"Tell Me Why" as written by and Ronald Ward....
I could see her fall from grace
Like a movie star too old to change her life
With a bottle by her hand
Every night she went away
I would pray for someone else to change her life
If she wouldn't change for me

Tell me why
Please tell me why
You stole my life

Tell me why

Just drown her fear in the same old song
Everytime you came back frozen deep inside
Was it my love that you feared
I was a misfit all the way
Never there to help me grow and change my life
Then you smiled and walked away

Tell me why
Please tell me why
You stole my life

Tell me why

All the little things she said to me
(said to me)
Were broken thoughts and tainted dreams
(tainted dreams)
If she can't take these memories
It doesn't change a thing
(it doesn't change a thing)
Every little word she said to me
(said to me)
That broke my heart and stayed with me
(stayed with me)
I wish that she could hear me scream
She never changed a thing

Tell me why
Please tell me why
You stole my life
Life

Tell me why

This can't go on
This can't go on
This can't go on
This can't go on
This can't go on


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"Tell Me Why" as written by Jr. Ronald Ward

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    General CommentThis song is about a girl who e-mailed the band saying her mom was an Alcholic and that her dad beat her, The lead singer e-mailed back and asked if there was anything he could od like call Social services or something and she said no and because the mom and dad would lie, So they decided to write a song for her. Sorry about the spelling***
    mistercool46on September 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinitely. Very relatable, coming from a person with an alcoholic mother as well.
    QueenRocksMySockson May 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI did read what this song is about but when I hear it I think of this girl I was with so I think its cool when anyone hears this song or any other song by any artist & make our own meaning to it then someone tryin' to be like no this is what it really means & this was my favorite song off of Cold's last album now theres the new group The Witch w/ Scooter & Sam
    th1rt3enon May 21, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThese lines really get me..

    "Every night she went away
    I would pray for someone else to change her life
    If she wouldnt change for me"

    One of my favorite songs from this band.
    roses are redon November 22, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"THE WORLD IS A FUCKED UP PLACE".........the nicest people encounter the worst shit.
    War1ockon August 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti wish i had an alcoholic mother and a dad who beats me , in exchange for havin a normal life.
    anyway this song means another thing to me. cuz i feel like i lived it , i lived moments with my gf , when she was falling of grace , and she ddnt wonna change for me , she took drugs , so i prayed for someone else to change her life is she would change for me.

    she left me so many times , and the last time when i left her after being neglected by her for months , i felt like she stole my life , now im depressed , fucked up , alone , isolated , n simply dying , in my room im spendin the whole day alone , i hate talkin to anyone or doin anythin . she simple stole my life.

    i was tired of hearing the same old song , everytime she left me and came back to me , she came back frozen deep inside , was it my love she feared?...

    i was a misfit all the way
    systamaticson October 02, 2008   Link
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    General Commentshe was never there to help me grow n change , i had much hope on her , but then she smiled and turned away .

    and this :

    All the lil things she said to me
    Were broken thoughts and tainted dreams
    If she cant take these memories
    It doesnt change a thing
    Every lil word she said to me
    That broke my heart and stayed with me
    I wish that she could hear me scream
    SHE NEVER CHANGED A THING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    systamaticson October 02, 2008   Link

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