"Just Give Me a Reason" as written by Alecia B Moore, Jeff Bhasker and Nate Ruess....
Right from the start
You were a thief
You stole my heart
And I your willing victim
I let you see the parts of me
That weren't all that pretty
And with every touch you fixed them

Now you've been talking in your sleep, oh, oh
Things you never say to me, oh, oh
Tell me that you've had enough
Of our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
We're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

I'm sorry I don't understand
Where all of this is coming from
I thought that we were fine
(Oh, we had everything)
Your head is running wild again
My dear we still have everythin'
And it's all in your mind
(Yeah, but this is happenin')

You've been havin' real bad dreams, oh, oh
You used to lie so close to me, oh, oh
There's nothing more than empty sheets
Between our love, our love
Oh, our love, our love

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
I never stopped
You're still written in the scars on my heart
You're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Oh, tear ducts can rust
I'll fix it for us
We're collecting dust
But our love's enough
You're holding it in
You're pouring a drink
No nothing is as bad as it seems
We'll come clean

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
That we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Just give me a reason
Just a little bit's enough
Just a second we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again
It's in the stars
It's been written in the scars on our hearts
That we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again

Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, we can learn to love again
Oh, oh, that we're not broken just bent
And we can learn to love again


Lyrics submitted by mike, edited by thrwmyhrtawy., aawomen1, Roses4u, KelsLoomis, shejustright, rcn, CrispyDruid, willing

"Just Give Me a Reason [Commentary]" as written by Alecia B Moore, Jeff Bhasker, Nate Ruess

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  • +7
    My InterpretationSo, I think that the song talks about a couple whose flame is gone out of their relationship. They feel like they don't love each other as much as they used to, and they're still together, only because they feel like they're obliged to.

    The female perspective in the song (P!nk, obviously) is bored and is reminiscing about how she first fell in love with her husband (sung by Nate Ruess). She wants to believe that they're still as in love as they used to be, but can't bring herself to say it, and isn't sure about how her partner feels about it..

    The male perspective is completely oblivious to what his wife's feelings and is surprised that she feels that way, because he thought that everything was going well between them. He soon realizes that she's right and he too, wants them to go back to the way they used to be. However, he's much more laid-back and thinks that it'll be easy but his partner wants him to put more effort into their marriage.

    In the end, they manage to give each other a reason to still be happily together :) This song is amazing.
    audrey430on April 09, 2013   Link
  • +4
    General CommentIt is a song about second chances. It's about digging deep enough when you've reached that point when things got stale and complacent and you're ready to get out... but instead of giving in, you should fight back. To realize that you're not broken - just bent - and that you CAN learn to love again. The message is about fighting for love and realizing that even if you fell out of love, you can always fall back in love again but you have to fight for it.
    earwormon March 26, 2013   Link
  • +3
    My InterpretationThis song is about a person (the girl) who starts to become insecure about their relationship.. but it's all in her head. She thinks too much.. to the point where she imagines he's starting to fall out of love with her.

    "Now you've been talking in your sleep oh oh
    Things you never say to me oh oh
    Tell me that you've had enough
    Of our love, our love"

    He tries to reassure her that their love is fine:

    "I'm sorry I don't understand
    Where all of this is coming from
    I thought that we were fine (Oh we had everything)
    Your head is running wild again
    My dear we still have everythin'"

    The chorus is just a plea to remind themselves that their love is still great. They just need to remember that this is part of love.. it's not always gonna be perfect, but that doesn't mean it's broken, "just bent."

    Really great song about not giving up when reality sets in on the idea of love.
    hetalkson May 19, 2013   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningShe (Pink) told music streaming service Spotify: ''Sometimes [one partner] can be like, 'The way you passed me the butter this morning, I kinda feel like we're going to be over in a month and we need to talk' and he's like, 'I just passed you the f***ing butter, what are you talking about?' and that's how I felt the song should go, 'We're growing apart, you don't spoon any more, like it's all over'.''
    seyahon November 20, 2012   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI believe music is art and can be interpreted in anyway it resonates with the listener...

    this song to me is about two people who love each other, but their relationship changed and they are no longer together romantically... they are friends... she is having a harder time with the no longer romantic together portion,,, they stll do things together but she misses the couple part of it... they love each other and probably belong together but will not admit it they do not want to lose the firendship ...they dont know how to love each other again...but they can (or they can learn to love again can mean they remain friend and can learn to love others again)...

