Earth, Wind & Fire

About Reasons

"Reasons" is a love ballad by Earth, Wind & Fire from their sixth album, That's the Way of the World. The song features the falsetto singing of Philip Bailey. Although it never charted, "Reasons" has endured. The song, which was written by Bailey, Charles Stepney, Maurice White has appeared on dozens of albums, including almost all of Earth, Wind & Fire's greatest hits and compilation albums.


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Now, I'm craving your body, is this real
Temperatures rising, I don't want to feel
I'm in the wrong place to be real
Woah and I'm longing to love you, just for a night
Kissing and hugging and holding you tight
Please let me love you, with all my might 

Reasons, the reasons that we hear
The reasons that we fear
Our feelings a won't disappear, ooh
And after the love game has been played
All our illusions were just a parade
And all the reasons start to fade 

La, la, la, la

After all our reasons why
All the reasons were a why
After all the reasons love was left aside 

I'm longing to love you for one night
Please let me love you with all of my might, baby
Ooh baby
Reasons, the reasons that we hear
The reasons that we fear
Our feelings a won't disappear 
And after the love games have been played
All our illusions were just a parade
And all the reasons start to fade 

And, in the morning when I rise
No longer feeling hypnotized
For no reasons, our reasons, our reasons
Have no pride 

After all the reasons why
All of the reasons were a lie
After all the reasons why love was left aside 

Heeh, ah, yeah, ooh, yeah, ooh baby

I can't find the reasons
That my love won't disappear
Can't find the reasons
Why I love you, my baby, my dear
Can't find the reasons
Wanna love you all night
Can't find the reasons
Gotta squeeze ya, real tight
Can't find the reasons
Baby yeah
For my tears
Can't find the reasons

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Earth, Wind & Fire

Earth, Wind & Fire is an American band that has spanned the musical genres of soul, disco, R&B, funk, jazz and rock. They are one of the most successful and critically acclaimed bands of the twentieth century.Rolling Stone has described them as "innovative, precise yet sensual, calculated yet galvanizing" and has also declared that the band "changed the sound of black pop". more »

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Written by: Charles Stepney, Philip James Bailey, Glenn White Maurice

Lyrics © MUSIC SALES CORPORATION, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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11 facts about this song

Song History
"Reasons" is a track from the band's sixth studio album "That's the Way of the World", released in 1975. However, the song was recorded in 1974.
Song Composition
"Reasons" is R&B and soul-infused track significantly influenced by jazz.
Lead Singer
The song is particularly notable for the extraordinary lead vocals by Philip Bailey.
While "Reasons" was never an officially a charted hit, it has become one of Earth, Wind & Fire's most played and highly regarded songs.
Performance Popularity
"Reasons" is one of Earth, Wind & Fire's most beloved songs at their live performances, often stretching to over ten minutes due to band member Verdine White's improv bass playing, Bailey's vocal solos, and Maurice White's kalimba solos.
Ballad Nature
This track is recognized as one of the finest R&B ballads of its era.
Song Meaning
"Reasons" is a love song that describes a short-lived, intense romantic relationship.
Versions of the Song
Multiple versions of "Reasons" have been recorded by the band, including a live version for the 1975 album "Gratitude" which became particularly popular.
Cover Versions
Over the years, many artists have covered "Reasons", further testifying to its enduring popularity and influence.
Song Influence
"Reasons" is considered as one of the songs that helped Earth, Wind & Fire break into the mainstream.
Use in Media
The song has made appearances in several films and TV shows, including the 1998 film "The Wedding Singer."

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