"Reason Is Treason" as written by Sergio Pizzorno and Christopher Karloff....
Here come the morning that I say goodbye to ya
Here come the morning that'll say goodbye
But I don't turn around cause the reason is treason
Here come the morning that I say goodbye to ya
Here come the morning that'll say goodbye
But I don't turn around cause the reason is treason

See the stones coming at my window
See they left man no protection
T ell his family that he will be ok
K-I-LL!

Check the angles from both forces
Overcome by the need to fight it
Fight it fight it fight it fight it

Here come the morning that I say goodbye to ya
Here come the morning that'll say goodbye
But I don't turn around cause the reason is treason

I hear the sounds all around

Here come the morning that I say goodbye to ya
Here come the morning that'll say goodbye
But I don't turn around cause the reason is treason

Here come the morning that I say goodbye to ya
Here come the morning that'll say goodbye
But I don't turn around cause the reason is treason

Here come the morning that I say goodbye to ya
Here come the morning that'll say goodbye
But I don't turn around cause the reason is treason

I say!


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"Reason Is Treason" as written by Sergio Pizzorno Christopher Karloff

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  • +1
    General Commentthe version with both verses(apparently the original version, also called "jacknife lee version") is on the album as well as a hidden track a few minutes after u boat. i haven't a clue as to why they changed it, the album version is so fucking flat and boring compared to the original.

    i reckon the lyrics are about society today, "rubicon" referencing to caesar's military coup that founded the roman empire and in the long run today's european culture. (or it could be a reference to tangerine dream´s old album "rubycon"?) "see the stones coming at my window, see the left man no protection, tell his family that he will be ok K-I-L-L." - about soldiers being shipped off to (more often than not meaningless) war? "turn away from yourself in silence, you can't finish the country using you" - (would be great to actually get the correct lyrics, wouldn't it?) like i said, about society and trying to fight it eventhough you know there's really no point.

    by far the best kasabian song out there, this. both lyrically and musically(jacknife lee version).
    lindieon March 25, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about how people are let down by thier government, especially considereing recent events. Kasabian have a kind of running thing with communism, and that would seem to continue here. Basicalle saying the government are wrong (reason) is treason. not 100% but thats wot i get out of it, especially after seeing the video. Not sure if it refers to Us or Uk tho, possibly commy russia, isnt serge russian or somethin? Think the churchill thing was probably sarcastic, cant see them being big fans of his! Love th song + album!
    scouselukeon August 18, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLeft out the line 'I hear the sounds over the wall, I hear the sounds over the wall'. And it's 'Here come the morning THAT I'll say goodbye to you.' :-D
    terri kayeon August 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentQuality song, Kasabians best I reckon. I dawdled "'cause the reason is treason" all over my English file at college... It's one of those songs that gets a hold of you.
    apaulingon February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally klass music...very dark soundin :)
    i_got_soulon March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBest Kasabian song definatley. Agree with I got soul, sounds dark (in a good, indie type way...)
    simelionon March 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs there another version of this song? I just heard one which doesn't have the first verse and has a couple of lines missing from the second verse, but has an interlude towards the end, with the words 'I hear the sirens all around'. I much prefer the version that has both verses, though - the one I heard recently sounded rather dull and repetitive.
    Acolyteon March 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a bit of a stretch, but I believe this song is about a guy who has to leave his girl to pursue political initiatives...anti-war protesting seems to be the reason, which is treated like treason in most countries, whether they preach freedom of expression, speech, assembly, etc or not. "Crossing the rubicon" is an expression that refers to reaching the point of no return, as Julius Caesar had broken the law(treason?) at this point and had no choice but to go all out and expand the empire. Legend has it that Caesar was very skeptical about the decision for teh days leading up to the crossing as well....this is echoed by the man having to decide between the chick and the resistence when he says "Check the angles from both forces, overcome by the need to fight it" and "the chains of dirt passed on to me" could refer to the burden of knowing that there is a better way than war and having no choice but to pursue a life of resistence. Verdict: Sick Track.
    realeyes_realizeon April 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is a blinder of a tune! Especially live, it blew me away! I dont really think there is a meaning to this song, i just enjoy it for what it is; a cracking tune!
    LauraLovesOasison June 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAWESOME! TOTALLY AWESOME!
    I saw these live in Hyde Park last night and they blew me away... so much energy and power on stage... this song is fantastic... not 100% on the meaning, i think what lindie said is the closest i have seen to making some sense out of it?!
    couple of errors in the lyrics above tho... its "see the left man no protection" and "tell his family that he will be ok" - however, i think that in the hidden track after u-boat it then says "tell his family that he WONT be ok"
    rufstufon July 01, 2005   Link

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