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 (1968), 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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