Tell Me Why

I keep hearing the song that we heard on TV

Last night as we lay in our bed:

That lovely old song with the name "Tell Me Why"

Turns meaningful love on its head.


Imagine, my Love, that I sang you this song

Intending my love to construe.

Iíd say that the reason I love you, Sweetheart,

Is that God the creator made you.


Would you be delighted to hear words like these?

I really donít think thereís a chance.

For God the creator made not only you,

But spiders and crickets and ants.


The words make more sense with one three-letter change

Though at first they may strike you as odd.

Just give them a moment, let them sink in:

God made you, thatís why I love God.


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