The Only Reason I Feel Secure

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The Only Reason I Feel Secure
EP by Pedro the Lion
Released (original) 17 May 1999
(reissued) 16 October 2001
Genre Indie rock, emo
Length 34:46
Label Made in Mexico / Jade Tree (reissue)
Producer David Bazan
Pedro the Lion chronology
It's Hard to Find a Friend
The Only Reason I Feel Secure
Winners Never Quit
Jade Tree reissue
cover art of reissue (Jade Tree Records)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Pitchfork Media 8.4/10 link

The Only Reason I Feel Secure is the second EP by Pedro the Lion. It was released on 17 May 1999 on Made in Mexico Records, and later reissued with three extra tracks on 16 October 2001 on Jade Tree Records. Tracks 6-8 — songs that originally constituted Pedro the Lion's first single — appear only on the Jade Tree reissue.

The EP's title was originally intended to be The Only Reason I Feel Secure Is That I Am Validated By My Peers.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Criticism as Inspiration" – 6:20
  2. "I Am Always the One Who Calls" – 3:41
  3. "Invention" – 4:44
  4. "Letter From a Concerned Follower" – 4:11
  5. "Be Thou My Vision" – 4:22
  6. "Big Trucks" (single version) – 2:58
  7. "Diamond Ring" – 3:22
  8. "Invention" (single version) – 5:08

All songs by David Bazan except for "Be Thou My Vision" (traditional)