My Reason


words and music by Rick Paul
My Reason cover art
From the single My Reason

I locked myself in a prison
Proceeded to bury the key
Somewhere under expectations
Meant to protect me

It seemed like the safe path to follow
Next to nothing to lay on the line
Like so many who came before me
I’d just do my time

Then the walls that I’d built
Came crumbling down
And left me alone with the sky
With no clear direction but limitless bounds
Shaken, yet feeling alive

There’s a reason
For all I have seen
People who’ve touched me
And places I’ve been
And I hunger
For what I don’t know
Seeking some spark to fire up my soul
And find my reason

I traveled the whole world over
Seeking what I need to find
But I blew off the voices that told me
“Look inside”

So I followed down paths meant for others
Lost myself along the way
Found it harder and harder and harder
To keep the faith

Then the walls that I’d built
Came crumbling down
And left me wondering why
In search of direction I still haven’t found
And nowhere I can hide

There’s a reason
For all I have seen
People who’ve touched me
And places I’ve been
And I hunger
For what I don’t know
Seeking some spark to fire up my soul
And find my reason

Yes, the walls that I’d built
Came crumbling down
And left me alone with the sky
With no clear direction but limitless bounds
Shaken, but feeling alive

There’s a reason
For all I have seen
People who’ve touched me
And places I’ve been
And I hunger
For what I don’t know
Seeking some spark to fire up my soul
And find my reason

And find my reason
Find my reason
My reason