Boys Don’t Cry Lyrics – The Cure

English 54 June 15, 1979
The lyrics of "Boys Don't Cry" by The Cure convey the regret and heartbreak of a person who has said and done things that pushed a loved one away. The narrator expresses a desire to apologize and make amends, but it seems too late. The title suggests a societal expectation for boys to suppress their emotions, adding a layer of complexity to the emotional turmoil described. ...Read More

Boys Don’t Cry Lyrics

[Verse 1: Robert Smith]
I would say I'm sorry
If I thought that it would change your mind
But I know that this time
I have said too much, been too unkind

[Chorus: Robert Smith]
I tried to laugh about it
Cover it all up with lies
I tried to laugh about it
Hiding the tears in my eyes
'Cause boys don't cry
Boys don't cry

[Verse 2: Robert Smith]
I would break down at your feet
And beg forgiveness, plead with you
But I know that it's too late
And now there's nothing I can do

[Chorus: Robert Smith]
So I try to laugh about it
Cover it all up with lies
I try to laugh about it
Hiding the tears in my eyes
'Cause boys don't cry
Boys don't cry

[Verse 3: Robert Smith]
I would tell you that I loved you
If I thought that you would stay
But I know that it's no use
And you've already gone away

[Bridge: Robert Smith]
Misjudged your limits
Pushed you too far
Took you for granted
I thought that you needed me more, more, more

[Chorus: Robert Smith]
Now I would do 'most anything
To get you back by my side
But I just keep on laughing
Hiding the tears in my eyes
'Cause boys don't cry
Boys don't cry

[Outro: Robert Smith]
Boys don't cry

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Last Update: December 25, 2023

Boys Don’t Cry Lyrics Meaning

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Cast & Crew

  • Album
  • Artist / Band
  • Lead Vocalist
  • Producer(s)
  • Chris Parry
  • Writter(s)
  • Michael Dempsey, Lol Tolhurst & Robert Smith
  • Released On
  • June 15, 1979

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FAQs & Knowledge

Who is the singer of "Boys Don’t Cry" song?

"Boys Don’t Cry" song is sung by The Cure (Robert Smith is the lead vocalist).

Who is the lyrics writer of "Boys Don’t Cry" song?

"Boys Don’t Cry" song lyrics written by Michael Dempsey, Lol Tolhurst & Robert Smith.

Who is the music producer of "Boys Don’t Cry" song?

"Boys Don’t Cry" song music composed & produced by Chris Parry.

When was "Boys Don’t Cry" song released?

"Boys Don’t Cry" song was released on June 15, 1979.