Teary Eyed
Missy Elliott Lyrics


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You're the reason I don't trust no one
And I don't love no one
From the places I've come
Sad songs I've sung
All the times I've been stung
For you bring the worst out of me
(Hollar!)
And I can't down these tears I've cried
The heaviness inside
Left me so petrified
Tried ta keep love alive
But I became too tired
'cause you bring the worst out of me

(Eh, eh, eh, he hey)

[Bridge:]
I wish I could change the way things have gone
And start life anew and now maybe once again
I don't know anywhere but something must've went wrong
And all I can say

[Chorus]
Is when I sing this song
I get so teary eyed
'cause you get under my skin
Can't let you suck me dry
I was gonna marry you, have kids for you,
Stay true to you, live life wit you
But look what you've done to me (me)

And I compromised all my time
And rearranged my life
To make sure you was fine
'cause our love was on the line
And I became so unkind
'cause you brought the worst out of me
(You brought the worst out of me)
This is (this is) how the story goes
Those ones who know
When its out of control
You work (work) and you work (work)
And some one gets hurt
And I guess that be me

(When I sing)
When I sing this song
I get so teary eyed
'cause you get under my skin
Can't let you suck me dry
I was gonna marry you, have kids for you,
Stay true to you, live life wit you
But look what you've done to me (me)

(Eh, eh, eh, he hay)

[Bridge]

(When I sing)
Is when I sing this song
I get so teary eyed
'cause you get under my skin
Can't let you suck me dry
I was gonna marry you, have kids for you,




Stay true to you, live life wit you
But look what you've done to me (me)

Overall Meaning

In Missy Elliott's song Teary Eyed, she expresses her heartbreak and disappointment in a past lover who has caused her to lose trust and love for others. Despite her efforts to keep their love alive, she became exhausted and unkind, as her lover brought out the worst in her. Missy admits that she was going to marry him, have his kids, and live a life with him, but he sucked her dry, leaving her in tears.


The lyrics convey an emotional struggle with trust issues and the consequences of being vulnerable in love. Missy expresses feeling betrayed and hurt, which has left her scared and uncertain about moving forward in relationships. The chorus, "when I sing this song I get so teary-eyed," emphasizes the repercussion of her emotions when thinking about this past lover.


Overall, the lyrics of Teary Eyed offer a powerful message about heartbreak and the lasting effects of a toxic relationship. Missy's honesty in expressing her feelings helps listeners connect with their own emotions and experiences of heartbreak.


Line by Line Meaning

You're the reason I don't trust no one
You have betrayed me so much that I find it hard to trust anyone now.


And I don't love no one
Your actions have made me feel incapable of loving anyone.


From the places I've come
My past experiences and background have shaped the way I view things and react to situations.


Sad songs I've sung
I have gone through a lot of heartaches that inspired the songs I write.


All the times I've been stung
You have hurt me numerous times in the past.


For you bring the worst out of me (Hollar!)
Being with you brings out my worst qualities and negative emotions.


And I can't down these tears I've cried
I cannot suppress the tears I have shed because of you.


The heaviness inside
I feel an immense weight on my shoulders due to the pain you have caused me.


Left me so petrified
You have left me feeling scared and frozen because of how much you have hurt me.


Tried ta keep love alive
I have attempted to maintain our love, but it has been difficult.


But I became too tired
I have reached a point where I am too exhausted to continue trying to make things work between us.


'cause you bring the worst out of me
Once again, your presence brings out the worst in me.


I wish I could change the way things have gone
I regret the way things have turned out between us and I wish I could have done things differently.


And start life anew and now maybe once again
I long for a fresh start and the possibility of a better future.


I don't know anywhere but something must've went wrong
I am not sure where we went wrong, but something did go wrong between us that caused our relationship to fall apart.


And all I can say
All I can express at this point is my sadness and disappointment.


Is when I sing this song
This song highlights the pain and hurt you have caused me.


I get so teary eyed
Just thinking about the hurt you have caused me makes me emotional.


'cause you get under my skin
You have affected me in a negative way, deeply penetrating my emotions and causing me pain.


Can't let you suck me dry
I cannot allow you to continue to suck the life out of me emotionally.


I was gonna marry you, have kids for you,
I had big plans for our future together, including getting married and having children.


Stay true to you, live life wit you
I had hoped to spend my life with you, being faithful and growing old together.


But look what you've done to me (me)
Your actions have destroyed any hope of a future between us, leaving me broken and hurt.


And I compromised all my time
I sacrificed a lot of my time and energy to try and make things work between us.


And rearranged my life
I had to alter my priorities and daily routine to try and include you in my life.


'cause our love was on the line
Our relationship was in jeopardy, and I was trying everything in my power to save it.


And I became so unkind
Your negative impact on my life has caused me to behave in ways that are uncharacteristic of my true self.


This is (this is) how the story goes
Unfortunately, this is the reality of our situation and how our story will unfold.


Those ones who know
Those who understand my pain and have gone through similar experiences know how difficult and heart-wrenching this is.


When its out of control
When things spiral out of control in relationships, it can feel impossible to recover.


You work (work) and you work (work)
Attempting to make things right between two people can be a lot of hard work and effort.


And some one gets hurt
Unfortunately, in the process of trying to repair the damage, someone usually ends up getting hurt.


And I guess that be me
In our situation, I have been the one who ended up getting hurt.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Warryn Campbell, Melissa A Elliott

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Comments from YouTube:

Keri Kalamity

This has been my favorite song from Missy for many, many years. It never gets old and has not received nearly enough appreciation. So, so good.

Kayla Copes

This is one of my fave songs by Missy! It really showcased her singing talent!

musicalSOUL05

I have always loved Missy's singing voice. So soulful and smooth.

DaePrize

Honestly she is an an amazing entertainer she really does it all. Singing acting dancing rapping fashion trends producing writes her own material. like she was definitely mistreated when this came out. I love this Song.

enigmagatsby1

And choreography. She's seriously an amazing artist. Best in our generation.

Rose Price

I do too wonderful entertainers have a story to tell with music deep

Rose Price

I love this song too

pritikia24

This song is so dope! The music the words and melodies... Flawless!

KNS

So glad we're appreciating Missy while she's still here. She's a true entertainer. Love this song and video!

Ray Cash

2 things I love and hate about this song. I love it because it is my favorite Missy song. It's genius. The thing I hate is that I wish more people knew about it. It did not blow up like it should have back then because it came out and it was wayyyyy before its time. The world wasn't ready for this from a FEMALE in rap. That's why at the beginning of the song she said "2005, there will be no room for no originality". She basically knew that no other female in rap had this type of sound. That's what make Missy one of the best ever, ORIGINALITY. She always been ahead of her time. Years later you see different women in rap all of a sudden creating Hip Hop ballads lol. And they actually turn into chart toppers but they sound nowhere near as good as Missy's shit. MISSY IS A LEGEND. TOP 5 females ever in music. And me as a black man, because of her is why I had no choice but to respect women on the mic lol. She's dope. She's better than most of these dudes out here. Missy is an EMCEE, not a rapper. She's an MC. One love Missy, we love you !!

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