Dave from WisconsinThe song takes on themes of the times, which included a lot of veterans coming back from Vietnam. The first two lines were intended to mimic the lines a woman might say after greeting her love interest after he returned from the war. Most of the rest is from a different voice, which is the voice of the guy who went to Vietnam. He”s realizing that he faced life and death circumstances and isn”t willing to mince words anymore with his love interest. He”s willing to tell her what she means to him and his state of mind, and he gives her the control of saving him from his past. The song switches between the voices of the woman and the man. The mention of “better than a white line” is about cocaine, but the feeling he gets from her is better. The major success of this song has a lot to do with its incredible use of the Moog synthesizer. This is an amazing song. One of the best rock songs ever.Smart GuyClearly a song about blow.Diamond Davey from San Diego This band, Head East, I certainly do recall, KY-102, playing this song and I immediately went out to, Planet Earth, 38th street, k.C.,KS., and bought the cassette for my ride! They were and as far as I”m concerned, still ate, flippin awesome but, will they make it into, the rock “n” roll hall of fame, is the big ?Paul Ray from Columbus, OhioI noticed the verse “woman is a sweet love, better than a white line” and suspected it might be a line of cocaine. I could be wrong yet lyrics interpretation are up to each individual.Robert from LexingtonIt”s more than likely about meth. Back in those days we snorted it.Zach from Columbus, OhioSteve from c.t.Its true that glass is a term for methamphetamine but I”m pretty sure the “did you break any glass” line is referring to cutting up lines of cocaine on a mirror (glass). I could be wrong, dont know much about the song but as a former user, it seems to make sense that if the song is focusing on cocaine, the phrase I would argue, eludes to the act of cutting up lines rather than mentioning meth, which if my older friends are correct was not even crystal meth back then but more of a powder.Vicister from MissouriHead East made this song back in the era of arena rock. Powerful music was sweeping the nation and “Never been any Reason” certainly fit as a Arena Rock Anthem. The lyrics describe a Cociane high. White lines were the drug of choice at the time nation wide, it was a snow- fest that year. “Save my life, I”m going down for the last time” describes a highly pure form of Cociane feeling with the spirling effect winding downward through the nerve system. It”s not the late 70″s anymore and that level of drug just isn”t around anymore.William from Reno, NvThe first time I heard this song was in a bar at closing time. I”ve seen bands cover this one all over the place as closing song. Even Hawaii. K/H DSteve O.t. from Ct.Don.
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Did you break any glass? Refers to Crystal Meth use.Seventhmist from 7th HeavenRob, lead vocalist John Schlitt was kicked out of Head East in 1980 for drug use and hit rock bottom soon after, attempting suicide before turning his life around, leaving the music industry for years and then re-emerging with Petra. The line “Save my life, I”m goin” down for the last time” certainly ended up applying to him. A few years after Petra”s members retired, Schlitt appeared at a reunion concert for Head East.John from Indianapolis, InOne of the best, most memorable songs from the 70s. Why do I always think of Free”s All Right Now when I hear this song?Linda from Inland Empire, CaLove this song — I”m firmly middle aged and I still turn it up LOUD!Howie from Bristol, Ct., CtI first heard this song back in high school. I loved it then and I love it now. I”m in my 50″s and in a classic rock cover band. I,ve been tryin to get my band to cover this song but they”re not all on board with it. What is wrong with them???? This is truely a classic rock song.Josh from Champaign, IlThe album title refers to the geography surrounding their home region of Central Illinois (met at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, recorded first album at Pekin, IL) , FLAT as a pancake!Don from B G, KyIn the song, I know “… better than a white line” refers to using cocaine. What does “did you break any glass” mean?Rob from Augusta, GaI grew up in the same town as a couple of the band members. They were an awesome band! I find it most interesting that John Schlitt would be more “famous” by his membership in his next band after Head East. He replaced Greg X. Volz in the Christian Rock Band Petra.Eb from Orlando Metro, FlI always thought there was a female vocalist on this song. But a little internet searching and I found this: Who is the female singer heard sharing the lead vocal on Never Been Any Reason? Answer: There are no female voices on Never Been Any Reason. The two lead voices that share lines back and forth during the song are drummer Steve Huston and lead vocalist John Schlitt. John”s is the higher voice that is occasionally mistaken by fans to be a female voice. I think I sometimes mix this song up with “Don”t Misunderstand Me” by the Rossington-Collins Band and I thought that Dale Kranz-Rossington was the singer on this too.Tony P. from Columbus, TxBack in Highschool there was a regional cover band called The Emotions that came to town once a month. If you were cool or just thought you were, you went to see them. I will always remember that they would close with this song. Tony P. Columbus Tx.Shawn from Buffalo, NyThis is a great song I love the keyboard solo.see more comments