Tell Me Why
KID LAROI Lyrics


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(Oh yeah, oh yeah)
Late night, thinkin' of shit, um
(Tell me why) yeah
Tell me why, tell me why
It's so hard to say goodbye
Tell me why, tell me why
(No, no, no, no) yeah
Oh shit, let's go (yeah, yeah)

Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye
And when I get inside of my mind, I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had, thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah

Lost too many people to this shit, can't even speak upon this shit
I seen shit, I'm way too damn young, it shouldn't need to be like this
I swear that I'm way too damn numb to even think about this shit
But when it's late and I lay awake, I get to tweakin' in this bitch
Overthinkin', overdrinkin' Hennessy up in this bitch
And I'ma face another 'Wood 'til I can't think up in this bitch
'Cause if I keep thinkin' 'bout our memories
Then it's gon' be in memory of me

Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye
And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had, thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah

I can't count all the tears I cried, so many sleepless nights
Watched all of my idols die, right in front of my eyes
She asked why my heart so cold, and I just can't even lie
I think that I'm better off without you with me tonight
Better off alone, 'cause I won't take it well if
You come in my life just to go like the rest did
Why the fuck does God keep testin' me?
Put my heart to bed, let it rest in pieces

Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye
And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had, thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah

Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah
And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had, thinkin' 'bout the time we spent




Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah

Overall Meaning

The song "Tell Me Why" by KID LAROI is a deeply emotional track about the pain of letting go of someone you thought would be with you forever. The lyrics are filled with regret and heartache as LAROI reflects on his memories of the past and struggles to move on from the pain of losing someone he loved.


LAROI begins the song by lamenting how hard it is to say goodbye, and how thinking about the times he spent with his former lover only makes him lose more time. He wonders why the person who promised to be with him forever left, and why he can't seem to move forward.


As the song continues, LAROI reveals just how much he has lost to this "shit" - presumably referring to the pain of heartache and loss. He has seen too many people go through it, including his idols, and now he finds himself facing it alone. He questions why God keeps testing him and puts his heart to rest, unable to deal with the pain anymore.


In all, "Tell Me Why" is a powerful track that speaks to the universal pain of heartbreak and the struggle to move on. LAROI's lyrics are raw and honest, and his emotional delivery makes the song even more poignant.


Line by Line Meaning

(Oh yeah, oh yeah)
Opening ad-lib.


Late night, thinkin' of shit, um
Late at night while reflecting on life.


(Tell me why) yeah
Questioning why certain things happen.


Tell me why, tell me why
Asking for an explanation.


It's so hard to say goodbye
Expressing difficulty in letting go.


Tell me why, tell me why
Asking for an explanation.


(No, no, no, no) yeah
Expression of frustration and sadness.


Oh shit, let's go (yeah, yeah)
Turning to music as an escape and outlet.


Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye
Asking for an explanation of the emotional pain caused by separation.


And when I get inside of my mind, I lose my time
Getting lost in thought and losing track of time.


Thinkin' 'bout the times we had, thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Reflecting on happy memories shared with a loved one.


Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Questioning a loved one's decision to leave after promising forever.


Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah
Asking for an explanation of the pain and difficulty in letting go.


Lost too many people to this shit, can't even speak upon this shit
Suffering from the loss of many loved ones and not being able to discuss the pain.


I seen shit, I'm way too damn young, it shouldn't need to be like this
Being exposed to and affected by sadness and loss at a young age.


I swear that I'm way too damn numb to even think about this shit
Feeling emotionally numb and unable to process grief.


But when it's late and I lay awake, I get to tweakin' in this bitch
Late at night, getting lost in thoughts and emotions.


Overthinkin', overdrinkin' Hennessy up in this bitch
Using alcohol to cope with overwhelming thoughts and emotions.


And I'ma face another 'Wood 'til I can't think up in this bitch
Continuing to drink until emotions are numbed and thoughts are silenced.


'Cause if I keep thinkin' 'bout our memories
Being haunted by happy memories shared with a loved one.


Then it's gon' be in memory of me
Fearing that the pain and memories will consume and define them.


I can't count all the tears I cried, so many sleepless nights
Having a difficult time coping with grief and loss.


Watched all of my idols die, right in front of my eyes
Experiencing the loss of admired and respected individuals.


She asked why my heart so cold, and I just can't even lie
Being asked about emotional distance and being unable to deny it.


I think that I'm better off without you with me tonight
Feeling that being alone is better than experiencing the pain of another goodbye.


Better off alone, 'cause I won't take it well if
Preferring to be alone to avoid the emotional pain of parting ways.


You come in my life just to go like the rest did
Being afraid of being hurt again by another person leaving.


Why the fuck does God keep testin' me?
Questioning why life continues to bring more pain and loss.


Put my heart to bed, let it rest in pieces
Being emotionally exhausted and wanting to give up on love.


Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye
Asking for an explanation of the pain and difficulty in letting go.


And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Getting lost in thoughts and losing track of time.


Thinkin' 'bout the times we had, thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Reflecting on happy memories shared with a loved one.


Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Questioning a loved one's decision to leave after promising forever.


Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah
Asking for an explanation of the pain and difficulty in letting go.


Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah
Asking for an explanation of the pain and difficulty in letting go.


And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Getting lost in thoughts and losing track of time.


Thinkin' 'bout the times we had, thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Reflecting on happy memories shared with a loved one.


Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Questioning a loved one's decision to leave after promising forever.


Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah
Asking for an explanation of the pain and difficulty in letting go.




