Who Sang Why Must I Always Explain?? Van Morrison

Van Morrison Hymns to the Silence cover art
release date: 1991-9-24
genres: Rock
styles: Blues Rock/Folk Rock
length: 3:54
membranophone: Paul Robinson
piano: Neil Drinkwater
lead vocals: Van Morrison
electric guitar: Van Morrison
bass: Nicky Scott
flute: Steve Gregory
background vocals: Georgie Fame
accordion: Neil Drinkwater
Have to toe the line, I've got to make the most
Spent all the years going, from pillar to post
Now I'm standing on the outside and I'm waitin' in the rain
Tell me why must I always explain

Bared my soul to the crowd eh but oh what the cost
Most of them laughed out loud like nothings been lost
There were hypocrites and parasites and people that drain
Tell me why must I always explain

Why, why must I always explain
Over and over, over again
It's just a job you know and it's no sweet Lorraine
Tell me why must I always explain

Well I get up in the morning and I get my brief
I go out and stare at the world in complete disbelief
It's not righteous indignation that makes me complain
It's the fact that I always have to explain

I can't be everywhere at once, there's always somebody to see
And I never turned out to be the person that you wanted me to be
And I tell you who I am, time and time and time again
Tell me why must I always explain

Well it's out on the highway and it's on with the show
Always telling people things they're too lazy to know
It can make you crazy, yeah it can drive you insane
Tell me why must I always explain.

CD 1
  • 1 Professional Jealousy
  • 2 I'm Not Feeling It Anymore
  • 3 Ordinary Life
  • 4 Some Peace of Mind
  • 5 So Complicated
  • 6 I Can't Stop Loving You
  • 7 Why Must I Always Explain?
  • 8 Village Idiot
  • 9 See Me Through, Part II (Just a Closer Walk with Thee)
  • 10 Take Me Back
    CD 2
  • 1 By His Grace
  • 2 All Saints Day
  • 3 Hymns to the Silence
  • 4 On Hyndford Street
  • 5 Be Thou My Vision
  • 6 Carrying a Torch
  • 7 Green Mansions
  • 8 Pagan Streams
  • 9 Quality Street
  • 10 It Must Be You
  • 11 I Need Your Kind of Loving

  • Album Information
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 042284902625
    script: Latin