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Fergie - Big Girls Don't Cry - Lyrics Meaning

Before she joined the Black Eyed Peas, Fergie wrote this song with producer and songwriter Toby Gad. It became the fourth single from her 2006 debut solo album, "The Dutchess" and topped the charts in more than ten countries including the US, Canada, Australia and Brazil, where it was the most played song on the radio in 2007.

Fergie performed the song at Live Earth 2007 in London, England. She opened it with this observation: "You know, sometimes walking away from situations or old habits is a hard thing to do... but that's because it's the right thing to do," (which fits right in with a statement she made on another occasion to AOL indicating that the song was about independence).

Throughout the song, Fergie appears to be trying to convince herself that she needs to find the space to work on her own personal issues without involving her lover. She knows that she's going to miss him, but will need to break free in order to be free.

And I'm gonna miss you like a child misses their blanket

But I've got to get a move on with my life

It's time to be a big girl now... and big girls don't cry

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