Abbott, Gregory - Rhyme And Reason Lyrics




Because the rhyme and the reason don't make no sense to me
I think I'm crazy living a fantasy
Girl don't love you, mama, she's just on the run
You better wise up, man, you ain't getting younger
Market value ain't getting stronger
Find another woman while the choice is up to you

A special friend of mine, he try advise me all the time
He talk to me 'bout my newfound lady
He say she's just no good, she all around the neighborhood
Do yourself a favor, boy, and let her be

Because the rhyme and the reason don't make no sense to me
I think I'm crazy living a fantasy
Girl don't love you, mama, she's just on the run
You better wise up, man, you ain't getting younger
Market value ain't getting stronger
Find another woman while the choice is up to you

Well, he confide in me, he see me kiss her 'neath a tree
And her smile, it say there is no other
But when he call my name, ooh, she'd nearly go insane
And the boy she with, he'd quickly run away
(She just don't know what to say)

Because the rhyme and the reason don't make no sense to me (oh no)
I think I'm crazy living a fantasy (you're crazy)
Girl don't love you, mama, she's just on the run
(Mama wanna run around town all day)
You better wise up, man, you ain't getting younger (oh yeah)
Market value ain't getting stronger (oh no)
Find another woman while the choice is up to you
(Ain't no rhyme or reason, babe)

Because the rhyme and the reason don't make no sense to me (no)
I think I'm crazy living a fantasy
Girl don't love you, mama, she's just on the run
(My baby wanna run around town all day)
You better wise up, man, you ain't getting younger (oh yeah)
Market value ain't getting stronger
Find another woman while the choice is up to you (oh yeah)

Because the rhyme and the reason don't make no sense to me (make no sense)
I think I'm crazy living a fantasy (you're crazy)
Girl don't love you, mama, she's just on the run
(She only wanna run around town all day)
You better wise up, man, you ain't getting younger (no)
Market value ain't getting stronger (oh no)
Find another woman while the choice is up to you
(I got me a little bit of choice and I've had it)

Because the rhyme and the reason don't make no sense to me (ain't no reason)
I think I'm crazy living a fantasy
Girl don't love you, mama, she's just on the run (ain't got much time, oh no)
You better wise up, man, you ain't getting younger (you're fine, you're fine)
Market value ain't getting stronger (oh woman, well well)
Find another woman while the choice is up to you (oh yeah, oh)

Because the rhyme and the reason don't make no sense to me
I think I'm crazy living a fantasy (fantasy)
Girl don't love you, mama, she's just on the run
(My baby wanna run around town all day)
You better wise up, man, you ain't getting younger (no, no)
Market value ain't getting stronger
Find another woman while the choice is up to you (oh yeah)
(I got the rhyme and the reason, baby)





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Abbott, Gregory Rhyme And Reason Comments
  1. Clinton Pough

    The beginning sounds like Marvin Gaye's 'Sexual Healing'

  2. Ann Harrison

    Selectiveness is important!!!!!

  3. Andrew Flood

    I LOVE THIS SONG !!!

  4. 17thUnicorn

    Oh and I love this song!

  5. 17thUnicorn

    This is what they mean when they say Tall, Dark And Handsome , oh my goodness. ...:)

  6. Tami Okoro Dedeh

    When I was little, my sister and I called him 'Gingory Abbott' (Only Nigerian 80's kids will get the joke).

  7. Timi Songi

    Yeaaa. This song was particularly unique in the 80s cos its rhythm was different and still is. This was a period music would touch your body and soul. Great sound! Makes one feel young again and reminiscent of the good old days. And I am still listening to it in 2018 because the rhyme and rhythm make sense to me.

  8. Jennifer Eguakhide

    What a lovely song. This was when music was music, you can relate to what the song means, not the rubbish they are playing these days.

  9. Linda Comeaux

    I Not Only Love This Song, The Scenery Is Excellant. All Those Beautiful Pictures Says A Lot About The Singer. ( just saying)

    Jennifer Eguakhide

    its a lovely song dear. you can relate to what the song is saying.

