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I Need A Reason

from The Early Treasuries by Abe Loomis

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I Need A Reason (Abe Loomis)

Talk so fine and pretty
Your eyes so strong and clear
I honestly thought I could lie down
And rest right here

You gave me dreams in the woodsmoke
A bottle of whiskey or two
Now tell me -- my generous friend
What you think I should do

Cuz I need a reason to let you live
I need a reason not to shoot you dead
You stole from me the only thing I had in this world to give
Now I need a reason to let you live

Everybody thinks I'm crazy
They say I made a mistake
The tell me you called in the dead of the night
Crying like your heart would break

But they don't know you like I do
They weren't there from the start
They didn't see the poisonous tree
That grew in the shade of your heart


Now every time I take a step
The dust jumps up in the air
The sun on the road make me think
Of the gold in your hair

And the cumulus clouds are flying
Like the stories you whispered to me
And everything shines on a day like this
As far as the eye can see


from The Early Treasuries, released April 14, 2014


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