Alec Benjamin - Gotta Be A Reason Lyrics




There's gotta be a reason that I'm here on Earth
Gotta be a reason for the dust and the dirt
The changing of the seasons never changed my hurt
So what's it worth, what's it worth
Worth another shot of whiskey and another sip of gin
Another drop of poison that is slowly sinkin' in
If we're going down together better take another hit
We won't be here forever so let's make the best of it

Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

Walking down to the burial ground with a sad song in his brain
General Cloud is an old man now but it feels like yesterday
He was on the front lines, stranded on the beach
Crawling to his best friend, floatin' in the sea
But he didn't make it, he still can't believe
How arbitrary fate is, he says...

There's gotta be a reason that I'm here on Earth
Gotta be a reason for the dust and the dirt
The changing of the seasons never changed my hurt
So what's it worth, what's it worth
Worth another shot of whiskey and another sip of gin
Another drop of poison that is slowly sinkin' in
If we're going down together better take another hit
We won't be here forever so let's make the best of it

Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

She went down to her job in town with a sad song in her heart
33 with a wasted dream to become a movie star
Living outta suitcase, serving at a bar
Saving up some pennies working after dark
Is she gonna make it, she still can't believe
How arbitrary fate is, she says...

There's gotta be a reason that I'm here on Earth
Gotta be a reason for the dust and the dirt
The changing of the seasons never changed my hurt
So what's it worth, what's it worth
Worth another shot of whiskey and another sip of gin
Another drop of poison that is slowly sinkin' in
If we're going down together better take another hit
We won't be here forever so let's make the best of it

Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh

There's gotta be a reason that I'm here on Earth
Gotta be a reason for the dust and the dirt
The changing of the seasons never changed my hurt
So what's it worth, what's it worth
Worth another shot of whiskey and another sip of gin
Another drop of poison that is slowly sinkin' in
If we're going down together better take another hit
We won't be here forever so let's make the best of it

Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh-ooh





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Alec Benjamin Gotta Be A Reason Comments
  1. Ashley Avdoulos

    I’m just liking comments bc well I’m just listening to oldies(kind of)

  2. ·Gacha Toastii·

    Yee haw

  3. lanibear

    I love Alec So much

  4. Wê Wuy

    you just have one more fan <3, so talented, keep going my idol UwU

  5. The Wolf

    Alec Benjamin fans here 2019 ❤️🙂

    Celeste Gomez

    thug life here

  6. Shaelynn Moore

    i love this song

  7. Wasabi

    He is such a good artist! I cant explain how beautiful his songs and lyrics are!

  8. The daily Potatoes

    My thoughts After hearing this: gotta be a reason Alec Benjamin is amazing!

  9. ricki wood

    I was singing for a while but then I didn't even realize that I was because I was in such strong sinc!

  10. sarah masood

    YOu sing sad songs
    i like it!!!

  11. Gabby Howes

    I wonder what Alec believes...

  12. gina lovelace

    Strait up love it😎

  13. Drift Kingz

    Dax 4 life alec is pretty dope tho

  14. Kevin Webster

    This song keeps me alive.

  15. Kevin Webster

    Thtbarwiahoe?

    Kevin Webster

    Their has to be a reason why I am here on earth.

  16. Vante

    When you get more famous remember us.

  17. Rêßêççâ Sâûrûs ツ

    *_God has left the chat._*

  18. Johnnaiya Kaylaa

    Somebody tik tok video brought me here ..good song !

  19. Rosa-Lynne Wellington

    I listen to this when I'm down

  20. Rashida Islam

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  21. Denisse Gabrielle Castro

    I love ur songs!!!

  22. sushma Sandayapeta

    Thank god alec is there on the earth

  23. RetroReborn_OfficialChannel

    Dang! it's been a year since this came out! Why do i now feel so OLD!

  24. Emily Faint

    As the daughter of a military member, your line about the beach at Normandy really hits home, especially considering my father is deployed overseas, and though he is in no immediate danger, I can't help but crying the first time I heard that verse. Your song is very moving and well-constructed with harmonies and countermelodies in the accompaniment. I hope to hear you on radio some day.

