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The Reason

I remember the sunshine
I took all the of the pictures in my head
Can't forget the plane ride
Can't forget my messy empty bed
I could walk the front line
if it meant I'd see her once again
but I met the high tide
I walk alone in the sand

I should forget what I can't hear
if I should die how would the tide
come back just to take me?
back to the mainland
we were different in what we thought
we were and now we know the real
truth about you'n'me, baby

And you were, my true reason for love
in cold dark places where I
was trapped inside my life
my true reason for love
the reason

take me back to the ocean
tell me I never have to leave
I watch all the waves in the fog
with the stars shining bright in the sky
uncover the answer
to the question that I asked
what are you doing
and where are you going
and why are you leaving me here?


how could I have known
about the way you were
without the twinkle in your eye
you trusted me to be
just like you pictured me
the protector of your lies
but maybe


And you were, my true reason for love
in cold dark places where I
was locked into my life
and fate just seemed to speak
your name into my head
where I can't escape you
my true reason for love
for love

song info

Track: 10
Length: 4:28

album info

Life on Rye by Elijah Taylor

Released: Friday, August 9, 2002
Producers: Elijah Taylor & Michael McNamara
Tracks: 19
Buy: Out of print

Liner Notes

Thank you: My friends and family. Without you I could not keep going. In no particular order: Mom, Don, Rachel, Jim, Elliot, Penny, Sherry, Meredith, Smokey, Melisa, Carol, Jenna, Cat, Mon, Heather, Amy, Stephanie, and Denny, Chuk, Jack, and Mojo (Bodega).  May those I may have forgotten please forgive me.

This is my third self-produced project, and I appreciate the support of everyone who has taken the time to take a second look at something that may not be traditional entertainment.

Recorded at 2312 N. Blvd (My apartment) between September, 2001, and July, 2002. I use Rhode and Shure mics, De Armond electric, Yamaha, and Alvarez acoustic guitars, Ovation bass, Yamaha keyboard, Behringer mixing console, Line6 POD direct boxes for guitar and bass, Cry Baby wah pedal.

Photography by Melisa Dettloff. I wrote, produced, performed, recorded, edited, mixed, and mastered all of these songs, created the cover/package artwork, and additional photography.

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