Wednesday, September 26, 2012

P!nk's "The Truth About Love" Track Reviews: "Just Give Me a Reason"

Now here's where the album starts to get really good!  Once I get to this song, it's sing-along time the rest of the way.  Just Give Me a Reason is a duet between our heroine and Nate Ruess, the lead singer of the band Fun.  The song was written between the two with songwriter Jeff Bhasker, and at first the song wasn't meant to be a duet.

"We wrote this first first, the three of us, and I kind of took it was originally just supposed to be me...and I was like, no, this is a conversation, this song, it needs the other perspective."  Indeed, the song reflects on the miscommunication that is common between couples, where one feels something's wrong, something's not quite right between the two, and yet the other doesn't even notice:


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

P!nk says she had to trick Nate into doing the tune as a duet, and I'm glad she did, because this one's got real potential!  As with most P!nk songs, the lyrics are oh so stellar, poetic and real, and the chorus is tender and beautiful.  Nate's voice works perfectly with the tune and it helps to make Just Give Me a Reason one of my favorites off the album.  

Check out the lyric video for Just Give Me a Reasonand see P!nk's Page for the star's own take on the song.  Purchase the digital album of The Truth About Love on iTunes or the CD at Amazon here:

The Truth About Love - P!nk

Check out other The Truth About Love track reviews:

Are We All We Are

Blow Me (One Last Kiss)


Stay tuned for the rest...


  1. I love this song. LOVE LOVE LOVE this song. Thank you for this posting. I've been following your blog lately. You have great taste in music ;)

  2. Aw, thanks dude, (or dudette!), I truly appreciate your comment, and thanks for checking me out!

  3. How are you? Your cats? I can't remember their names..Is it Dylan and Diego. Maybe Dylan is incorrect. It's not coming to mind.. hmmm

  4. Yes, Dylan, Diego, and I are all pretty good, thanks. I know you from anywhere?