I was working on my album “Gypsy Blues” when I learned of Sweetwater’s song writing contest. I had just finished writing “Reason” within a day or two of the deadline, so I entered it. I had this nice smooth progression that needed a melody and lyrics, so I pulled out my notebooks full of one liners and partial songs and it all just came together.
“Reason” is a very mixed emotion song, where you see an individual really struggling with the overwhelming feeling of just being stuck and having no words to explain. She recognized she needed to re-live her past to be able to move forward. Eventually, you see her stand up to her oppressor and has a firm understanding that “Nothing is real”.