Tell Me Why

Album: What You Don't Know (1989)
Charted: 97 9
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  • Echoes thunder. almost every night
    Why this prison, if we're all alike
    Look around you, look at all your friends
    Tell me, are they, just what they pretend

    Listen to my story, if you have the time
    Yes, we'll make a difference, if you really try
    Listen everybody and start to make it right
    One and all together, you feel it from inside

    Tell me why
    It echoes every night
    Why we fight
    Just to find who's wrong or right
    Don't let it slide
    You can't run and hide
    Tell me why
    Oh, won't you please tell me why

    Give me a reason, for this senseless crime
    We can change it, why'd they have to die
    Think of the children, tomorrow's their future
    Don't make them feel it's just another day

    Tell me anybody, why can't we live together
    End all the fighting, erase it all forever
    Listen for this reason, before it gets too late
    Soon there will be no one, no one left to hate

    Tell me why
    It echoes every night
    Why we fight
    Just to find who's wrong or right
    Don't let it slide
    You can't run and hide
    Tell me why
    Oh, won't you please tell me why

    [Oh oh oh oh]
    Won't you tell me, tell me why
    [Oh oh oh oh]
    Tell me why we fight
    [Oh oh oh oh]
    Tell me, tell me why
    [Oh oh oh oh]
    Won't you tell me why we fight

    So tell me anybody, why can't we live together
    End all the fighting, erase it all forever
    Listen for this reason, before it gets too late
    Soon there will be no one, no one left to hate

    So tell me [tell me why]
    [It echoes every night]
    It echoes every night
    [Why we fight]
    So tell me why we fight
    [Just to find who's wrong or right]
    Just to find who's wrong or right
    [Don't let it slide]
    Don't let it slide
    [You can't run and hide]
    Can't run and hide
    [Tell me why]
    Oh, won't you please tell me why

    Tell me [tell me why]
    [It echoes every night]
    Why it echoes every night
    [Why we fight]
    So tell me why we fight
    [Just to find who's wrong or right]
    Just to find who'w wrong or right
    [Don't let it slide]
    Don't let it slide
    [You can't run and hide]
    Don't let it slide
    [Tell me why]
    Oh, won't you please tell me why

    Game's are not where it's at
    Give it up no time for that
    Imagine people hand in hand
    No more fighting in this land
    Red, yellow, black or white
    Color's don't make up what's right
    Come with me and see the light
    We can start the peace tonight
    Let the music fill your life
    Now's the time to realize
    Don't be livin' in a lie,
    Can't you hear the people's cry?
    Can't you hear the people's cry?
    Writer/s: LEWIS A MARTINEE
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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