About the song

“Cryin’ For Me” by Toby Keith is a poignant tribute to a dear friend, written and performed with heartfelt emotion. Released in 2009 as a single from his album “American Ride,” this song stands out for its touching lyrics and soulful melody.

Toby Keith, a seasoned country music artist known for his storytelling prowess, co-wrote “Cryin’ For Me” with noted songwriter, Scotty Emerick. The song is a reflection on loss and grief, inspired by the passing of Keith’s close friend, legendary golfer and avid music fan, Dr. Bobby W. Martin.

Included in the “American Ride” album, “Cryin’ For Me” received acclaim from both fans and critics alike. It reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, demonstrating its resonance with country music enthusiasts.

Beyond its chart performance, the song’s emotional depth and personal connection struck a chord with listeners. Its heartfelt lyrics and Keith’s heartfelt delivery pay tribute to the memories shared with a beloved friend, making it a standout track in his discography.

“Cryin’ For Me” not only showcases Toby Keith’s talent as a songwriter and performer but also serves as a touching homage to friendship and loss. Its universal themes of love, friendship, and remembrance make it a timeless addition to the country music canon, resonating with audiences who have experienced the pain of saying goodbye to someone dear.

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Lyrics

Got the news on Friday mornin’
But a tear I couldn’t find
You showed me how I’m supposed to live
And now you showed me how to die
I was lost till Sunday morning
I work up to face my fear
While writing you this goodbye song
I found a tear
I’m gonna miss that smile
I’m gonna miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
I’d do it all again
So play it sweet in heaven
‘Cause That’s right where you want to be
I’m not cryin’ cause I feel so sorry for you
I’m cryin’ for me
I got up and dialed your number
And your voice came on the line
With that old familiar message
I’d heard a thousand times it just said
Sorry that I missed you
Leave a message and god bless
I know you think I’m crazy
But I had to hear your voice again
I’m gonna miss that smile
I’m gonna miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
I’d do it all again
So play it sweet in heaven
‘Cause That’s right where you want to be
I’m not cryin’ cause I feel so sorry for you
I’m cryin’ for me
So play your upside down left handed
Backwards bass guitar
And I’ll see you on the other side
Superstar
I’m gonna miss that smile
I’m gonna miss you my friend
Even though it hurts the way it ended up
I’d do it all again
So play it sweet in heaven
‘Cause That’s right where you want to be
I’m not cryin’ cause I feel so sorry for you
I’m cryin’ for me
I’m still cryin’
I’m cryin’ for me
I’m still cryin’