Who Sang Why Was I Born? Sun Ra Arkestra

Release information
Release Date: 1988
length: 5:57
producer: Kohei Kawakami and Zen Matsuura
assistant engineer: Tomoyuki Fukuda
recording engineer: 杉山昌人
alto saxophone: Marshall Allen
baritone saxophone: Danny Thompson
synthesizer & piano: Sun Ra
tenor saxophone & timbales: John Gilmore
trumpet: Ahmed Abdullah and Michael Ray
violin: June Tyson
vocal: Michael Ray
Some other versions of "Why Was I Born"

Lyrics
Spending these lonesome evenings
With nothing to do
But to live in dreams that I make up
All by myself

Dreaming that you're beside me
I picture the prettiest stories
Only to wake up
All by myself

What is the good of me by myself?

Why was I born
Why am I living
What do I get
What am I giving

Why do I want a thing
I daren't hope for
What can I hope for
I wish I knew

Why do I try
To draw you near me
Why do I do I cry
You never hear me

I'm a poor fool
But what can I do
Why was I born
To love you

I'm a poor fool
But what can I do
Why was I born
To love you

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Cosmo Approach Prelude
  • 2 I'll Wait for You
  • 3 Can You Take It?
  • 4 If You Came From Nowhere Here
  • 5 Astro Black
  • 6 Prelude to a Kiss
  • 7 Why Was I Born
  • 8 Interstellar Lo-Ways

  • Release information
    label: DIW Records
    country(area): Japan
    format: CD
    barcode: 4988044008243
    script: Latin