35MM - Why, Must We Tell Them Why? Lyrics

2012 Music and lyrics by Ryan Scott Oliver
35MM: A Musical Exhibition - Why, Must We Tell Them Why? Lyrics


ALEX:
Why must we tell them why?
Some require an explanation for
Why we make the things we make
Why rules must break, and for whose sake

But why must we tell them why?
Why excuse each deviation? Why
Must we serve them prix fine art
Or prove each part (art a la carte)?

Look, all we're saying is
Look. All we're saying is
All we're saying is
Look. Look

BEN & JAY:
(Think, and you'll miss it.)

ALEX:
Hold-

BEN & JAY:
(Think, and you'll miss it.)

ALEX:
Still-
And focus-

(Think, and you'll miss it
Wuh-oh-!)

JAY:
(Look closely.)

BEN:
Why must we justify?
Let's defy their forms and fixtures, not
Playing by their rules of thumb. Gots
To become a little numb-

ALEX:
And beat dat drum-

JAY:
Make something dumb-

ALEX, JAY, BEN:
Make 'em see where we're coming from

ALEX:
See, all we're asking is
See

JAY:
All we're asking is

BEN:
All we're asking is
See
See

ALEX:
Hold-

JAY, BEN, BETSY, LINDSAY
(Think, and you'll miss it.)

ALEX:
Still-

JAY, BEN, BETSY, LINDSAY:
(Think, and you'll miss it.)

ALEX:
And focus-

JAY, BEN, BETSY, LINDSAY:
(Think, and you'll miss it
Wuh-oh!)

JAY:
(Look closely.)

ALEX:
Who's to say
What it ought to be?

OTHERS:
Or it not to be?

ALEX:
It is what it is
And it is what it's got to be

ALL:
It is what it is
And it is what it's got to be
Why must we tell them why?

OTHERS:
See. All we're asking is...
All we're asking is
See:
See:

ALEX & BETSY:
Hold-

BEN, JAY & LINDSAY:
(Think, and you'll miss it.)

ALEX & BETSY:
Still-

BEN, JAY & LINDSAY:
(Think, and you'll miss it.)

ALEX & BETSY:
And focus-

BEN, JAY & LINDSAY:
(Think, and you'll miss it
Wuh-oh!)

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