Did You Ever Want to Cry Lyrics

by The Mamas & The Papas

Did you ever want to cry but you didn't 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 nothing could go wrong

Right, I know you did oh, you kid
Did you really think that she'll be true
Wasn't that rather naive of you?
And now she's dropped you like a worn-out shoe

She's got you drinking gin and you know that's a sin
You go honky-tonking every night
You get drunk and then you start a fight
I know that you think that it's alright

Wrong, it's 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's 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's too late, too late to make amends
You've even lost your old time friends

Enemies glad to see you down people, they don't want you hanging round
Did you ever want to cry but you didn't know just why
Right, I know you did, wrong, it's not the way to live
Did you ever want to cry