Song Lyric Sunday – Give Me One Reason

The prompts for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, hosted by Jim Adams, are: Give, Get, Take, Receive and Send. There is a plethora of songs out there using these words in the title, and I’m excited about today’s responses to the challenge. I have chosen Give Me One Reason, by Tracy Chapman. I may have picked this one in the distant past. Prompts have a way of triggering memories and songs have the ability to put you in a time and place. It is a great song and Tracy’s voice and style are unique.

Have a great Sunday!

Give Me One Reason” is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman. It was released on her 1995 album New Beginning, and as a single the same year, her first since 1992’s “Dreaming on a World.” The song is Chapman’s biggest US hit to date, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100. It is also her biggest hit in Australia, where it reached number three as well, and it topped the charts of Canada and Iceland. Elsewhere, the song reached number 16 in New Zealand, but it underperformed in the United Kingdom, peaking at number 95 in March 1997.

Chapman first performed “Give Me One Reason” six years before its release, on the December 16, 1989, episode of Saturday Night Live. A music video was released to promote the single. Chapman earned the Grammy Award for Best Rock Song for the track, that was also nominated for Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the Grammy Awards of 1997. A well-known version of this song featuring Eric Clapton was released in 1999 in the compilation album A Very Special Christmas Live.

Information courtesy of Wiki





Lyrics
Give Me One Reason

 
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Said I don't want leave you lonely
You got to make me change my mind
 
Baby I got your number and I know that you got mine
But you know that I called you, I called too many times
You can call me baby, you can call me anytime
You got to call me
 
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Because I don't want leave you lonely
you got to make me change my mind
 
I don't want no one to squeeze me, they might take away my life
I don't want no one to squeeze me, they might take away my life
I just want someone to hold me and rock me through the night
 
This youthful heart can love you and give you what you need
This youthful heart can love you and give you what you need
But I'm too old to go chasing you around
Wasting my precious energy
 
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Give me one reason to stay here
And I'll turn right back around
Because I don't want leave you lonely
You got to make me change my mind
 
Baby just give me one reason, Give me just one reason why
Baby just give me one reason, Give me just one reason why I should stay
Said I told you that I loved you
And there ain't no more to say
 
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Tracy L Chapman
Give Me One Reason lyrics ยฉ Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

  24 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Give Me One Reason

  1. March 14, 2020 at 11:27 pm

    Excellent choice, Christine! You’re on a roll! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      March 14, 2020 at 11:29 pm

      Oh youโ€™re so sweet Felicia. I just checked and I have used this song before in Oct 2018. I guess I always liked it. To me itโ€™s timeless ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿฅฐ

      • March 14, 2020 at 11:31 pm

        I’m posting Adele…which I used December 2018. I’m over it! LOLOL!

      • Christine Bolton
        March 14, 2020 at 11:34 pm

        Lol!! We like what we like, right? I can choose several songs that fit but I always pick what I like the best ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

  2. March 14, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Tracy Chapman does this song just right. What ever happened to her??

  3. Christine Bolton
    March 15, 2020 at 12:01 am

    I just checked and she hasnโ€™t toured since 2015. Maybe sheโ€™s just taking it easy these days ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ‘

  4. March 15, 2020 at 2:36 am

    Love your choice this week, Tracy Chapman is such an amazing talent ๐Ÿ’œ

    • Christine Bolton
      March 15, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Thanks Willow ๐Ÿ’•

      • March 15, 2020 at 12:43 pm

        A pleasure ๐Ÿ’œ

  5. March 15, 2020 at 4:51 am

    Tracy Chapman is in a class all by herself. Timeless. Brilliant choice.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 15, 2020 at 8:29 am

      Thanks Violet. Yes, timeless is the perfect word to describe Tracy and this song. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. March 15, 2020 at 9:59 am

    Tracey is the best! Loved this song. Perfect for the prompt.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 15, 2020 at 11:30 am

      Thanks Jillโ€™s ๐Ÿ™‚ She was awesome

  7. March 15, 2020 at 10:35 am

    I love this blues love song. Tracy wants to stay with this guy who tells her for love to exist all that is needed is to have for an awesome relationship, and eventually he wins the argument. Great song Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 15, 2020 at 11:29 am

      Thanks Jim. It is s good one, I agree ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. March 15, 2020 at 12:05 pm

    Great choice today! I think this song should have reached #1 in the US! It is just that good! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      March 16, 2020 at 8:51 am

      Great song and brilliant artist Lisa โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

      • March 17, 2020 at 6:28 pm

        Thanks Christine! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  9. March 15, 2020 at 1:49 pm

    One of my all time favorite songs. Great choice.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 16, 2020 at 8:51 am

      Thanks Maggie. It is a special song โ˜บ๏ธ

  10. March 15, 2020 at 2:30 pm

    Such a good song – hadn’t heard it in a long time. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      March 16, 2020 at 8:50 am

      Thanks so much โ˜บ๏ธ

  11. aisasami
    March 20, 2020 at 4:18 pm

    Sorry for the lateness! I love Tracey and I love this song! She was a staple of the late 80s and 90s. I wonder what she is doing now.

    • Christine Bolton
      March 21, 2020 at 7:32 am

      Thank you! Yes, I agree. I shall have to look at what she’s doing now. โ˜บ๏ธ.

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