  25. SunnyTheSunflower

    There's gotta be a reason that Gabriel did Annabelle's Homework, you had to swim to The Water Fountain to get the Papercrown. If We Have Eachother we could save the Boy In The Bubble. Let's first find Jesus- Oh wait, you wont find Jesus In LA.

  26. Brooke McCorkle

    Alec you make me happy your music is my happiness without you I don’t know I would be lost and I feel like you are my super hero I want to say thank you I lost my aunt and I feel lost in my own mind I feel like you just know what I feel and what I need to pick me back up from all the hate and regrets in life although I know your busy with all you do in life you have time to help everyone you can in life your the most incredible thoughtful kind person I’ve ever meet thank you ❤️

  27. sunnydungeoncalledlife

    HE DOES NOT JUST WRITE SONGS HE WRITES STORIES

  28. Lemon Cupcakes

    As someone with depression, I've constantly had moments in my life where it took everything in me to take myself out of a dark place, and remind myself that there's gotta be a reason that I'm here and that I'm alive. So, the chorus really hit close to home. I couldn't be happier to have heard this song when I was in one of those dark times, since it really felt close to my heart. This is my favorite song now.
    Honestly, I can't believe that he doesn't have more attention.

  29. b l u e b e r r y m i l k c o v e r s

    *im starting a channel should i cover this?*

  30. Inika T

    This is me at 2AM in the night, lying in bed.

  31. Maddison Greeno

    If you really listen to the words you notice how sad this song really is... sometimes I feel like crying.

  32. Mainu Rivero

    me duele siempre que escucho ah

  33. BananaSwagy

    BROS. MY TWO CHICKENS WERE JUST KILLED. and now i come to this vid, sadness. Good song tho, very nice Alec, love ur shtuff.

    Lissie Ryan

    I love birds and I am so sorry to hear that .I have chickens to and one of them died three months ago rest in peace all chickens

  34. Snøw Fläke

    Billie Ellish
    Alec Benjamin
    yeet the other ppl, these r the only ppl i need UwU lmao

  35. Jula Nawrat

    This song is OMG! So good !! I like you SO MUCH

  36. fnafchanle freddy

    I love this song 😀😀😀

  37. Kaila Jensen

    I just found this after deciding to listen to every Alec Benjamin song and now I love this

  38. ChaoticYoot Cosplays

    [Music video idea]
    Intro- alec singing in an alleyway at night
    _walking down to the burial ground with a sad song in his brain. General cloud is an old man now but it feels like yesterday_ an old man walking to a burial ground with flowers, tears in his eyes
    _he was on the front lines stranded on the beach crawling to his bestfriend, floating in the sea_ flashback to him as a young man screaming and calling for his friend, who is floating in the ocean, dead
    _but he didnt make it he still can believe how arbitrary fate is he says_ back to him at the burial ground, sinking to the ground and placing the flowers on the grave
    _theres gotta be a reason that I'm hear on earth, gotta be a reason for the dust and the dirt
    The changing of the seasons doesnt change my hurt, so what's it's worth what's it worth_ I picture the man yelling/screaming this at his friends grave, as if he feels its unfair he lost him and had to watch him die. Hes angry and feels like his friend died in vain
    _with another shot of whiskey and another sip of gin another drop of poison that is slowly sinking in_ the old man drinking at a bar with his head down low, very sad
    _If we're going down together better take another hit, you wont be here forever so let's make the best of it_ the ghost of his dead friend (still a young man in his uniform) telling this to him, basically saying "I died so that others could live" and that hes disappointed in his friend for just wasting his life away in a bar
    _ooh ooh ooh_ just back to alec in the alleyway
    _she went down to her job in town with a sad song in her heart_ the scene changes to a young woman riding the bus to her job listening to music with her eyes closed
    _33 with a wasted dream to become a movie star_ flashback to her leaving home, then flashback to her auditioning and getting rejected
    _living outta a suitcase, serving at a bar saving up some pennies, working after dark_ her working and at her small apartment
    _is she gonna make it, she still cant believe how arbitrary fate is, she said_ she finally gets angry and throws a cup on the ground and turns to her customer, the old man from before _theres gotta be a reason that I'm here on earth gotta be a reason for the dust and the dirt the changing of the seasons doesnt change my hurt so what's it worth what's it worth_ the lady is crying to the old man who only nods along, understading how the girl feels
    _with another shot of whiskey and another sip of gin another drop of poison that is slowly sinking in_ the lady grabs a bottle of alcohol and takes a drink before slamming it down on the counter
    _if we're going down together better take another another hit, you wont be here forever so let's make the best of it_ the old man calmly sharing the knowledge from his friend to the girl while she slowly calms down
    REST OF THE SONG IS JUST ALEC IN THE ALLEYWAY SINGING WITH RANDOM FLASHES TO THE 2 BECOMING FRIENDS AND THE MAN TELLING HER STORIES ABOUT HIS LIFE AND SHE AUDITIONS FOR SHOWS AGAIN AND DOES GOOD

