"I Found A Reason" as written by and Lou Reed....
Pa papa papa papa
Pa papa papa papa
Pa papa papa papa
Pa papa papa papa

I found a reason to keep living
Oh and the reason, dear, is you
I found a reason to keep singing
Oh and the reason, dear, is you

Oh I do believe
If you don't like things you live
For some place you never gone before

Pa papa papa papa
Pa papa papa papa
Pa papa papa papa
Pa papa papa papa

Honey, I found a reason to keep living
And you know the reason, dear it's you
And I've walked down life's lonely highways
Hand in hand with myself
And I realized how many paths have crossed between us

Oh I do believe
You're all what you perceive
What come is better that what came before

Oh I do believe
You're all what you perceive
What come is better that what came before

Pa papa papa papa
Pa papa papa papa
Pa papa papa papa
Pa papa papa papa
And you'd better come, come come, come to me
Come come, come to me

pa papa papa pa


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"I Found a Reason" as written by Lou Reed

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    General Commentthe first thing i thought when i heard it was about irony, mostly because of the little sweet-talk breakdown that lou reed does -- it's really really silly. i adore the song, but it also makes me laugh a little bit, which makes it even better to me than a straight love song.
    yourtwowinterson April 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought this was quite a sweet song and I really liked the line "I found a reason to keep living" but I read in an interveiw with Lou Reed that he wrote it quite ironically.
    sweetydarlingon May 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat interview? do you have the link?

    beautiful song.
    mrs-mojo-risinon November 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favoruite songs ever.
    i think the meaning is pretty ovious.
    _aeronauticalon November 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so mellow yet soothing and refreshing to listen to.
    suclid003on February 21, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDear god, this song is horrendous! I adore Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, but this is the crappest song on a less than decent album... seriously, whether it's ironic or not (and I pray god it is) the whole 'paa paaa paa' thing is dreadful and his little chatty bit in the middle makes me cringe with embarrassment! oh Lou! Why? WHY?!
    Coney_island_babyon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like this song and I don't mind Loaded. Sure, the record company asked them to be a bit more commercial and they still pull it off successfully.

    According to the Wikipedia page on Lou:
    Cale has since been quoted as saying that he could not understand how Reed who could write such "tender and heartfelt" songs, and yet "could be the complete opposite as a human being.

    Heh.
    elwyn5150on May 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentcat power covered this. decent cover, but pales in comparison with the original
    artlesson June 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFor a long time, I thought this was a scary song, because of the way Massive Attack sampled it on "Risingson", which truly is an icy, haunted song... What a surprise when I heard the original song !
    The Dog That Ate...on October 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is so much more original if it is considered ironic!
    Catroaron October 02, 2006   Link

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