When your baby leaves you all alone
And nobody calls you on the phone
A-don't you feel like a-cryin'?
Don't you feel like cryin'?
Well, here I am, a-honey
A-come on, well, cry to me

When you're all alone in your lonely room
And there's nothing but the smell of her perfume
A-don't you feel like a-cryin'?
A-don't you feel like cryin'?
A-don't you feel like a-cryin'?
A-come on, come on, cry to me

Nothing can be sadder than a glass of wine alone
Loneliness, loneliness, such a waste of your time, oh yes
You don't ever have to walk alone, you see
A-come on, take my hand, and baby, won't you walk with me?
Whoa yeah

When you're waitin' for a voice to come
In the night, but there's no one
A-don't you feel like a-cryin'? (Cry to me)
Don't you feel like cryin'? (Cry to me)
A-don't you feel like a-c-cry, c-cry, c-cry-cry (cry to me)
Cry, c-cry, c-cry-cry, cryin'? (Cry to me)
A-don't you feel like a-cry, c-cry, c-cry-cry (cry to me)
C-cry, c-cry, c-cry-cry, cryin'? (Cry to me)

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Cry To Me Lyrics as written by Bert Russell

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  • +2
    General Commentfor some reason, this song turns me on.
    i imagine making passionate love to it...
    perhaps its the dirty dancing love scene, or just the sensious beat
    rubyloveon March 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've loved this song from the minute i heard it on Dirty Dancing! Recently I found Dirty Dancing soundtrack on vinyl, and this track sounds so perfect, scratches and all.

    One of my all-time favorite songs. Obviously, it's about the rebound guy (or girl) who's always there to cure the loneliness.
    Nomadicallyon February 27, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn response to the "her perfume" thing, another idea might be that the song is being sung from a female perspective. Just because Solomon Burke is a man doesn't mean this song is from his perspective, you know?

    What a nice song. It really catches that feeling of loneliness.
    Leneschoon April 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThis song is most definitely about infidelity. I think its about a man who is in love with a girl who is with someone else and hes there for her when her man isn't. And when he says he is lonely in his room and only smells her perfume its referring to her having been there and left and hes lonely because he misses her. But in the end he is always there for her to cry on him when she needs him.
    melonade13on September 15, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningFirst, RIP in Mr. Solomon Burke.

    Your song speaks to my soul and always has since I first heard it. I'm not sure why. It makes me feel like crying, making love, dancing...my perceptions and mood change every time I hear this...it makes my hair stand on end and my heart ache.

    It was the perfect selection for the scene in Dirty Dancing.

    As far as meaning, I've been listening to this song while reading about Mr. Burke's life and I'm going to go out on a limb and say this song is not fom a man to woman, or woman to a man, or any of those. It's from Jesus, the spirit, God, [pick your omniscient omnipotent being], to all of us.

    Why would we feel like crying? For me, that's lies at the heart of the whole resurrection/firgiveness of sins mythos.

    There are two examples in the lyrics that lead me to think this:

    "You don't ever have to walk alone, oh you see
    Oh come on, take my hand and baby won't you walk with me?"


    "When you're waiting for a voice to come
    In the night and there is no one
    Ah don't you feel like crying? (cry to me)"

    badandbrokenon October 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song...his voice is so powerful
    xXiNcOgNiTOXxon March 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't get the whole 'the smell of HER perfume'
    is he consoling a guy or did the girl's guy sleep with another girl and she smells the perfume?
    MrsMogseyon January 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOk, I have been a fan of this song for a very long time but I can't help think it's a about masterbation ..

    It's an act you do alone in your lonely room .
    MeenoMoeon April 02, 2021   Link

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