Be Rational

Written by: Ray Davies

Published by: Davray Music, Ltd.

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I've so much still to learn
I've found another open door
To find, discover and explore
And when that's done there'd still be more

I thought I knew it all
But now I've broken all my rules
She got me stumbling like a fool
My knowledge seems so minuscule

Be rational, think
What is it I'm feeling?
I feel so alive, yet paralyzed

Really goes to show
How deep emotions sometimes go
The more we learn, the less we know

Be rational, think of the club
Consider your reputation
A raconteur, adventurer

Be rational, be wise
Assess the situation
Be calm, be cold, it will be so

And logically I should decline
There's no equation to define
A feeling that is so divine
A man like me just has no time

I'm such a worldly man
For once I'm stuck without a plan
For once I need a guiding hand
Somebody help me understand

You're intelligent, you're smart
But it's not in your equation
Or on the map, or in the chart

You see you simply lost your heart

This song can be found on the following releases:

stereo mix, recorded 16 Mar, 1987 at (possibly) Calliope Studios, New York
80 Days (demos) 1987 UK Cassette
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