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from We Can't Dance

"Tell Me Why" is track #7 on the album We Can't Dance. It was written by Rutherford, Michael/collins, Phil/banks, Tony.
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Mothers cryin' in the street
Children dyin' at their feet
Tell me why, ooh, tell me why?
People starvin' everywhere
There's too much food
But there's none to spare
Tell me why, oh, tell me why?

Can you see that shaft of sunlight?
Can you see it in my eyes?
I can feel the fire that's burnin'
Anger and hope so deep
So deep within my heart
But before my eyes
Oh, for some it's too late
'Cos it seems there's no one listenin'

People sleepin' in the streets
No roof above, no food to eat
Tell me why, tell me why?
See the questions in their eyes
Listen to their children's cries
Tell me why, please tell me why?

If there's a God, is He watchin'?
Can He give a ray of hope?
So much pain and so much sorrow
Tell me, what does he see
When he looks at you
When he looks at me?
What would he say?
'Cos it seems there's no one listenin'

Who would think it still could happen
Even in this time and place?
Politicians, they may save themselves
Oh, but they won't save their face
So hope against hope
It's not too late

You say there's nothing you can do
Is there one rule for them and one for you?
Tell me why, just tell me why?

Listen, can you see that shaft of sunlight?
Can you see it in my eyes?
I can feel the fire that's burnin'
Anger and hope so deep
So deep within my heart
But before my eyes
For some it's too late
And it seems there's no one listenin'

Hurry for me, hurry for me
And hurry for me, hurry for me, they cry, they cry
Hurry for me, hurry for me
And hurry for me, hurry for me, they cry, they cry
Hurry for me, hurry for me
And hurry for me, hurry for me, they cry, they cry
Just hurry for me, hurry for me

Songwriters
RUTHERFORD, MICHAEL/COLLINS, PHIL/BANKS, TONY

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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