Why Are You With Me

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"Why Are You With Me"
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Don't Be A Stranger cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Don't Be A Stranger
Released 2012
Format CD/LP
Length 3:19
Label Merge Records (US) / Decor Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Sheldon Gomberg
Don't Be A Stranger track listing
  1. "I Love You But You're Dead"
  2. "The Bill Is Due"
  3. "All My Love"
  4. "Oh Mercy"
  5. "Costume Characters Face Dangers In The Workplace"
  6. "Why Are You With Me"
  7. "Lament For Bobo The Clown"
  8. "Break The Champagne"
  9. "We All Have To Find Our Own Way Out"
  10. "You're Waiting"
  11. "Nowhere To Run"

"Why Are You With Me" is the 6th song on Mark Eitzel's 10th album, 2012's Don't Be A Stranger.

Lyrics

I'm the sad clown that sings
I'm the bad wine the good guest brings
Too self-absorbed for magic
My car is always stuck in trafic

I sleep in an airless cell
I got a rich and deep private hell
Oh, why are you with me
Oh, why are you with me

I'm white as a lie
Why are you with me
I used to say I was bi
Why are you with me
Always ready to strike out or hurt
Why are you with me
Plus I never take off my shirt
Why are you with me
I am always chewing empty boasts
Why are you with me
And plates of cheese and toast
Why are you with me
I claim my music is in demand
Why are you with me
I even went to Stonehenge with my band
Why are you with me

And I knew from the start
That you could break my heart
You don't laugh at all my jokes
But you wear all my coats
I knew from the start
That you could break my heart
'Cause with you nothing's wrong
'Cause you're where I belong
I knew from the start
That you could break my heart

Romantic comedies and tears
Why are you with me
I'm a slave to all my fears
Why are you with me
The silhouette of a garden gnome
Why are you with me
And I always like to be alone
Why are you with me

And I've never been loved
The way that you love
I've never been loved
The way that you love

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