Sunday, February 12th open thread: ‘The Reason’
Here is the open thread for Sunday, February 12th. Please feel free to post links to interesting articles and to discuss whatever issues arise during the course of the day. Nothing is off-topic here.
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Here is Hoobastank performing “The Reason” live. I always thought this song was about the singer’s regret over a woman whom he had hurt but when I listened to the song today after deciding to share it dawned on me that this might not be what this song is about at all. Is it possible the song is about God? After all the “you” he is singing to is never really defined so I did a little research and found out that all the band members are Christians.
Most of the comments I read from fans state that the members are Christians but their lyrics have nothing to do with God. Last week I shared a video from a duo who had a subtle Christian message in their songs and now I am beginning to wonder if–at least in this song–Hoobastank is also subtly proclaiming their faith.
“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”
What do you think?