Grown Men Don't Cry

Album: Set This Circus Down (2001)
Charted: 25
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  • I pulled into the shopping center
    And saw a little boy wrapped around the legs of his mother
    Like ice cream melting, they embraced
    Years of bad decisions running down her face
    All morning I'd been thinking my life's so hard
    And they wore everything they owned, living in a car
    I wanted to tell them it would be ok
    But I just got in my Suburban, and I, I drove away

    I don't know why they say grown men don't cry
    I don't know why they say grown men don't cry

    Keep having this dream about my old man
    I'm ten years old and he's holding my hand
    We're talking on the front porch watching the sun go down
    But it was just a dream, he was a slave to his job and he couldn't be around
    So many things I want to say to him
    I just placed a rose on his grave and I talked to the wind

    I don't know why they say grown men don't cry
    I don't know why they say grown men don't cry

    I'm sitting here with my kids and my wife and everything that I hold dear in my life
    We say Grace and thank the Lord, got so much to be thankful for
    Then its up the stairs and off to bed
    And my little girl says "I haven't had my story yet"
    Everything weighing on my mind disappears, just like that
    When she lifts her head off her pillow and says, "I love you dad"

    I don't know why they say grown men don't cry
    I don't know why they say grown men don't cry Writer/s: Steve Seskin, Tom Douglas
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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