Daily Archives: December 9, 2012

Radio XII, side B, track 2: “Reason To Try” by Eric Carmen

Oh, Eric Carmen, I’ll be honest, I’m not a big fan of the Olympics.  But I will say that 1988 was a pretty magical time.  I couldn’t tell you anything that actually happened at the Olympics, but I can tell you that it helped produce some fantastic music, like this song here.  To this day, I’m not exactly sure what exactly this song has to do with the Olympics.  I guess there’s a message of “If you fall, get right back up and try again”.  Or something.  And hey, it got me at least mildly interested in the Olympics, if nothing else to see which artists would be performing, of which there were some pretty great performances.  Maybe if there were a rock and roll Olympics I’d get more excited.  I’m wondering what the events would be. . .?

“Reason To Try”

We went runnin’
Out where the stars are born

We came crashin’ down in flames

I could be right
You could be wrong
We could be anything at all

But tonight at least I’m sure

(I know)
I know
(This rain)  
Yes, I know
(Will pass)
We need a reason to try again
(I know)
I know
(This pain)
Yes, I know
(Won’t last)
We can find those dreams again
(I know)

We went screamin’
Into the dead of night

We were kickin’ down the door

Now we can go back
We can go on
We can do anything we want

Anything we want and more

(I know)
I know
(This rain)  
Yes, I know
(Will pass)
We need a reason to try again
(I know)
I know
(This pain)
Yes, I know
(Won’t last)
We can find those dreams again
(I know)
We need a reason to smile again
(I know)
We need a reason to try a-gain

<awesome Eric Carmen jam>

Oh!
I could be right
You could be wrong
We could be anything at all

But tonight at least I’m suuuure

I!
(I know)
I know
(This rain)  
Yes, I know
(Will pass)
We need a reason to try again
(I know)
I know
(This pain)
Yes, I know
(Won’t last)
We can find those dreams again
(I know)
We need a reason to smile again
(I know)
We need a reason to tryyy
(I know)
I know
(This rain)  
Yes, I know
(Will pass)
We need a reason to try again
(I know)
I know
(This pain)
Yes, I know
(Won’t last)
We can find those dreams again
(I know)
I know
(This rain)  
Yes, I know
(Will pass)
We need a reason to try again

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