    I'm sorry I don't understand
    Where all of this is coming from
    I thought that we were fine (Oh we had everything) **HE IS SAYING THE FRIENDSHIP IS GOOD ENOUGH AND THINGS ARE GREAT..,. SHE IS SAYING, NO WE HAD EVERYTHING WHY CVANT YOU SEE I CANT MOVE PAST THIS"**
    Your head is running wild again (SHES THINKING TOO MUCH)
    My dear we still have everythin' (HES CONTENT WITH THE FRIENDSHIP)
    And it's all in your mind (Yeah but this is happenin') (SHE IS COMING TO TERMS WITH THE FACT SHE NEEDS TO MOVE ON FOR ROMANTIC LOVE)

    Neither of them have been with anyone else physically "There's nothing more than empty sheets between our love, our love
    Oh our love, our love"

    Though not written in this context, it certainly can be felt that way if the listener is in love with their best friend and they tried the romance aspect but for whatever reasons it didnt work out initially... such a paraodx there... do you learn to love again and risk losing the friendship and person all together or do you accept the friendship and learn to love other people instead...
    uused2knowon April 15, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My OpinionNow you've been talking in your sleep, oh, oh
    Things you never say to me, oh, oh
    I feel that this mean that he's having an affair and that "things you never say to me" refers to the things he's been saying in his sleep to another woman which he has never said to her. Please tell me what you think.
    kavifernon April 21, 2013   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion"Right from the start
    You were a thief, you stole my heart
    And I your willing victim
    I let you see the parts of me, that weren't all that pretty
    And with every touch you fixed them
    Now you've been talking in your sleep oh oh
    Things you never say to me oh oh
    Tell me that you've had enough
    Of our love, our love"

    It means when they first met they fell in love, she opened up to him let him see her flaws. Hes been ranting about her. Just end this already

    Shes going to end it and leave him but she doesnt really want to and she wants a reason to stay "just me a reason just a little bits enough just a second we are not broken and bent and we can learn to love again".
    Hes saying how he can fix it for them make this work again its not as bad as it seems
    jenny13on April 21, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWoW. I'm slow....must be 'cause I heard this song today for the first time. I am a huge fan of P!nk's music (and spirit that lives through her music). This song holds no personal meaning for me; I just like it. Not overly impressed with her counterpart's vocals, though. The lyrics are great. The song should be sang as a duet; I just wish she had used a different male vocalist. Great message in the song...when something does not work out, there'll be another and maybe just one of those others will be who was needed. Reminds me of the message of 'Stronger' by Kelly Clarkson. LUV LUV LUV P!nk.
    IllToast2Thaton February 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTell me you have enough of our love..i guess it is saying that the other is fed up in their relationship.
    But still, she doesn't understand why it is all happening in their somehow perfect relationship.
    She is still hoping for their relationship to work out..fighting for it..even it it hurts her so much..the tears..she's holding it back..cause she truly believes that they must never give up on their relationship.
    just give me reason..it seems that her partner isn't working to fix their relationship,perhaps he's cold hearted...but still,just a lil reason will be enough..just a lil love....and she's fine..she'll be okay even with that little reason...
    its not broken just bend..so she'll do all her best effort to fix it..and continue their somehow "perfect" love...yes, its not going to be easy,especially if its just one-sided...it seems to be unfair..but still hoping that its all worth it....
    justsharing(:on March 19, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTell me you have enough of our love..i guess it is saying that the other is fed up in their relationship.
    But still, she doesn't understand why it is all happening in their somehow perfect relationship.
    She is still hoping for their relationship to work out..fighting for it..even it it hurts her so much..the tears..she's holding it back..cause she truly believes that they must never give up on their relationship.
    just give me reason..it seems that her partner isn't working to fix their relationship,perhaps he's cold hearted...but still,just a lil reason will be enough..just a lil love....and she's fine..she'll be okay even with that little reason...
    its not broken just bend..so she'll do all her best effort to fix it..and continue their somehow "perfect" love...yes, its not going to be easy,especially if its just one-sided...it seems to be unfair..but still hoping that its all worth it....
    justsharing(:on March 19, 2013   Link

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