You Don’t Have to Cry

You don’t have to cry no more

You don’t have to weep

You don’t have to worry at night

Instead of Sleep

You don’t have to tip toe around

Just to keep the peace

You don’t have to cry

You don’t have to weep


You don’t have to close your eyes

Don’t have to pretend

You don’t see the damage

You can’t mend

And you don’t have to choose

Who’ll you defend

You don’t have to close your eyes

And pretend


Oh the sun’ll come up every morning

Warm your heart with its light

Moon she’ll shine silver

And for you

The stars’ll burn bright


You don’t have listen

To what people say

Talk is just leaves on the wind

Blowin’ away

You don’t have to hope

They’ll see it your way

You  don’t have to listen

To what they say.


Oh the sun’ll come up every morning

Warm your heart with its light

Moon she’ll shine silver

And for you

The stars’ll burn bright


You don’t have to cry no more

You don’t have to weep

You don’t have to worry at night

Instead of sleep

You don’t have to count the hours

Till you feel free

You don’t have to cry

You don’t have to weep

You don’t have to cry 

You don’t have weep

© Devon Hanley 2017