Song of the Day #3,908: ‘I’m Crying’ – The Animals

I was shocked to discover that, before today, not once in nearly 4,000 Songs of the Day have I featured The Animals. It’s not that they’re a favorite of mine, but you’d think through years of Random Weekends and the fact that they do have a handful of very special songs, they would have made the cut at least once.

‘I’m Crying’ was a top ten hit for the British band in both the U.K. and Canada, and a top 20 hit in the U.S. It was their second U.S. hit after ‘The House of the Rising Sun’ reached #1 earlier the same year.

The Animals were overshadowed by fellow Brits The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, but they have a great sound and vibe all their own. I’ll make a point to return to them sometime soon. Certainly before Song of the Day #8,000.

I don’t hear your knock upon my door
I don’t have your lovin’ anymore
Since you been gone I’m a-hurtin’ inside
Well I want you baby by my side, Yeah
I’m cryin’, I’m cryin’
Hear me cryin’ baby
Hear me cryin’

I’m lonely and blue baby every night
Yeah, you know you didn’t treat me right
And now my tears begin to fall
Well I want you baby and that’s all
I’m cryin’, I’m cryin’
Hear me cryin’ baby
Hear me cryin’

I don’t hear your knock upon my door
I don’t have your lovin’ anymore
Since you been gone I’m hurtin’ inside, yeah
Well I want you baby by my side
But I’m cryin’, you know I’m cryin’
Hear me cryin’ baby
Hear me cryin’
Hear me cryin’

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,908: ‘I’m Crying’ – The Animals

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    “House of the Rising Sun” is a classic, but this song does nothing for me. It sounds like a weak imitation of the Stones.

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