"Million Reasons" as written by and Hillary Lindsey Mark Ronson....
You're giving me a million reasons to let you go
You're giving me a million reasons to quit the show
You're givin' me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin' me a million reasons
About a million reasons

If I had a highway, I would run for the hills
If you could find a dry way, I'd forever be still
But you're giving me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin' me a million reasons
About a million reasons

I bow down to pray
I try to make the worst seem better
Lord, show me the way
To cut through all his worn out leather
I've got a hundred million reasons to walk away
But baby, I just need one good one to stay

Head stuck in a cycle, I look off and I stare
It's like that I've stopped breathing, but completely aware
'Cause you're giving me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin' me a million reasons
About a million reasons

And if you say something that you might even mean
It's hard to even fathom which parts I should believe
'Cause you're giving me a million reasons
Give me a million reasons
Givin' me a million reasons
About a million reasons

I bow down to pray
I try to make the worst seem better
Lord, show me the way
To cut through all his worn out leather
I've got a hundred million reasons to walk away
But baby, I just need one good one to stay

Baby I'm bleedin', bleedin'
Stay
Can't you give me what I'm needin', needin'
Every heartbreak makes it hard to keep the faith
But baby, I just need one good one
Good one, good one, good one, good one, good one

When I bow down to pray
I try to make the worst seem better
Lord, show me the way
To cut through all his worn out leather
I've got a hundred million reasons to walk away
But baby, I just need one good one, good one
Tell me that you'll be the good one, good one
Baby, I just need one good one to stay


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"Million Reasons" as written by Hillary Lindsey Mark Ronson

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    My InterpretationAlthough I have been playing this song for a while, it was not until something similar happened to me that I fully felt and not just understood its meaning. It is about one person giving everything, and the other giving next to nothing.

    The speaker has been led on. They have found out about it through many ways. However, if there was an easy way (the highway), they would choose to go the harder route because that is their romantic character. But it doesn't mean they like chasing people--they would settle down ("be still") if that person reciprocated in the same way.

    The speaker, seeks God for answers regarding this person. When they feel bad, they turn to religion. The leather even has significance: They want a higher power (the only hope they have) to reveal why this person is leading them on. The answer would help them discover the reason to stay.

    In the next verse, the speaker is describing how they feel around this person. When you think about it from the outside, you might wonder why someone would want to be with a person who is leading them on. They feel like this love is real because it is natural and yet still they still feel lofty around them. When the person says something that is underneath their leather, it just confuses the speaker more because of the conflicting messages.

    The bridge reveals that "every heartbreak," (not individual people, but rather every single repetitive reason), makes it harder for them to suppose it will work. However, one reason, not necessarily confirmation from the person, but rather their feelings for them, will make them stay connected.

    This song is despondent because it shows how something illogical is indeed logical. I feel like this song understands me and it makes me feel better. I hope anyone reading this who now knows its true meaning garners something from it too.
    Italia8989on May 15, 2017   Link
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    General CommentYea this can definitely go one of two ways.

    1- Its about being in love with someone that really doesn't deserve it, they kind of just wish you to the way-side. But, just the same, you love them and you REALLY want them to fight for this love.

    2- It could also be about losing someone you love. Suicide. I just recently lost someone a few years ago, in that form, and it really shakes your faith. It makes you angry. It makes you confused. It makes you feel like you lost something you will never get back.

    IDK. I actually came here to see what everyone else thought. But unfortunately, there are only 2 comments. I really like this song and have been listening to it along with a handful of other songs. They make me super-moody. I try not to listen to stuff that makes me feel like... stuff anymore because it tends to turn negative. But, I really like this song so I listen anyway. Moody af.
    askingtoomuchon July 06, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe she stole the lyrics from the movie "Big Eyes" (2014). In one of the scenes actor Christoph Waltz says "don't think of a reason to say no, 'cause I have a million reasons to say yes."

    Coincidence? I don't think so.
    kara118087on October 16, 2017   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationTo me, this song is from the perspective of a person at the final straws of their Christian faith. They have so many reasons to give up on religion, become an atheist etc. but they want to keep on believing for whatever reason. They find themselves pleading to God for just one shred of proof or reason to stay, but nothing comes. This is about as plain an anti-religion song can get.

    And if you're wondering about the more romantic language, I think that was written there just to add some ambiguity, but it doesn't compromise the message, as oftentimes Christians use romantic language to describe their relationship with God (I would know, I was one)
    Samuentagaon December 26, 2016   Link

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