"Why" as written by William Michael Simpson and Charles Robert Simpson....
Look at me here up in the sky
Watch the world just pass me by
And all my feelings keep me awake
Its happening more everyday
Loving you could be so easy
Loving you could be so great
Loving you could be so easy
Loving you could be so great

Well how can I try to explain
Your story never seems to stay the same
Your outta touch and I'm outta time
Just talk to me a while
And joke about the things
We used to see
Its so hard for me to smile

I've never felt so alone
After all of this there's so much left 2 lose
I'll take the pieces now
I promise you I never meant to
Well how can I complain
When everybody seems 2 no my name
Your outta luck and I'm outta line
Its such selfish compromise
A self indulgence useless bunch of lies
I never thought you wud believe

Hold me now don't wake me up
Pull me down
And then back up
All again for all to see
A low whisper guilty stare
Your stagnant beauty makes me glare
Silly games in the sun
In the sun
In the sun
Oh in the sun

How can I complain
Your story never seems to stay the same
Your outta luck and I'm outta drive
Its such selfish compromise
A selft indulgence useless bunch of lies

Lyrics submitted by rip_me_2_shreds

"Why" as written by Charles Robert Simpson William Michael Simpson

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    General CommentLOVE IT LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! its about wondering why somethinf went wrong in a relationship and the good things that you had
    dying_staron January 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt seems more mature than all their other songs. It's a step in a better direction for more progression in their music, (if they're together long enough to do another album that is!)
    rip_me_2_shredson January 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBEST SONG EVER! Best song by Busted i mean ;) But it's so, so, so amazing, really my favourite one. I just love the lyrics..
    Malon333on February 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentTo be honest, you can't really say it's by Busted...Charlie wrote it, Charlie sings it...When it was performed live, Charlie was the only one on stage.
    keekyon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General CommentBy the way, referring to my last post 'Charlie was the only one on stage'...I know this as my friend has the DVD, and forced me to watch it.
    keekyon March 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commentnow one queston keeky was he actually playing?
    whatever&moreon April 02, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought this could relate to the bad things about being in Busted
    "Just talk to me a while
    And joke about the things we used to see," could mean talk about things that happened before Busted
    "It's so hard for me to smile.
    I've never felt so alone," could mean that Charlie [the writer of this song] is finding life in the band difficult and lonely
    "After all of this, There's so much left to lose." could mean that after the band's life has expired gaining credibility as a music artist would be virtually impossible as some people are unwilling to give him a chance.
    "And I've taken pieces home,
    I promise you I never meant to." could mean he's brought Charlie from Busted home instead of Charlie Simpson.
    The song could be about life being in a relationship and in a band.
    Any ideas what this verse might mean?
    "Hold me now, Don't wake up.
    Pull me down and then back up,
    All again for all to see.
    Low down whisper, A guilty stare,
    Your stagnant beauty makes me glare,
    Silly games in the sun, In the sun."
    the_callingon January 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentSorry to burst your deeply analytic bubble 'the calling' but Why isn't about Busted at all. As far as I remember it's about the loss of a close friend, the end of a solid relationship. And Charlie wasn't the original writer, it was his eldest brother Will who wrote it. I forget the exact meaning of the song as provided by him and I can't find his original comments anymore, but he wrote it quite a while before Busted even existed and Charlie asked if he could use it for the APFE album. Of course Charlie made some changes to the song both lyrically and musically to make it suitable for Busted's audience, but in essence the song is still Will's.
    I think the last verse is one that is evidently untouched by Charlie. The style of the chorus and the structure of the lyrics are seemingly typical of Will's other songs with his band Brigade *shameless plug* brigademusic.com or myspace.com/… *end of shameless plug* The reason I say this is because those words strike me as being cynical of the other person in this relationship, and Will is the first to admit that he is deeply cynical of human nature and relationships.
    I would love to hear the original version, but Will is insistant that it isn't going to happen now it's known as a Busted song. I am also gutted that there is no known video footage of Will onstage with Charlie at Wembley performing this song :(
    Nice analysis though. Perhaps it's just the same way as I now look at their cover of 'Runaway Train' and the lyrics of that song as the first signal of discontent from Charlie. But that's a different song and now isn't the place.
    Jelly Caton January 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentEd (Charlie's other brother) helped write this, i know cos i asked them personally.

    And your right, will did write the majority, oh and Charlie does play it, it's proven when in the live DVD they had to play Why twice because Charlie's guitar was not working and the riff at the start was not playing at all, after two more songs, charlie explained to the audience about the fuck up and played it again, this time the guitar working.

    also toward the end, the excat time he hit his foot on the pedal, the reverb turned off.

    Amazing song
    Hayden16on January 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song descibes exactly how i feel right now :(
    i was with this guy and then we broke up and now we dont even talk, he's got a new girlfriend and i miss him but he doesnt care :/
    i used to be a huge busted fan, ive moved on now but they were my favourite band for ages when i was 11ish. favourite song has got to be meet you there
    lucayon February 19, 2008   Link

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