Who Sang Cry Pretty? Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood Cry Pretty cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2018-9-14
length: 4:08
producer: David Garcia and Carrie Underwood
lead vocals: Carrie Underwood
mixer: Chris Lord‐Alge
engineer: Joe Baldridge and David Garcia
electric guitar: Tom Bukovac, David Garcia and Rob McNelley
bass: Jimmie Lee Sloas
background vocals: Carrie Underwood
keyboard: Dave Cohen
acoustic guitar: David Garcia and Ilya Toshinsky
percussion: Chris McHugh
drums (drum set): Chris McHugh
pedal steel guitar: Dan Dugmore
editor: Josh Ditty and David Garcia
assistant recording engineer: Kam Luchterhand
Lyrics
I'm sorry, but I'm just a girl
Not usually the kind to show my heart to the world
I'm pretty good at keeping it together
I hold my composure, for worse or for better
So I apologize if you don't like what you see
But sometimes my emotions get the best of me
And falling apart is as human as it gets
You can't hide it, you can't fight what the truth is

You can pretty lie and say it's okay
You can pretty smile and just walk away
Pretty much fake your way through anything
But you can't cry pretty

Oh no, you can’t dress it up in lace or rhinestones
It don't matter if you're in a crowd or home all alone
Yeah, it's all the same when you're looking in the mirror
A picture of pain, so let it flow like a river

You can pretty lie and say it's okay
You can pretty smile and just walk away
Pretty much fake your way through anything
But you can't cry pretty

You can't turn off the flood when the dam breaks
When all your mascara is going to waste
When things get ugly, you just gotta face
That you can't cry pretty

Oh no, you can't
Ooh, yeah

You can't turn off the flood when the dam breaks
When all your mascara is going to waste
When things get ugly, you just gotta face
That you can't cry pretty

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
No, you can't cry
No, you can't cry
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, woo
You can't cry
You can't cry pretty, baby
Oh yeah, woo, woo
No, you can't cry pretty, yeah

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Cry Pretty
  • 2 Ghosts on the Stereo
  • 3 Low
  • 4 Backsliding
  • 5 Southbound
  • 6 That Song That We Used to Make Love To
  • 7 Drinking Alone
  • 8 The Bullet
  • 9 Spinning Bottles
  • 10 Love Wins
  • 11 End Up With You
  • 12 Kingdom
  • 13 The Champion