I'M GONNA BE STRONG
(Barry Mann / Cynthia Weil)
Gene Pitney - 1964
Also recorded by:
Michael Ball; Blue Angel; Nell Bryden; Jackie DeShannon;
Frankie Ford; Frankie Laine; Cyndi Lauper; Bill Medley;
Buddy Miller; Montrose; Juice Newton; Jon Nickell;
Tim Rose; Del Shannon; Gordon Walker.
I can see you're slipping away from me
And you're so afraid I'll plead with you to stay
But I'm gonna be strong and let you go your way
Our love is gone, there's no sense in holding on
'Cause your pity now would be too much to bear
So I'm gonna be strong and pretend I don't care
I'm gonna be strong and stand as tall as I can
Yes, I'm gonna be strong and let you run along and take it like a man
When you say it's the end I'll just hand you a line
I'll smile and say "Don't you worry, I'm fine"
And you'll never know, darling, after you kiss me goodbye
How I'll break down and cryeye-eye-eye.