From the recording SOMETHING SPECIAL
Good Ol Country Ballad!
These clouds, got a hold on me. These clouds, they just won’t set me free.
I ain’t got time. I ain’t got time. Not…crying.
My Baby’s gone away from me. These clouds they just won’t let me be.
I ain’t got tears. I ain’t got tears. Not…crying.
Got a field I got to plow. Got to fix that plow somehow, it’s dying. Dying!
Got a fence I got to mend. Got a leak where that old pipe bends.
Got a list of chores that never ends. I ain’t
I’m Not Crying. Not Crying.
She said she love me ‘til the end. The end and then we’d start again.
Love ain’t got time. Love ain’t got time for dying.
She said: love‘s like the endless moon. Now she’s ended our love way too soon.
Guess love’s got time, plenty of time for dying.
Like the stars that shine at night, like the summer’s warm sunlight, Love’s dying! Dying!
Like the wrong that conquers right, like the dark that snuffs out light,
Like the sweetness of love at first sight… all is dead and gone.
But I’m not crying. Not crying.
BRIDGE: I’m out here waiting on the rain, Hoping to hide my tears,
Rain down little drops. You’re my only hope, to wash away this pain!
It’s just the dew. It’s not a tear. A drip of sweat, a drop of beer.
I ain’t got time. I ain’t got time. Not crying.
Won’t let these clouds keep their hold on me.
There’s a world of she’s and now I’m free.
I ain’t got tears. I ain’t got tears. Not crying,
Tears because she didn’t stay. Tears because she went away. Not crying. Crying!
Tears that when they seem to end, only stop to start again.
Tears that never ever seem to mend… mend my broken heart.
I’m not crying… not crying… No, I’m not crying. Crying.
Words & Music © Mark E. & Amy Jo E. Adams-Westin 2019