Why, dari Sang Jawara British Female Artist, Annie Lennox

Why menjadi lagu pertama Annie Lennox setelah ia memutuskan bersolo karir. Diliris tahun 1992 dalam album bertajuk 'Diva'. 


Dalam sebuah wawancara, Lennox mengatakan Why ini sesuatu yang sangat pribadi, terkait dengan keputusannya untuk solo. Dia sendiri tak yakin bisa menulis lagunya sendiri, tapi kenyataannya ia menulis
Why konon hanya dalam 10 menit saja. Ada yang berspekulasi bahwa lagu ini menggambarkan relasi cinta Lennox bersama personil Eurythmics, Dave Stewart, yang selama ini dibantahnya. Tapi Lennox kembali menepis anggapan itu dalam catatan yang dibuatnya saat ia mempromokan album greatest hits-nya pada 2009. Lennox menulis: "I think this song expresses something of a sense of 'I need to take a stand, and say this.' It's almost testifying, like 'My Way,' or something. The world can be so baffling at times, so you find yourself constantly trying to figure it out... It's also about looking at the aftermath of things. After all this darkness and disappointment with the personal battles you've gone through... Contemplating the ashes of experience, and questioning what it was ever all about. It's like the remains of a building that's crashed and burned to the ground."Why mendapatkan Ivor Novello Award kategori Best Song Musically and Lyrically pada 1992.

Annie Lennox sendiri sebelum sukses bersama Eurytmics pada tahun 80-an, tergabung dalam band 70-an pengusung new wave, The Tourists. Selain sebagai satu dari sedikit penyanyi asal Scotlandia, ia juga dikenal sebagai aktivis politik dan philanthropist. Lennox juga adalah artis perempuan paling dikenal di Brit Awards, karena memenangkan total delapan penghargaan. Termasuk di antaranya enam kali Best British Female Artist. Annie Lennox juga dinobatkan sebagai Brits Champion of Champions.


Why


How many times do I have to try to tell you
That I'm sorry for the things I've done
But when I start to try to tell you
That's when you have to tell me
Hey... this kind of trouble's only just begun
I tell myself too many times
Why don't you ever learn to keep your big mouth shut
That's why it hurts so bad to hear the words
That keep on falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Falling from your mouth
Tell me...
Why
Why

I may be mad
I may be blind
I may be viciously unkind
But I can still read what you're thinking
And I've heard is said too many times
That you'd be better off
Besides...
Why can't you see this boat is sinking
(this boat is sinking this boat is sinking)
Let's go down to the water's edge
And we can cast away those doubts
Some things are better left unsaid
But they still turn me inside out
Turning inside out turning inside out
Tell me...
Why
Tell me...
Why

This is the book I never read
These are the words I never said
This is the path I'll never tread
These are the dreams I'll dream instead
This is the joy that's seldom spread
These are the tears...
The tears we shed
This is the fear
This is the dread
These are the contents of my head
And these are the years that we have spent
And this is what they represent
And this is how I feel
Do you know how I feel ?
'cause i don't think you know how I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
I don't think you know what I feel
You don't know what I feel

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