"Tell Me Why" as written by and Brian Gatie....
Tracin' the steps that I take
Feelin' mistakes that are fake
Makin' excuses like imaginary friends run away
To where I've already been
To where I already am
So tell me tell me it'll work out so I'll be 'round again
I look inside I'm surprised at what I see in my eyes
So tell me tell me was I there when I was taught how to lie?
I thought I'd chase paradise but Ill just set off a lie
So tell me tell me did I die when I was taught how to lie?
Don't tell me what it'll be because it's all in degrees
And by degrees what I mean is you don't see what I see
So is this falling apart or are these pieces of me?
Is this a nightmare to be or am I building a dream?

When did this come to be?
When did things pick up speed?
Tiein' down my living needs
Tiein' down my living needs
Oh ohh
Don't know why (don't know why)
Don't know why (don't know why)
Don't know why I am here
All that I've forgotten is only stoppin to remind me
Only I (Only I)
Know that I (Know that I)
Only I can be my only
Odd sacrifice
I suffered twice and all that I did
Was beleive..

Its funny how life can be the circles dance around me
Drawing a reminder of what I've done and who I've become
Sleepin' my days without dreams, Wakin' a night without sleep
Missing the truth to lie the promises I heard I would keep
I'm lost in my paradise, the walls have built in my life
So tell me tell me will I die if I forget how to lie?

When did this come to be?
When did things pick up speed?
Tiein' down my living needs
Tiein' down my living needs
Oh ohh
Don't know why (Don't know why)
Don't know why (Don't know why)
Don't know why I am here
All that I've forgotton is only stoppin to remind me
Only I (Only I)
Know that I (Know that I)
Only I can be my only
Odd sacrifice
I suffered twice and all that I did
Was beleive..


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"Tell Me Why" as written by Brian Gatie

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    General CommentTracin' the steps that I take
    Feelin' mistakes that are fake
    Makin' excuses like imaginary friends run away
    (Lying)

    I look inside I'm surprised at what I see in my eyes
    (Realizing her wrong doings)

    So tell me tell me was I there when I was taught how to lie?
    I suffered twice and all that I did Was believe
    (She was lied to in the past, so now she is lying to everyone- the chain reaction effect of lying; she believed her lies)

    I thought I'd chase paradise but Ill just set off a lie
    (Why tell the truth when I could lie and make it better?)

    Is this a nightmare to be or am I building a dream?
    All that I've forgotten is only stoppin to remind me
    Its funny how life can be, the circles dance around me
    (Realizing consequences- its all coming back to her)

    When did this come to be?
    When did things pick up speed?
    Tiein' down my living needs
    (judgement has come so quickly, for me to confess, I lied for my own selfish reasons)

    Im lost in my paradise, the walls have built in my life
    So tell me tell me will I die if I forget how to lie?
    (Her life was built on lying, it has become one with her- its her life. So, if she stops lying, she feels she will die)

    There you go. In my opinion, this is what the song is about. Consequences. Doesn;t have to be lying, but anything. "What goes around, comes around."
    FaaipDeOaidon December 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commenty isnt any one else posting for this song? i think it is a really really really good song. i think that nobody will get as close of a guess of what the song is about than FaaipDeOaid did, unless you hear what katie sais it is about. i think katie b sings really good song and i definatly DO NOT regret geting the cd. it is the best!!!
    bepruleson January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commentdid anyone see the latest update to the jakalope sight? it is really neet, once you finish the puzzle, you get to hear the priview for tell me why and then a note from a person, cant tell you who, cuz it would ruin it
    bepruleson February 20, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song sucks and it's the next single.
    FaaipDeOaidon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentWhoa, nevermind, sorry guys, LOL, completely wrong song.
    FaaipDeOaidon December 08, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI really love this song. I heard it on Degrassi a few years ago and I thought it was amazing. It took me forever to find it though.
    It's been bothering for a while now, so I have to ask, even if no one responds, but is that Alexz Johnson doing back up? It sounds so much like her. I know Katie helped her with White Lines on Instant Star
    amandamarieon August 09, 2008   Link

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