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'Why Don't We Live Together?' was the closing track on Please.

Production and RecordingEdit

This track was originally recorded with Ron Dean Miller in New York (which is why he receives a production credit), but that version was not the one featured on 'Please'.

Lyrics Edit

The original lyric for the refrain was "Why don't we live together now?" but the last word was taken out after suggested by Ron Dean Miller.

The song features the lyrics "for all the love we have and all the love we hide", which were also featured at the end of several version of 'Opportunities (Let's Make Lots Of Money)'.

According to Neil:

The song is really about settling down, compromise. If you will never find someone who you are totally in love with, who you are intellectually compatible with, physically compatible with, never going to get bored with sexually, is incredibly good-looking - if you're not going to find that person, you're probably going to settle for the person whom you're used to. It's the compromise of reaching middle age.

There comes a time in everyone’s life
when all of the parties every night
they’re not enough
You want something more
I want you
I want you

I find you when I want you
and lose you late at night
The woman in me shouts out
the man in me just smiles
I may not always love you
you may not care
but if we should live together
there's something we could share
if we dare
Why don’t we?

Baby, why don’t we live together?
You won’t believe in love until the day you try
Baby, why don’t we live together?
With all the love we had and all the love we hide

We’ll find a home together
and sleep there every night
There’s a time and place for most things
This time we’ll get it right
You may not always love me
I may not care
but intuition tells me, baby
there’s something we could share
if we dare
Why don’t we?

Baby, why don’t we live together?
You won’t believe in love until the day you try
Baby, why don’t we live together?
With all the love we had and all the love we hide

Why don’t we live together? Together?
Why don’t we live together? Together?
Ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah
Ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah

You may not always love me
I may not care
but intuition tells me, baby
there’s something we could share
if we dare
Why don’t we?

Baby, why don’t we live together?
You won’t believe in love until the day you try
Baby, why don’t we live together?
With all the love we had and all the love we hide

Why don’t we live together?
Together? Together?
Ooh, ooh, yeah, yeah
Baby
You won't believe until the day you try
Baby, why don’t we live together?
Why don’t we live together?
Baby, why don’t we live together?
You won’t believe in love until the day you try
Baby
Without the love, love you feel inside