i’ll cry instead lyrics – joe cocker

i’ve got every reason on earth to be mad
’cause i’ve just lost the only girl i’ve had
and if i could get my way, i’d get myself locked up today
but i can’t so i cry instead

i’ve got a chip on my shoulder that’s bigger than my feet
i can’t talk to people that i meet
if i could see you now, i’d try to make you sad somehow
but i can’t so i cry instead

don’t want to cry when there’s people there
i get shy when they stop and stare
i’m gonna hide myself away
but i’ll come back again someday

and when i do, you’d better hide all the girls
’cause i’m gonna break the hearts all ’round the world
yes, i’m gonna break ’em in two
and show you what your loving man can do
until then, i’ll cry instead

don’t want to cry when there’s people there
i get shy when they stop and stare
i’m gonna hide myself away
but i’ll come back again someday

and when i do, you’d better hide all the girls
’cause i’m gonna break the hearts all ’round the world
yes, i’m gonna break ’em in two
and show you what your loving man can do
until then, i’ll cry instead

/ joe cocker lyrics