I was alright for a while
I could smile for a while
But I saw you last night, you held my hand so tight
As you stopped to say, "Hello"
Oh, you wished me well, you couldn't tell

That I'd been crying over you
Crying over you
Then you said, "So long"
Left me standing all alone
Alone and crying
It's hard to understand
But the touch of your hand
Can start me crying

I thought that I was over you
But it's true, so true
I love you even more than I did before
But darling, what can I do?
For you don't love me
And I'll always be

Crying over you
Crying over you
Yes, now you're gone
And from this moment on
I'll be crying
Yeah, crying
Over you

Lyrics submitted by kill_me_killroy, edited by THELIZARDKING7

Crying Lyrics as written by Roy Orbison Joe Melson

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  • +3
    General CommentYeah, about running into someone you thought you were over, only to realize you still love the person very much.

    In the duet with k.d. lang, when she first starts in with the chorus, the way she says "crying" is so incredibly powerful. Her voice says it all.
    delialon July 21, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General Commentnobody sings it better than roy. especially not the goddamn guy from the eagles.
    RobotHouseon June 01, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentROY. roy orbison
    shoegazinon February 06, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI always say that when I hear this song and DON'T get goosebumps, I'll know I am dead.

    So few words to say so much. I've lived this song. It will always be with me.
    JonnySolon April 25, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthmm, everyone should listen to the spanish version of this, found on mulholland drive soundtrack.
    kill_me_killroyon August 31, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthats what made me want to listen to it. i miss ray oribison. he was such a cuddley old man. i <3 him.

    the mulholland drive one was really good. i couldn't find it anywhere.
    none of this is real
    xmymystiquexon May 07, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHa. Owned.
    AntBMSUon September 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like Don McLean's version of this song.
    mentallyon March 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics are pretty self explanatory.. he's upset & crying a whole lot over someone he loves... fantastic song.
    diana_xon December 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best song of all time. IMO
    Rumpelstiltskinon July 21, 2010   Link

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