Song:   Why Can't I?
Album:  Prometheus

© Peter Huttinger

If you could see me you might think I'm a freak,
greasy hair, old-fashioned clothes.
Your painted smiles and all that rouge upon your cheeks,
When I see you my passion grows.

I am someone who likes to live from day to day
and all that noise makes me retreat.
Your helter-skelter-way of life is not my way −
Only one thing you can keep.

Why can't I just do what I want to?
Why can't I just live in peace?
Why can't I just live without you?
Let me be, I beg you, please!

I drink my wine a little more than you do,
my paunch completes my silhouette.
I sing my songs in times when I'm feeling blue,
I guess there's nothing to regret.

This song might seem a little simple to you
but isnít that the way it is ?
We need to breathe, we need to eat, we need to sleep
And in-between there shall be life.

Why can't I just do what I want to?
Why can't I just live in peace?
Why can't I just live without you?
Will these troubles ever cease?

Why can't I just do what I want to?
Why can't I just live in peace?
Why can't I just live without you?
Let me be, I beg you, please!
"If birds can fly over the rainbow, why, oh why can't"...

...I just do what I want to?
Why can't I just live in peace?
Why can't I just live without you?
Let me be, I beg you, please!

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