Lyrics © Ultra Tunes, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Charlton Howard, Danny Snodgrass, Henry Nichols, Maxwell Nichols, Rio Leyva, Tanner Katich

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@syedayanali6208

Lyrics

Oh, yeah, oh, yeah, shit, yeah
Late night, thinkin' of shit, um (yeah)
(Tell me why)
Tell me why, tell me why
It's so hard to say goodbye, shit
Tell me why, tell me why
(No, no, no, no)
Oh shit, let's go (yeah, yeah)
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (shit)
And when I get inside of my mind, I lose my time
Thinking 'bout the times we had, thinking 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye
Lost too many people to this shit, can't even speak upon this shit
I seen shit, I'm way too damn young, it shouldn't need to be like this
I swear that I'm way too damn numb to even think about this shit
But when it's late and I lay awake, I get to tweakin' in this bitch
Overthinkin', overdrinkin' Hennessy up in this bitch
And I'ma face another 'wood 'til I can't think up in this bitch
'Cause if I keep thinking 'bout our memories
Then it's gon' be in memory of me
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (shit)
And when I get inside of my mind, I lose my time
Thinking 'bout the times we had, thinking 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (shit)
I can't count all the tears I cried, so many sleepless nights
Watch all of my idols die, right in front of my eyes
She asked why my heart so cold, and I just can't even lie
I think that I'm better off, without you with me tonight
Better off alone, 'cause I won't take you where I live
You come in my life, just to go like the rest did
Why the fuck does God keep testing me?
Put my heart to bed, let it rest in peace, yeah
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (shit)
And when I get inside of my mind, I lose my time
Thinking 'bout the times we had, thinking 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah
And when I get inside of my mind, I lose my time
Thinking 'bout the times we had, thinking 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah



@caseyawesome_

[Intro]
(Oh yeah, oh yeah, shit, yeah, yeah)
Late night, thinkin' of shit, um (Yeah)
(Tell me why)
Tell me why, tell me why
It's so hard to say goodbyes
Tell me why, tell me why
(No, no, no, no)
Oh, shit, let's go (Yeah, yeah)

[Chorus]
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (Shit)
And when I get inside of my mind, I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had to thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah

[Verse 1]
Lost too many people to this shit, can't even speak upon this shit
I seen shit, I'm way too damn young, it shouldn't need to be like this
I swear that I'm way too damn numb to even think about this shit
But when it's late and I lay awake, I get to tweakin' in this bitch
Overthinkin', overdrinkin' Hennessy up in this bitch
And I'ma face another 'wood 'til I can't think up in this bitch
'Cause if I keep thinking 'bout our memories
Then it's gon' be in memory of me

[Chorus]
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (Shit)
And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had to thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (Shit)

[Verse 2]
I can't count all the tears I cried, so many sleepless nights
Watched all of my idols die, right in front of my eyes
She asked why my heart so cold, and I just can't even lie
I think that I'm better off, without you with me tonight
Better off alone, 'cause I won't take it well if
You come in my life, just to go like the rest did
Why the fuck does God keep testin' me?
Put my heart to bed, let it rest in pieces

[Chorus]
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (Shit)
And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had to thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah

[Outro]
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah
And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had to thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah



@nguyenanhtuan6328

Intro]
(Oh yeah, oh yeah, shit, yeah, yeah)
Late night, thinkin' of shit, um (Yeah)
(Tell me why)
Tell me why, tell me why
It's so hard to say goodbyes
Tell me why, tell me why
(No, no, no, no)
Oh, shit, let's go (Yeah, yeah)

[Chorus]
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (Shit)
And when I get inside of my mind, I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had to thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah

[Verse 1]
Lost too many people to this shit, can't even speak upon this shit
I seen shit, I'm way too damn young, it shouldn't need to be like this
I swear that I'm way too damn numb to even think about this shit
But when it's late and I lay awake, I get to tweakin' in this bitch
Overthinkin', overdrinkin' Hennessy up in this bitch
And I'ma face another 'wood 'til I can't think up in this bitch
'Cause if I keep thinking 'bout our memories
Then it's gon' be in memory of me

[Chorus]
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (Shit)
And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had to thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (Shit)

[Verse 2]
I can't count all the tears I cried, so many sleepless nights
Watched all of my idols die, right in front of my eyes
She asked why my heart so cold, and I just can't even lie
I think that I'm better off, without you with me tonight
Better off alone, 'cause I won't take it well if
You come in my life, just to go like the rest did
Why the fuck does God keep testin' me?
Put my heart to bed, let it rest in pieces

[Chorus]
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye (Shit)
And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had to thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah

[Outro]
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah
And when I get inside of my mind I lose my time
Thinkin' 'bout the times we had to thinkin' 'bout the time we spent
Tell me why you left when you told me this was forever and
Tell me why, tell me why it's so hard to say goodbye, yeah
awesome 15/12/2022



All comments from YouTube:

@colesirskiii03

This song dropped once my mother passed tonight. This hit me harder than ever. May your beautiful soul rest in paradise. I love you mom❤️

@Nospemax

Rip

@jasperbagley

I'm so sorry bro. Stay Strong. That's what she wants.

@Trikstamachine

Condolences from a stranger. Head up bro, let her see you smile :) 🙏🏼💯

@imtaff9741

Stay strong bro RIP❤️❤️

@zay2k273

RIP❤️ Can’t imagine what you’re going through good look and stay strong

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@moplayz7346

Broo I can already see Dontai trying to recreate the “tell me whyyyyy” verse 😂

@jacquesgodard

😂😂😂😭😭😭

@_kddw_

Fr tho😭😭😂

@lostvvs

facts yo

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