"She's Got a Reason" as written by and James Skelly....
She watched the sky as it bathes into black
Watched with the lovers that never came back
The princes and kings, all the beautiful things
And more

She won't wait, she'll never look back
Through the morgue where the mirrors have crashed
She slides through a dream with all her beautiful schemes
And more

She's got a reason to roam with the stars
Watch her go as she sings
Dumb dumb dara ra ra, dumb dumb dara ra ra
Dumb dumb dara ra ra, dumb dumb dara

Love is gold, time is a thief
She's the river that runs to the sea
With her arms open wide, a sorrowful smile
And more

Still she wonders soaked to the bone
The road she's on, well, it won't lead her home
To the place she cried for the stranger inside
And more

She's got a reason to roam with the stars
Watch her go as she sings
Dumb dumb dara ra ra, dumb dumb dara ra ra
Dumb dumb dara ra ra, dumb dumb dara

She watched the sky as it bathes into black
Watched with the lovers that never came back
The princes and kings, all the beautiful things
And more

She's got a reason to roam with the stars
Watch her go as she sings
Dumb dumb dara ra ra, dumb dumb dara ra ra
Dumb dumb dara ra ra, dumb dumb dara


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"She's Got a Reason" as written by James Skelly

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    General CommentI think this is such a beautiful but confusing song

    She watched the sky as it bathes into black
    Watched with the lovers that never came back
    The princes and kings, all the beautiful things
    And more
    I think the line "the lovers that never came back" is the important one here. The use of the word "lovers" despite generally being used to refer to a sexual companion does evoke ideas of love and the idea of them never coming back clearly implies that she wants them to come back but that they don't. The thought of watching "beautiful things" with these people she loves only for them to leave her is a very sad one.

    She won't wait, she'll never look back
    Through the morgue where the mirrors have crashed
    She slides through a dream with all her beautiful schemes
    And more
    This verse seems vaguely contradictory. The first line tells us clearly that she doesn't mind that much about these people leaving her but then talks about a "morgue" and broken mirrors. Morgues are clearly not happy places and cracked mirrors are indications of bad luck. Perhaps the woman in this song is self-destructive and the act of watching "beautiful things" with her "lovers" is her attempting to be happy.When she's alone she feels like she's in a "morgue" and she feels as though she has bad luck. The image of a "crashed" mirror may also indicate a broken sense of self, as mirrors are used to see yourself.
    I think "beautiful schemes" is such a bleak but wonderful lyric. The idea seems to be her "scheming" and coming up with plans and plots yet the use of "beautiful" seems vaguely condescending, perhaps suggesting that all of her "schemes" are for nothing because there's nothing she can do.

    She's got a reason to roam with the stars
    Watch her go as she sings
    Dumb dumb dara ra ra, dumb dumb dara ra ra
    Dumb dumb dara ra ra, dumb dumb dara
    I think the "reason to roam with the stars" may be suggesting that there's a reason she's mad or a reason she's behaving irrationally. The nonsense singing suggests madness.

    Love is gold, time is a thief
    She's the river that runs to the sea
    With her arms open wide, a sorrowful smile
    And more
    Her "arms open wide" clearly shows supplication and openness, she's there ready to reach out and connect with people yet her "lovers" leave her. The "sorrowful smile" suggests inner strength but also a sense of loss and emotional fragility.

    Still she wonders soaked to the bone
    The road she's on, well, it won't lead her home
    To the place she cried for the stranger inside
    And more
    I think her wondering "soaked to the bone" shows madness and self destructiveness again. Wondering also gives the idea of searching for something, perhaps love, perhaps sanity. But the "soaked to the bone" gives the impression of hopelessness, whatever she's looking for she won't find it. This is backed up with the idea that her "road" won't "lead her home". Whether "home" is what she is searching for of what she's leaving it gives the idea of her being lost. She won't find what she's looking for but neither will she be able to return to what she came from.
    Crying for "the stranger inside" I think changes a lot of the rest of the meaning or backs up my theory of madness. She doesn't understand who she is and this makes her cry. She sees herself as a "stranger" or there is a "stranger" in her head who is making her cry
    KinkyDoxon May 03, 2013   Link

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