Song of the Day #3,002: ‘Cry’ – Carly Rae Jepsen

carly_rae_jepsen_side_bCarly Rae Jepsen went from a likely one-hit wonder (for 2012’s ‘Call Me Maybe’) to one of the most critically-acclaimed pop singer-songwriters working today.

Unfortunately, major sales didn’t follow, but I get the feeling Jepsen would rather be respected than rich. Still, I’m convinced that if Taylor Swift had released Jepsen’s 2015 album E*MO*TION instead of her own 1989, it would have been an even bigger smash.

On the one year anniversary of E*MO*TION, Jepsen announced an EP titled E*MO*TION: Side B, a collection of eight songs that didn’t make the cut on its 17-track predecessor.

Unsurprisingly, every cut on this EP is a winner. These songs would have fit just fine on E*MO*TION, not that anything on that record warranted replacing. It’s just further proof that Jepsen is at the top of her game creatively.

[Verse 1]
You’re king of the castle
Whenever you’re here, you know it feels right
Don’t need to worry
Don’t need a moon, I’ve got your spotlight

[Pre-Chorus]
I want you to
Do you want to?
I want you to stay tonight
I want you to say “I want you too”

[Chorus]
He never wants to strip down to his feelings
He never wants to kiss and close his eyes
He never wants to cry-y-y, cry-y-y
I never really know when he’ll be leaving
And even with hello I hear goodbye
He always makes me cry-y-y, cry-y-y

[Verse 2]
Wake up without you
Flood in my room, I see your headlights
And you got your reasons
You’ve got a way that makes it alright

[Pre-Chorus]
I want you to
Do you want to?
I want you to stay tonight
I want you to say “I want you too”

[Chorus]
He never wants to strip down to his feelings
He never wants to kiss and close his eyes
He never wants to cry-y-y, cry-y-y
I never really know when he’ll be leaving
And even with hello I hear goodbye
He always makes me cry-y-y, cry-y-y

[Bridge]
Wake up without you
Wake up without you
Wake up without you
I wake up without you, boy
Cry-y-y, cry-y-y
Wake up without you
Wake up without you
Wake up without you
I wake up without you, boy
Cry-y-y, cry-y-y
You’re king of the castle
Whenever you’re here, you know it feels right
Don’t need to worry

[Chorus]
He never wants to strip down to his feelings
He never wants to kiss and close his eyes
He never wants to cry-y-y, cry-y-y
I never really know when he’ll be leaving
And even with hello I hear goodbye
He always makes me cry-y-y, cry-y-y
Cry-y-y

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One thought on “Song of the Day #3,002: ‘Cry’ – Carly Rae Jepsen

  1. Dana says:

    I like her sound, particularly “Call me Maybe,” which is one of the more infectious songs of all time. Though she may never achieve the success of Swift, I hope she becomes more than a one hit wonder commercially.

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