To Give (The Reason I Live)

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Name To Give (The Reason I Live)
Album/single Live only cover as captured on:
Length Varies
Writer/composer Bob Crewe/Bob Gaudio
Producer Not applicable
Release 2013 (25 Live DVD)
Recorded Not applicable


The original version by Frankie Valli is found on his "Timeless" album (1978), covered by Morrissey live in concert on many occasions.


To give is the reason I live To give all I can give In return for the life that I earn

I was born as a part of the plan With the heart of a man With a will to survive

And I believe Everything on this earth Having meaning and worth

Made of concrete and air Is to share and to feel Justify, I exist

To describe on the list Of someone With a place in the sun

Here I stand Reaching out for the sky Till the day that I die

I must give all I can When I go I'll go out empty hand

Leaving dust to the land Just the soul I have found Leaves the ground

Live History

Play count (Morrissey concert): 66

Morrissey live history:

... further results

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Discogs Information


  • Arranged By - Charlie Calello
  • Producer, Directed By - Bob Crewe
  • Written-By - Bob Crewe & Bob Gaudio


Columbia Pitman pressing variant (identified by p stamped into its runouts) with differences in typesetting layout and other attributes from Mercury Record Manufacturing Company variant including: - Music publishing listed only as "Saturday Music Inc. & Seasons Four," last line "Music Corp." omitted - Producer/director credit divided among four lines, with "AND" on separate line (and in place of ampersand [&]) - A side title all on one line, with subtitle in all caps - Artist name in thicker, heavier font from song titles - Label blanks in cyan/turquoise and magenta color scheme, rather than in periwinkle blue and Portland orange


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