"Why ?" as written by Magnus Thor Jonsson, Daniel Agust Haraldsson, Birgir Thorarinsson, Stephan Stephensen, Magnus Gudmundsson, Hafdis Huld Thrastardottir, Stefan Arni Thorgeirsson, Sigurdur Kjartansson and Baldur Stefansson....
Tomorrow is just another day,
when I let the sunshine meet my conscience.
You told me stories, giving me new ideas.
But then only you, you know the answers.

I wait longing for you, baby.
There's no one around me, wanting me...
Cause you know, and I know, enough to understand.
I'm a warm waiting idol, above.

Is this what you want?
Do you want a piece of mine?
Tell me now, are you short of cash?
Our thing was made to last.
Tell me, tell me now.
Tell me why.

Yet enough that day is waiting.
Love don't mean nothing, 'cause I'm alive, oh...
Hear me out, hear me out, I'm calling, strolling,
with an airplane ticket, and nowhere to go, nowhere to go...

Is this what you want?
Do you want a piece of mine?
Tell me now, are you short of cash?
Our thing was made to last.
Tell me, tell me now.
Tell me now.

Is this what you want?
Do you want a piece of mine?
Tell me now, are you short of cash?
Our thing was made to last.
Tell me, tell me now.
Tell me, tell me now.
Tell me, tell me now.
Tell me why...



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"Why" as written by Calvin E. (gene) Taylor

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    General CommentDoes anyone have a good idea of what this means? I have some idea, but I'm not sure how accurate it is.

    Basically I think it starts off talking about a relationship gone kinda bad...a kind of controlling guy "pretend only you, you know the answers."

    Anyway, the girl feels abandoned by him somehow and is distraught. "I wait longing for you baby, there's no one around me wanting me."

    Then the chorus:
    "Is this what you want?
    Do you want a piece of mind?
    Tell me now,
    Are you short of cash?
    Our thing was made to last
    Tell me, tell me now,
    Tell me why?"

    I think this indicates some anger coming into play. She feels the only reason he'd have for showing back up is because he wants something from her (i.e. money). And then she just wants to know why he hurt their relationship the way he did.

    The next stanza indicates the speaker beginning to heal:
    "Love don't mean nothing, cause I'm alive." She realizes she can move on and that a relationship is not everything there is to life. However, she still feels somewhat lost...
    "With an airplane ticket, but nowhere to go."

    So she begins to heal, but is still carrying the burden of this sadness on her.

    Anyone have other ideas about this??

    -Kari
    AlairaKasimeron February 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthmm, i pretty much agree.
    imnotokon August 14, 2007   Link

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