Why Can't I? lyrics - Scandalous

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Album lyrics:
  1. Act I
  2. Stand Up Stand Up Video
  3. Minnie's Prayer Minnie's Prayer Video
  4. Why Can't I?
  5. He Will Be My Home He Will Be My Home Video
  6. Come Whatever May Come Whatever May Video
  7. He Will Be My Home (Reprise) He Will Be My Home (Reprise) Video
  8. That Sweet Lass From Cork That Sweet Lass From Cork Video
  9. Come Whatever May (Reprise) Come Whatever May (Reprise) Video
  10. How Could You? How Could You? Video
  11. You Have a Fire You Have a Fire Video
  12. Minnie's Prayer (Reprise) 
  13. Follow Me (Part 1) Follow Me (Part 1) Video
  14. A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do A Girl's Gotta Do What a Girl's Gotta Do Video
  15. Follow Me (Part 2) Follow Me (Part 2) Video
  16. For Such a Time as This For Such a Time as This Video
  17. Act II
  18. Hollywood Aimee Hollywood Aimee Video
  19. Adam and Eve Adam and Eve Video
  20. Foursquare March 
  21. Samson and Delilha Samson and Delilha Video
  22. Hollywood Aimee (Reprise) 
  23. Moses and Pharaoh Moses and Pharaoh Video
  24. It's Just You It's Just You Video
  25. The Coconut Grove 
  26. No Other Choice 
  27. Lost or Found? Lost or Found? Video
  28. What Does It Profit? What Does It Profit? Video
  29. I Have a Fire I Have a Fire Video

Why Can't I? lyrics

Why Can't I?

Why must I live under such inane authority?
Why, they don’t even understand the simplest history.
They spout the Holy Scriptures as if it were sacred truth.
Why must this be the way I have to waste my youth?

Life was made for dancing under a moonlit, starry sky.
If other girls go dancing, then dammit why can’t I?
Why must I be living under their narrow-minded roof?
If there really is a God, why can’t they show me proof?
Why am I the fated daughter of such pompous piety?
Why must I be forced to swallow such religiosity?
Life was made for living every moment til you die,
So dammit why can’t I?

Why can’t I become a brilliant actress on the stage?
The only acting I’m allowed is when
I’m told to act my age!
Life was made for dreaming,
Trusting that you can touch the sky,
So dammit why can’t —

I’m seventeen, so what does that mean?
What is seventeen supposed to be?
Prim and proper, polite and pristine?
Well, that may be a great life for some girls,
But it’s no life for me!
Last Update: October, 24th 2023

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