Who Sang Reasons to Quit? Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Pancho & Lefty cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1982
length: 3:32
composer: Merle Haggard
lyricist: Merle Haggard
Reasons to quit
The smoke and booze don't do me like before
And I'm hardly ever sober
And my old friends don't come around much anymore

Reasons to quit
The low it always lower than the high
And the reasons to quit
Don't out number all the reasons why

So we keep smokin' and we keep drinkin'
Havin' fun and never thinkin'
Laughin' at the price tag that we pay
And we keep roarin' down the fast lane
Like two young men feelin' no pain
And the reason for quittin's
Gettin' bigger each day

Reasons to quit
I can't afford the habit all the time
I need to be sober
I need to write some new songs that will rhyme

Reasons to quit
They have no rhyme or reason when you're high
And the reasons to quit
Don't out number all the reasons why

And we keep smokin' and we keep drinkin'
Havin' fun, never thinkin'
And laughin' at the price tag that we pay
And we keep roarin' down the fast lane
Like two young men feelin' no pain
And the reason for quittin's
Gettin' bigger each day
And the reason for quittin's
Gettin' bigger each day

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pancho and Lefty
  • 2 It's My Lazy Day
  • 3 My Mary
  • 4 Half a Man
  • 5 Reasons to Quit
  • 6 No Reason to Quit
  • 7 Still Water Runs the Deepest
  • 8 My Life's Been a Pleasure (I Still Love You as I Did in Yesterday)
  • 9 All the Soft Places to Fall
  • 10 Opportunity to Cry