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Hoobastank – 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 out 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 out a reason for me
To change who I used to be
A reason to start over new
And the reason is You [x4]

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 out 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 out 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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  • nocemisions
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    nocemisions
    This song really means alot to me. My ex-girlfriend showed me the way after she broke-up with me because I was the way I had always been.
    Song has a great meaning. Its about losing that special someone just for being the way you are. Yet, when you lose that someone, you realize that this is not the person you want to be. You decide that you are going to change and be a better person. However, no matter what you do, you can't change the past. But!, you can prevent a repeat in the future. It just took that painful experience to realize what you were. And now, that experience with that special someone is the reason you have changed.
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  • u
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    This song is something that I can relate to because it makes me think that my own mother will change. When this song says that I am not a perfect person I think that it is trying to tell us that nobody is perfect. Also that we all make mistakes might take some time to be forgiven but eventually in life they will. Nobody can be perfect except by being who they are unless they have someone who they want to change for. This song is my strength for when ever I need a pick me up moment in life. This song can have so many meanings for different and unique people out here in this world.
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  • u
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    This is about changing yourself because of your past that you don't want to happen again and there he goes saying sorry for the girl he cheated while there committed to each other. But who knows where not perfect. We should give chances to the people who made mistakes to us. And don't you realize that we are not perfect to and of coares we also made mistakes to. We to admit it sometimes.
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  • u
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    Definitely no one is perfect. Its about forgiveness. Loving the other person inspite of their mistakes. If some one thinks you are enough reason for them to change and acknowledge their mistakes theyve made and have the courage to admit it then you should forgive them. Let them show you they can change and give them a chance to prove it to you. Everyone one grows from mistakes. Even if you are on either side of the coin. If you made the mistake; youve realized you were wrong and you wont make it again because you want to change. If you are the recepical end of this song than forgiving someone you love makes you an even better reason. The answer is always to love more and never quit. No one is perfect but we are all a work in progress. Grow in love!
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    He's leaving her (start over new, I wish I could take it all away, say BEFORE I GO...) His remorse and guilt are so strong that the only way he can truly show her the love he has for her and the anguish from his misdeeds is to leave. It's a reversal of "if you love someone set them free..." in this case, it's the opposite, he's leaving. He's the burden, the pain, the suffering and he (in his thinking) making that last final gesture he can to his love, his final apology, that he won't hurt her anymore (a side of me you didn't know). I am facing this very issue right now in my marriage of 27 years. Great kids, good jobs, owned my own business but drugs and alcohol addictions wreaked havoc on my wife and my life. Many DUI's, jail time, probation, infidelity, in and out of rehab and finally strung some sobriety together (coming up on 5 years) but all that did was make it clear to me... that the pain I put her through was immeasurable. The not knowing, the worry, the inability to pay bills unsure if I would be working next week or in jail. Or dead. Or worse, kill someone else. Yeah, it's better but the damage is done. As long as I'm around, the scars (figuratively) are visible. They don't fade... the whole family can see it on her face. She is young enough that she could have a great life with the right guy. Just not me. Someone when she looks in their eyes she does not see the constant reminder of the pain and suffering I inflicted on her. I know some people will think my actions are cowardly and self serving. God I wish that were the case. I only hope I can give my wife back just a small part of the years I stole from her worrying about me, bailing me out, lying for me, covering for me... I'm ashamed of what I did and worse, what i put her through.
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