Now you say you're lonely
You cry the long night through
Well, you can cry me a river
Cry me a river
I cried a river over you
Now you say you're sorry
For being so untrue
Well, you can cry me a river
Cry me a river
'Cause I cried, I cried, I cried a river over you
You drove me, nearly drove me, out of my head
While you never shed a tear
Remember, I remember, all that you said?
You told me love was too plebeian
Told me you were through with me and

And now you say, you say you love me
Well, just to prove you do
Come on and cry me a river
Cry me a river
'Cause I cried a river over you

You drove me, nearly drove me, out of my head
While you never shed a tear
Remember, I remember, all that you said?
Told me love was too plebeian
Told me you were through with me and

Now, now you say you love me
Well, just to prove you do
Come on and cry, cry, cry me a river
Cry me a river
'Cause I cried a river over you

If my pillow could talk, imagine what it would have said
Could it be a river of tears I cried instead?
So you can cry me a river
Daddy, go ahead and cry me a river
'Cause I cried, how I cried a river, river over you
How I cried a river over you


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    About love that was lost, when one person fell out of love and the other person was left 'crying a river'...now the other person has decided to come back, but the one who was originally affected is bitter and doesn't know if they want to be in the same relationship again...

    melon_on February 12, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    There's everything in that song , there isn't one tiny thing missing. I can feel the pain of woman who " cried a river" over her man. It expresses all of the feelings , one can get after a sad break up and then sudden ex partners change of mind . I also love the triumph which is expressed in the song - it takes much more than a weep to become important again. Though it's a good start ;). All of the man bastards be carefull !

    lennonnon February 26, 2012   Link
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    General Comment

    Beautiful song, I love Ella! It reminds me how much I cried over someone I loved, I was quite young. I never knew what he was thinking because he never told me.... I think he even said he had a few relationships which makes me believe he did not like me at all. Now that I am married, he does not understand why I will not do anything about it. Though I still love him, I am mad with him and will not do as he wants. Another thing I find hurtful is that I am always the one running to find him, figuring out in my head where I could find him.... After all this nightmare, the thing I can cope with right now is being friends, but he will not have that, he cannot be bothered talking to me. Listening to this song, I think Ella sang it too sweet! Maybe she never experienced having her heart broken? I still think her voice is amazing though!

    brownmouseon March 22, 2012   Link
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    Heartbroken? Aw.

    v_a_l_i_sxoxoon February 10, 2019   Link

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