Why, Oh Why
Lyrics Little Big Town

Written by: Karen Fairchild, Kimberly Schlapman, Jonathan Singleton, Chris Stapleton, Jimi Westbrook

Produced by: Wayne Kirkpatrick

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Why, oh why, can't I lay this trouble down
Lies, your lies keep comin' back around
And round and round and round

You're a shot of whiskey
Straight and smooth and killing me
You're like a prayer I should pray
You're like a sad song I can't help but sing along
You're all the pleasure and the pain

Why, oh why, can't I lay this trouble down
Lies, your lies keep comin' back around
And round and round and round

You're a lesson I can't learn
I must love gettin' burned
Stop, drop and roll right in the flame
You're poison in a kiss, that's just the way it is
You're like the sunshine in the rain

Why, oh why, can't I lay this trouble down
Lies, your lies keep comin' back around
And round and round and round

You say you love me, say you're sorry
I believe your every word
I guess I let you like a fool
I guess I get what I deserve
Next time you say goodbye

Why, oh why, can't I lay this trouble down
Lies, your lies keep comin' back around
And round and round and round

Song facts

"I love singing that song. When we wrote it with Jonathan Singleton, it was something different. Then it came to life on that recording, and it's even more fun singing that song live. We start the show out with it now, and it seems to grab everybody because it starts off acapella. Everybody's right there with us at the top of the show." - Kimberly Schlapman

"'Why Oh Why' has a sassy lyric about not being able to let go of someone you know is not good for you. The lies always come around again, but those old habits are really hard to break sometimes when you're in a relationship." - Karen Fairchild

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