Carolyn Arends & Connie Harrington What's the matter with this world? Why does everything have to be so hard? What's the point in even getting out of bed In the morning? I can think of A half a million reasons You should get up Even when you're thinking No one cares and what's the use Why would anyone need you Well I can think of half a million reasons Who else would know just when to call? When to lend a shoulder, when to give me a shove? Why does it always feel so good to see your face In my doorway? I can think of... There's still a lot of things in life for you Faith is one and hope is two Love should count for three or four And if you've got time for more I can think of A half a million reasons You should get up Even when you're thinking No one cares and what's the use Why does anyone need you I do, and that's the truth And I can think of half a million reasons Why Faith is what I hope for you Love is gonna get you through And if I'm not convincing you I can think of a half a million reasons C 2004 Carolyn Arends Music (SOCAN)/EMI April Music, Inc./Little Cricket Music(ASCAP) About the Song The lone co-write on the record -- this song was written with my good friend (and longstanding collaborator) Connie Harrington. We've both had those "Why am I here again?" kind of days, and we've both had the opportunity to remind each other all the reasons why life is good and we should be getting on with living it. I'm glad I wrote it with her, because she is musically adventurous enough to truly get excited that this is the first track I've recorded that features (a) harpsichord, (b) ukulele, and (c) harpsichord and ukulele together!