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I Found a Reason

I Found a Reason has not been seen in 224 Phish shows.
It was last played: 2016-06-22.
It was played at 0.1% of live shows.
It has been performed live 2 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Lou Reed

Original Artist: The Velvet Underground

Original Album: Loaded (1970)

Vocals: Trey (lead), Mike (second lead), Fish, Page (backing)

Debut: 1998-10-31

Historian: Mark Toscano


"I Found a Reason” is a sweet song, elegantly composed and arranged, and was very finely sung by Phish at their 10/31/98 show. It was obvious that some fans at the show thought Mike’s spoken refrain halfway through the song was a Phishy invention, a leftover from 1996’s “Seen and Not Seen,” perhaps? But no, the absurdly earnest, tongue-in-cheek confession was one of the original track’s defining moments.


Albums: Live Phish 16

Lyrics:

(Reed)
© Oakfield Avenue Music LTD (BMI)

Pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa

I found a reason to keep living
Oh and the reason, dear, is you
I found a reason to keep singing
Oh and the reason, dear, is you
Oh I do believe
If you don't like things you leave
For some place you've never gone before

Pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa

Honey, I found a reason to keep living
And you know the reason, dear it's you
And I've walked down life's lonely highways
Hand in hand with myself
And I realized how many paths have crossed between us

Oh I do believe
You are what you perceive
What come is better that what came before

Oh I do believe
You are what you perceive
What come is better that what came before

Pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa
Pa pa pa pa

And you'd better come, come come, come to me
Come come, come to me
Come come, come to me
Pa pa pa pa

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