"Dont Need A Reason" as written by and Ted Brett/orton Barnes....
Have you ever seen a sign,
That upon a time,
There were angels,
We all lose track,
Was upon our backs,
Feel the weight of them,
Why they fall is hard tell,
But some things you can buy yourself,
Yeah we all hurt the ones we love,
And we don't need a reason,
We only give what we think we deserve,
An' that's something to believe in,

I think I've seen a sign,
But its a very fine line,
If you want it all,
An' don't lose track,
For on our back,
There's no weight of wings,
When they shine is hard to say,
But some things never fade away,
We only hurt the ones we love,
Why we don't need a reason,
We only give what we think we deserve,
An' that's something to believe in,

So I've been calling angels down to Earth,
An' I don't need a reason,
Calling angels down to Earth,
Because I believe we need them,
We only hurt the ones we love,
Why we don't need a reason,
Gonna get all that you deserve,
And all that you believe in,
Do you believe in,
Do you need them,
If you need them,
Do you know,
Do you need them,
If you need them,
Do you know,
Do you need them,
If you need them.


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"Don't Need a Reason" as written by Beth Orton Ted Barnes

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs by Beth Orton, she captivates the feeling of hurting others so perfectly in her lyrics for this song.
    nyssaneon December 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song always meant love to me. i never listened to the lyrics much really, i knew "we only hurt the ones we love" but it was the general flow and feel of the song.

    now i'm listening and i can't believe the truth i find in it. everything hurts.
    royalewithcheeseon March 09, 2006   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionHi Nicole, these are the correct lyrics. i pulled them off her site.

    Have you ever seen a sign
    That upon a right time
    There were angels?
    We all lose track
    'Cause upon our backs,
    Feel the weight of them

    Why they fall is hard tell,
    But some things you can't buy or sell
    Yeah, we all hurt the ones we love
    And we don't need a reason
    We only give what we think we deserve
    And that's something to believe in

    I think I've seen a sign
    But its a very fine line
    If you want it all
    And don't lose track
    For upon our backs
    There's no weight of wings

    When they shine is hard to say
    But some things never fade away
    We only hurt the ones we love
    Why, we don't need a reason
    We only give what we think we deserve
    And that's something to believe in

    So I've been calling angels down to Earth
    And I don't need a reason
    Calling angels down to Earth
    Because I believe we need them

    We only hurt the ones we love
    Why, we don't need a reason
    You're gonna get all that you deserve
    And all that you believe in
    Do you believe in?
    Do you need them?
    If you need them
    Do you know?

    Do you need them?
    If you need them
    Do you know?
    Do you need them?
    If you need them
    traslefouron December 20, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song! Beth captures the act of giving of yourself in the hopes that you get the same back perfectly with her lyrics!
    dulcimercheyon March 07, 2011   Link

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