"That's the Reason" as written by Matthew Swinnerton, Alan Donohoe, Lasse Petersen, James Horn-smith and Chris Ketley....
It's late but I'm not finished yet
I'm stuck like a half-smoked cigarette
Between mates and the chances of something happenin'
She's in a group, she might be leaving soon

For a club or just a taxi home
I'd like to be in a taxi by her
Take a chance, make my move
Could be knocked back and they would all see

My mates and hers, it will be ugly
Or maybe it'll work and this night would be
More than just jabber to my mates and me
She's just leaving holes in your memory

Swing test to a heart in her sleeve
Instead I'll be back at her under the sheets
With TV on and she would smell good
We'll wake up and go to work, the world would be alright for once

(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
There ain't no home tonight
(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
There ain't no home tonight

(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
I asked her for a light
(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
There ain't no home tonight

Yeah, I have to use your toothbrush
I know that you may not like that much
But stop for a second Freda while you touch
Most girl's magazines, blah, blah, blah

(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
I ain't going home tonight
(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
I ain't going home tonight

(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
I asked her for a light
(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
I ain't going home tonight

(That's the reason)
Then you'd wake up
(That's the reason)
You were holding my hand

(That's the reason)
Fall asleep again
(That's the reason)
Big smile on my face

(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
I ain't going home tonight
(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
I ain't going home tonight

(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
I asked her for a light
(That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
I ain't going home tonight




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"That's the Reason" as written by Chris Ketley Alan Donohoe

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  • +1
    General CommentI was just as stumped on this song for a while because he slurs the words together so closely but I think I figured out a lot after one car ride home so I'll post the the song the way I hear it with some changes as well as adding to the blanks, with some parts still missing:

    Mind you, a lot of this is blurred together when he sings it, but I think it makes a lot of sense in the context of the song

    It's late but I'm not finished yet
    I'm stuck like a half smoked cigarette
    but too late and so are the chances of it happenin'
    she's in a group, she might be leaving soon
    for a club or just a taxi home
    I'd like to be in a taxi by her
    but I'll take a chance, make my move
    Couldn't knock back or they would all see (??? on this one)
    my mates and her's, it would be ugly
    or maybe it'll work and this night will be
    more than just jabber to my mates and me;
    She just leaving holes in your memory.
    ??? ??? ??? to a ??? ??? ???
    instead I'll be back in her loft under the sheets
    with TV on and she will smell good
    we could even make it work, the world would be alright for once

    (That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I asked her for a light
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight

    Ya I have to use your toothbrush
    I know that you may not like that much
    but stop for a second Freda, "Why you ????"
    most girl's names mean blah blah blah


    (That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I asked her for a light
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight

    (That's the reason)
    then you'd wake up
    (that's the reason)
    you were holding my hand
    (that's the reason)
    fall asleep again
    (that's the reason)
    big smile on my face

    (That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I asked her for a light
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight



    And that's the way it sounded to me
    jasonveraSCon January 20, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan anyone make out all the missing words? I'm not 100% sure what they are...
    Music_Is_Emotionon December 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThanks for your help jasonveraSC! You really cleaned that up a lot. There are some lyrics there that I just can't hear though so I edited it to that effect. Is there anyone else out there that can make out the the rest or correct mistakes if there are some?
    Music_Is_Emotionon January 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's late but I'm not finished yet
    I'm stuck like a half smoked cigarette
    Between my mates and the chance of something happening
    She's in a group, she might be leaving soon
    For a club or just a taxi home
    I'd like to be in a taxi by her
    I'm gonna take a chance and make my move
    Could be knocked back and they would all see
    My mates and her's, it would be ugly
    Or maybe it will work and this night would be
    More than just jabber to my mates and me
    Chasers leaving holes in your memory
    ??Swing the test to a harmacy??
    Instead I could be back at her's under the sheets
    With the TV on and she would smell good
    We couldn't go to work, the world would be alright for once.

    (That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I asked you for a light
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight

    Yeah I have to use your toothbrush
    I know that you may not like that much
    but stop for a second Freda while you touch
    most girl's magazines blah blah blaaah

    (That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I asked you for a light
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight

    (That's the reason)
    then we'd wake up
    (that's the reason)
    you were holding my hand
    (that's the reason)
    fall asleep again
    (that's the reason)
    big smile on my face

    (That's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I asked you for a light
    (that's the reason, that's the reason, that's the reason)
    I ain't going home tonight
    Fatbobon June 07, 2010   Link

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