About the Song

Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn’s duet “You’re the Reason (I Don’t Sleep at Night)” is a poignant ballad that showcases the chemistry and vocal talent of these two country music legends. The song was written by Dickey Lee, Dave Hall, and Johnny L. Wallace, and it was featured on their collaborative album “Lead Me On,” released in 1971.

“You’re the Reason (I Don’t Sleep at Night)” tells the story of a restless heart consumed by thoughts of a lost love. Twitty and Lynn’s emotive delivery brings to life the lyrics, conveying the pain and longing of unrequited love with sincerity and depth.

Upon its release, “You’re the Reason (I Don’t Sleep at Night)” resonated with audiences and quickly climbed the charts, peaking at number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. The song’s success solidified Twitty and Lynn’s status as one of the most beloved duos in country music history.

As fans revisit the classic hits of Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, “You’re the Reason (I Don’t Sleep at Night)” remains a standout track, cherished for its heartfelt lyrics and soul-stirring melodies. Its enduring popularity serves as a testament to the timeless appeal of their music and the lasting impact they’ve had on the genre.

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Lyrics

I just lay here at night I toss and I turn loving you so how my heart yearns
Honey you’re the reason I don’t sleep at night
Walking the floor feeling so blue smoke cigarettes drink coffee too
Honey you’re the reason I don’t sleep at night
Well I’m bettin’ you’re not losin’ sleep over me
I believe if I’m wrong don’t fail to call come over and keep me company
Sometimes I go for a walk take a look at the moon
Strum my guitar sing out of tune honey you’re the reason I don’t sleep at night
Walking the floor feeling so blue smoke cigarettes drink coffee too
Strum my guitar sing out of tune losin’ sleep over you
Well I’m bettin’ you’re not losin’
You’re the reason, you’re the reason
You’re the reason, you’re the reason