About The Song

Roy Orbison’s “Crying,” released in 1961, is a haunting and emotive ballad that showcases Orbison’s powerful and distinctive voice. Written by Orbison and Joe Melson, the song’s melancholic melody and heartfelt lyrics have made it an enduring classic of the rock and roll era.

With its soaring vocals and dramatic arrangement, “Crying” captures the pain and heartache of lost love. Orbison’s emotive performance conveys a sense of longing and vulnerability, drawing listeners into the emotional depths of the song.

Upon its release, “Crying” became a commercial success, earning widespread acclaim for its emotional depth and Orbison’s soul-stirring delivery. Its timeless appeal has led to numerous cover versions and appearances in film, television, and advertising, cementing its status as a beloved classic of the rock genre.

As we revisit “Crying,” we celebrate Roy Orbison’s enduring legacy and the lasting impact of this iconic ballad. Its haunting melody and heartfelt lyrics continue to resonate with audiences, reminding us of the universal experience of heartbreak and the power of music to express our deepest emotions.



I was alright for a while
I could smile for a while
But I saw you last night, you held my hand so tight
As you stopped to say, “Hello”
Oh, you wished me well, you couldn’t tell
That I’d been crying over you
Crying over you
Then you said, “So long”
Left me standing all alone
Alone and crying
It’s hard to understand
But the touch of your hand
Can start me crying
I thought that I was over you
But it’s true, so true
I love you even more than I did before
But darling, what can I do?
For you don’t love me
And I’ll always be
Crying over you
Crying over you
Yes, now you’re gone
And from this moment on
I’ll be crying
Yeah, crying
Over you

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