Just Because

Lyrics: Robert Hunterk
Music: Greg Anton

A Hunter lyric with music by Greg Anton. It was first sung by Stu Allen with The Rock Collection at Terrapin Crossroads in January 2020.

It was introduced by Dan ('Lebo') Lebowitz:

All right, here's a newer one. As in, it's never been played before. By anyone - well, live, yeah. The live debut. This song's from a Robert Hunter play. Yeah and Greg [Anton] wrote the music to this tune. And Hunter lyrics. It's called "Just Because". Hunter lyrics you've probably never heard.
I've never heard of a Hunter play. I wonder if it was in fact written for Greg Anton's book "Face The Music", for which Hunter also wrote the lyric Stephanie
Didn't do it for the money
Didn't do it for the fame
Didn't do it for security
Didn't do it for the shame

Didn't do it for the moon and stars
Didn't do it for the sun
Didn't do it for the fancy cars
Didn't do it for the fun

Didn't do it for the social climb
Didn't do it for the rocks that shine
Didn't do it for the ties that bind
Didn't do it for Auld Lang Syne

Didn't do it out of sympathy
Didn't do it out of charity
Didn't do it out of rivalry
Didn't do it for the company

I did it just because

The long and the short of it
It's one of my flaws
The long and the short of it
I did it because

Listen here, Charlie Chan
Draw in your clowns
I ran the scam, I broke no laws
Let's leave it as the curtain draws
For you're the reason
Then just because

I did it just because
(I did it just because)
I did it just because
(Just because)
I did it just because
(Did it just because)

 


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