Grown Men Don't Cry

Tim McGraw

About Grown Men Don't Cry

"Grown Men Don't Cry" is a song written by Tom Douglas and Steve Seskin and recorded by American country music artist Tim McGraw. It was released in April 2001 as the first single from McGraw's 2001 album Set This Circus Down. The song reached number one on the US Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks (now Hot Country Songs) chart and peaked at number 25 on the Billboard Hot 100.


 The easy, fast & fun way to learn how to sing:

I pulled into the shopping center
And saw a little boy wrapped around the legs of his mother
Like ice cream melting, they embraced
Years of bad decisions running down her face
All morning I'd been thinking my life's so hard
And they wore everything they owned, living in a car
I wanted to tell them it would be ok
But I just got in my Suburban, and I, I drove away

I don't know why they say grown men don't cry
I don't know why they say grown men don't cry

Keep having this dream about my old man
I'm ten years old and he's holding my hand
We're talking on the front porch watching the sun go down
But it was just a dream, he was a slave to his job and he couldn't be around
So many things I want to say to him
I just placed a rose on his grave and I talked to the wind

I don't know why they say grown men don't cry
I don't know why they say grown men don't cry

I'm sitting here with my kids and my wife and everything that I hold dear in my life
We say Grace and thank the Lord, got so much to be thankful for
Then its up the stairs and off to bed
And my little girl says "I haven't had my story yet"
Everything weighing on my mind disappears, just like that
When she lifts her head off her pillow and says, "I love you dad"

I don't know why they say grown men don't cry
I don't know why they say grown men don't cry

 Become A Better Singer In Only 30 Days, With Easy Video Lessons!

Tim McGraw

Samuel Timothy "Tim" McGraw (born May 1, 1967) is an American country singer and actor. Many of McGraw's albums and singles have topped the country music charts with total album sales in excess of 40 million units in the US, making him the eighth best-selling artist, and the third best-selling country singer, in the Soundscan era. He is married to country singer Faith Hill and is the son of former baseball player Tug McGraw. more »

14 fans

Written by: Tom Douglas, Steve Seskin

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the Grown Men Don't Cry Lyrics with the community:



    Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:


    "Grown Men Don't Cry Lyrics." STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 27 Mar. 2023. <>.

    Missing lyrics by Tim McGraw?

    Know any other songs by Tim McGraw? Don't keep it to yourself!

    Watch the song video

    Grown Men Don't Cry

    640     31


    Our awesome collection of

    Promoted Songs



    Are you a music master?

    Fill in the missing Nirvana lyric: "Just because you're ___ don't mean they're not after you"?
    • A. Delusional
    • B. Innocent
    • C. Unafraid
    • D. Paranoid

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant explanation for any lyrics that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant explanation for any acronym or abbreviation that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Don't miss Tim McGraw's

    Upcoming Events

    Tim McGraw tracks

    On Radio Right Now


    Powered by

    Think you know music? Test your MusicIQ here!