Reason by Art & Pete
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Maddening, whispering
This is the me you’ll never understand
I had half a mind to kill you
The other half had the upper hand

And I’m just wondering
since you threw away all that we had
If everything has a reason
What is the reason for this
If everything has a reason
What is the reason for this

Telephone, thirty-five cents thrown away
calling your machine
no, I didn’t leave a message
You would have erased it without listening

And I’m just wondering
Since you threw away all that we had
If everything has a reason
what is the reason for this
If everything has a reason
What is the reason for this

Did I confuse love for compassion
I’m sure you loved me in your fashion
But now I’m off like last year’s dress
Waiting to come back in style again

Distance is comforting
I don’t have to see you every day
Don’t laugh, I know what you’re thinking
I didn’t have that option anyway

And I’m just wondering
Since you threw away all that we had
If everything has a reason
what is the reason
If everything has a reason
what is the reason
If everything has a reason
what is the reason… for this

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Reason – (Mayes/Lents)

  • Piano, Synth, Lead Vocal, Background Vocals – Pete Lents
  • Guitars – James Nelson
  • Fretless Bass – John Shaughnessy
  • Drums – Matthew Hedrick
  • Produced by Pete Lents and Phil Hall

Engineered by Phil Hall at 3in1Vision Studios

James Nelson

Guitar

John Shaughnessy

Fretted Bass master

Matthew Hedrick

Drummer

For three decades, Matthew has created and performed original music from California to his native North Carolina. In addition to various studio projects, Matthew currently shares drumming duties with Pete Lents in Abacab, The Music of Genesis: abacabtmog.com

Art Mayes

Songwriter, musician, actor, director, author, and professional builder of creative playgrounds. Art was trained as a lawyer, taught himself to code, and has worked as an iOS architect and developer since closing his law firm. He asked Pete to come to Chicago to record a song they wrote 20 years ago, and this happened.

Pete Lents

Pete Lents is the owner of Brookstone Bards Entertainment, and performs in several shows a week on his popular Twitch channel. Keyboardist. Vocalist. Entertainer. Composer. Audio Engineer. Voice Actor. CEO. Nerd. Housewife.

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    Mission Statement

    It’s time for a new chapter. Art & Pete are bringing great artists together to make great art. For too long, commerce has been a perverse master of creativity, bending it to the will of an imaginary “demographic”. Pasting labels on it, like a trope is somehow scientific. But genre is as imaginary as race, given import according to whom it excludes.

    We are post-genre.

    And culture is limited to who can afford it. ASCAP sues bars for playing unlicensed songs; meanwhile, we clearly want to share and sample and create— to be a part of the things we enjoy. To that end, we are licensing our songs for covers and samples.

    We have two requests: 1) attribute Art & Pete; 2) share the final product with us.

    And one demand: Be fair. If you make a bunch of money using something we create, be fair.

    Underground radio stations, same deal.

    Big-ass corporate radio stations (et. al.) should accept the same license with the same caveats, and then reach out to us. You are in it for the money, so you’re going to share it.

    The rest of us, I think, are in it to play. To dance. To draw. To sing. You know, childish things.

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