"Ain't No Reason" as written by and Brett Dennen....
There ain't no reason things are this way
It's how they've always been and they intend to stay
I can't explain why we live this way
We do it every day

Preachers on the podiums speaking the sayings
Prophets on the sidewalk begging for change
Old ladies laughing from the fire escape
Cursing my name

I got a basket full of lemons and they all taste the same
A window and a pigeon with a broken wing
You could spend your whole life working for something
Just to have it taken away

People walk around pushing back their debts
Wearing paychecks like necklaces and bracelets
Talking about nothing, not thinking 'bout death
Every little heartbeat, every little breath

People walk a tight rope on a razors edge
Carrying their hurt and hatred and weapons
It could be a bomb, or a bullet or a pen
Or thought, or a word or a sentence

There ain't no reason things are this way
It's how they've always been and they intend to stay
I don't know why I say the things I say
But I say them anyway

But love will come, set me free
Love will come, set me free, I do believe
Love will come, set me free, I know it will
Love will come, set me free, yes

Prison walls still standing tall
Some things never change at all
Keep on building prisons, gonna fill them all
Keep on building bombs, gonna drop them all

Working your fingers bare to the bone
Breaking your back, make you sell your soul
Like a lung, it's filled with coal
Suffocating slow

The wind blows wild and I may move
But politicians lie and I am not fooled
You don't need no reason or a three piece suit
To argue the truth

The air on my skin and the world under my toes
Slavery stitched into the fabric of my clothes
Chaos and commotion wherever I go
Love I try to follow

Love will come, set me free
Love will come, set me free, I do believe
Love will come, set me free, I know it will
Love will come, set me free, yes

There ain't no reason things are this way
It's how they've always been and they intend to stay
I can't explain why we live this way
We do it every day


Lyrics submitted by alicennn, edited by Fawxhox

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    General CommentWell I'm syuprised that with brett's new CD out that no one has really caught onto how great his music and lyrics are.

    This song is (to me) about the power of love, not the kind of love that you have for your wife, but maybe a little? Its more of the kind of love that is universal, world peace, things of that sort.

    Also to me it means that we arnt in control of what happening and it talks about how we will never know why they are the way they are.

    I've been listening to brett for some time now and just a few months ago when his new CD came out I had 2 of my best friends pass away in a car accident and music was there to save me frmo myself. Brett's music especialy kept me in the right direction.
    zoom zoomon October 30, 2006   Link

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