Cry Cry Cry
Johnny Cash Lyrics


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Everybody knows where you go when the sun goes down
I think you only live to see the lights of town
I wasted my time when I would try, try, try
When the lights have lost their glow you're gonna cry, cry, cry

I lie awake at night to wait till you come in
You stay a little while and then you're gone again
Every question that I ask I get a lie, lie, lie
For every lie you tell you're gonna cry, cry, cry

You're gonna cry, cry, cry and you'll cry alone
When everyone's forgotten and you're left on your own
You're gonna cry, cry, cry

Soon your sugar-daddies will all be gone
You wake up some cold day and find you're alone
You'll call for me but I'm gonna tell you bye, bye, bye
When I turn around and walk away you'll cry, cry, cry

When your fickle love gets old, no one will care for you
And you'll come back for me for a little love that's true
I'll tell you no and you're gonna ask me why, why, why
When I remind you of all of this and you'll cry, cry, cry

You're gonna cry, cry, cry and you'll want me then




It'll hurt when you think of all the fool you've been
You're gonna cry, cry, cry

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Johnny Cash's song "Cry Cry Cry" describe the story of a woman who is only interested in city lights and her romantic affairs. The singer is infatuated with the woman, but she is dishonest and keeps lying to him. The chorus of the song warns the woman that she will end up crying alone when she is abandoned by her sugar daddies, and nobody will care for her anymore. In the end, she will realize the gravity of her mistakes and come back to the singer, but he will refuse to be with her and remind her of all the pain she has caused him.


The lyrics are a reminder that relationships built on deceit can never last, and the person who cheats and lies will ultimately suffer the consequences. The song's repetitive chorus of "cry, cry, cry" intensifies the sense of remorse, sadness, and regret. The singer's commitment to himself despite being in love with the woman indicates that self-respect is essential, and one must be strong enough to let go of toxic relationships.


Overall, "Cry Cry Cry" is a cautionary tale that exposes the dangers of manipulation and betrayal in love affairs. It's a simple yet powerful song that conveys a universal message about the fragility of human emotions.


Line by Line Meaning

Everybody knows where you go when the sun goes down
Your reputation precedes you; everyone knows you only come out at night.


I think you only live to see the lights of town
Your desire for city life and its luxuries consumes you.


I wasted my time when I would try, try, try
I was foolish to attempt to win your love repeatedly and constantly failed.


When the lights have lost their glow you're gonna cry, cry, cry
When your superficial lifestyle no longer satisfies you, you'll be left with nothing and regret your choices.


I lie awake at night to wait till you come in
I stay up all night waiting for you, always hoping that you'll stay with me for longer than just a little while.


You stay a little while and then you're gone again
You never stick around for long or show any real commitment to me.


Every question that I ask I get a lie, lie, lie
You constantly deceive me and never tell the truth, no matter how many times I ask.


For every lie you tell you're gonna cry, cry, cry
The truth will eventually catch up to you and you'll regret all the lies you told me.


You're gonna cry, cry, cry and you'll cry alone
You'll end up alone and realize that no one truly cares for you.


When everyone's forgotten and you're left on your own
When people have moved on from you and you have no one left in your life.


Soon your sugar-daddies will all be gone
The people who financially support you won't stick around forever.


You wake up some cold day and find you're alone
One day you'll realize that all those people you surrounded yourself with were never really there for you.


You'll call for me but I'm gonna tell you bye, bye, bye
When you come crawling back to me, I'll turn you away and leave you to deal with the consequences of your actions.


When I turn around and walk away you'll cry, cry, cry
You'll weep and be filled with regret as you watch me walk away from you.


When your fickle love gets old, no one will care for you
Your superficial love will eventually fade and no one will want to be with you.


And you'll come back for me for a little love that's true
When you inevitably become lonely, you'll seek out the genuine love and care that I offered you.


I'll tell you no and you're gonna ask me why, why, why
I'll refuse to take you back and you'll beg for an explanation as to why I won't forgive you.


When I remind you of all of this and you'll cry, cry, cry
When I bring up all the hurtful things you've done to me, you'll be filled with remorse and sorrow.


You're gonna cry, cry, cry and you'll want me then
When you're at your lowest point, you'll realize how much you need me and how much you hurt me.


It'll hurt when you think of all the fool you've been
You'll feel immense pain and regret when you finally realize all the mistakes you made and the people you hurt.


You're gonna cry, cry, cry
You'll be filled with sorrow and regret over your past actions.




Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Johnny Cash

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I am a poor wayfaring stranger
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I'm going home to a morning rose
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I know my way is rough and steep
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I'm going home no more to roam
I'm only goin' over Jordan
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I'm going home no more to roam
I'm only goin' over Jordan
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When I get to that good land
I want to shout out salvation story
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I’ll see his face no more to roam
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I'm only going over home
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