Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River (Audio, Lyrics, Video)

Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River (prod. Timbaland)

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Justin Timberlake Cry Me A River
Justin Timberlake Cry Me A River

“Cry Me a River” is a song by American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake for his debut solo album, Justified (2002). It was written by Timberlake and Scott Storch with producer Timbaland and was inspired by Timberlake’s former relationship with singer Britney Spears. Jive Records released the song to contemporary hit and rhythmic radio in the United States on November 26, 2002, as the album’s second single. Accompanied by an electric piano, beatbox, guitars, synthesizers, Arabian-inspired riffs and Gregorian chants, “Cry Me a River” is an R&B song about a brokenhearted man who moves on from his last girlfriend, who had cheated on him.

“Cry Me a River” received acclaim from music critics, who praised Timbaland’s production while calling it a standout track on Justified. The song earned several lists of best of the year and the decade (2000s), while Rolling Stone included it on their 500 Greatest Songs of All Time at 484. It won the Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance at the 2004 ceremony. The song peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Pop Songs charts and charted in the top ten in other countries. It was certified double platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) and platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Filmmaker Francis Lawrence directed the music video for “Cry Me a River” in Malibu, California. In the controversial video, Timberlake’s character invades the home of his ex-lover and films himself having sexual activity with another woman. Spears alleged that the video was a publicity stunt, but Timberlake maintained that she did not inspire the production. The clip won the awards for Best Male Video and Best Pop Video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Awards. Timberlake performed “Cry Me a River” on his four major concert tours: The Justified World Tour (2003–04), Justified and Stripped Tour (2003), FutureSex/LoveShow (2007), and The 20/20 Experience World Tour (2013–15). The song has been covered by various artists, including Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift.

Justin Timberlake – Cry Me A River (prod. Timbaland)

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Lyrics

[Verse 1: Justin Timberlake]
You were my sun
You were my earth
But you didn’t know all the ways I loved you, no
So you took a chance
And made other plans
But I bet you didn’t think that they would come crashing down, no

[Pre-Chorus: Justin Timberlake]
You don’t have to say what you did
I already know, I found out from him
Now there’s just no chance
With you and me
There’ll never be
And don’t it make you sad about it?

[Chorus: Justin Timberlake]
You told me you loved me
Why did you leave me all alone?
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me on the phone
Girl, I refuse
You must have me confused
With some other guy
The bridges were burned
Now it’s your turn, to cry
Cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river
Cry me a river (Yeah, yeah)

[Verse 2: Justin Timberlake]
You know that they say some things are better left unsaid
It wasn’t like you only talked to him and you know it
Don’t act like you don’t know it
And all of these things people told me
Keep messin’ with my head (Messin’ with my head)
Should’ve picked honesty
Then you may not have blown it

[Pre-Chorus: Justin Timberlake]
You don’t have to say what you did
I already know, I found out from him
Now there’s just no chance
With you and me
There’ll never be
And don’t it make you sad about it?

[Chorus: Justin Timberlake]
You told me you loved me
Why did you leave me all alone?
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me on the phone
Girl, I refuse
You must have me confused
With some other guy
The bridges were burned
Now it’s your turn, to cry
So cry me a river
(Go on and just) Cry me a river
(Go on and just) Cry me a river
(Baby, go on and just) Cry me a river

[Post-Chorus: Timbaland & Justin Timberlake]
Oh! (Oh!) oh, the damage is done
So I guess I’ll be leaving
Oh! (Oh!) oh, the damage is done
So I guess I’ll be leaving
Oh! (Oh!) oh, the damage is done
So I guess I’ll be leaving
Oh! (Oh!) oh, the damage is done
So I guess I’ll be leaving

[Bridge: Justin Timberlake]
You don’t have to say what you did
I already know, I found out from him
Now there’s just no chance
With you and me
There’ll never be
Don’t it make you sad about it?

[Outro: Justin Timberlake]
Cry me a river
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Baby, go on and just)
Cry me a river
(You can go on and just)
Cry me a river
Cry me a river
(Baby, go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Come on baby, cry)
Cry me a river (don’t wanna cry no more, yeah, yeah)
Cry me a river
Cry me a river
Oh, cry me a river
Oh, cry me a river
Oh, cry me a river
(Cry me, cry me)
Oh, cry me a river
(Cry me, cry me)
Oh, cry me a river
(Cry me, cry me)
Oh, cry me a river
(Cry me, cry me)
Oh, cry me a river
(Cry me, cry me)
Oh, cry me a river
(Cry me, cry me)
Oh, cry me a river
(Cry me, cry me)

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