Carrie Underwood released her highly anticipated single "Cry Pretty" on Wednesday morning April 11th. "Cry Pretty" is the first single released with her new label UMG Nashville after parting ways with Sony Music Nashville. Underwood promised fans that the new single would touch on what the last year has meant to her and to many Americans. The new single digs deep into emotion and the authenticity of true grief. Listen below:
Carrie Underwood's "Cry Pretty" 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 ok / 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 / Don’t matter if you’re in a crowd, or home all alone / Yea 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 ok / 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.
Underwood teased her fans with this photo leading up to the worldwide premiere.