GIRLS ALOUD | Crocodile Tears

LYRICS:

Don't be a fool for the boys
Boy, you kill me
Don't lose your cool for a prize
It's bound to tease me

And you could be the one
That's at the head of the pack babe
You could be the power
That's stealing the whole damn show
Stupid cupid, took a terrible landing
You could have your hour
And be happy in all one go

Stop, your living under
I feel as if it's undone
We've gotta stop
Before we crumble, hmm, hmm
Yeah, better stop before we tumble

Ah-ah-ah-ah
Why on earth did you leave me?

Cry, cry, crocodile, crocodile tears, babe
Cry, cry, crocodile, crocodile tears,
Don't you cry, cry crocodile, crocodile tears
Why don't you. Why don't you,
Cry, cry, crocodile, crocodile tears

In the hours that you're tired
Babe, you built the fire to burn me again
And 'cos your eyes they defy
So why not build a bomb to blow me again

Hmmmm Hmmm Hmmm

And I'm giving it up
I'm never dealing it out
I'm giving it up
And never hanging it out now
Living it up
I wanna clean it all and now
I gotta stop
Dreaming away now...

Cry, cry, crocodile, crocodile tears, babe
Cry, cry, crocodile, crocodile tears,
Don't you cry, cry, crocodile, crocodile tears
Why don't you. Why don't you,
Cry, cry, crocodile, crocodile tears

INFORMATION:

Available on:
x Girls Aloud - Tangled Up (2007) CD


Credits:
Written by Miranda Cooper, Brian Higgins, Tim Powell, Nick Coler, Giselle Sommerville, Tim Larcombe and Girls Aloud.
Produced by Brian Higgins and Xenomania.
Keyboards and Programming: Tim Powell, Brian Higgins, Nick Coler, Miranda Cooper and Marc Parnell.
Guitar: Nick Coler.
Mixed by Tim Powell and Brian Higgins.
Mastering engineer: Dick Beetham for 360 Mastering
Published by Warner Chappell/Xenomania

Notes:
The riff that starts at 0:16 is pretty much identical to the opening riff of Superbus' 2004 song "Little Hily".


REVIEWS:
x (...) the song that, alongside "Call the Shots" may come to define this album and indeed may be their greatest recorded achievement to date is closer "Crocodile Tears." It's easy to overlook the vocal accomplishments of Girls Aloud, despite their talent-show beginnings they can be difficult to distinguish as individual singers and are often seen by critics as little more than an attractive blank canvas for the wild pop experiments of their production team. However, "Crocodile Tears" cuts through their tabloid notoriety and occasionally cartoonish images with astonishingly intelligent vocal performances. The lyrics tread a familiar path of heartbreak, but lines such as "Why on earth did you leave me?" are delivered not with anger or pain, but in a resigned, almost bored sounding whisper. And herein lies the genius of Tangled Up. Girls Aloud have grown up, and they're not shedding their clothes to prove it. They've been through the first flush of love and despair and come out the other side, as we all do. A little more bruised, a little more wise, and a lot more interesting. John Lucas

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