Beatles ( The ) - TELL ME WHY

First performance: 13/04/2002


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song 4 times, always off-tour .
Three times in the Stone Pony and 1 time at the boardwalk hall in Atlantic city. Two times in a row in the Pony as a soundcheck during the Rumson school private benefit where only parents, friends and schoolsupporters were invited. Third time, also soundchecked in Atlantic city.

2002-04-13 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Rumson Country Day School Benefit)
2002-04-14 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Rumson Country Day School Benefit)

2003-03-07 - BOARDWALK HALL, ATLANTIC CITY, NJ
2003-04-30 - THE STONE PONY, ASBURY PARK, NJ (Rumson Country Day School Benefit)


Songinfo

"Tell Me Why" is a song by English rock band the Beatles from their album A Hard Day's Night.It was written by John Lennon in either Paris or New York City and recorded in eight takes on 27 February 1964. Paul McCartney said:
I think a lot of these [Lennon's] songs like "Tell Me Why" may have been based in real experiences or affairs John was having, or arguments with Cynthia [Lennon’s wife] or whatever, but it never occurred to us until later to put that slant on it all. ”

Other cover versions

 

Bruce on the artist

 
Bruce on ‘ tell me why ‘ in Atlantic city’s boardwalk hall : 
" we´re glad to be here in Atlantic City Convention Hall and we´re gonna dedicate this next song to all the bands that played in this room that inspired us....hope we do alright with this....”
 
 
" The Beatles were cool. They were classical, formal, and created the idea of an independent unit where everything could come out of your garage. The "Meet the Beatles" album cover, those four head shots. I remember, I seen 'em at J. J. Newberry's. It was the first thing I saw when you ran down to the five–and–ten cent store. There were no record stores. There weren't enough records, I don't think, in those days. There was a little set by the toys where they sold a few albums.
And I remember running in and seeing that album cover with those four headshots. It was like the silent gods of Olympus. Your future was just sort of staring you in the face. I remember thinking, "That's too cool. I'm never gonna get there, man, never." And then in some fanzine I came across a picture of the Beatles in Hamburg. And they had on the leather jackets and the slick–backed pompadours, they had acned faces. I said, hey, "Wait a minute, those are the guys I grew up with, only they were Liverpool wharf rats."
So minus their Nehru jackets and the haircuts – so these guys, they're kids. They're a lot cooler than me, but they're still kids. There must be a way to get there from here.  "
 
During the " The Late Show with Stephen Colbert " (at: 07:00)
 

Lyrics

Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me

Well, I gave you everything I had
But you left me sitting on my own
Did you have to treat me oh so bad?
All I do is hang my head and moan

Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me

If it's something that I've said or done
Tell me what, and I'll apologize
If you don't I really can't go on
Holding back these tears in my eyes

Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me

Well, I beg you on my bended knees
If you'll only listen to my pleas
Is there anything I can do
'Cause I really can't stand it, I'm so in love with you

Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me
Tell me why you cried
And why you lied to me