Why Does It Have To Be Me

Percy Faith

Percy Faith


PROFILE
Songwriters Percy Faith, Carl Sigman
Year Written 1953
About Why Does It Have To Be Me?
Percy Faith and Carl Sigman wrote this song in 1953. While primarily identified with Tony Bennett, it has also been recorded by Nat King Cole.

Lyrics

Why, why, why can’t your careless heart be true
Cry, cry, cry seems that’s all I ever do
Why, why, why can’t you lie to someone new
Why does it have to be me

If you must hurt someone by lying constantly
Why does it have to be me
And if you give somebody’s heart a trying time
Why does it have to be mine

Why, why, why can’t your careless heart be true
Cry, cry, cry seems that’s all I ever do
Why, why, why can’t you lie to someone new
Why does it have to be me

Each time you ask my heart to answer your caress
Why must I always say yes
And if someone has to love you ’til eternity
Why does it have to be me

Why, why, why can’t your careless heart be true
Cry, cry, cry seems that’s all I ever do
Why, why, why can’t you lie to someone new
Why does it have to be me

Session / Album Information

1953

“Why Does It Have To Be Me?” was recorded on October 13, 1953 and released the following year as a single with “Stranger In Paradise.” It was arranged by Percy Faith.

This recording released on:

  • 1954: Columbia 78: 40121
  • 1954: Columbia 45: 4-40121
  • 2004: Sepia Records CD: SEPIA 1028 — The Young Tony Bennett
  • 2007: Proper CD: PROPERBOX 121 — Young Tony
  • 2011: Disc #5 in The Tony Bennett Complete Collection (88697874602-JK5) The Columbia Singles, Volume 3

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