The Beatles in Paris

I'll Cry Instead

Lennon/McCartney, released on A Hard Day's Night 1964

Lead singer: John/Paul, 1964 Northern Songs


I've got every reason on earth to be mad

'Cause I just lost the only girl I had

If I could get my way

I'd get myself locked up today

but I can't, so I'll cry instead


I've got a chip on my shoulder that's bigger that 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'll cry instead


Don't want to cry when there's people there

I get shy when they start to stare

I'm gonna hide myself away

But I'll come back again someday


And when you do you'd better hide all the girls

I'm gonna break their hearts all round the world

Yes, I'm gonna break them in two

And show you what your lovin' man can do

Until then I'll cry instead