heard it on the radio and I've been looking for it for months now to no avail. :(
    seesawdawon February 05, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti just love the song.
    chipion April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have to agree...
    babytexon April 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful song!
    rockkidon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThere's only one thing to say: GREAT SONG!!!!!!!
    las mamacitason May 23, 2002   Link

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