Why Do You Want Him?

Album: 1,039/Smoothed Out Slappy Hours (1990)
Play Video
  • I saw you standing alone
    With a sad look on your face
    You call him on the phone
    Looks like he left you
    Without a trace
    Tears falling out of your eyes
    He's living in a disguise
    You've been feeling bad for so long
    You wonder if it's right or wrong

    Why do you want him?
    Why do you want him?

    Now many days have gone by
    And you still just sit there and cry
    You're feeling bad for yourself
    His memory will always dwell
    You're so obsessed with his love
    That's why push came to shove
    You've been feeling bad for so long
    You wonder if it's right or wrong

    Why do you want him?
    Why do you want him?

    Why do you want him?
    Why do you want him?

    You find a way out
    To throw it all the way
    But you can bet
    You got something to say

    Why do you want him?
    Why do you want him?

    Why do you want him?
    Why do you want him? Writer/s: BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, FRANK E., III WRIGHT, FRANK EDWIN WRIGHT III, JOHN KIFFMEYER, TRE COOL
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 5

  • Hayes from Newark, OhNone of Billie's siblings liked his stepdad, so he made this song. And I don't think it was his first song he wrote....it says he used to sing at the hospital when he was 5. Oh and just a side note: Billies dad died of esophageal cancer.
  • Douglas from Staten Island , NyEven though this album is so simple and the songs all sound the same, it is one of my favorites.

    I listen to it in my car all the time.
    Greenday!!!!
  • Spam from West Islip, NyPrevious poster is wrong. He was 14.
  • Katie from Berkly, CaThis was the first song Billie Joe wrote at the age of 11 after his dad died and his mom met his stepdad.
  • Tanya from London, Englanddefo one of my fave albums
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Shaun Morgan of Seether

Shaun Morgan of SeetherSongwriter Interviews

Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.

Chris Tomlin

Chris TomlinSongwriter Interviews

The king of Christian worship music explains talks about writing songs for troubled times.

Sam Phillips

Sam PhillipsSongwriter Interviews

Collaborating with T Bone Burnett, Leslie Phillips changed her name and left her Christian label behind - Robert Plant, who recorded one of her songs on Raising Sand, is a fan.

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots

Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple PilotsSongwriter Interviews

Stone Temple Pilots bass player Robert DeLeo names the songs that have most connected with fans and tells the stories behind tracks from their Tiny Music album.

Max Cavalera of Soulfly (ex-Sepultura)

Max Cavalera of Soulfly (ex-Sepultura)Songwriter Interviews

The Brazilian rocker sees pictures in his riffs. When he came up with one of his gnarliest songs, there was a riot going on.

Grunge Bands Quiz

Grunge Bands QuizMusic Quiz

If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.