"Why I'm Here" as written by Thomas Allan Flowers, Douglas James Eldridge, Richard C. Ivanisevich and Fred Roger Jr. Nelson....
It's the reason for my pain
In a season to celebrate
I don't want to be full of hate
For anybody, but it's too late

Everyone has been in my face
Telling me that I'm a disgrace
Showing me things that I must face
Telling me that they need their space

I can't love you anymore
I'm scared of the sound of it

It's the reason why I'm down
I'm beaten been pushed around
Hit the ceiling without a sound
Everyone I know considers me a clown

I can't love you anymore
I'm scared of the sound of it
I can't love you anymore
Woman, I just wanted more

I can't love you anymore
Scared of the sound of it
And woman, I just wanted more

It's the reason why I'm here

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"Why I'm Here" as written by Fred Roger Jr. Nelson Douglas James Eldridge

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +1
    General CommentI've always perceived this song about someone that keeps their feelings pent up.. no one really knows what's going through their head or heart for that matter. But the person actually has issues of their own to deal with (possibly depression or just the madness of everyday life) but they hide it behind a smile (the reference to being a clown part). Kick @$$ song though
    pheebgirlon September 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about a drug addicted kid whos Parents and Friends are always tossin him shit about his problems. This has taken such a toll on the person that they cant even enjoying simple things of life.......or have anyone take him serious!! so they pretty much say fuck off!!
    chasemon June 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. It is a shame that they didn't become more well-known.

    One thought though: The bass at the beginning of the song reminds me of Nirvana's "Rape Me" Might just be me....
    theklueon April 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is very popular I think. I heard it many times without knowing the title or anything....
    zynnon February 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokay, i just need to make a statement here...krazyKat, i didnt even read your review, because all the words were fucked up...no one is gonna wanna read what you write because its too hard to transcribe that crap you wrote to real english!

    moving on

    this song has wierd memories for me. a guy i liked at one time told me to download it, so i did. of course i ended up hating that guy, but i still love the song. to me i think this song is about someone whos had a tough life, someone who isnt taken seriously and pushed around. finds a girlfriend who i guess does the same thing so he gets sick of it and tells her he cant love her anymore. boy, that was fun.

    sorry if i just pissed anyone off there...
    Desaparecidaon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis movie perfectly describes the dynamics of that film by Mike Nichols called "Closer". At the end of the movie, this song should have been played. It's damn depressing enough for the film. Overall, it strikes a chord for anybody torn over breaking up or staying.
    OpinionHeadon December 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is great and the band has alot of other songs that are real good as well,came out in 99 and them and buckcherry i thought were gonna be huge but both got phased out for rap metal..at least oleander stayed together and has put out a couple of good albums.
    aicdirt27on March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with Desaparecida
    This song has some great guitar solos too.
    euphoria_277on June 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a great song. This song has been featured on the US compilation album "Now That's What I Call Music 3" (released 12-7-99).
    noodlesluvr1on June 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits about a girl i think that has done something that has really hurt him and that she is the reason for the bad part of him and that its like he cant love her anymore cuz she does that to him
    Bri Loves Nirvanaon July 31, 2007   Link

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