Who Sang Why? Tracy Chapman

Tracy Chapman Tracy Chapman cover art

Some other versions of "Why"
Credits
release date: 1988-4-1
length: 2:07
producer: David Kershenbaum
membranophone: Denny Fongheiser
vocal: Tracy Chapman
mixer: Kevin Smith
engineer: Kevin Smith
electric guitar: Jack Holder
bass: Larry Klein
Hammond organ: Jack Holder
acoustic guitar: Tracy Chapman
percussion: Paulinho da Costa and Denny Fongheiser
Why do the babies starve
When there's enough food to feed the world
Why when there are so many of us
Are there people still alone

Why are the missiles called peace keepers
When they're aimed to kill
Why is a woman still not safe
When she's in her home

Love is hate
War is peace
No is yes
And we're all free

But somebody's gonna have to answer
The time is coming soon
Amidst all these questions and contradictions
There are some who seek the truth

But somebody's gonna have to answer
The time is coming soon
When the blind remove their blinders
And the speechless speak the truth

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Talkin’ Bout a Revolution
  • 2 Fast Car
  • 3 Across the Lines
  • 4 Behind the Wall
  • 5 Baby Can I Hold You
  • 6 Mountains o’ Things
  • 7 She’s Got Her Ticket
  • 8 Why?
  • 9 For My Lover
  • 10 If Not Now…
  • 11 For You

  • Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 7559607742
    script: Latin