"I'll Cry Instead" as written by John Winston Lennon and Paul James Mccartney....
I've got every reason on earth to be mad
'Cause I just lost the only girl I had
If I could get my way
I'd get myself locked up today
But I can't, so I'll cry instead

I've got a chip on my shoulder that's bigger that my feet
I can't talk to people that I meet
If I could see you now
I'd try to make you sad somehow
But I can't, so I'll cry instead

Don't want to cry when there's people there
I get shy when they start to stare
I'm gonna hide myself away
But I'll come back again someday

And when you do you'd better hide all the girls
I'm gonna break their hearts all round the world
Yes, I'm gonna break them in two
And show you what your lovin' man can do
Until then I'll cry instead

Lyrics submitted by Ice

"I'll Cry Instead" as written by Paul Mccartney John Lennon

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tratore

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

I'll Cry Instead song meanings
Add your thoughts


sort form View by:
  • +1
    General CommentI LOVE this song. It's so underappreciated.

    It's about the anger someone feels after a breakup.
    lookbeyondon January 29, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song's great. It describes the feeling of rejection really well.
    missworld77on April 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA great song..John will have his revenge.
    song4juliaon January 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJohn was writing things like "chip on my shoulder that's bigger that my feet" (lmao!), while Dylan was writing poetry. John became aware of and sensitive to that contrast and really beefed up his writing around this time. Still ... a great song ... one of many greats from the AHDN album.
    dylaniteon August 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh yes, the Beatles' very first folk song... began a great era in their career.
    kooPaTheTroopaon August 12, 2013   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top