Why Can't I Be You?

Album: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)
Charted: 21 54
  • You're so gorgeous I'll do anything
    I'll kiss you from your feet to where your head begins
    You're so perfect you're so right as rain
    You make me
    Make me, make me, make me hungry again

    Everything you do is irresistible
    Everything you do is simply kissable
    Why can't I be you?

    I'll run around in circles 'til I run out of breath
    I'll eat you all up
    Or I'll just hug you to death
    You're so wonderful
    Too good to be true
    You make me, make me, make me, make me hungry for you

    Everything you do is simply delicate
    Everything you do is quite angelicate
    Why can't I be you?
    Why can't I be you?

    You turn my head when you turn around
    You turn the whole world upside down
    I'm smitten I'm bitten I'm hooked I'm cooked
    I'm stuck like glue
    You make me, make me, make me, make me hungry for you

    Everything you do is simply dreamy
    Everything you do is quite delicious
    So why can't I be you?
    Why can't I be you?
    Why can't I be you?

    Why
    Why can't I be you?
    Why can't I be you?
    Why can't I be you?
    Why can't I be you?
    You're simply elegant Writer/s: ROBERT JAMES SMITH, SIMON GALLUP, PORL THOMPSON, LAURENCE ANDREW TOLHURST, BORIS WILLIAMS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Gaute from Oslo, NorwayRobert Smith has said in different interviews, on several occasions, that this song is about the foolishness of some peoples wish to be exactly like someone else. What makes this song even funnier (if you have ever been to one of the Cures live shows) is that a lot of cures fans try their best to look exactly like Robert Smith does, with the make-up, the wild hair and everything. Which must seem somewhat wierd to Robert himself.
  • Scott from Palm Desert, CaThis song seemed to be to giddy to actually be the Cure.
  • Ali from Wine, Caoh i know. Hes so hungry for his cats...


    but actually ive never really understood this song. >.<
  • Stopdead from Gold Coast, AustraliaThis video is Roberts impression of the band "5 Star", on reflection he says "it looks nothing like them after actually seeing them."
  • Adam from Sydney, AustraliaI read an interview that the Cure did with a music magazine where Smith said the inspiration for the song came to him from a fan who said "Why can't I be you?" to him in passing. Smith took the phrase and used it from his perspective, rather than the fans; ie - why can't I have the normality in life that a rock star can't possibly have.
  • Firstinspace from Luling, LaRobert wanting to be one of his cats.
  • J from New Cumberland, PaI highly doubt that... because the tracks for Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me were recorded in at Miravel in France, and in the Bahamas. Nice try, though.
  • The Jyd from Albany, NyIn a late night session after the recording of this song, Robert Smith was talking with my brother(he was working at the studio in London) and told him this was referenced to Castro. He directed the title to him....
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