John Mellencamp - Teardrops Will Fall Lyrics




I read your letter, darling
Tears filled my eyes
All of your promises you made
Were nothing but lies
So I turned your photograph over
Face to the wall
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

Teardrops will fall tonight
Tears I can't hide
Tears that I'd rather keep
Deep down inside
Tears fall and love is gone
Beyond these walls
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

I'm gonna pray tonight, baby
Hoping you will hear
And maybe you'll right
All those wrongs
And dry each tear
I'll sit alone tonight
Hopin' you will call
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

Teardrops will fall tonight
Tears I can't hide
Tears that I'd rather keep
Deep down inside
Tears fall and love is gone
Beyond these walls
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall

Teardrops will fall tonight
Tears I can't hide
Tears that I'd rather keep
Deep down inside
Tears fall and love is gone
Beyond these walls
And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
Teardrops will fall





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  1. Michele Erwin

    My husband bought tickets for my daughter and I to see John in concert in San Diego. We just loved it so much. In addition to jackson browne, neil young and bob seger, he is one of our favorite.

  2. Károlyné Hasulyó

    your music is perfect :)

  3. Billy Chute

    He is the poet of Rock and Roll, he is a american icon well deserved HALL OF FAME MEMBER!!!

  4. Michele Erwin

    John's music speaks to the soul.

  5. Gabe T.

    I read your letter, darlin'
    Tears filled my eyes
    All of the promises you made 
    Were nothing but lies
    So I turned your photograph over 
    Face to the wall
    And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
    Teardrops will fall

    Teardrops will fall tonight
    Tears I can't hide
    Tears that I'd rather keep
    Deep down inside
    Tears fall
    And love is gone beyond these walls
    And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
    Teardrops will fall

    I'm gonna pray tonight, baby
    Hopin' you will hear
    And maybe you'll write all those wrongs
    And dry each tear
    I sit alone tonight
    Hopin' you will call
    And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
    Teardrops will fall

    Teardrops will fall tonight
    Tears I can't hide
    Tears that I'd rather keep
    Deep down inside
    Tears fall
    And love is gone beyond these walls
    And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
    Teardrops will fall

    Teardrops will fall tonight
    Tears I can't hide
    Tears that I'd rather keep
    Deep down inside
    Tears fall
    And love is gone beyond these walls
    And when I dim the lights in my room tonight
    When I dim the lights in my room tonight
    Teardrops will fall

  6. Sullyboy 1974

    I do like this version but i have to say the Ry Cooder version is my favourite.

  7. Markus Christian Maiwald

    a real john mellencamp all time classic: tear drops have to fall

  8. Steve Morozzo

    Grande !

  9. Inspektorat IV

    ,,,I'm dying for tears over such song...you gimme strength to carry on

  10. Inspektorat IV

    ..this song really touch me..i swear....john

  11. Regina Taylor

    love this song

  12. Brigitte Linnane

    Superb......!!!  nothing beats the Beat & the Lyrics..!!!!!

  13. Jan Trieger

    i went thu this in real life!

  14. Chris Hoyle

    I Like this one , what a great Poet ( Writer ) . I've got to catch your show when you roll in to NC . Keep it John

    Raymond Guy LaFauci

    He didn't write this song.

  15. Kevin Piland

    VH1 Eat a Snickers. Why? Because you left this song up to CMT when you're hungry. Better? Better.

    Kevin Piland

    Sadly VH1 quit playing music videos and this song was considered country music yet country stations refused to play it since they didn't know it was country music to begin with. Radio stations have policies where they stick with playlist rules.

    Billy Rife

    Kevin Piland here's the more sad part as well. This I have not heard on the radio and the fallowing several albums he released none of his songs have been played on the radio anymore. Only his classics on classic rock stations and stations that play music from the 80s to today but not his newer stuff. Very sad.

  16. Travis Huskey

    i really wish he could play for the vets in my town.

  17. Russ Winchester

    Boy can this guy paint a picture with words!!!  

