Who Sang Tell Me Why? Bobby Womack

Bobby Womack The Poet II cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul
length: 6:10
Some other versions of "Tell Me Why"

Lyrics

(Bobby sings)
Looking back on my yesterday
The feeling that we shared -- left me breathlessly
Oooh, I never thought a cloud of doubt would get in our way
All we said and did -- a crazy melody -- I can't relay, Oooh
When it comes to your lovin' -- I so gotta have it
I's tearin' us apart but I'll listen rather
I'ts breaking my heart -- Won't you love me tender
Before you take away world forever

(With chorus)
Tell me why, Tell me why? (Why can't we work it out between ourselves -- We can't love with someone else -- let's work it out between ourselves)
Why can't we, baby?
Whoo, If you ever --
Honey, if you just do this for me (Tell me can't we work it out between ourselves -- We can't love with someone else -- let's work it out between ourselves)
Baby, Why, Tell me, Tell me, why?
Can't you see our love is about to die?
I don't understand, baby
(Whooo- Work it out!)

(Music interlude)

(Bobby:)
Some old jealous love -- keeps us fighting all the time, Hmmm
Rumors spread, so quick -- in the dark of the night, Oooooh
You meet me, Hmmm -- meet me on some street, Hmmm
With a friend -- you say change face lovin' on yet -- Hmmmm
To build me up when I was falling down
Your love ain't never, never let me down
Through the hard times, baby, we got by
But now you've got me asking that question why

(With chorus)
Tell me why? (Why can't we work it out onto ourselves -- We can't love with someone else -- let's work it out between ourselves)
Why can't we?
No, I don't understand it, I don't understand baby!
You don't have to do it for me -- but do it for the sake of the kids! (Tell me can't we work it out between ourselves -- We can't love with someone else -- let's work it out between ourselves)
Whoa Whooo Oh Oooh Whoa Oh Whoa!
Ooooh, baby!
(We can work it out! - We can work it out - We can work it out!)

When it comes to your lovin' -- I so gotta have it!
I'ts tearing us apart -- Girl I will surrender!
You keep breakin' my heart -- just love me tender --
Before you take away my world forever

Oooh, baby! (Why can't we work it out onto ourselves -- We can't love with someone else -- let's work it out between ourselves)
Iyyy - Iyyy - I - I - Iyyy!
Oh, I don't understand, baby! (Why can't we work it out onto ourselves -- We can't love with someone else -- let's work it out between ourselves)
If you never do nothing after -- do this for me!
Do it for you, baby!
I'ts all about me and you!
Baby, let's try to work it out between ourselves!
Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby, Baby!
I wanna know why? - Why? (Why can't we work it out onto ourselves -- We can't love with someone else -- let's work it out between ourselves)
I can see our would never die!
Whoa! Awwww! Awww, just trust me, Girl!
Tell me, Why? (Why can't we work it out onto ourselves -- We can't love with someone else -- let's work it out between ourselves)
Girl, you're breakin' my heart! You're breakin' my heart!
Iyyyeee - Iyyyeee - Iyyeee - Iyyyeee - Iyyyeee - IIII!
I wanna know, why?
Why? Why? Why? Why? (Why can't we work it out onto ourselves -- We can't love with someone else -- let's work it out between ourselves)
All we gotta do is just sit down -- take a little time and talk it over
It's all about -- It's all about me and you!
Tell me Why?
Why? -- Whyyyy? -- Why? Why? Why?


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Love Has Finally Come at Last
  • 2 It Takes a Lot of Strength to Say Goodbye
  • 3 Through the Eyes of a Child
  • 4 Surprise, Surprise
  • 5 Tryin' to Get Over You
  • 6 Tell Me Why
  • 7 Who's Foolin' Who
  • 8 I Wish I Had Someone to Go Home To
  • 9 American Dream

  • Release information
    label: Beverly Glen Music
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    script: Latin