Just Give me a Reason is written by Pink, Nate, and Jeff Bhasker. It was also produced by Jeff Bhasker under the RCA label in 2012. Just Give me a Reason is from The Truth About Love, Pink’s sixth studio album. It is a conversation between Pink and her partner comprised of pop lyrics and a catchy tune.
The song embodies the pain from previous relationships as a summation of their infrequent emotional requirements. You may relate to the song, or you may not. However, we can agree the theme highlights the toxic dynamic in a hetero relationship. We guarantee the music will nurture meaning once you listen to it.
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The Song Review
Pink – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess lyrical interpretation
Just Give Me a Reason features Pink’s perspective regarding a failed relationship. It’s how a partner can assume the relationship will end as the way their partner talks or behaves. It is not necessarily releasing a bad omen but being intuitive. The artist wishes to be with her partner. However, it falls short of the different expectations from the two genders.
The song begins by portraying a magical relationship between two people. You can call it the courtship phase or the honeymoon phase. It involves lust, flowers, and chocolate. Unfortunately, the hormones subside, and reality sets in. Now the individuals have trouble adjusting with monogamy. They are obligated to each other, which further adds pressure. As a result, the couple starts spending more time away.
The chorus mentions the untold feelings and emotions we are afraid to tell our partners. On the other hand, these could be assumptions that we create in our minds to justify the growing distance with our partners.
Later in the song, Pink attempts to discredit her assumptions to save the relationships. She forces herself to believe it’s a momentary lapse and he and her partner will be lusting for each other again. Pink wants the both of them to “learn to love again” so they could escape the rut.
Unfortunately, Pink discovers her partner does not have the same expectation or emotional gravitas as her. It could be because her partner is busy with his life, yet she sees the relationship is ending because he does not have time for Pink.
Pink – Just Give Me A Reason ft. Nate Ruess video interpretation
Pink stands in front of bright white light holding a 60’s microphone. The initial setting is the narrator’s perspective as the frame transition into a floating mattress bed. There is a television next to Pink while she tosses and returns anxiously, waiting for her partner to return. She passes out and dreams of lying with her partner in lust. Pink feels safe. Alas! It is not her reality.
Pink remembers holding hands with her lover and his touch’s satisfies her. As she looks at the television set, Nate Ruess appears to perform his lyrics. He stands along with Pink to deliver his perspective on the relationship.
Throughout the video, we see Pink floating on a mattress. The setting signifies feeling lost and helpless. Pink wishes to resolve the issues with her partner, yet they are not on the same page. Besides the desolation, there is the element of lust too. Pink and her lover are seen lying in bed multiple times, almost nude.
The lover kisses her belly, they look deeply into each other eyes. The two feel completely vulnerable yet safe and complete. Toward the end of the music video, Pink falls onto her bed, tired and defeated.
The Final Breakdown
Happy ever after is a children’s tale that we are all well-familiar with. However, the reality is very different. A relationship takes respect and compromise to succeed. It is not two people fighting with another but becoming one to take on life challenges.