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Hoobastank - The Reason - Meaning of the song


Hoobastank struck gold with this emotional ballad, which peaked at #2 on the Hot 100, spending 38 weeks on the tally. It also reached the Top 10 on charts worldwide, peaking at #1 in Italy.

The romantic lyric finds lead singer Doug Robb confessing to his shortcomings within a relationship. He regrets upsetting his lover with his failings and vows to change. Robb tells her she is "the reason" he is determined to be a better person.

Hoobastank released the song as the second single from The Reason on April 26, 2004. After the band dropped the album on December 9, 2003 it originally peaked at #45 on the Billboard 200, but the success of the title track sent the album back into the charts, this time to #3.

The Reason - Lyrics


I'm not a perfect person

There's many things I wish I didn't do

But I continue learning

I never meant to do those things to you

And so I have to say before I go

That I just want you to know


I've found a reason for me

To change who I used to be

A reason to start over new

And the reason is you


I'm sorry that I hurt you

It's something I must live with everyday

And all the pain I put you through

I wish that I could take it all away

And be the one who catches all your tears

That's why I need you to hear


I've found a reason for me

To change who I used to be

A reason to start over new

And the reason is you


And the reason is you

And the reason is you

And the reason is you


I'm not a perfect person

I never meant to do those things to you

And so I have to say before I go

That I just want you to know


I've found a reason for me

To change who I used to be

A reason to start over new

And the reason is you


I've found a reason to show

A side of me you didn't know

A reason for all that I do

And the reason is you

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