  10. Agung Wijono

    .
    Lyric of "Rhyme And Reason"
    (by Gregory Abbott)

    Because the rhyme and the reason
    don’t make no sense to me
    I think you’re crazy living a fantasy
    Girl don’t love ya, mama she’s just on the run

    You better wise up man you ain’t get the younger
    Walk it by you ain’t get the stranger
    Find another woman
    while the choice is up to you

    A special friend one
    He try to advise me all the time
    He talk to me
    ‘bout my new find lady

    He said she’s just no good
    She all around the neighborhood
    Do yourself a favor boy
    and let her be

    Because the rhyme and the reason
    don’t make no sense to me
    I think you’re crazy living a fantasy
    Girl don’t love ya, mama she’s just on the run

    You better wise up man you ain’t get the younger
    Walk it by you ain’t get the stranger
    Find another woman
    while the choice is up to you

    Well he couldn’t find me
    He see me kissing if a tree
    And her smile,
    it says there is no other

    But when he called my name
    Oh, she nearly broke insane
    And the boy she with
    he quickly ran away

    Because the rhyme and the reason
    don’t make no sense to me
    I think you’re crazy living a fantasy
    Girl don’t love ya, mama she’s just on the run

    You better wise up man you ain’t get the younger
    Walk it by you ain’t get the stranger
    Find another woman
    while the choice is up to you

    Because the rhyme and the reason
    don’t make no sense to me
    I think you’re crazy living a fantasy
    Girl don’t love ya, mama she’s just on the run

    You better wise up man you ain’t get the younger
    Walk it by you ain’t get the stranger
    Find another woman
    while the choice is up to you

    *** *** *** *** *** ***

    Because the rhyme and the reason
    don’t make no sense to me
    I think you’re crazy living a fantasy
    Girl don’t love ya, mama she’s just on the run

    You better wise up man you ain’t get the younger
    Walk it by you ain’t get the stranger
    Find another woman
    while the choice is up to you

    Because the rhyme and the reason
    don’t make no sense to me
    I think you’re crazy living a fantasy
    Girl don’t love ya, mama she’s just on the run

    You better wise up man you ain’t get the younger
    Walk it by you ain’t get the stranger
    Find another woman
    while the choice is up to you…
    .

    Jennifer Eguakhide

    Agung Wijono
    Wow this is good. Someone knows all the words.

  11. Michael R. Wilder

    Man! Why is this brotha not famous like so many from back in the day? I just about wore this tape out back in the day. Shake You Down is the jam and this reggae action? Come on!

  12. Delois Jackson

    This song is a song that i could dance to all night. Love ❤️ this song. Thanks Gregory ❤️❤️

  13. Uthman Salaam

    One of my best songs in the 80s when music was music, and not the noise we hear these days....

  14. Dustin Baumgartin

    this man make me feel young again

  15. Dustin Baumgartin

    this is the best it make me feel when i whas still a teenage

  16. Beatrice Fagbule

    simply beautiful .

  17. Sharon Clarke

    Love it...beautiful!!!!

  18. Norma Mendoza

    WOW...what memories of my beautiful Caribbean. Thanks and God Bless You Greg.

  19. Goke Oluyemi

    lovely song of timeless value.....full of golden advise

  20. last8able

    ahahaha crack up .. find another woman more like find another wifey

  21. Cizy S

    The rhythm makes me want to listen to the song once more. Let alone the lyrics. Hmm!! I think Gregory Abbott made in my heart with this song. I LOVE THE SONG.

  22. Bill Marion

    I turned this into a blues song in 94 at a Talent Show. But it's epic fail compared to the original.

    Kevin B

    Sorry, this song only belongs to Gregory Abbott, LOL!!!

  23. Iapa Angel

    The more than twenty years that I seek this music. Many thanks to those who posted. You can not imagine how happy I did.

  24. Monica Ekeroma

    thanks, I've been looking for this song so long..

  25. acrossthepondful

    Played this today while driving to LA from San Luis....cause it prevented me from going insane with the bad driving from other motorist & the bitch-of-a-traffic on the flipping Freeway....but Gregory Abbott's music always ease my mind

  26. olanialoha1

    so did i were you on a beach in negril

  27. afroblack1000

    This song reminds me of my time in Nigeria back in 1987

    Tami Okoro Dedeh

    How did I know I'd find you here? Lol...

