There must be something wrong with me
I won't stop taking chances
It's nothing to do with apathy
I can't take no for an answer

Give me a reason
Why do I do it?
Would you believe it
If I told you a lie?
Give me a reason
How could I do it?
The truth isn't easy
That much I can't deny

The question still remains the same
On who can I place all the blame?
The demons, devils of the world
Or is it only myself?

There is something definitely wrong
Will all of us
It would take a miracle of God
To make things right
There is something wrong here
With all of us

The answer lies in front of me
Confirmed by God's own Spirit
It's in the pages that I read
How could I ever deny it?


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Give Me a Reason Lyrics as written by Lee James Vincent Thomas John Hudson

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    Ok my interpretation of this might seem a bit strange, but i'll try to explain...I believe its God narratting. Bear w/ me. "It's nothing to do w/ apathy I can't take no for an answer." God won't give up on us. He loves us and was setting in motion a plan for us to have access to Him. "The question still remains the same On who can I place all the blame?" God knew someone had to pay for our sin. Someone had to bear the consequences of our actions (hince sending Jesus to die on the cross for our sins). The last set of lyrics I believe is a response. "The answer lies in front of me Confirmed by God's own Spirit It's in the pages that I read How could I ever deny it?" God speaks to us through his word. These last few lines could be a person realizing God is real.

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