"Why?" as written by Tony Mario Dofat, Rodney Hill, Lloyd E. Mathis, Freddrick Watson and Lynese Nicole Wiley....
Why did you try to hurt me
Did you really kill me
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why

Why do we have to fight
Why must we fight
I have to defend myself from crack last night
I know I am black
You know you are white
I'm proud of my black skin
And you are proud of your white
Why did you try to hurt me
Did you really kill me

Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why

We don't need no british movement
Nor the Ku Klux Klan
Nor the national front
Make me a angry man
I just want to live in peace
Why can't you be the same
Why should I live in fear?
You'll follow like sheep in a wolf's clothes
You too scared to make a speech
Do you really like
Without a thousand police
Protecting your rights
Protecting under your views
Inside the fights
But you will protect me
From you in the night
Why did you try to hurt me

Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why
Did you really kill me
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why
You'll follow like sheep in a wolf's clothes


Lyrics submitted by BeautifulDisaster

"Why" as written by Edward Fletcher Curtis Mayfield

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentThis was written by Lynval Golding after he was attacked. It is a song about racism and how it creates fear of being attacked and then he wants to know why he was attacked. Saying that him being black is not an excuse.
    juncopardneron May 01, 2008   Link

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