"Why - Part 2" as written by and Ed Roland....
In the air I'm tasting your perfection
Forgive me dear for my misdirection
As I crawl beneath this torture you adore
I fall face to face with my scars you've ignored

So tell me why it don't feel the same
Tell me why I've got to feel this way
Yeah you leave, you're gone

And I'm left here with the blame
So tell me why it don't feel the same
All my props I swear they were in order
Even with the warnings of your thunder
Now I pause to let my silence scream tonight
Awhile you roam like a serpent satellite


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Why, Pt. 2" as written by Ed Roland

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  • +2
    General Commentmost definately a feel good song...this guy's head over heels for this chick & she can't even see it...by the music itself, you wouldn't know this is a negative song...all i can say is great song...i love it
    zacksdollon May 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"All my props I swear they were in order
    Even with the warnings of your thunder
    Now I pause to let my silence scream tonight
    Awhile you roam like a serpent satellite "

    Everything in his life was fine without her and he KNEW that it would be fine without her, but he's done it again and fallen back in love with her. 'warnings of her thunder'...what's thunder mean? A storm's coming. He knew it would be bad, but he let it happen anyway.


    The song's title, no doubt, is a question.

    Why have a part 2?

    Why, Part 2.?
    Nyonbenon March 20, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation"Serpent Satellite"

    Keep in mind Collective Soul makes frequent religious references. The Serpent from the Old Testament was temptation and a "Satellite" defined by Merriam Webster is "1: a hired agent or obsequious follower : minion, sycophant". He is basically saying the individual is behaving in a sinful manner.

    I'm not convinced this song is about relationships or even about a girl in particular. I find many of Collective Souls lyrics to relate to more esoteric philosophical or theological concepts. However they do seem to often illustrate this by an interaction between two people. Sort of the way Thomas Aquinas wrote, there is a name for it but I cannot recall it. It is where the author writes statements both by a proponent and an objector.
    Ahnimuson April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes anyone have any idea what a serpent satellite is?
    belli67on August 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho knows, but its awefully poetic. But I have a question, why is this song called "Why -Part Two"? What about the first part (I have it) and why is this the second part of it? The first song called Why, is about peace and stuff. Hmm. . . questions, questions that need answering.
    LullabyBabyon March 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can relate to this song. I am 13 and I was completely into this one girl. I told her and she lead me on and on and only treated me like crap. Making me feel bad, ignoring me. I still worshipped the ground she walked on. And the day I am writing this, listening to the song, she just completely blew me off. She said she didn't like me anymore, or at all for that matter and I came to find all of my friends mad at me and on her side. I thought I had it going pretty good. I ignored the hints of this wasnt real and just kept getting more infatuated with her. A painful lesson...
    apu318on March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems like person (say it's a guy) in the song is totally crazy about someone else, but she doesn't feel the same and just plays him around, hence the torture he feels and why she enjoys it so much. Now she's gone and he feels responsible, like he's the one to blame. He's finally letting it out, letting his "silence scream tonight" while she's probably off doing it to some other guy... at least that's the best I can make of roaming like a "serpent satellite".
    That's my take of it, I wish more people would comment on CS here, they have some great lyrics!
    2MellowYellowon June 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was named why pt. 2 because they wanted to name this song "why"also, but since they already had a song called why, they decided to call it why pt. 2.
    Paco Tacoon February 23, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Pity about the album.
    GotMeNowon December 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG..its about being stuck liking someone who doesnt feel the same way an you cant get them out of your head, it seems so damn unfair...
    shanimal_caton July 04, 2006   Link

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