Brett Dennen

Brett Dennen - Ain't No Reason

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There ain’t no reason things are this way.

It's how they always been and they intend to stay.

I can't explain why we live this way, we do it everyday.

Preachers on the podium speakin’ to saints..

Prophet on the sidewalk beggin’ 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 can spend your whole life workin’ for something

Just to have it taken away.

People walk around pushin back their debts.

Wearing pay checks like necklaces and bracelets,

Talking ‘bout 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 a thought or a word or a sentence.

There Ain't no reason things are this way.

It's how they 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 buildin’ prisons, gonna fill them all,

Keep on buildin’ bombs, gonna drop them all.

Working your fingers bare to the bone, breakin your

Back make you sell your soul, like a

Lung thats filled with

Coal sufficating slow. The wind blows wild and I may move,

The 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 always been and they intend to stay

I can't explain why we live this way, we do it everyday.

Thanks to Gabby for correcting these lyrics

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oanastefan
Tuesday 13th of March 2012 14:13
Brett Dennen is so cute :)