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I'm Not Crying
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Vocals by Bret McKenzie
Jemaine Clement
Heard in Sally
Appearances By Bret McClegnie
Jemaine Clemaine
Murray Hewitt
Album(s) The Distant Future

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"I'm Not Crying" was featured in the episode Sally and is performed by Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement. It was also included on the album The Distant Future.


"I'm Not Crying" begins as Sally breaks up with Jemaine. Jemaine denies that he is crying by offering excuses such as "it's just been raining on my face". Bret soon joins in with his own excuses for crying as the song builds to an emotional climax. The song is somewhat of an homage to 10cc's "I'm Not In Love" which had a similar theme of denial. The accompanying video for this song borrows the slow dissolve between faces that was a feature of the popular 1985 music video for the song "Cry" by Godley & Creme. Godley & Creme were previously members of 10cc. The video also makes reference to the t.A.T.u. video for "All The Things She Said", when they are singing in the rain behind a chain-link fence.



Lyrics for I'm Not Crying from Sally

So, you're leaving, aren't you / I knew it when you said just then and you told me you were leaving / That's when I definitely knew / But if you're trying to break my heart / Your plan is flawed from the start / You can't break my heart, it's liquid / It melted when I met you / And as you turn around to leave / Don't turn back to me / Don't turn around and see if I'm crying / I'm not crying

I'm not crying / It's just been raining / On my face / And if you think you see some tear tracks down my cheeks / Please. Pleasee, don't tell my mates / I'm not crying / No, I'm not crying / And if I am crying / It's not because of you / It's because I'm thinking about a friend of mine you don't know who is dying / That's right, dying / These aren't tears of sadness because you're leaving me / I've just been cutting onions / I'm making a lasagna / For one / Oh, I'm not crying / No / There's just a little bit of dust in my eye / That's from the path that you made when you said your goodbye / I'm not weeping because you won't be here to hold my hand / For your information there's an inflammation in my tear gland / I'm not upset because you left me this way / My eyes are just a little sweaty today / They've been looking around, a lot / Searching for you / They've been looking for you / Even though I told them not to / These aren't tears of sadness / They're tears of joy / I'm just laughing / Ha ha ha-ha ha

I'm sitting at this table called love / Staring down at the irony of life / How come we've reached this fork in the road / And yet it cuts like a knife / I'm not crying / I'm not crying / I'm not cry-y-y-y-y-y-y-y-ing

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