Verse 1

You can make a girl cry

Just to derive your own twisted pleasure,

Instead of treating her

Like the best thing in your life, like a treasure.

Chorus

And before you decide to end ties

Cause the time has come to leave her,

I hope you know she can cry you a river.

If you make the lips that shower you

With words of love and support quiver,

I hope you know she can cry you a river,

Cry you a river,

Cry you a river.

Verse 2

You can break a heart

With just a few calculated words that char

The depths of the soul-

Won't take you any extra effort to break her.

Chorus

But before you decide to end ties

Cause the time has come to leave her,

I hope you know she can cry you a river.

If you make the lips that shower you

With words of love and support quiver,

I hope you know she can cry you a river,

Cry you a river,

Cry you a river.

Bridge

And you'll drown in it,

Hope you like that feeling

You get in your chest

When you can't breathe.

That's how you made her feel

When you told her you're leaving her.

And now she'll cry you a river.

Chorus

So the next time you decide to end ties

Cause the time has come to leave her,

I hope you know she can cry you a river.

If you make the lips that shower you

With words of love and support quiver,

I hope you know she can cry you a river,

Cry you a river,

Cry you a river.

Outro

And I cried you a river,

But you knew how to swim,

Good for you, you reached the shore,

While my heart is still spilled on the floor.

But good for me, I've decided not to cry anymore.