Reason to Be

from by Sad Brad Smith

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lyrics

You were my reason to be so uneven
You were my reason to be so unwell
You were my reason to be a genius
You were my reason to be as far as I could tell

Look at all the pretty people waiting in line to be free
(They're not that pretty, though, no, not as pretty as me)
Look at all the pretty people waiting in line just to see
Their reason to be

You were the light in my tomb from whom I hid my thoughts
You were the whisper of doom for whom all wars are fought
You were the light and the way, you were the darkness, too
You were the night and the day, and I was in love with you

Look at all the sickly people crawling in time to the sea
(Are they that sick, though? No, how sick can they be?)
Look at all the sickly people crawling like slime through the streets
To lay at your feet

Because I couldn't shake the feeling
You would not let me get across
Stuck between this vague notion of duty
And an overwhelming sense of loss

You were my reason to be so temperamental
You were my reason to be so sweet and so kind
You were my reason to be, you were my temple
You were my reason to be, lord, once upon a time

Once upon a time

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from Magic, released May 20, 2014

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Sad Brad Smith Chicago, Illinois

Sad Brad Smith is a singer and songwriter in Chicago, whose song "Help Yourself," won him acclaim and disdain in several small circles. In 2010 he released his first masterpiece, "Love is Not What You Need," which has yet to generate significant buzz within the public sphere, followed in 2014 by the psychedelic, death-folk song cycle, Magic. A harrowing new work, titled the Painter, coming 2017. ... more

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