|song name||Why Must I Be Sad?|
|artist||They Might Be Giants|
|releases||John Henry, John Henry + Factory Showroom|
|first played||April 21, 1993 (25 known performances)|
|sung by||John Linnell, John Flansburgh sings the Alice Cooper titles|
"Why Must I Be Sad" is sung from the perspective of a kid who hears all of his unspoken sadness given voice in the music of Alice Cooper. Alice says everything the kid has been wishing he could say about his alienated, frustrated, teenage world. It's another one of our speculative, non-autobiographical songs which uses the word "I" a lot.
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Why Must I Be Sad? is currently ranked #325 out of 787. (61 wikians have given it an average rating of 8.36)