Who Sang Why? (The King of Love Is Dead)? Nina Simone

Release information
Writer(s): George Taylor
Release Date: 2004-4-19
length: 5:45
producer: Joe René
piano: Nina Simone
lead vocals: Nina Simone
recording engineer: Edwin Begley
Some other versions of "Why? (The King of Love Is Dead)"

Lyrics
What gonna happen now? In all of our cities?
My people are rising; they're living in lies,
Even if they have to die.
Even if they have to die at the moment, they know what life is.
Even at that one moment, that ya know what life is.
If you have to die, it's all right,
'Cause you know what life is.
You know what freedom is, for one moment of your life.
But he had seen the mountaintop,
And he knew he could not stop;
Always living with the threat of death ahead.
Folks you'd better stop and think.
Everybody knows we're on the brink.
What will happen, now that the King is dead?
We can all shed tears; it won't change a thing.
Teach your people: Will they ever learn?
Must you always kill with burn, and burn with guns.
And kill with guns and burn - don't you know how we gotta react?
But he had seen the mountaintop,
And he knew he could not stop;
Always living with the threat of death ahead.
Folks you'd better stop and think.
Everybody knows we're on the brink.
What will happen, now that the King of love is dead?

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Do I Move You?
  • 2 Day and Night
  • 3 In the Dark
  • 4 Real Real
  • 5 My Man’s Gone Now
  • 6 Backlash Blues
  • 7 I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl
  • 8 Buck
  • 9 Since I Fell for You
  • 10 House of the Rising Sun
  • 11 Blues for Mama
  • 12 In the Morning
  • 13 Sunday in Savannah
  • 14 Backlash Blues
  • 15 Please Read Me
  • 16 Gin House Blues
  • 17 Why? (The King of Love Is Dead)
  • 18 Peace of Mind
  • 19 Ain’t Got No, I Got Life
  • 20 I Loves You Porgy
  • 21 Take My Hand Precious Lord
  • 22 Do What You Gotta Do

  • Release information
    label: BMG UK & Ireland
    country(area): Ireland
    format: CD
    barcode: 743218696725
    script: Latin