Why did you try to hurt me
Did you really want to kill me
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why

Why do we have to fight
Why must we fight
I have to defend myself from crack last night
I know I am black
You know you are white
I'm proud of my black skin
And you are proud of your white

Why did you try to hurt me
Did you really kill me
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why

We don't need no british movement
Nor the Ku Klux Klan
Nor the national front
Make me a angry man
I just wanna live in peace
Why can't you be the same
Why should I live in fear?

You'll follow like sheep in a wolf's clothes

You too scared to make a speech
Do you really like
Without a thousand police
Protecting your rights
Protecting under your views
Inside the fights
But you will protect me
From you in the night

Why did you try to hurt me
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why
Did you really kill me
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why

You'll follow like sheep in a wolf's clothes


Lyrics submitted by BeautifulDisaster

Why? Lyrics as written by CURTIS MAYFIELD, EDWARD FLETCHER, SYLVIA ROBINSON, MELVIN GLOVER, CLIFTON CHASE, SHARI WATSON, MARIE WRIGHT, MARIO WINANS

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    This was written by Lynval Golding after he was attacked. It is a song about racism and how it creates fear of being attacked and then he wants to know why he was attacked. Saying that him being black is not an excuse.

    juncopardneron May 01, 2008   Link

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