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​I'm Not Gonna Cry

This song is by Loudon Wainwright III and appears on the album Last Man On Earth (2001).

I'm not gonna cry today, I won't shed a tear
Even if some milk is spilt, I won't dilute my beer
I won't use a tissue, my pillow will stay dry
And I won't need a shoulder, 'cause I'm not gonna cry

I'm not gonna snivel, and I'm not gonna sob
Both my eyes will remain dry, and I won't have to dob them
Move me with a tragedy, just go ahead and try
Play me a tearjerker, but I'm not gonna cry

I'm not gonna weep today, I will not wet my cheek
I'll count to ten and I'll hold it in, I'm not gonna leak
I'm not gonna lose it, 'though I may wanna die
They say it's good to let it out, but I'm not gonna cry

I'm not gonna blub today, and I'm not gonna bawl
And I'm not gonna fall apart, even if you call me
I couldn't cry for forty years, I was too tough a guy
Now I can do it anytime, but I'm not gonna cry

I must have cried a million tears, at least ninety-six
I cried me a river, and an ocean just for kicks
Listen to the thunder, dark clouds fill the sky
Well, it looks like rain and I hear a train, but I'm not gonna cry
Yeah, well, it looks like rain and I hear a train, but I'm not gonna cry

Written by:

Loudon Wainwright III