    _IF YOU USE THIS IDEA FOR A COMIC OR ANIMATION OR VIDEO OR ANYTHING PLEASE CREDIT ME
    INSTAGRAM- chaotic.yoot.cosplays
    TIK TOK- ChaoticYootCosplays
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  39. Malakai Morton

    Fight me ho

  40. Malakai Morton

    Gotta be reason

  41. Malakai Morton

    PeriodT

  42. Wolfboy _96

    Here in 2019 and going to his concert next month .cant wait.comment if your going .🥳🤩🥳

  43. Eliza Martinez

    can i go around and sing this for people? I really want to!

  44. Wolfie the Wolfie

    great song I give it a IOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO/10 :-)

  45. TheGamingAlpaca

    its9
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  46. Enkhriilen Batsaikhan

    i literally know every single one of his songs i LOVE him

  47. Rhonda Shaw

    His voice is so soothing

  48. YouKnow WhatIsWhat

    My new life theme song

  49. Lilliana D'sa

    Hay love your music😁😄

  50. Jane Lienert

    I love your music!

  51. Lahly Bird

    ah, Alec, this one hits right in the feels

  52. Inuyasha Senpai

    Y aren't you in the music industry? Your talent is amazing and just NEEDS to be shared around the world!😊💯♥️

  53. Isadora Greenberg

    *4am sad boi hours have entered the chat*

  54. Ellie Belcher

    This hits so close to home because I went through a really tough time and this really helped me feel not alone. Thank you so much Alec!💜💙

  55. Me Joel

    I can't hear this the same after listening to the Colonel's Journal, just me?

    Lahly Bird

    I made that connection too.

  56. Ileana Santana castillo

    HERMOSA CANCIÓN!! :)

  57. sarah salman

    All his songs are blessings to the ears🤧💓

  58. Mr. cabbages

  59. Gacha life girl Bored

    I love this song ! This song deserve so much more love

  60. Agamer3D Bowden

    What’s the meaning of this song

  61. Bubba's world

    Hi love your songs and can u do more can I sening a song for u.

  62. Just Aura Ly

    I hope you could write more happy songs 📝😊

  63. skep bear

    There got to be a reason why im here on earth got to be a reason for the dust and the dirt

  64. Araz Namu

    To all those people being bullied
    To all those people who have lost a loved one
    To all those people who have lost a pet
    To all those people being abused
    To all those people going through depression
    To all those people with anxiety
    To all those people in poverty
    To all those people going through a breakup
    To all those people having a bad day
    To all those people with insecurities
    To all those people just having a hard time,
    Don't forget
    Your weakness today
    Is your strength tomorrow
    It always gets better
    Your loved ones will remain in your hearts
    You always have the memories
    Love yourself
    Stand up for yourself
    Money can't buy happiness
    Those lovers
    Just weren't right
    Don't abuse yourself
    Don't abuse others
    Kill them with kindness
    Treat people with kindness
    We've all had these times
    There will always be a hole in our chests
    But
    Let's all be each others' strength
    weather you're
    Black
    White
    LGBTQ+
    Christian
    Atheist
    Etc
    Love yourself
    Love others
    Don't cut
    Don't kill
    Don't criticize
    Don't beg
    Don't do drugs
    Don't starve yourself
    Don't starve others
    We aren't supposed to do any of that
    Just keep your strength
    Keep your faith
    Don't change because you were told to
    Be yourself

