The song was written by Robert Smith , Michael Dempseyand lol Tolhurst. The song tells a story about a man who is in front of his girlfriend has misbehaved and now repents. However, it is too late and crying is not an option, because boys after all not hear to cry. There is a slight irony in the phrase Boys Don't Cry. If it's a true story, is not known.
This song is often played live by Reel Big Fish and the skagroep also the rock group Smashing Pumpkins has covered this song. The band Hell Is For Heroes has their version of Boys Don't Cry as the b-side of their single Retreat used. The Lostprophets have the track as a b-side to their single Last Summer alone. Razorlight covered the song in 2004 still has for The cure's MTV Icon. Also the French group Superbus has covered this song. Their version can be found on their 2004 cd Pop ' n gum.
- Boy's Don't Cry is also the title of a 1999 American feature film with Hilary Swank in the title role. In it the track covered by Nathan Larson and he serves as title song.
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