17 Reasons

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Recorded live 1-22-2004. This is an un-edited live version.
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17 Reasons
~music and lyrics by Skye Pixton

Well, we've been hangin' out now for a little while.
You've come to make me laugh; I've grown to love your smile.
You know it's not that I am thinkin' that anything is wrong,
It's just that I can't shake the feeling that time is tickin' on...

On the advice of my mother I wrote out the pros and cons:
Things that are keepin' us together, and the reasons to move on
With a column on the right, and a column on the left.
And so I reasoned it all out one night to figure out what's best

And I've got seventeen reasons why I should love you
And only one why I should leave, and honey
You Know I'd never put my needs above yours, but
I need a reason to believe that you want me

Well you're smart and you're witty, you're sensitive and kind
You've got a real sense of humor and a sense of wrong and right
You've got a bright lookin' future, and a brighter lookin' smile
You've got a woman whose willing to stick around a while

And I've got seventeen reasons why I should love you
And only one why I should leave, and honey
You Know I'd never put my needs above yours, but
I need a reason to believe that you want me

Well I know it's in your nature to have a one-track mind
And I don't think you're ignorant, but, maybe a little blind
And so I think like many men you just don't realize
That I won't be around forever

And I've got seventeen reasons why I should love you
And only one why I should leave, and honey
You Know I'd never put my needs above yours, but
I need a reason to believe that you want me