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The Mamas & the Papas Did You Ever Want to Cry Lyrics

Last updated: 05/14/2002 01:16:08 AM

(John Phillips)
Did you ever want to cry,
But you didn抰 know just why?
Did you ever sit up all night long
Just listening to that same old song---
The one they played when she said nothin?could go wrong?
Right, I know you did; oh, you kid---
Did you really think that she抎 be true?
Wasn抰 that rather naive of you?
And now she抯 dropped you like a worn-out shoe.

She抯 got you drinking gin,
And you know that抯 a sin.
You go honky-tonkin' every night;
You get drunk and then you start a fight.
I know that you think that it抯 alright---
Wrong, it抯 not the way to live; you only get what you give!
You can live your life just as you please,
But, when you lie with dogs, you gotta get fleas.
And now she抯 brought you down to your knees.
Arms that used to hold you tight---
You miss them in the middle of night.
You burned a candle at both ends;
Now it抯 too late...too late to make amends.
You抳e even lost your old time friends...

Enemies glad to see you down;
People, they don抰 want you hangin?round.
Did you ever want to cry,
But you didn抰 know just why?
Right, I know you did.
Wrong, it抯 not the way to live.
Did you ever want to cry...