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Brian Lee - Boys Don't Cry

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Uploaded on Nov 25, 2011

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Music by Franchot Tone, Josh Sarles, and Brian Lee

Music video produced by Tim Cash from http://farfromearthfilms.com/
Video featuring Todd Hanson from Bend OR

This song isn't intended to be political. It's not about being "for or against" homosexuality. It is simply a song based on the experiences of a heterosexual person who discovered that his best friend is gay.

I lived in Los Angeles, California from 1992 to 1996. During my brief stay there, I made three close friendships, but Raymond was my best friend. He was very handsome, like a movie star, and was in great physical shape. He was always surrounded by the prettiest girls...a trait that made me jealous at times. Ray was very athletic, and enjoyed playing tennis... so much so that he also gave lessons. We met at L.A. City College during my freshman year. A love of music was one of the things we had in common, and soon we bonded over a mutual admiration of (as unlikely as it seems) Johnny Mathis. We hung out together often, doing all the typical "guy stuff." We went to the movies, sampled different restaurants and bars, and even took the occasional road trip to party in different cities. But during our entire friendship, he always had another group of friends that I would never meet. I never understood this. Then one night, I learned the reason why. It was because of a conversation we once had concerning Gay Rights.

It was now 1996, and I was getting ready to move to Seattle, Washington. Ray called to wish me well, but he was upset, very emotional, ended up sobbing. When I asked him what was wrong, he brought up the topic of our previous conversation. Then he confessed to me that he was gay. And how much it hurt to hear my opinions. Somehow Ray got the impression after that discussion that I wasn't interested in being his friend. Nothing could be further from the truth.

We lost contact once I moved to Seattle. And it always bothered me that I didn't say or do enough to tell him that his being gay never bothered me... and that he was always one of my best friends.

Ray... this song is for you.

LYRICS:

Boys Don't Cry
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Last time you saw me
It was raining all day
Unusual for May
But so are your ways

I saw those tears falling
Down from your eyes
You couldn't disguise
As you turned away

Oh what's on your mind
Tell me no lies
There's no goodbye
Without saying why

Then with a sigh
A revelation unwinds
What a surprise

Then you told me you were so afraid
But the way I feel about you is unswayed
Don't you ever forget that
Boys don't cry
Remember what I told you that
Boys don't cry
Let me wipe your tears away
Boys don't cry
I said Please don't forget that
(As I 'm trying to hide my tears)
Boys don't cry

I ask myself then what this world is about
So what makes you wrong
And what makes it right

How cruel has this world been to you
I'll never know but this much is true,
I'm still your friend

Don't you ever forget that
Boys don't cry
Remember what I told you that
Boys don't cry
Let me wipe your tears away
Boys don't cry
I said Please don't forget that
(As I 'm trying to hide my tears)
Boys don't cry

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