Live at the Virtually Acoustic Club, London

by The Reason Why

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Recorded live at the Virtually Acoustic Club, London, 12th October, 2000

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released October 12, 2000

www.thereasonwhy.com
Voices and guitars: John Fallon and Mike Ferguson
Recordings owned by the Virtually Acoustic Club, London
Mastered at Richmond Studios, Dublin, Ireland
Original artwork by Positronic Design, MA, USA

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Track Name: The Reason Why - To The Stars
Well I guess the time has come, to listen to the songs we've sung,
to give to you the music of our hearts
To take you on the merrygoround, and tell you of all that we have found,
in this beautiful life of ours
And I know its not easy, cause everybody's so busy
But come with us and we'll take you to the stars

Some o' the songs are a little bit sad, some are happy some just glad,
some o' them might just take your breath away
Some o' them rock and some o' them roll, some have rythm some have soul,
some o' them might just help you through your day
And maybe you will find that you can see inside our minds
Come with us and we'll take you to the stars

To the center of everything
To try to find meaning
We'll take you where you've never been
We'll take you to the stars
Track Name: The Reason Why - Albany NY
This town is dead and I don't want to be here
I want to be there with you instead
It may sound profound
But things don't mean as much to me when you're not around

It's the price I've gotta pay
A minute on the phone for one dollar ninety
And twenty five cents for a letter, well
That ain't much better
And memories of days spent together
Are free
But they're only poor substitutes for the real thing

I lie awake at night
I toss and turn, I burn, staring at the ceiling
Feeling a sense of loss inside
Like someone's died

And this town's still dead and I don't want to be here
I want to be there with you instead
Track Name: The Reason Why - The Reason Why
Late at night I wonder why everybody lives and everybody dies
Then I focus in on your deep blue eyes and I see the reason why
You bowl me over you knock me down you sweep my soul up off the ground
You take away the dyin' pain that you get when you're all alone

Chorus
And it's great to be alive an it's great to have you by my side
I'm into lovin' you and I don 't want to let you go.

Late at night I wonder why people sing and people cry
Then I get that feelin' inside and I see the reason why
It's the way you smile, the way you move, the things you say and the things you do
It's everything you want to be when you're all alone

Chorus

Instrumental

Chorus x 2
Track Name: The Reason Why - Monday Week
The first thing you ask me when I arrive
Is when will I be leavin'
You look like you've brought enough to stay for a month
Well looks can be deceiving

Chorus
Monday week will come around quickly
Monday week will be here before I know it, before I know it

I try so hard to lose myself in you
I try to leave the office behind
But I find myself with budgetary problems
and an impending deadline, of

Chorus

Next thing I know it's Sunday evening
It's funny how time flies when you're havin' fun
It's funny that you're barely a footstep away
And yet the idea of losing you has already begun

Chorus
Monday week has come around quickly
Monday week is here and don't I know it, don't I know it

Standing in the terminal huddling in our coats
I can see the breath in front of my nose
I'm not very good at long goodbyes
Track Name: The Reason Why - Falling In Love Again
I have seen things that I know many others see
I have seen sunshine and rain
But the touch of your hand makes me forget everything
Cause oh I'm fallin' in love again

I have felt things that I know many others feel
I have felt joy and pain
But the sound of your voice makes me forget everything
Oh I'm fallin' in love again

Chorus
And this time everything's alright, everything's ok, this time I know

Picture if you will a world standing still
A world where everything's the same
But even so I still feel the thrill
Cause oh I'm fallin' in love again

Chorus
And this time everything's alright, everything's ok, this time I know

Da, da, da, da, da, da, da ...........
Track Name: The Reason Why - Sweet Futility
Wouldn't it be great if we all owned our own time
And wouldn't it be great if we were free
And wouldn't it be great if we could see tomorrow
Ah sweet futility

But all I have is here and now
And it's you
But all I have is here and now
And it's you

And isn't it great that we appreciate time
And that we know we're not free
Storing up today to lose it all tomorrow
Ah sweet futility

And all I have is here and now
And it's you
And all I have is here and now
And it's you
Track Name: The Reason Why - Millennium Song
Something special is in the air
Everybody knows it's everywhere
Something big is goin' on
Millennium, Millennium

Such excitement all around
You see it in the countryside the cities and the towns
Lots and lots of things to do
Millennium, Millennium

Chorus
A zero, zero, zero for a thousand years
A zero, zero, zero for our hopes and fears
Zero, zero, zero for the one that I love
Millennium, Millennium, Millennium

Such excitement all around
You see it in the countryside the cities and the towns
Lots and lots of things to do
Millennium, Millennium

Chorus
A zero, zero, zero for a thousand years
A zero, zero, zero for our hopes and fears
Zero, zero, zero for the one that I love
Millennium, Millennium, Millennium

Millennium
Track Name: The Reason Why - See If We Can Take It
C'mon get on in, start the car
We'll take a trip, we won't go far
See how fast this thing can move
And see if we can take it
We'll ride around on higher ground
Try to find what's goin' down
Cruise on the other side of town
And see if we can take it

Oh we can take a little time, to try, to try to try and find
What we are looking for

My heart beat like a drum
Flutters in the summer sun
Can't wait 'til the job is done
To see if we can take it

Gotta keep on movin'
Got no time for losin'
Gotta get up gotta go
Don't wanna be goin' slow
Track Name: The Reason Why - Desolate
I had high hopes and had piled hopes high on top of them
At lunch I saw you playing skittles in the pub and you
Toppled them

Chorus
You know how to desolate, you know how to desolate
You know how to desolate
And it's all just one big game to you

I had ambition and I think it really scared you
As you and your short sighted vision
Didn't want the competition

Chorus

What would I do if you crossed in the street
Would I turn away or would I fall at your feet
Would I shoot you a knowing look
Or simply scratch out your eyes
I'm not gonna tell you now it's a surprise

I had the drive the determination but you slammed your foot on the brakes
You said I couldn't join your secret society
'Cause I didn't know any funny handshakes

Chorus
Track Name: The Reason Why - The Silence Remains
Another ten years forgotten memories
Another night spent alone
Another chance for the hopes of your heart
Another opportunity blown

And don't you know this could have been our night
An exorcism at last
But it just went like last night and the night before that
Another two fingers another glass

Let me go, give me back to myself
Let me make my own pain
For all that I may shout and I may scream and I may kick
The silence remains

And don't you this could have been our night
It was there to be thrashed out between us
But for the times I never held you and you never held me back
And the words 'I love you' just got lost

The silence remains
The silence remains