“Crying” by Roy Orbison is an emotional tour de force that has left an indelible mark on the world of rock and roll and timeless ballads. Released in 1961, this hauntingly beautiful song showcases Roy Orbison’s vocal prowess and ability to convey deep, heartfelt emotions. Join us as we explore the evocative beauty of “Crying” and delve into the narrative that resonates with listeners, making it one of Orbison’s most enduring and iconic compositions.

Did You Know?

  • “Crying” features Orbison’s trademark falsetto, adding a unique and captivating element to the song’s emotional delivery.
  • The orchestral arrangement, particularly the use of a crying steel guitar, further enhances the song’s poignant atmosphere.
  • The lyrics tell a story of heartbreak and unrequited love, capturing the universal theme of emotional vulnerability.
  • “Crying” has been covered by numerous artists, attesting to its timeless appeal and the emotional depth embedded in Orbison’s rendition.


Lyrics: Crying

I was all right for awhile
I could smile for awhile
But I saw you last night
You held my hand so tight
As you stopped to say, “Hello”

Oh, you wished me well
You, you couldn’t tell
That I’d been crying over you
Crying over you

When you said, “So long”
Left me standing all alone
Alone and crying, crying
Crying, crying

It’s hard to understand
But the touch of your hand
Can start me crying

I thought that I was over you
But it’s true, so true
I love you even more
Than I did before

But, darling, what can I do?
For you don’t love me
And I’ll always be crying over you
Crying over you

Yes, now you’re gone
And from this moment on
I’ll be crying, crying
Crying, crying
Yeah, crying, crying
Over you

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