Big girls don't cry
Big girls don't cry

Big girls don't cry (they don't cry)
Big girls don't cry (who said they don't cry?)
My girl said goodbye (my, oh, my)
My girl didn't cry (I wonder why)

(Silly boy) told my girl we had to break up
(Silly boy) hoped that she would call my bluff
(Silly boy) then she said to my surprise
"Big girls don't cry"

Big girls don't cry (they don't cry)
Big girls don't cry (who said they don't cry?)

(Maybe) I was cruel (I was cruel)
Baby I'm a fool (I'm such a fool)

(Silly girl) "Shame on you" your mama said
(Silly girl) "Shame on you, you're cryin' in bed"
(Silly girl) "Shame on you, you told me lies"
Big girls do cry

Big girls don't cry (they don't cry)
Big girls don't cry (that's just an alibi)

Big girls don't cry
Big girls don't cry
Big girls don't cry
Big girls don't cry
Big girls don't cry


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Big Girls Don't Cry Lyrics as written by Tobias Gad, Stacy Ferguson

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    Wasn't this on the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack? Great song.

    kmk_natashaon July 22, 2006   Link
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    Ah, the Four Seasons... classic. Very catchy, very fun song. Eh, well, I like the vocals anyway. Meh.

    xmakesherflyxon August 29, 2007   Link
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    I freakin LOVE this song!! its a great classical song....i like the cry-yi-yi....part...(his voice)

    rain-dropson March 12, 2008   Link
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    Ah, this brings me so many memories of watching Dirty Dancing when I was a little girl. :)

    spunkychickon March 12, 2010   Link
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    My Interpretation

    “Big Girls Don’t Cry” By The Four Seasons

    When Frankie Valli says “(Silly boy) told my girl we had to break up (Silly boy) hoped that she would call my bluff 

    (Silly boy) then she said to my surprise "Big girls don't cry"”. He is saying that he did not actually intend on breaking up with her, he wanted her to “call his bluff”. When she replies, “ big girls don’t cry”, he is shocked that she did not react the way he imagined she would. I would say there is not much if any imagery, but the tone is almost regretful. Later in the song Frankie Valli says, Big girls don't cry-yi-yi (they don't cry) Big girls don't cry (who said they don't cry?) (Maybe) I was cru-you-uel (I was cruel) Baby I'm a fool (I'm such a fool) “ here, he is trying to say that he was wrong in doing what he did. He is also saying it was very foolish. The assumption can be made that he wants her back, since he is in a way apologizing for what he had done. The third main piece of this song is “(Silly girl) "Shame on you" your mama said (Silly girl) "Shame on you, you're cryin' in bed" (Silly girl) "Shame on you, you told me lies" Big girls do cry”. This part of the song is describing the interaction between the girl’s mother and the daughter. The daughter is crying and Frankie is seeing now that she lied and that “big girls do cry”.

    jacob stepon May 26, 2015   Link

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