Cry, Cry, Cry

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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
'Cause when the lights have lost their glow you'll cry cry cry

Soon your sugar-daddies will all be gone
You'll 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

You're gonna cry cry cry and you'll cry alone
When everyone's forgotten and you're all alone
You're gonna cry
Cry cry cry

I lie awake at night and wait 'til 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

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

You're gonna cry cry cry and you'll want me then
It'll hurt when you think of the fool you've been
You're gonna cry
Cry cry cry

You're gonna cry
Cry cry cry
You're gonna cry
Cry cry cry
Cry cry cry
Cry cry cry

Cry, Cry, Cry
Written byJohnny Cash
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Recorded byBilly Sherrill
Mixed byElvis Costello & Paul Bass
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
John McFee - guitar
RecordedMay 20, 1981, CBS Studio A, Nashville
ReleasedApril 2, 1982
AlbumsAlmost Blue (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2004
SinglesI'm Your Toy, 1982
CollectionsSingles, Volume 2, 2003
Various Artists collectionsI Walk The Line: An All-Star Tribute To Johnny Cash, 2006
Length2:47
NoteSingles, Volume 2 mistakenly includes an unfinished version of this song with some differences in Elvis' vocals.

First known performance:
July 30, 1981, Aberdeen, Scotland
Last known performance:
March 10, 2015, Memphis, TN
     (40 known performances)


Alternate versions

Cry, Cry, Cry (Live 1981)
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
John McFee - guitar
RecordedJuly 30, 1981, Aberdeen, Scotland
ReleasedAugust 30, 1994
AlbumsAlmost Blue (Rykodisc/Demon reissue), 1994
Length2:45
I'm Your Toy singleI'm Your Toy UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Almost BlueAB album cover large.jpg

Singles, Volume 2Singles Volume 2 album cover.jpg

I Walk The LineI Walk The Line album cover.jpg


Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Johnny Cash  1955  single Wikipedia
Loretta Lynn  1966
Marty Stuart  1989
 David Allan Coe  1998
 Robbie Fulks  2002
Norah Jones  2009 The Fall  bonus track on deluxe edition Wikipedia

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