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"Cry Baby"
Length 4:04
Writer(s) Madonna
Patrick Leonard
Producer(s) Madonna
Patrick Leonard

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I'm Going Bananas
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Something to Remember

"Cry Baby" is a song by Madonna from second sound track album I'm Breathless for the movie Dick Tracy.

Background

Madonna explained that the song was about a guy who is "too sensitive and soft".

Composition

The melody is heard over the interlining synth strings, horns and trumpets, and a bass and the chorus employs a chromatic chord sequence. The song ends abruptly with a long fade following it.

Lyrics

My guy is really something, he's sensitive and shy
My guy is such a bumpkin, it doesn't take much to make him cry
If you hurt someone helpless, it's like taking away all his toys
He's just a cry baby boy

My guy is sentimental, he's always feeling blue
He can be so temperamental and I don't know what I should do
If you step on a little bug he cries all over the floor
He's just a cry baby bore

I don't want to hurt his feelings
But his outbursts have me really
Boo-hoo-hoo-ing all the time
If I turn out like him, I think I'm gonna cry, baby
La, la, la, la, la, la
He's such a cry baby
La, la, la, la, la, la

And I'll tell you something else

My guy is such a wet noodle, he's always teary-eyed
He acts like a real cock-a-doodle, he can't even tell you why
If you just play him a sappy song, he acts like his doggie just died
He's just a cry baby guy

No kidding, oh dear

My guy is such a whiner, he's worse than baddie so
A cockroach seen in the diner, and the tears flow out of the blue
And if I ask him to knock it off, he goes and cries in the can
He's just a cry baby man

I don't want to hurt his feelings
But his outbursts have me really
Boo-hoo-hoo-ing all the time
If I turn out like him, I think I'm gonna cry, baby
La, la, la, la, la, la
He's such a cry baby
La, la, la, la, la, la

I love a cry baby
La, la, la, la, la, la
He's such a cry baby
La, la, la, la, la, la

Would you knock it off please? Thank you


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Singles | Tour | Photoshoots

"He's a Man"
"Sooner or Later"
"Hanky Panky"

"I'm Going Bananas"
"Cry Baby"
"Something to Remember"

"Back in Business"
"More"
"What Can You Lose"
(Duet with Mandy Patinkin)

"Now I'm Following You (Part I)"
(Duet with Warren Beatty)
"Now I'm Following You (Part II)"
(Duet with Warren Beatty)
"Vogue"