Mary J Blige is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and actress who has been a prominent figure in the music industry for over two decades. One of her most popular songs is “Not Gon Cry,” which was released in 1996 as part of the soundtrack for the movie “Waiting to Exhale.” The song has become an anthem for women who have gone through heartbreak and betrayal, and its lyrics are powerful and emotional.
The song begins with Mary J Blige singing about a relationship that has come to an end. She talks about how she gave her all to the relationship, but her partner still chose to leave her. She sings, “While all the time that I was loving you, you were busy loving yourself. I would stop breathing if you told me to, now you’re busy loving someone else.”
The chorus of the song is one of the most memorable parts. Mary J Blige sings, “I’m not gonna cry, I’m not gonna cry, I’m not gonna shed a tear. Just as long as you stand, stand by me.”
In the second verse of the song, Mary J Blige talks about how she tried to make the relationship work, but her partner was not willing to put in any effort. She sings, “I tried to make it work, tried to do my best, but you act like you couldn’t be bothered less. Now we’re down to the last goodbye, and I’m the one who’s left to cry.”
The bridge of the song is where Mary J Blige shows her vulnerability. She sings, “It’s not the fact that you don’t love me, it’s the fact that you don’t respect me. And it’s time for me to tell you goodbye.”
The chorus is repeated again in the refrain, and Mary J Blige’s voice is even more powerful this time. She sings, “I’m not gonna cry, I’m not gonna cry, I’m not gonna shed a tear.”
The song ends with Mary J Blige singing, “While you’re standing by your new girl, just remember one thing: I gave you the best that I got, but you just couldn’t handle the truth.”
“Not Gon Cry” is a powerful song that has resonated with women all over the world. Its lyrics are honest and emotional, and Mary J Blige’s voice brings them to life in a way that only she can. The song is a reminder that even in the midst of heartbreak and pain, we can still stand strong and not shed a tear.