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Riff: Pink – “Just Give Me A Reason”

Feb 19, 2013

Right from the start/You were a thief/You stole my heart/And I your willing victim

from Just Give Me A Reason lyrics by Pink

The fact that this duet with fun.’s Nate Ruess was inspired by a hypothetical argument over butter is infinitely more interesting than the song itself as Pink pleads with her despondent partner to give their ‘bent’ relationship one final reprieve on a tired-sounding Tedder-lite ballad.

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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