If I listened long enough to you
I'd find a way to believe that it's all true
Knowing that you lied, straight-faced while I cried
Still I look to find a reason to believe

Someone like you makes it hard to live without
Somebody else
Someone like you makes it easy to give
Never think about myself

If I gave you time to change my mind
I'd find a way just to leave the past behind
Knowing that you lied, straight-faced while I cried
Still I look to find a reason to believe

If I listened long enough to you
I'd find a way to believe that it's all true
Knowing that you lied, straight-faced while I cried
Still I look to find a reason to believe

Someone like you makes it hard to live without
Somebody else
Someone like you makes it easy to give
Never think about myself

Someone like you makes it hard to live without
Somebody else
Someone like you makes it easy to give
Never think about myself, woo

Someone like you makes it hard to live without
Somebody else
Someone like you makes it easy to give
Never think about myself

Someone like you makes it hard to live without
Somebody else


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Reason To Believe Lyrics as written by Tim Hardin

Lyrics © Spirit Music Group

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    Song MeaningThe song is about a man who loves this women so much that, although he knows she is lying he can convince himself (through minimizeing and denial) that she is telling the truth. He doesn't want to be without this love in his life no matter how cruel she is to him he wants to find that reason to believe and stay with her in his happy little life of blind denial. Most likely because her cruelty is too hurtful for him to face and bare.
    PeaceLoveHazmaton March 11, 2012   Link
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    General Comment It was written by Tim Hardin, A genius songwriter. My theory is,it is about alcohol ..Tim Hardin's song (red balloon) is about heroin and his dealer .. The song (reason to believe) is easy to say it's about somebody who cheated, or keeps lying to him and he wants to believe her . Tim Hardin was a deeper writer than that.. If you listen to his other works you will hear what I mean .. Rod Stewart did/does A beautiful job with Tim Hardin's masterpiece .
    Gojumeon January 26, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood stuff right here.
    gun left behindon January 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe lyrics are wrong. where it says 'in everything about myself' it is actually supposed to read 'and never think about myself'.
    torrance21on June 18, 2005   Link
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    General Commentits about a girl that he loves but she cheated on him and shes tring to get him back by tel him what he wants to hear, even it that means lieing to him
    trucks77on December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the performance of this that he did at the Royal Albert Hall .....great song.
    whosurmateon October 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPossibly One Of My Favorite Songs Ever TBH. It's A Sum Up Of My Last Relationship. We Were Together Before & He Basically Cheated & Then Up & Left & Then He Wanted A 2nd Chance & Altough I Wanted To Give Him It, I Knew I Couldn't. I Just Needed A Reason To Believe.
    princess*delilahon May 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJust an FYI, this song wasn't even Rod's originally. This is a Youngbloods cover. I guess they just don't have a page on here or something....but yeah, this is definitely not his song. But it's still a great version!
    brokenleaveson August 23, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is a memorable song with a curious history for the evolution of British pop music and my life.
    We all enjoyed Top of the Pops back then weird for me to see my current fave Radio 1 DJ John Peel bashfully performing or rather miming on the show when Rod and co came on doing Maggie May what had become the A-side of the single. This was naughty of them but since Peel was an avid supporter of The Faces how could he refuse. He had been responsible for my liking of that band too among many others of course.
    But it is the lyrics of this song and what had originally been the A-side "Reason to Believe" that were to become curiously prophetic on a personal level notably:
    "Knowing that you lied straight-faced while I cried"
    A relationship serenaded by this song as a track on one of her fave cassettes and especially:
    " Someone like you makes it hard to live without somebody else..." etc
    Well so much for that....
    I still love this song and it triggers mostly happy memories but we all have to move on. Sadly Rod's latter day antics seldom match up to the formative years and songs like this echo down the year with that sweet achey sadness not least for the loss of its originator Tim Hardin.
    Rockinroystonon September 24, 2020   Link

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