Who Sang Why?? The Specials

The Specials Ghost Town cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1981-6-12
Genre: Electronic Rock
Style: Ska/Rocksteady
length: 3:55
producer: John Collins
Some other versions of "Why?"

Lyrics

Why did you try to hurt me
Did you really want to kill me
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why

Why do we have to fight
Why must we fight
I have to defend myself from crack last night
I know I am black
You know you are white
I'm proud of my black skin
And you are proud of your white

Why did you try to hurt me
Did you really kill me
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why

We don't need no british movement
Nor the Ku Klux Klan
Nor the national front
Make me a angry man
I just wanna live in peace
Why can't you be the same
Why should I live in fear?

You'll follow like sheep in a wolf's clothes

You too scared to make a speech
Do you really like
Without a thousand police
Protecting your rights
Protecting under your views
Inside the fights
But you will protect me
From you in the night

Why did you try to hurt me
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why
Did you really kill me
Tell me why
Tell me why
Tell me why

You'll follow like sheep in a wolf's clothes


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ghost Town (extended version)
  • 2 Why?
  • 3 Friday Night, Saturday Morning

  • Release information
    label: Two-Tone Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin