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"Why Do You Talk"
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album _Perfect Night Live In London_
(Lou Reed, 1998)

written by Lou Reed

* written for the play _Time Rocker_ (1996)

Jul 03, 1997
Royal Festival Hall, London
(Meltdown Festival)
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        Why do you talk
        why do you waste time
        saying the same old thing
        it should be a crime

        You never listen
        instead you stammer

        As though you're interesting
        and full of glamour
        as though you're interesting
        and full of glamour

        Why do you talk so much
        why don't you shut up
        you have nothing to say
        you lack drama

        It's the same old thing
        you'd like to know why

        Who made the earth move
        who made the sky high
        who made the earth move
        who made the sky high

        Who made your blood red
        who made you think thoughts
        who made you breathe a breath
        tell me why do you talk
        Oh, tell me why do you talk
        tell me why do you talk
        tell me why do you talk

        Why do you always talk
        why do you make sound

        Why don't you listen
        why do you talk so much
        why don't you listen
        why do you talk so much
        Why don't you shut up
        why don't you shut up
        why don't you shut up
        why do you talk so much



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

        {Am}{D}{Am}{D}     (Why do you talk ...)
        {G}{C}             (You never listen ...)
        {Am}{Am}{Am}{Am}   (As though you're interesting ...)

guitar  {Am}{D}{Am}{D}

        {Am}{D}{Am}{D}     (Why do you talk so much ...)
        {G}{C}             (It's the same old thing ...)
        {Am}{Am}{Am}{Am}   (Who made the earth move ...)

guitar  {Am}{D}{Am}{D}

        {Am}{D}{Am}{D}     (Who made your blood red ...)
break   {Am}{D}{D...       (Oh, tell me why do you talk ...)

        {G}{C}             (Why do you always talk ...)
        {Am}{Am}{Am}{Am}   (Why don't you listen ...)
        {Am}{Am}{Am}{Am..  (Why don't you shut up ...)







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"Why Do You Talk"
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from the play _Time Rocker_
(Robert Wilson/Darryl Pinckney/Lou Reed, 1996)

performed by actors, German musicians

Jun 11, 1996
Thalia Theater, Hamburg, Germany
(pre-premiere)
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        Why do you talk
        why do you waste time
        saying the same old thing
        it should be a crime

        You never listen
        instead you stammer

        As though you're interesting
        and full of glamour
        as though you're interesting
        and full of glamour

        Why do you talk so much
        why don't you shut up
        you have nothing to say
        you lack drama

        It's the same old thing
        you'd like to know why

        Who made the earth move
        who made the sky high
        who made the earth move
        who made the sky high

        Who made your blood red
        ...
        [tape skipped]
        ...
        Tell me why do you talk, tell me why do you talk
        tell me why do you talk

        Why do you always talk
        why do you make sound

        Why don't you listen
        why do you talk so much
        why don't you listen
        why do you talk so much

        Why don't you shut up
        why don't you shut up
        Why don't you shut up
        why don't you shut up
        Why don't you shut up
        why don't you shut up
        Why don't you shut up
        why don't you shut up
        Why don't you shut up
        why don't you shut up
        Why don't you shut up
        why don't you shut up



intro                 .G#}
        {A#m}{D#}{A#m}{D#}

        {A#m}{D#}{A#m}{D#}        (Why do you talk ...)
        {G#}{C#}                  (You never listen ...)
        {A#m}{A#m}{A#m}{A#m}      (As though you're interesting ...)

        {A#m}{D#}{A#m}{D#}

        {A#m}{D#}{A#m}{D#}        (Why do you talk so much ...)
        {G#}{C#}                  (It's the same old thing ...)
        {A#m}{A#m}{A#m}{A#m}      (Who made the earth move ...)

        {A#m}{D#}{A#m}{D#}

        {A#m//--                  (Who made your blood red ...)

        [tape skipped]

break   --//A#m}{D#}{A#m}{D#...   (Tell me why do you talk ...)

        {G#}{C#}                  (Why do you always talk ...)
        {A#m}{A#m}{A#m}{A#m}      (Why don't you listen ...)

        {A#m}{D#}{A#m}{D#}

coda    {E}{E}{A}{A}
        {E}{E}{A}{A}
        {E}{E}{A}{A}
        {E}{E}{A}{A}              (Why don't you -)

        {E}{E}{A}{A}              (- shut up, why don't you ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}              (- shut up, why don't you ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}              (- shut up, why don't you ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}              (- shut up, why don't you ...)
        {E}{E}{A}{A}              (- shut up, why don't you ...)
        {E}{E}{A.                 (- shut up, why don't you shut up)




* riff

       ______   ______    ______   ______
      / / / /  / / / /   / / / /  / / / /
     {A#m}              {D#}
 1e --6...-----------4---6...-----------4--
 2B --6...-----------6---8...-----------4--
 3G --6...-----------6---8...-----------5--
 4D --8...-----------6---8...-----------6--
 5A --8...-----------4---6...-----------6--
 6E --6...------------------------------4--

   ______   ______    ______   ______
  / / / /  / / / /   / / / /  / / / /
 {A#m}              {D#}
--6...-----------4---6...-----------4--
--6...-----------6---8...-----------4--
--6...-----------6---8...-----------5--   ...
--8...-----------6---8...-----------6--
--8...-----------4---6...-----------6--
--6...------------------------------4--




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thanks: Jose Alberto (brooklyn@usuarios.retecal.es)
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My own interpretation like always.


Why do you talk


Why do you talk
Why do you waste time
Saying the same old thing
You should be a crime
You never listen
Instead you stammer
As though you're interesting
And full of glamour
As though you're interesting
And full of glamour.

Why do you talk so much
Why don't you shut up
You have nothing to say
You like drama
It's the same old thing
You'd like to know why
Who makes the earth move
Who make the sky high
Who make the earth move
Who make the sky high

Who make your blood red
Who make you think thoughts
Who make you breathe the breath
Tell me why do you talk
Oh, tell me why do you talk
Tell me why do you talk
Tell me why do you talk
Why do you always talk
Why do you make sound
Why don't you listen
Why do you talk so much
Why don't you listen 

why do you talk so much
why don't you shut up
why don't you shut up
why don't you shut up
why do you talk so much

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Why Do You Talk


Why do you talk
Why do you waste time
Saying the same old thing
It should be a crime
You never listen
Instead you stammer
As though you're interesting
And full of glamour
Why do you talk so much
Why don't you shut up
You have nothing to say
You lack Drama
It is the same old thing
You'd like to know why
Who made the earth move
Who made the sky high
Who made the earth move
Who made the sky high
Who made your blood red
Who made you think thoughts
Who made you breathe a breath
Tell me, why do you talk
Tell me, why do you talk
Tell me, why do you talk
Tell me, why do you talk
Why do you always talk
Why do you make sounds
Why don't you listen
Why do you talk so much
Why don't you listen
Why do you talk so much
Why don't you shut up
Why don't you shut up
Why don't you shut up
Why don't you shut up


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