Reason to Believe

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Bruce Springsteen isn’t the only one to write a song with that title.

Tim Hardin wrote this one in about 1965:

Reason to Believe
                                             by  Tim Hardin

If I listen long enough to you
I’d find a way to believe that it’s all true
Knowing, that you lied, straight-faced
While I cried
But still I’d look to find a reason to believe
Someone like you makes it hard to live
Without, somebody else
Someone like you, makes it easy to give
Never think of myself
If I gave you time to change my mind
I’d find a way to leave the past behind
Knowing that you lied, straight-faced
While I cried
But still I’d look to find a reason to believe
(Instrumental)
If I listen long enough to you
I’d find a way to believe it’s all true
Knowing that you lied, straight-faced
While I cried
Still I’d look to find a reason to believe.
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Rod Stewart recorded it, but the recording I like best is by Ian & Sylvia:
Ian and Sylvia
To answer the original question,  I have many reasons to believe.
Here’s one:  a Daylily named “Reason to Believe”   !
the name of this daylily is reason to believe
I believe that God is present and active in my life and in the world.
To me, the evidence in favor of this belief outweighs all the evidence to the contrary.

Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

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