You twist my arm
I’m twisting fate
You’ll leave alone, or crazy great
Or break into a million pieces, all your reasons

Let's live alone
And out of state
Lets make up everything and wake up breathing
Don’t give a damn about the wreck you leave in

You can use my friends, but that depends-

On what they're for
And while we’re laying on the floor
My mouth is sore
I’m keeping score
A million reasons but I need a million more

You believe in love
I believe in faith
They’ll believe in anything, you make up villains
A trillion legions of the damned and William,
It was really me
It was really you
There was really nothing I could do
Until then,
Lets use our magic powers with the children

You don’t understand, we don’t hold hands

Come catch me, run
Cuz I’m not having any fun
I think you’re sore
I think I’m done
A million reasons

Can I be your number one?

Yeah. Yeah.

Lyrics submitted by SmashingDestiny, edited by OdeToHurley

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  • +1
    General CommentGerard always uses a lot of escapism in his lyrics, imagery of running away with a loved one. However, you can't just say that this is one of his love songs as the lyrics tend to contradict themselves. There's a subtle use of violence, but it sounds too playful to be a breakup song. But there is a sense of retribution here as the line in the first half that says 'my mouth is sore' changes near the end of the song to 'I think you're sore'. Then there's the whole idea of having a million reasons, a million reasons for what? To love someone, to hate someone, to split a band up? I think a bit of context is needed to really be able to analyse what the song's about, I'm too lazy.

    BUT, the line 'William it was really me, it was really you' is a reference to The Smiths's song 'William it was Really Nothing', which is believed to be a song about someone Morrissey slept with? The Smiths reference is very discrete, so possibly not a huge part of the song. Maybe the song has something to do with regret or making mistakes?
    musson November 23, 2014   Link

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