I'm Not Crying Over You



I don't mind this empty room, and I like it when I'm alone,
I'm trying not to think about you, I'm not waiting by the telephone,
I'm watching a late-night movie, where the lovers say goodbye,
And it's really getting to me, and tears are in my eyes,
But I'm not crying, I'm not crying,
I'm not crying over you, I'm over you;

I go out with all of my friends, and I'm hardly ever at home,
You know things just couldn't be better,
I have read it in my horoscope,
I might take a walk past your house, for a trip down memory lane,
You may see me at your window, standing in the pouring rain,
But I'm not crying, I'm not crying,
I'm not crying over you, no I'm not crying,
I'm not crying, I'm not crying, I'm not crying over you,
I'm over you;

No I'm not crying, I'm not crying,
I'm not crying over you, I'm over you,
I'm over you.
"This is a track that I recorded in early February, again with full orchestra. It's Albert Hammond and myself, and it's about a guy talking to a girl that's obviously left him - and he's trying to pretend that he doesn't mind at all. The song goes: 'I don't mind this empty room. I like it when I'm alone! I don't think a lot about you - I'm not waiting by the telephone. I'm watching the late-night movie, when the lovers say good-bye. Oh, it's really getting to me and tears are in my eyes... but I'm not crying over you. I'm over you.' That's the lyric, so you listen to this stuff and you think 'The guy's lying through his teeth! He misses her like hell.' It's just one of those songs that gives you a wry little smile. I'm very fond of this track. I think it's really excellent. Another verse goes: 'I might take a talk past your house, for a trip down memory lane. You may see at your window, standing in the pouring rain, but I'm not crying. I'm not crying over you - I'm over you.' I'm sure listeners will identify with that, because I've done that - I'm sure we all have."
The Getaway Gazette, April '94
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