As I lay upon my bed, I begin dreaming
Of how it's gonna be the day that I am free
Once I settle like the dust upon the table
But then you came along
You helped me write this song

I don't know what day it is,
I can't recall the seasons
And I don't remember how we got this far
All I know is I'm loving you for all the right reasons
In my sky you'll always be my morning star

Like a tired bird flying high across the ocean
I was outside looking in
You made me live again
From the mountains to the prairies little babies
Figures fill their heads
Visions bathed in red

I don't know what day it is,
I can't recall the seasons
And I don't remember how we got this far
All I know is I'm loving you for all the right reasons
In my sky you'll always be my morning star

From the train in Manchester, England
Lightning fills the sky
As I watched you wave goodbye
From the mountains to the prairie little babies
Figures fill their heads
Visions bathed in red

I don't know what day it is,
I can't recall the seasons
And I don't remember how we got this far
All I know is I'm loving you for all the right reasons
In my sky you'll always be my morning star


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All the Right Reasons Lyrics as written by GARY LOURIS, GARY MICHAEL LOURIS

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    I think it's about how love will sneak up on you. That you're going along fine in your world, being free and all that then someone comes around and you realize that you do need someone to share your life with. And your joy overflows and you lose track of time and all you do know is that you love that person and it's for all the right reasons. Not lust or revenge, avoidence... but for friendship, a helper, support, security... sigh, love is sweet.

    smilingfoxon September 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    I agree with smilingfox. Love will sneak up on you. From the first time I heard this song, I thought it was pretty. It reminds me that life goes by so quickly and love is so rare and beautiful. Maybe "All the Right Reasons" means that you don't expect anything in return. He feels this woman has made him "live again" and what an incredible gift that is.

    **The only lyric that confuses me is, "little babies". I mean, I love little babies, but couldn't there have been something else there?

    postmortemon July 02, 2009   Link
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    General Comment

    I agree with the sneak up on you part - and he doesn't understand how love happens but he accepts it.

    As for little babies, I think he is saying it is the same as how babies just absorb what is around them and smile laugh cry, they have no choice like we have no choice. life happens and we can't help how we feel.

    jamwinon September 07, 2011   Link
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    My Opinion

    I came here looking for other's opinions on the "little babies" lyric. Specifically "figures fill their heads, visions bathed in red". It has always puzzled me...seems out of place....but now seems to make sense to me as I read other's comments. I now think it is referring to their innocence and that they see the world through rose-colored glasses. Their visions are bathed in red...rose color.

    Something else that struck me, and it could be a long shot, but there seems to be a couple of songs by the Jayhawks that refer to traveling and in a very subtle way, derive from the mood of the folk classic City of New Orleans. In All the Right Reasons,, either she or he is n a train. In the City of New Orleans, "Mothers with their babes asleep rockin' to that gentle beat, and the rhythm of the rails is all they feel". In All the Right Reasons: "From the train in Manchester, England Lightning fills the sky As I watched you wave goodbye From the mountains to the prairie little babies Figures fill their heads Visions bathed in red"

    And then in the Jayhawk's Tampa to Tulsa the lyrics talk about the card game that is going on during the trip (on a bus)..."There's a card game in the back seat, They're throwing dice in the aisle" .and in City of New Orleans "Dealin' cards with an old man in the club car, Penny a point, ain't no one keepin' score".....

    Just some thoughts.

    gully44on July 27, 2014   Link
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    I think it’s about someone who was in prison and they found love that brought them back to humanity.

    andy103476on January 29, 2022   Link

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