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Now you say you're lonely,
You cry the whole night through.
Well you can cry me a river,
Cry me a river,
I cried a river over you.

Now you say you're sorry,
For being so untrue.
Well you can cry me a river,
Cry me a river,
I cried a river over you.

You drove me, nearly drove me,
Out of my head;
While you never shed a tear.

Remember, I remember,
All that you said;
Told me love was too plebeian,
Told me you were through with me

And Now you say you love me,
Well, just to prove you do,
Come on and cry me a river,
Cry me a river,

I cried a river over you
I cried a river over you
I cried a river over you
I cried a river over you



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    hakureikaSep 9, 2008 at 8:25 pm
    to me it means unrequited love, where that someone always knew how you felt.
    eventually you told them after so long your heart was completly shattered then they realised and tried to redeem themselves and the lyrics exclaim the pain of it and revenge by finally over coming the heartache.
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    Kimbo KazAug 16, 2013 at 9:48 am
    Every lyrics site seems to be attributing this song to Justin Timberlake. It's driving me nuts! It bears no resemblance to the drivel he recorded with the same title.
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    UnregisteredAug 23, 2012 at 4:35 am
    Girlfriend has enough of his foolishness and he could never ever make up for all the wrong he did to her. She is moving on...
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    UnregisteredJul 14, 2012 at 3:11 am
    I thought the song was actually written for julie london (as well as sung by her), and is about her break-up with her husband. Apparently, he did try to get back with her after cheating then leaving her. At least, that's what i've been told.
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    UnregisteredJan 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm
    The video lyrics do not match the ones written here. The vid says ''told me love was true to be in' but lyrics at the right side of it say 'told me love was too plebian'.

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