"Why" as written by Junior Giscombe, Alan M Glass and Robbie Taylor....
How many times do I have to try to tell you
That I'm sorry for the things I've done
But when I start to try to tell you
That's when you have to tell me
Hey, this kind of trouble's only just begun
I tell myself too many times
Why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut
That's why it hurts so bad to hear the words
That keep on falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Tell me

Why
Why
I may be mad
I may be blind
I may be viciously unkind
But I can still read what you're thinking
And I've heard it said too many times
That you'd be better off
Besides

Why can't you see this boat is sinking
Let's go down to the water's edge
And we can cast away those doubts
Some things are better left unsaid

But they still turn me inside out
Turning inside out turning inside out
Tell me
Why
Tell me
Why
This is the book I never read
These are the words I never said
This is the path I'll never tread
These are the dreams I'll dream instead
This is the joy that's seldom spread
These are the tears

The tears we shed
This is the fear
This is the dread
These are the contents of my head
And these are the years that we have spent
And this is what they represent
And this is how I feel
Do you know how I feel?
'Cause I don't think you know how I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
You don't know what I feel


Lyrics submitted by weezerific:cutlery

"Why" as written by Christopher Palmer, Colin York, Clifford Ray Smith, Paul Yebuah

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Ultra Tunes, Royalty Network, EMI Music Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentHere is my intepretation:

    The song is about someone who cheated on someone else ("How many times do I have to try to tell you
    That I'm sorry for the things I've done "/"I may be viciously unkind").

    They feel really bad and they aren't truly a bad person but they just got screwed up. They feel that the other person may be too good for them ("And I've heard it said too many times That you'd be better off ") so they got scared.

    She/He tries to apologize but the other person doesn't want to forgive right away. Instead they just say thinks to hurt the other person ("But when I start to try to tell you That's when you have to tell me Hey, this kind of trouble's only just begun"/"Some things are better left unsaid But they still turn me inside out ").

    The song in the point of view of the adulterer to show that they are human and have feelings even though they hurt the other.
    cactusdaveon August 06, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnnie Lennox said "This song expresses some of the frustrations in certain situations in my life"
    angel2kisson March 04, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song represents to me my relationship with my mother, as fucked up as that seems.
    lilybarton June 18, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMs. Lennox discusses the meaning of this very beautiful song here,

    youtube.com/…
    tinto4on April 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI am not the writer of this song but I believe that I know what this song is about. I believe, from listening to the song and the sound effects and the lyrics, that it is about a woman who is suffering from anorexia bulimia. Let's look at the lyrics... She tells herself, "Why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut." "It hurts to hear the words falling from your mouth." And she repeats over and over, "Falling from your mouth." She is singing to her disease and her disease is singing back to her. For example, "I can still read what you are thinking." Her disease is in her head and knows what she is thinking. "Let's go down to the water's edge and we can cast away these doubts." Further evidence... the more I look at the lyrics and the more I listen to this song... I would bet big money it is about a person stuggling with an eating disorder.
    GoodJBoyon September 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has very special meaning to me it covers a large section of human emotion and thought -----from--
    this is the book i never read ---through--
    and this is what they represent---is a section of the song wich should be carfuly thought through

    DiAnn
    meta4forasighon May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt has been widely said that song is about her relationship between Annie and Dave Stewart, her partner in Eurythmics, now reunited afte 10 years apart. Why was written after spliting in 1990.
    JaumeBCNon September 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDespite this song clearly being about relationship breakdown, annies performing of this song at Live 8 revealed a much more simple and yet poignant meaning. She is asking why is there so much conflict in the world and describes the pain conflict brings. This is undoubtedly the most empathic song ever written "Do you know how I feel?
    'Cause I don't think you know how I feel
    I don't think you know what I feel
    I don't think you know what I feel
    You don't know what I feel " says it all.
    deankavanagh1234on May 29, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdid anyone watch so you think you can dance? allison and ivan did an amazing dance to this song. this is a beautiful song by the way.
    VIXXXon August 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love- love- loved their dance! it was passonate.
    JoeShorkon September 13, 2006   Link

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