Who Sang Tell Me Why? Lake

Lake No Time for Heroes cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Rock
Style: Pop Rock
length: 3:47
producer: Lake and John Groves
membranophone: Dieter Ahrendt
mixer: Geoff Peacey
engineer: Peter Schmidt and Geoff Peacey
bass: Josef Kappl
alto saxophone: Thomas Bauer
background vocals: Achim Oppermann, Thomas Bauer, Bernd Gärtig and Josef Kappl
guitar: Achim Oppermann and Bernd Gärtig
additional keyboard: John Groves
keyboard: Achim Oppermann and Thomas Bauer
percussion: Dieter Ahrendt
background vocals arranger: Lake, John Groves and Detlef Petersen
lead vocals: James Hopkins-Harrison
Some other versions of "Tell Me Why"

Lyrics
You're acting strange
there had to be another
I can feel it very plain
yeah, you really made me suffer
every night you grew colder
can't you say, won't you own up
come on give it to me straight
or is it much too late
anyway this can go on.

Tell me why - do you carry his picture
you don't have to lie - is there love in his eyes
does he give you his affection,
does he call you darling,
or does he make you cry?
Tell me why - does he say that he loves you
you don't have to lie - or is it just a good friend
do you know in which direction you're running,
please tell me why.

Both of us are free
in the middle of the other
well, that's what you said to me
even though we both are lovers
so naive with illusions
I can't stand this conclusion
if you found another man,
c'mon tell me if you can
you gotta know it can go on.

Tell me why - do you carry his picture
you don't have to lie - is there love in his eyes
does he give you his affection,
does he call you darling,
or does he make you cry?
Tell me why - was it only a notion
you don't have to lie - or was it carefully planned
do you know in which direction you're running,
please tell me why.

Solo

When I was gone you were cheating
when I was home you would meet him
I can't face it in mind what you've been doing all the time
why did it all go wrong?

Tell me why - do you carry his picture?
you don't have to lie - is there love in his eyes?
does he give you his affection,
does he call you darling,
or does he make you cry?
Tell me why - does he say that he loves you?
you don't have to lie - or is it just a good friend?
do you know in which direction,
did you make the right selection
so come on baby, tell me why.
Tell me why - do you carry his picture?
you don't have to lie - did he say that he cares?
does he give you his affection,
does he call you darling,
or does he make you cry?
Tell me why - does he say that he loves you?
you don't have to lie - or is it just a good friend?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Continental Vagabond
  • 2 Dreams in the Night
  • 3 Tell Me Why
  • 4 Heroes
  • 5 Never Say Never
  • 6 Instrumental No.1
  • 7 Johnny Don't Go
  • 8 Lorraine
  • 9 Scotsman
  • 10 Lady Divine
  • 11 Fight It Together

  • Release information
    label: Polydor
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 042282183422
    script: Latin