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To Give (The Reason I Live)

This song is by Frankie Valli and appears on the album Timeless (1968) and on the box set Jersey Beat: The Music of Frankie Valli & The 4 Seasons (2007) by The Four Seasons.

This song has been covered by Patty Pravo under the title "Io Per Lui".
To give is the reason I live
To give all I can give
In return for the life that I earn

I was born as a part of the plan
With the heart of a man
With a will to survive

And I believe
Everything on this earth
Having meaning and worth

Made of concrete and air
Is to share and to feel
Justify, I exist

To describe on the list
Of someone
With a place in the sun

Here I stand
Reaching out for the sky
Till the day that I die

I must give all I can
When I go
I'll go out empty hand

Leaving dust to the land
Just the soul I have found
Leaves the ground


Written by:

Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

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