Head East - Never Been Any Reason




"Never Been Any Reason" is the first track on Head East's début album Flat as a Pancake, composed by the band's guitarist, Mike Somerville. It is often considered Head East's signature song, peaking at number 68 on the Billboard Hot 100, and continues to be played on classic rock radio stations in the US a generation after it was recorded. The song features keyboardist Roger Boyd's double-tracked Minimoog solos throughout the song. Asked about the solos via the band's official web site, Boyd said they were created due to an accident during mixing: "It is two Minimoogs. Back in those days we did not have computerized mixing and had to mix "on the fly;" we forgot to mute one of the moog solos and when it went by we thought WOW! so we decided to go back and record the second part to match/compliment [sic] the primary solo part."





Lyrics


Did you see any action, did you make any friends? Would you like some affection, before I leave again? I've been walking behind you, since you've been able to see There's never been any reason for you to think about me.

Did you have any bad dreams, did you break any glass? Would you be my companion, is there even a chance? You've been talking in circles, since I've been able to cry There's never been any reason for never telling me why yea ha

Save my life I'm going down for the last time Woman with a sweet lovin' better than a white line Bring a good feelin' ain't had in such a long time Save my life I'm going down for the last time

Have you ever been lonely, do you have any fun? Do you ever think of me, I'm just another one , yea You never give me no answer, you never tell me the truth There's never been any reason for me to think about you There's never been any reason There's never been any reason, yea haa There's never been any reason Save my life I'm going down for the last time. Woman with a sweet lovin' better than a white line Don't you know she could bring a good feelin' ain't had in such a long time Save my life I'm going down for the last time, woah Save my life I'm going down for the last time Save my life I'm going down for the last time Save my life I'm going down for the last time Save my life I'm going down for the last time Save my life I'm going down for the last time

Songwriters: Michael A. Somerville Never Been Any Reason lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group