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​Reasons For Living

This song is by Duncan Sheik and appears on the album Duncan Sheik (1996).

Everyone's looking
Everyone hides
Everyone's telling... everyone lies
They're changing the subject
They're turning away
Away from the heart of it all

You say you are happy,
That you think this is fun
But it's only a firefly to the light of the sun
You say this is living
You feel so alive,
Well, you know, everything dies

Even my wonder
Even my fear
Only amount to a couple of tears
There is a rhythm
It's near and it's far
It flows through the heart of us

Welcome to another day
It don't seem that different 'cause nothing has changed
Try to remember
Try to remember
When weren't just running in place

Reasons for living
Never come cheap
And even your best ones can put me to sleep
What I am saying,
Trying to say
Is that there must be a better way

It's already in you
It's already there
You may disagree, but I don't really care

Did you ever find out,
You ever find out
What's at the heart of us?
Did you ever find out,
You ever find out
What's at the heart?

Tell me all your wildest dreams
I don't really care you don't know what they mean
Raiding the closets
The skeleton keys
You know, it's easier than you think

Your reasons for living
Are all very fine
They're leaving me cold, though they're not really mine
Did you ever find out,
Did you ever find out
What's at the heart of us?

I don't know
I don't know, oh, oh