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​Tell Me

This song is by Tom Waits and appears on the album Bad as Me (2011).

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Why plant a seed deep in the ground
Why, why, why
Why put a stone on a grave in town
Why, why, why

Tell me, tell me, tell me
Tell me why it's so
Tell me, tell me, tell me
Tell me so I'll know

Why does a wedding ring have the hardest stone
Why, why, why
Why does a little dog bury its bone
Why, why, why

So the river will not drown it
And the highway won't take it
And the dust will not cover it
And the sun will not blind it
And the wind won't blow it away

Why put a songbird in a cage
Why, why, why
Why write "I love you" on every page
Why, why, why

Tell me, tell me, tell me
Tell me why it's so
Tell me, tell me, tell me
Tell me so I'll know

Why does a bird build its nest so high
Why, why, why
Why hold a baby when a baby cries
Why, why, why

So the river will not drown it
So the highway won't take it
And the dust will not cover it
And the sun will not blind it
And the wind won't blow it away

So the river will not drown it
So the highway won't take it
And the dust will not cover it
And the sun will not blind it
And the wind won't blow it away

Written by:

Kathleen Brennan Wikipedia16 / Tom Waits