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"Age Of Reason" is a song which was written by Johanna Pigot and Todd Hunter of Dragon for John Farnham, which he recorded for his studio album Age Of Reason released in 1988.

The song was also released as a single in July 1988, and has remained one of Farnham's best known songs.

A music video for this song was directed by Steve Hopkins and received significant air-time on Australian television throughout 1988. A mini-documentary was also Produced and Directed by Neil Clugston for BMG titled, "Behind The Reason: The Making Of John Farnham's 'Age Of Reason'" which contained behind the scenes footage of the making of the music video and was subsaquently sold to the Nine Television Network and first aired on their MTV programme.

LyricsEdit

From the day that we were born we've been heading down a track
Sometimes it's made for good sometimes for bad
But if we look behind us there's a wave coming down
Carrying us forward to a new age

What about the world around us
How can we fail to see
And now that our fathers have gone
And we've been left to carry on
What about the age of reason

So why can't we be still why can't we love each other
Is kindness an ancient skill buried by our blindness
And if we look behind us there's a wind blowing in
To create the age of reason

If we consider carefully the options put before us
So much wisdom so much love so much waiting for us
And if we look ahead there's the sun and the seasons
Another day another age of reason