All I Could Do Was Cry Lyrics – Etta James

English 45 November 15, 1960
"All I Could Do Was Cry" by Etta James is a poignant song that narrates the emotional turmoil of a woman who witnesses the love of her life marrying someone else. The lyrics capture the heartbreak and devastation experienced by the protagonist as she attends the wedding ceremony, realizing that she has lost the man she loves to another woman. The title, "All I Could Do Was Cry," suggests a sense of powerlessness and overwhelming grief in the face of this painful reality. ...Read More

All I Could Do Was Cry Lyrics

[Verse 1: Etta Jame]
I heard church bells ringing
I heard a choir singing
I saw my love walk down the aisle
On her finger, he placed a ring

[Verse 2: Etta Jame]
Oh, I saw them holding hands
She was standing there with my man
I heard them promise, "'Til death do us part"
Each word was a pain in my heart

[Chorus: Etta Jame]
All I could do, all I could do was cry (Cry, cry, cry)
All I could do was cry (Cry, cry, cry)
I was losing the man that I love
And all I could do was cry (Cry, cry, cry)

[Verse 3: Etta Jame]
And now, the wedding's over
Rice, rice has been thrown over their heads
For them, life has just begun
But mine is ending

[Chorus: Etta Jame]
All, all I could do, all I could do was cry (Cry, cry, cry)
All I could do was cry (Cry, cry, cry)
I was losing the man that I love
And all I could do was cry (Cry, cry, cry)

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Last Update: December 2, 2023

All I Could Do Was Cry Lyrics Meaning

FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "All I Could Do Was Cry" song?

"All I Could Do Was Cry" song is sung by Etta James.

Who is the lyrics writer of "All I Could Do Was Cry" song?

"All I Could Do Was Cry" song lyrics written by Roquel Davis, Berry Gordy & Gwen Gordy Fuqua.

Who is the music producer of "All I Could Do Was Cry" song?

"All I Could Do Was Cry" song music composed & produced by Leonard Chess & Phil Chess.

When was "All I Could Do Was Cry" song released?

"All I Could Do Was Cry" song was released on November 15, 1960.