Bassey, Shirley - We Don't Cry Out Loud Lyrics

Baby cried the day the circus came to town
'Cause she didn't want parades just passing by her
So she painted on a smile and took up with some clown
While she danced without a net upon the wire

I know a lot about her 'cause you see
Baby is an awful lot like me

Don't cry out loud just keep it inside
And learn how to hide your feelings
Fly high and proud and if you should fall
Remember you almost had it all

Baby saw that when they pulled the big top down
They left behind her dreams among the litter
And the different kind of love she thought she'd found
There was nothin' left but sawdust and some glitter

But baby can't be broken 'cause you see
She had the finest teacher, that was me

Don't cry out loud just keep it inside
And learn how to hide your feelings
Fly high and proud and if you should fall
Remember you almost had it all

Don't cry out loud just keep it inside
And learn how to hide your feelings
Fly high and proud and if you should fall
Remember you almost made it

Don't cry out loud just keep it inside
And learn how to hide your feelings
Fly high and proud and if you should fall
Remember you almost had it all

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Bassey, Shirley We Don't Cry Out Loud Comments
  1. Michael Miller

    An ageless Legend

  2. Willow me Crafts

    An absolute Goddess Babra Streisand sorry BUT! Just saying xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Lee Andrews

    Bassey in her day she was the best entertainer in the world God bless you Dame Shirley

  4. Darknight Flyer

    Burke Shelley's singing voice on earlier Budgie recordings (the song "Parents" on the 1973 album Never Turn Your Back on a Friend) sometimes bears a marked resemblance, in timbre and style, to that of Shirley Bassey,

  5. Ruthypie Twiglet

    At the end Dame Shirley is like a little girl opening the biggest present ever!

  6. Jake1995

    I prefer the hit version by Elkie Brooks. This is oversung. IMO

    Ruthypie Twiglet

    oversung? not sure there is such a thing?, over-engineered? over-made? isn't that better?


    @Ruthypie Twiglet No , it's called oversung.

  7. Gaspar Marino

    One of the world's greatest singers and interpreters of actress and singer combined.

  8. Cathy Mcphail

    Boss Lady. Another great Welsh Legend. Female version of the fabulous Tom Jones , They both stand unrivalled x

  9. MrLinoventura

    une grande Dame de la chanson....longue vie Shirley !

  10. Andy Carruthers

    Omg no wonder ms bassey is the best in the business stunning simply stunning ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  11. Henry Byrd

    Thank goodness for YouTube. I have many of her recordings but she always seemed confined by a recording studio. As a live performer she has no equal. Her visual interpretations are only matched by the delivery.

  12. PastorToni


  13. Robert Corbett

    I love you so much, Shirley

  14. c cee

    Miss Bassey is one of the greatest! She sounds a lot like Vikki Carr who you don't hear a lot about anymore. Another great singer.

  15. Nio Antonio

    my dad fav female singer , Sherley Bassey.

  16. Jack Mcmiillin

    OMG, She delivers another 10

  17. Peter Gallant

    Oh ,Yeah!.Class,beauty and ohhh,what a voice.

  18. Charles Turnbull

    Love shirley but prefer elkie brooks version

  19. Doreen Fawcett

    Dearest Dearest Shirley this is so wonderful bless you my friend love and hugs Doreen xxxxxxxx

  20. Soren Aleksander

    that's a DAME!!!

  21. Nurse Grace

    The most unhealthy song, emotionally, EVER.

  22. Romani Gypsy

    I miss real singers like this

  23. jeh500

    An amazing interpretation of this great Peter Allen song. What a voice!!! She nails it!

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  39. John Whirling

    Not a good song for her.

  40. Jim Barry

    Different vibe and 2xs speed :D

  41. Graham Cox


  42. Kay Grazette

    I'm looking at her and realizing that in dress and hairstyles and the vocals Whitney was much like her. Wow!!

  43. Larry Horn

    what a voice! you can't listen to this voice quality with nowadays music anymore.

  44. Jessie

    i wish this was on spotify 😩

  45. Les N

    It is just amazing how she lives her songs!

  46. jay

    A superb performance by Dame Shirley Bassey. One of a kind.

  47. abaxaki _

    Sasha Velour brought me here

    Steven Wilson

    me too!

    abaxaki _

    Steven Wilson this performance is just. so. good.

  48. hank haynes

    Dame Shirley Bassey turns a song into an event. There will never be another like her.

    Ronnie Mcloving

    She gives me goosebumps every time I listen to her music

  49. Anthony McDermott

    Fantastic Shirley pure class xx

  50. nyk31

    And Shirley Bassey say HEYE YEy YEY! HEY YEee yeee

  51. Manu Fito

    He-man brought me here........ Really


    me too....They can do nothing for us ..... we are fucked....

  52. ndog2005

    Wow, Absolutely Awesome .. Thank you..

  53. LaKerfuffle


    adam_odell 'official'

    Hey, STUD!
    lol j/k

    Negative Rhesus

    oh my god do I try!

  54. kelley powers


  55. Clarissa Abad


  56. paperpusherone

    Dame Bassey is the legend, too bad today's so called ladies do not have the class or voice of Miss Bassey. She sings wonderfully without auto tune or dressed like a tramp. Truly one-of-a-kind. A true lady and legend.

    steve tyler

    dont lets 4get passed and living divas but miss Bassey is one of the ANGELS xx

  57. Jiro Glay

    This Dame always always make any female vocalist song, GOLD!!!!!!

