Apr 172005
 

From THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
Written by David Foster & Tim Dubois

“Don’t Ask The Reason Why” by Restless Heart was included on the soundtrack for the hit movie “The Secret Of My Success” starring Michael J. Fox and Helen Slater. Released in 1987, this collection was David Foster’s new work for a major movie after the incredible triumph of “St. Elmo’s Fire.” Like its predecessor, “The Secret Of My Success” includes well-crafted, tender instrumentals all written by the Canadian genius including the enchanting love theme “Water Fountain.” These tunes are mixed with a few mainstream pop/rock songs sung by big names like Night Ranger on the up-tempo title track, Roger Daltrey of The Who, Bananarama and Pat Benatar. We think the best song of the bunch is “Don’t Ask The Reason Why.”
It is a sweet ballad with a strong country/pop feel to it. David Foster’s production beautifully balances Restless Heart’s country overtones with the best AC/pop style of the era. Another positive factor are the group’s strong vocal harmonies that soar high on a musical palette consisting of keyboards, synths, acoustic and electric guitars. In our opinion, this ballad had “hit” written all over it, but was never released as a single. It would have probably performed better than the Night Ranger track that only reached # 12 on the Modern Rock chart and # 64 on the Hot 100.


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Performed by Restless Heart
Keyboards: David Foster
Arranged by David Foster & Restless Heart
Produced by David Foster
Co-Produced by Tim Dubois & Scott Hendricks


Lyrics

Alone, on your own
No way to see the end
But here’s where the road begins
In time, I know you’ll find
Whatever you’re searching for
All of your dreams and more

But right now you’re feeling
Lost and lonely
Crazy to even try
Just listen to what
You’re heart keeps saying
And don’t ask the reason why

You’ve known, all along
It won’t be an easy climb
But nothing can change your mind

And now, here you stand
Your destiny’s calling you
You know what you’ve got to do…..

Don’t you know I believe in you
I’ll be there when your dreams come true
And wherever you go you’ll always know
My love is by your side

And whenever you’re feeling
Lost and lonely, crazy to even try
Just listen to what your heart keeps saying
And don’t ask the reasons why
Remember my love is there beside you
You’ve got to believe it’s true
Just listen to what your heart keeps saying
And don’t ask the reason why…

Don’t ask the reason why.