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Can't See Why
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: Tad Kinchla

Kiss away the morning hour
In need of some restraint
While raised to think knowledge is power
I've come to learn it ain't
Because here I go when the hat drops
In the lion's mouth for more
And this time there's no illusion
For what I've got in store

And it comes and it goes
And eventually slows
And we lie and we trade
And I guess destiny is made

And I can't see why but I do it anyway
You reap what you sow, oh so the poets say

Well she knew my name and she came to me
And she wanted to spend some time
And she looked soft to touch so it's the same you see
I just wanted to make her mine
So here we are just standing there
Trying to figure out why we're there
Attempting some connection
While we're brave enough to care

And we try and we fail
And oh the sirens how they wail
And it's bad and it's good
Does it matter if we should?

And I can't see why but I do it anyway
You reap what you sow, oh so the poets say

And you can't see me and I do that carefully
And this time we have is enough to make you laugh

And I can't see why but I do it anyway
You reap what you sow, oh so the poets say


First release: Truth Be Told
Released: 08/05/2003
Earliest time played: 03/21/2002
Last time played: 06/14/2011
Playing frequency:
  193 plays (see all shows)
  10.39% of shows in the database
  25.00% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  Formerly known as "I Can't See Why"

Other recordings of "Can't See Why":
  Live: Thinnest Of Air, 2003
  Live On The Rocks, 2004


knowledge is power
One of the tenets of philosopher Francis Bacon.
when the hat drops
To do something "at the drop of a hat" is to do it immediately or quickly without thinking. The phrase comes from the old practice of a race track official beginning a race by holding his hat high in the air and then dropping his hand - with the hat in it - down by his side.
In the lion's mouth
A possible reference to the popular lion tamer's trick of sticking one's head into the lion's mouth and removing it unscathed. To go into the lion's mouth, then, would be to do something dangerous.
You reap what you sow
A saying popularized by Cicero, but misspelled in the liner notes as "sew". See Yours.