  58. Jalil Kakhki

    what can i say,she's perfect.

  59. Andreas Ursin Hellebust

    My God this performance is the DEFINITIVE version of this song. What an absolute blast of a performance. I have been looking for Bassey's version of it on Spotify - unfortunately it's not there :/ hope to see it someday so I can rip my heart out singing in the car one day :) bravo

    Cole Case

    Andreas Ursin Hellebust it used to be there, but they took it off ;(

    Sam Chilcutt

    It's ok, but this song is definitively Melissa Manchester's. This version is too slow and spotty.

  60. Leftyriver Funforlife

    The0ndmaster you are wrong , she is not a legend , she is THE LEGEND , peace out man .

  61. stephen schwarz

    damn !  Find me a talent like that from today's group of singers. Sure you have Adele, Christina Aguilera, and even Katy Perry. But they waste so much time, and effort on image and presentation that their legacy will be visual. 50 years from now you'll have a great picture in your mind, but what did she sound like?  MUD-onna is a prime example of this point.  Nobody is gonna remember her singing !!!(if that's what you wanna call it).

  62. Raymund32 Laww

    beyonce is not even half the talent of this lady..beyonce has no voice  like this

  63. Anne-bel Idenburg


  64. Anne-bel Idenburg

    emotie emotie emotie

  65. Dwight Baker

    This is a bitter sweet song that evokes every emotion in me.  It not only ministers to my heat, it touches my soul.  Shirley you are indeed a legend above legends and one to be admired.  You have sang and outperformed this song like no other can.  You have truly made this song your very own.

    May I confess that no matter what emotional wounds relationships leaves me to endure I will remember the lyrics, "Don't Cry Out Loud".  Instead, I will just keep it inside and learn how to hide my feelings.

    Thank you for sharing such a powerful song and great performance.  Continue to "Fly High and Proud" for you are simply the best and we love you for it...

  66. KingKyle01


  67. Tom Ripley

    0 to 60 in two seconds. FFS, Shirley, you head of light and shade? What a fog horn.
    Listen to this on a low volume to begin with and increase it at your peril. You only get two ear drums, folks.

  68. spyros kasidonis


  69. Ingelise jørgensen

    keep it inside

  70. Billie Little

    What  a voice! Wow. One of my favourite singers. No one belts it out like Ms. Bassey. This is what legends are made of.

  71. Jake1995

    I prefer the version by Elkie Brooks. This is a cover of Elkie's version

    Tom Ripley

    @bucarelli11 No offence taken. If people like you think badly of people like me, then it's a sure sign I'm doing something right.

    Tom Ripley

    @Jackie1957able Utterly charming.


    jajajaj.... YEEES !!! utterly (love that word, sounds like "spiffing". 


    pompous is nice toooo...

    Kenneth Yosores

    Jackie1957able you know what i think you are just biased because i try to look at ms brooks performance her voice is no match to ms bassey be objective try to look at the two performances and compare without any prejudice

  72. nida porre

    i like it 

  73. Marcia Friedlander


  74. Irena Mysankova

    NADHERNY !!!!!!!!!!!

  75. Ruby Munro

    So true, I have many favourite female singers, Patti etc, but Bassey is a real one off, just incredible, and still going, love you xxxxx

  76. Missu Fourya

    mom always plays this song:)  iluv'it~ 
    your amazing   *SHIRLEY BASSEY!*   Bravo!

    Missu Fourya

    "just keep it inside & learn how to hide 
    your feelings..."


    ayo notaro

    Your mum has great taste 😁

  77. Ana Silva

    Um dos melhores DVD de Shirley......emocionante, divertida, sensual. expressiva.....maravilhosa!!!

  78. Jacqueline Samuels

    words of wisdom

  79. Larry Abonal

    Amazing !!!

  80. Scottie McFrugal

    Shirley is very much alive. Don't listen to fools.

  81. Raymund R.

    greatest female singer ever

  82. Thisisace

    I love Shirley's facial expressions here too. :-)

  83. Tonnie Niessen


  84. John Benn

    Magnificent performance from one of the very best female voices of all time!

    Tonnie Niessen


  85. Ladie Ozier

    Un Frickin Believable!!! Love me some Dame Shirley Baby!!!

  86. river sy

    shes got the style

  87. aldo ferrari

    bravissima che bellissima voce ed una  interpretazione magnifica ...

  88. Gunnabee

    the orchestra always follows her,,!!

  89. dante orpilla

    wow it brings out all the memories,,,,,, the best!!!

  90. CapNJunkie

    Wow. And no vocal gymnastics like every contestant on every talent show nowadays.

  91. Ana Silva

    Fantástica.......a melhor voz de sempre!!!!

  92. edgardo alegro

    Fantástica por siempre.

  93. Eric Rosner

    So good it hurts.

  94. rhonda osborne

    pure heaven

  95. Emm Catherine

    wonderful singer and song. Thankyou as in fact it helps me along my way

  96. peter chui

    Still love to listen your voice and miss your songs.

  97. aflatminor

    Shirl is one of the all time great female performers!

    She did OK :)