‘Reason 41 (Live KBFH)’ [2:52] (Sharp), The Alarm

‘Reason 41 (Live KBFH)’ [2:52] (Sharp), The Alarm
Lead Vocals:Dave Sharp

"OK This is a song called reason 41.
One two three four"

Well I used to wonder why that
When it's black there is no white
And why that when it's day 
There is never any night
I got talking to a soldier and he tried to set things right
He said, "If you want peace them you will always have to fight"

I went searching in the desert 
Where it just began to rain
And I met up with this drunken bum who said he'd "lost his name"
He said, "I put it in this bottle and it drifted out to sea".
I said, "there is no water here" and he walked away from me

So then I asked for help from a very clever man
He kept looking down at his figures 
He was a very busy man
I told him what the problem was He said, "that's sad. I'd like to help you boy but there is nothing I can add"


Now my throat was getting dry And I was feeling kinda rough
But I just kept on searching 'till that I'd had enough
I came across a doctor he said, "his cure was the best"
He diagnosed my troubles, but I didn't get no  rest

"One more time"

Now I was really kind of puzzed 
By the things that had been said
And all the people that I've mentioned started spinning round my head
I gave it up for lost and it suddenly was clear
The only reason you are there is 'cos I'm over here


:Recorded June 27th, 1983 at The Metre, Boston, MA, USA.
Originally broadcast on “King Biscuit’s Flower Hour” on WBCN Radio, Boston
Mike Peters Notes

Dave Sharp Notes

Eddie MacDonald Notes

Nigel Twist Notes