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"Why Can't I Be Good"
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album _Faraway, So Close!_
(Original Soundtrack, 1993)

written by Lou Reed
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        Why can't I be good
        why can't I act like a man
        why can't I be good
        and do what other men can
        Why can't I be good
        make something of this life
        if I can't be a god
        let me be more than a wife

        Why can't I be good
        why can't I be good
        Why can't I be good
        why can't I be good

        I don't want to be weak
        I want to be strong
        not a fat happy weakling
        with two useless arms
        A mouth that keeps moving
        with nothing to say
        an eternal baby
        who never moved away

        Why can't I be good
        why can't I be good
        Why can't I be good
        why can't I be good

        I'd like to look in the mirror
        with a feeling of pride
        instead of seeing a reflection
        of failure a crime
        I don't want to turn away
        to make sure I cannot see
        I don't want to hold my ears
        when I think about me

        Why can't I be good
        why can't I be good
        Why can't I be good
        why can't I be good

        I want to be like the wind
        when it uproots a tree
        carries it across an ocean
        to plant in a valley
        I want to be like the sun
        that makes it flourish and grow
        I don't want to be
        what I am anymore

        Why can't I be good
        why can't I be good
        Why can't I be good
        why can't I be good

        I was thinking of some kind of whacked out syncopation
        that would help improve this song
        some knock 'em down rhythm
        that would help it move along
        Some rhyme of pure perfection
        a beat so hard and strong
        if I can't get it right this time
        will a next time come along

        Why can't I be good
        why can't I be good
        Why can't I be good
        why can't I be good



intro   {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}

        {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}
        {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (Why -)

        {D}{C/G}{A}{A/D}        (- can't I be good, why can't I ...)
        {D}{C/G}{A}{A}          (- can't I be good, make ...)

chorus  {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (- good, Why can't I be good, why -)
        {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (- can't I be good, Why can't I ...)

        {D}{C/G}{A}{A/D}        (I don't want to be weak ...)
        {D}{C/G}{A}{A}          (- mouth that keeps moving ...)

chorus  {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (- good, Why can't I be good ...)
        {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (- good, Why can't I be good, I'd -)

        {D}{C/G}{A}{A/D}        (- like to look in the mirror ...)
        {D}{C/G}{A}{A}          (- want to turn away ...)

chorus  {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (- good, Why can't I be good ...)
        {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (- good, Why can't I be good ...)

        {D}{C/G}{A}{A/D}        (- be like the wind ...)
        {D}{C/G}{A}{A}          (- be like the sun ...)

chorus  {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (- good, Why can't I be good ...)
        {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (- good, Why can't I be good ...)

        {D}{C/G}{A}{A/D}        (- thinking of some kind of ...)
        {D}{C/G}{A}{A}          (- rhyme of pure perfection ...)

chorus  {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (- good, Why can't I be good ...)
        {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}        (- good, Why can't I be good)

        {D}{D/G}{D}{A/D}
        {D}{D/G}{D.A/D.A}{D.A/A.D...

coda    {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D}{D}{D}{D}
        {D/D..




* {D.A/D.A}{D.A/A.D... part: syncopated rhythm

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| / /  / /  / /  / / | / /  / /  / /  / / |
  x D  A x  D A  x D   A x  A D...




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transcribed by Shiroh KOUCHI (wildside@mx21.tiki.ne.jp)
http://ww21.tiki.ne.jp/~wildside/
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