John W. Brown

John W. Brown

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"Tonight I'm Gonna Cry"

Written By: John W. Brown

“Tonight I’m Gonna Cry”
Written by John W. Brown
Verse 1: Looking out into the darkened night, watching fireflies dance in the glow of the lone street light
Got me thinking ‘bout time that done passed on by, and wondering if things’ll ever turn out right
I want to know how it feels to be loved, wanna be in the arms of a man who will mend my heart
Just got to get over the baggage from the past, got to learn how to trust me again

Chorus: Tonight I’m gonna cry like a baby that’s just been born, like a soldier who knows he’s never
coming home
I’m gonna cry ‘til my body starts to shiver and shake; ‘til the downtown levee threatens to break
I’m gonna cuss a little, scream a little, fall to my knees; beat on the floor and swear some more
I’m gonna grieve for the mess that I have made, if you want to know why
It may seem silly to you, but tonight I’m gonna cry

Verse 2: I’ve had my chances at happiness, met a lot of good guys who only wanted to see me smile
I knew a man with a pension plan and a house, he said, that could use a woman’s touch
Still there were others who let me meet their mothers; oh, how they wanted to make me their wedded wife
But I couldn’t do it, wouldn’t let my mind believe that a good thing could happen to me

Chorus: Tonight I’m gonna cry like a baby that’s just been born, like a soldier who knows he’s never
coming home
I’m gonna cry ‘til my body starts to shiver and shake; ‘til the downtown levee threatens to break
I’m gonna cuss a little, scream a little, fall to my knees; beat on the floor and swear some more
I’m gonna grieve for the mess that I have made, if you want to know why
It may seem silly to you, but tonight I’m gonna cry

Bridge: God above, are you there? ‘Cause this ole girl’s in need of prayer
Help me forgive those who shamed my name; show my heart that all men ain’t the same
Take away the memories of when I made a fool of me
Though I’m in pain, I’ll rise again. Heartache won’t keep me down

Verse 3: Tonight I’m gonna dry my tears and wash my face; get a garbage bag and clean this place
Old love letters and mementoes; that leather jacket, even it’s got to go
I’m gonna step outside and get some air; rest my body in the folding chair
Close my eyes and listen to the truck that’s passing by; I’m still a little sad, but I won’t cry
I won’t cry

©2012