Reason to believe

from Affairs of the heart by Martin Praetorius

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...written about the time I was trying to live down south for a while. Couldn't stand the heat, nor the noise nor the one I was with...
Dedicated to my mum and dad for sticking with each other through thick & thin and for giving me the most important thing a child needs: endless love.


Reason to believe

Got this job working 9 to 5 trying to make ends meet
Day in day out the same old groove makes your spirits go weak
And the money's just about enough to keep you on your feet
But it'll never really pay for all the other things you need
Then the boss comes up and tells you: "Son, it's not up to me
And you know, I'm really sorry, you see, the bad economy"
I went downtown to see the gypsy to comfort all my grieve
Saying " For this nickel I got left give me reason to believe"

I went down south to make a living but I couldn't stand the heat
The sweat pours down your body but even when you try to sleep
Couldn't rest from all the noise coming up from the city streets
And the juke-box played the same song every day of the week
And the land is dry and dirty no matter how far you drive
Don't they say the grass is greener on the other side
Am I running 'round in circles? Am I cheating on me
When I go looking for some truth and a reason to believe

My daddy worked the same job for 50 odd years
And mum she stood right with him
Through the struggle and the fears
And the years went by stealing time like a thief
Still they go to bed each night
And find reason to believe

Now I ain't about to tell you that I got it all bad
I'm just a little shaky from the dreams in my head
And when your dreams and reality collide
You try to make the best of it without losing your pride
But I got this woman here who loves me and I know her love is true
And I know she is the reason for all the better things I do
She holds me when I'm weary until I fall asleep
And then I get up in the morning with some reason to believe


from Affairs of the heart, released December 6, 2010
Chris Lindner plays the guitar on the left
Dania Koenig sings backing vocals


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