    Raymond Guy LaFauci

    He didn't write the lyrics.

  18. Tom Roberts

    Sturm graduated high school in 1977. Lisa Germano left the band and Sturm took her place. Sturm is still with the band and is getting ready to tour.

  19. William MacLeod

    Who is the fiddler in the video at 0:11, is that Lisa Germano or Miriam Sturm?

    Tom Roberts

    Sturm. 

    William MacLeod

    @Tom Roberts Is she a sweetheart and she is a very pretty girl and that was supposed to be Lisa Germano at 0:11, wasn't it??

    At 0:11, why is she pretending to play a fiddle? How do you know Sturm??? Was Sturm 45 or 46 in 2003??

     At 2:10 and 2:11, are those tight black leather pants Sturm is wearing and why do you think those pants are too tight on her and why is she wearing them???

    Who is it again at 2:10 and 2:11, I think that's Lisa Germano, isn't it??

  20. Jeffrey Stanke

    Andy York!!

  21. lucasmellencamp

    there's like 4 other versions. but this one is the best

    Jeff Williams

    +lucasmellencamp
    Many more than four. I grew up with the Wilson Pickett version but this is good.

    Knowledge is Power

    Linda Ronstadt is one of my all-time favorites but I like jcm better

  22. Mike Bryant

    I used to live at the corner of 6th and Morton.  I love this song. 

  23. doowopforever

    I can't believe my ears. John Mellencamp covering a 1959 Dicky Do and the Don'ts song. (with a little help from the "Boss".....Interesting!!!

    Evan Connors

    doowopforever what do you mean help from Springsteen?

    Dannie Laird

    That's not Springsteen.

  24. nansemand

    Forget Springsteen...... Mellencamp rules

    Evan Connors

    nansemand both are phenomenal lyricists but I find Springsteen more entertaining

    Gypsyscotty9

    Chalk and Cheese, Mellencamp rules.

  25. jimmy seritt

    YOUR THE BEST JOHN !! BEST SINGER/SONGWRITER EVER. KEEP ROCKIN IT BUDDY TILL YOU DIE SUDDEN. NOBODY COMPARES TO YOU, YOUR THE BEST EVER !!! RMFT !!!!

  26. guitarsncarsnart

    This is a good rendition. That has a lot of drive. His vocal style works great here. The fiddle is a great addition. Yes Ry's version is so unique. I love that one too. The record plant live version.

  27. Saymommies Maisano

    Cooder is the man. very nice note! A favorite version.

  28. Bunezuela Carlos

    I think most of us have been there at some point in our life!
    Well said John!

  29. sugarmarie380

    love it!!

  30. misslantana52

    John Mellencamp's songs move me! He is a class act, and in a class all by himself! (*_*)

  31. Van Heart

    Thanks a lot for this video!

  32. Erik S

    John is the best. I'm 36 years old and have been a fan since as long as I can remember. I love to take road trips to small towns and I have gone to Seymore IN three times. (twice going and coming from Chicago) My first trip there was just to see Chestnut St. and The Chatterbox. I sat in the Chatterbox and was told great stories about John as a kid and even had my bar tab taken care of by the locals amazed that I would choose their small town for a destination.

  33. Dan Pagan

    john mellencamp a ''true'' american trubador

  34. marlanne21

    What a beautiful song John! Well done!Love it!!!! Like sooo many of your songs throughout the yrs.!!!
    Thanks John...

  35. Anita Garza

    Love, Love,love it!

  36. barbara covell

    wow brilliant song
    babsie thanks for the share hun x

  37. Gilbert Yslas

    Excellent job John. You sing it with conviction
    and soul. Love the celtic flavor in the
    backround. Folks out there, check out
    Ry Cooder's version too. Very tasty.

  38. gfgroupie

    i love you ,johnny

  39. knules2

    been awhile

  40. Lou S

    Fanfreakintastic song

  41. Tom's Travels

    This is the first time I've heard this song. I love it already!!