    Lissie Ryan

    Thank you I needed that

  65. Shanaye BS

    Please do your in Australia

  66. Leila Gardelli

    Probably one of the most beautiful and real song I have ever heard

  67. Nathan Faucette

    speed 1.5 thank me later

  68. Nathan Faucette

    this man needs some credits for his songs they are soooooooooooooo good but not a lot of people know him IT MAKES ME SO MAD

  69. Trashious Non-Binarious

    Nice likes

    👌🏻
    😂

  70. Tammy Hansen

    and you are very special to god

  71. Tammy Hansen

    “there’s gotta be a reason i’m here on earth” the reason you are on earth is because god wanted you to live on earth

  72. Tammy Hansen

    “ crawling to his best friend floating in the sea” that made me ball my eyes out 😥

  73. Sky Sky

    0:43 that sounds beautiful

  74. Messy Dreamer

    I love each one of his songs,so meaningful!🤗 I be like wow!💗💗💗💗

  75. Stewart The Accountant

    Does anyone else imagine this song fitting The Crows in the Six of Crows series?

  76. Spirit Aura

    its reminds of bruno mars lazy song

  77. Carys Carson

    *Existential Crisis has entered the chat*

  78. Michelle Seavey

    So meaningful...Omg......

  79. Hunter Wolf

    Hey Alec u should go on americas got talent

  80. khanh linh Phan

    this song bring me here to follow Alec Benjamin

  81. Jimine's Jammies

    Ok i know this has NOTHING to do with BTS or Jin bUuuttt when he said "another sip of gin" i thought he said "another sip of JIN


    I need help.

  82. MANVEER SINGH

    alecccccc make new songssss plssss

  83. Serenity Canales

    This is my fav song btw XD

  84. Serenity Canales

    AAAHHHH I'm actually fangirling, I have heard your songs before but for some reason now I just thought about how good ur songs r, IM STUPIDDDDD

  85. Jessica Magana

    Ok idk if u already went here but can u go to austin??????

  86. Addie

    I finally found my favorite artist I LIKE ALL OF HIS SONGS!!!!!!

  87. ff 666ff

    진짜진짜너무 좋다잉ㅜ ㅜ알랙은 아무리 조용한 노래라도 날 춤추게 해..

  88. eInfinite

    5-69 dislikes, suspicious

  89. ΔRV LYRICS

    マジでその声帯俺にくれ。

  90. smeraldo

    I'm addicted to your songs.

  91. Futuristic Gaming

    Gotta be a reason?THE REASON UR HERE IS BECAUSE U LIKE TO SING :)

  92. Douglas Veno

    You should make official music video Love your music name:Elizabeth Be no 😝😃

  93. Raigan

    This is my mark saying I was here before he gets overrated!!!😋 love you Alec!!

  94. Dan TheMan

    ii absalutely lovveee your songs

  95. Hbib Siri

    Love your song😭

  96. Alec Benjamin

    Tickets for my world tour and special NY + LA shows are movin fast :0 . grab tix here: https://www.alecbenjamin.com/tour/

    Fatima Mirza

    You’re a poet. An old soul in a young body. You’d you get so deep?

    An old woman listening to you for the first time. Glad tidings to you lad!

    Messy Cats

    MY MOM WOULDN'T LET ME GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Zebra Lover and Gymnast

    CONGRATS ur almost at 2 mill!!!!!!!!

    Angela Burdi

    Pls do a tour in TN Nashville 🥺. Btw I love your music!!!! 🌮

    ricki wood

    Pls come to Arkansas. I slid into a bookshelf today at high speeds. I need help