Who Sang If I Had a Reason? Rory Gallagher

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Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Rory Gallagher
release date: 1973
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Blues Rock/Electric Blues/Classic Rock
length: 4:31
producer: Rory Gallagher
If I had a reason I'd tell you what it is,
Must I explain how I feel.
I've tried and I've tried to make it so clear,
But my time is just wasted I fear.
Well it's only an old song but it serves it's purpose so well,
By the cry in your voice I can tell.
When you sing there's a feeling behind the words,
That brings it all back again.

I'm reaching, I'm reaching, while you slip away,
I'm searching for words I can say.
I'm listening, I'm listening, tryin' not to hear,
You say that we might meet some day.

There's a picture that's faded and curling from it's frame,
Of a face that smiles patiently.
It might smile forever to make me feel better,
But I just might wait to see.

Oh I'm reaching, I'm reaching while you slip away,
I'm searching for words I can't say.
I'm listening, I'm listening tryin' not to hear,
You say that we might meet some day.

There's answers to questions that we both wanna know,
But those answers keep evading me.
There's rhymes and there's reasons, there's rights and there's wrongs.
For being what you are to me.

If I had a a reason I'd tell you what it is,
Would you do the same thing for me?
"Cause the minute you go there's one thing I know,
That the day will mean nothing for me.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Walk on Hot Coals
  • 2 Daughter of the Everglades
  • 3 Banker's Blues
  • 4 Hands Off
  • 5 Race the Breeze
  • 6 The Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
  • 7 Unmilitary Two-Step
  • 8 If I Had a Reason

  • Album Information
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin