Reasons to Quit: What’s Old is New

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With working an office job at a computer at least 8 hours a day, I listen to quite a bit of music. The genres and mood change quite often, but lately I have noticed that I listen to “Reasons to Quit” (originally by Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson) at least once a day.

I have liked this song for quite some time and a couple of months ago I came across a re-do of it, by the band Phosphorescent. While the newer version is quite good, I think I still favor the original.

Fun facts from Wikipedia on “Reasons to Quit” :

PHOSPHORESCENT VERSION

MERLE AND WILLIE

For your convenience, here are the lyrics:
Reasons to quit
The smoke and booze don’t do me like before
And I’m hardly ever sober
And my old friends don’t come around much anymore
Reasons to quit
The low it always lower than the high
And the reasons to quit
Don’t out number all the reasons why
So we keep smokin’ and we keep drinkin’
Havin’ fun and never thinkin’
Laughin’ at the price tags that we pay
And we keep rollin’ down the fast lane
Like two young men feelin’ no pain
And the reasons for quittin’s gettin’ bigger each day

Reasons to quit
I can’t afford the habit all the time
I need to be sober
I need to write some new songs that will rhyme
Reasons to quit
They have no rhyme or reason when you’re high
And the reasons to quit don’t out number all the reasons why

We keep smokin’ and we keep drinkin’…
And the reasons for quittin’s gettin’ bigger each day

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