Tell Me Why

Tell Me Why

V1, C, V2, C, V3, C

Intro – D, D7th, D9th, D, Em, A, D

By: Paul Janish

V1 D                       D7th               D9th                  D

I followed you every where – Not sure if you knew I was there

Em                     A                D

Turn around can’t you see it’s only me

D                            D7th                   D9th                              D

I’d smile when I’d hear them say – He looks more like you every day

Em                       A                      D

He’s my friend – He’s my hero – He’s my Dad

C D              Em      A               A

So tell me why – Oh tell me why did it take so long

Em                    A         D

For me to see all that you gave to me (X2)

V2 D                                 D7th             D9th                 D

As I got older I could see the lies – Some made me mad some made me cry

Em     A                  D

Still to young – To understand

D                                         D7th                   D9th               D

You had your demons you had your pride – With every bottle you did hide

Em                  A      D

But I still – Looked up to you

V3 D                                   D7th                  D9th                    D

Years go by since you passed away – I still think of you every day

Em               A               D

You’re my friend – My hero  – My Dad

D                             D7th              D9th                          D

I never told you but I love you – Now I know that you love me too

Em              A                D

You’re my friend – My hero  – My Dad

Tell Me Why

I followed you every where – Not sure if you knew I was there

Turn around can’t you see it’s only me

I’d smile when I’d hear them say – He looks more like you every day

He’s my friend – He’s my hero – He’s my Dad

So tell me why – Oh tell me why did it take so long

For me to see all that you gave to me (X2)

As I got older I could see the lies – Some made me mad some made me cry

Still to young – To understand

You had your demons you had your pride – With every bottle you did hide

But I still – Looked up to you

Years go by since you passed away – I still think of you every day

You’re my friend – My hero  – My Dad

I never told you but I love you – Now I know that you love me too

You’re my friend – My hero  – My Dad

About the Song

For my Dad – It took years for me to write it. It was years after he died. Growing up I didn’t have a good relation ship with my Dad. He didn’t pay much attention to me when I was little, and I didn’t pay him much attention when I was a teenager. He died when I was twenty-three – I think of him all the time now.

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