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There Must Be a Reason

by Joe Benoit



My second quarantine single recorded at home during the pandemic. It will be available on my upcoming album.


I can’t find the words to tell you
What I want to say
I can’t find the words to tell you
I let them slip away

Nerves don’t leave me now
To rise up to some challenges
You’ve gotta take a fall
Nerves don’t leave me now
It’s tough to hear
But everything is changing

Why is it so hard to relate?
Why do I make the same mistakes?
There must be a reason
There’s got to be a reason

If there’s no solid ground to walk on
Should we just stand still?
I don’t want to run in circles
Like a hamster on a wheel

Nerves don’t fail me now
If progress was so easy
We wouldn’t notice it at all
Nerves don’t fail me now
I know it hurts
But everyone is changing


Before I find something to believe
I’ve got to open my eyes to what I cannot see
That we’re all slowly changing



released October 29, 2020
Joe Benoit - vocals, guitars, organ, percussion
Kieran Kelly - drums
Dan "Dano" Miller - bass
Jeff Litman - additional guitars

Produced by Joe Benoit
Mixed by Sam K. Shaw
Mastered by Dan Coutant at Sun Room Audio

Cover design by Joe Benoit

Song written and arranged by Joe Benoit
© 2020 Joe Benoit / Jo-Re-Mi Music (ASCAP)
Lyrics reproduced with permission


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Joe Benoit New York, New York

NYC-based guitarist and singer, formerly of the band The Regulars: wearetheregulars.bandcamp.com

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