"Why", by Carly Simon, was one of a string of film-inspired singles from a less successful period in her career (specifically in the US). Following her much publicized break-down on stage in 1980, it was recorded for the movie Soup for One in 1982. The movie flopped but the soundtrack was a success.
The song, like all of the soundtrack, was produced by Edwards & Rodgers of Chic fame. This was a move away from the usual…
Why, why, why
They won't let us do no shows in New York
They won't even let us fuckin talk