"It Only Hurts When I Cry" as written by and Roger Miller Dwight Yoakam....
The only time I feel the pain
Is in the sunshine or the rain
And I don't feel no hurt at all
Unless you count when teardrops fall
I tell the truth 'cept when I lie
And it only hurts me when I cry
You couldn't tell it by this smile
But my recovery took awhile
I worked for days and nights on end
Just to walk and talk again
You can't believe the time it takes
To heal a heart once it breaks


Oh maybe every now and then
I have a small heartache again
You wouldn't know to look at me
There's tiny scars that you can't see
It was a struggle to survive
I'm probably lucky I'm alive


I tell the truth 'cept when I lie
And it only hurts me when I cry

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    General CommentThis was written with Roger Miller and reportedly is also about addiction.
    Okemoon May 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I like how he establishes that he's very heartbroken without directly stating it.
    texstefanon April 15, 2008   Link

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