Musically, it’s a waltz.
Lyrically, it’s a love song, with two verses, a chorus and a bridge: “I know how it might seem, but you’re still the reason I need to believe.” (As true now as it was then.)
Guitaristically, I play it fingerstyle, in dropped-D tuning and with a capo at the first fret. (I think the instrumental introduction does an especially good job of setting the mood of the song, if I do say so myself.)
I recorded “The Reason I’m Here” in 1988 and placed it as the third track on my first album, Anytime. (See my post of April 1, 2012 for more on Anytime.)
I wrote this song sometime between March, 1985 and April, 1986.
Click on the blue link below to give it a listen!
If you’d like to hear more songs from Anytime, visit my archived posts of April 7, 2012 (“You’re The One”), the previously-mentioned April 1, 2012 post (“Anytime”) and my March 8, 2011 post (“The Ladies of Fairburn”).
And… there are more songs to come!