Ain't Gonna Cry
Recording Artist: Bryan Adams
Written by: Jim Vallance
Bryan Adams
Date Written: January 1984 / Vancouver Canada
Albums: Reckless (A&M Records, 1984)
Reckless - 30th Anniversary Edition (November 2014)
New Audio:
Audio:
 
Bryan Adams: rhythm guitar, vocal
Keith Scott: lead guitar
Dave Taylor: bass
Tommy Mandel: keyboards
Mickey Curry: drums
Backing vocals: Bryan Adams and Keith Scott
 
Produced by Bob Clearmountain and Bryan Adams.  Associate producer, Jim Vallance. Recorded by Bob Clearmountain, April 1984, at Little Mountain Sound, Vancouver. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain, September 1984, at the Power Station, New York.
Comments:
We were just trying to write a fast, nasty rock track ... nothing more. 

The photo below is from the Juno Awards in Toronto, 1985.  Bryan and I are accepting our "Composer Of The Year" awards for the album Reckless.
Lyrics:
Well I hardly knew ya baby
And you were comin' on
Mama told me there'd be days like these
I shoulda known better maybe
Woulda seen right through ya
I needed you like a disease

I ain't gonna cry over you
You're a mystery
I ain't gonna cry over you
You're history - history

You said you'd wait forever
But I know your type
The lights are on but no-one's home
I changed my number maybe
You better change your mind
Cause I'd rather spend the night alone

I ain't gonna cry over you
You're a mystery
I ain't gonna cry over you
You're history - history
I ain't gonna cry over you
You're a misery
I ain't gonna cry over you
You're history

I ain't your kinda guy
So forget about me
Cause I ain't too shy to say what I'm thinkin' - hit it

I got reckless baby
Put you in your place
Next time maybe rearrange your face

Chorus