Reason



music by Eric Visnov & Daniel Brouse / lyrics by Daniel Brouse / performed by The End

Based on Jam Preserves (An extemporaneous song recorded on-the-fly during a The End recording session.)

ABOUT

The music from Jam Preserves started some lyrics to flow. The phrase "turn on" was part of the words. This brought on inspiration from Timothy Leary:
"Like every great religion of the past, we seek to find the divinity within and to express this revelation in a life of glorification and the worship of God. These ancient goals we define in the metaphor of the present turn on, tune in, drop out."
-- Timothy Leary

"'Turn on' meant go within to activate your neural and genetic equipment. Become sensitive to the many and various levels of consciousness and the specific triggers that engage them....

'Tune in' meant interact harmoniously with the world around you - externalize, materialize, express your new internal perspectives.

'Drop out' suggested an elective, selective, graceful process of detachment from involuntary or unconscious commitments. 'Drop Out' meant self-reliance, a discovery of one's singularity, a commitment to mobility, choice, and change. Unhappily, my explanations of this sequence of personal development were often misinterpreted to mean 'Get stoned and abandon all constructive activity'."

-- Timothy Leary

LYRICS
Am / G / D

Now, I’ve been wondering
What’s been going on
As I’ve been wandering
Searching for the reasON

And, on and on and on and on

Is it that hard
To figure the human race
Or is it as plain
As the nose on my face

And, on and on and on and on

Now, I’ve been wondering
What’s been going on
As I’ve been wandering
Search for a reason

The reason is — on
Turning off the freeway
The reason is on
Turning off the free way
“Turn on
Tune in
Drop out”
For our better day

Turn on and on and on and on

Reason .MP3 (Demo Version)