Release Date

March 15, 1975

“Reasons” is a love ballad by Earth, Wind & Fire from their sixth studio album, That’s the Way of the World. The song features the falsetto singing on lead vocals of Philip Bailey. The ballad is considered a love song by listeners and fans and as such, is often played at weddings – a fact that surprised band members, since the song and lyrics tell a story about a one-night stand (“Longing to love you, just for a night”). After the couple makes love, disillusionment strikes. (“After the love game has been played / All our illusions were just a parade / And all our reasons have to fade.”)