  28. fetutai maifea

    Reminds me of my coach n advisor Faatea...luv to him helping lotta kids in da projects...yeah yeeaaahhhh...in kalihi

  29. yardiechong

    yeah i av a friend that need to wise up.. de girl on fire & i think he crazy..cause girl running running round town..& girl don't love him..& him getting old too lol

  30. lexisexiable

    Hangin on a beach in St Kitts & heard this to day

  31. right2knight

    been listening for a long time

  32. Frank Talk Nigeria

    Thanx a whooooole lot for this song! Been searching for it for so long! 2 thumbs up!!!

  33. rico101ism

    rhyme reason rhythm I love all his miracle songs

  34. jtaime8888

    This girl love hearing this calyso-soca & reggae beat

  35. pumpumgenius

    yes indeed still fresh a classic on my playlist

  36. pumpumgenius

    nice one trini

  37. socaisms

    From one Island woman to an Island Man "I just love your Rhyme Rhythm & Reasoning" i know your birthland but I was born in Trinidad and you got Caribbean roots from both your parents, making you a an authentic native from the bet "sea" in the world....One Love my Island Brother

  38. got2avfay

    Oh Crap My Mistake its 27 Thousand+ views What a Shame!!!

  39. got2avfay

    It makes no sense to me that THIS song only have Fifty Thousand+ views. Its very popular in my country "Down-Under" and thanks to me it gets radio-play

  40. pumpumgenius

    Yeah!! I'm a fan of the lyrics too

  41. angien1971

    Love this song!

  42. yardiechong

    my all-time favorite song from the GA collection Learnt a lot from them words of wisdom Made sense to me

  43. Edna Geralda da Costa

    UM SOM GOSTOSO PARA SE DANÇAR E CURTIR A ALEGRIA DE VIVER....

    Efua Aidoo

    I heard this song 1997. And I JUST LOVE IT. Thank God I've finally gotten the lyrics. Nice song Abbott

  44. last8able

    me and my girl had plenty of sex when we were single, now we are married , no sex for a month or four. Dammit !!!! yep it time too find another woman lol....

  45. Ouchiyama2011

    love it, thanks for posting

  46. olanialoha1

    visiting an island now,to run around town makes a lot of sense to me..lol

  47. yardiechong

    Yes,,,,I remember this bumbo clatt song way back when I was young and free it made sense to me then & now,,Irie Rasta

  48. grantmeluv

    i was wondering what language "RAHTID'" came from from if a J;can wrote it, then i know the meaning..lol

  49. osaka8689

    LOVE THIS OLD BUT STILL FRESH & NEW

  50. Isabel Santos

    nossa que linda essa música ouvia essa música até cansar em 1987 na vila formosa em sp saudades .... muita saudade o tempo é inimigoda nossa realidade poxa...

  51. Sander Meeuwesen

    This song got me through the darkest days :D epic lyrics, very good singer!!

  52. DeEjAyTaRnZ7

    YESS Been looking for this song forever, i never knew who it was or wot it was caled LOL..

  53. mtrocket1

    BRILLIANT SONG AND PERFORMER. Makes you want to sing, dance and reminisce. Love it! Glad I've found it on here.

  54. mtrocket1

    BRILLIANT SONG AND PERFORMER. Makes you want to sing, dance and reminisce. Love it! Glad I've found it on here

  55. Esteban Max

    Gregory Abbott is the coolest! I remember playing this song for my kids cause of the beat. Great song!!

  56. Kingsley Opara

    Masterpiece.Bring it on my friend

  57. springcolley

    always liked this one, thank you for posting.

  58. KyaMotha

    remeber me my childhood! Daddy liked to hear this :)

  59. José Luis Blanco

    gran canción y bien ambientada con sus calidas fotos

  60. Joanne Criss

    Really catchy, I've had this on tape for about 15 years and I dig it out every now and then! Same guy that sang "Shake You Down"