Brett Eldredge Performs ‘The Reason’ As Part of Video Series

Since the August release of Brett Eldredge's self-titled, fourth studio album, it's hard to imagine a world without songs like “The Long Way" and “Somethin I'm Good At." In a partnership with Cracker Barrel, the Illinois native has been filming and periodically releasing videos of intimate live performances of individual tracks off Brett Eldredge. The latest release is the groovy and almost too-upbeat-to-be-a-heartbreak-ballad, “The Reason" and we must admit, Eldredge makes losing the love of your life sound, well, not so sad.

The first video of the series was released last week, and it was none other than lead single “Long Way Around." Hear the hauntingly beautiful performance below.

Find the full lyrics to “The Reason" below.

Verse 1
“Sitting at the bar, telling fairy tales//Pouring whiskey in wishing wells, feeling sorry for myself//There's only one person in this world that can save me from myself//So I pick up the phone, pray that you're home, I'm all alone"

Chorus
“Saying the reason I called you drunk//Is I need your love so bad, so bad it hurts//Baby, it's worth saying the reason I stay messed up//Is I need your love so bad, so bad"

Verse 2
“There's some jerk at the bar smoking a big fat Cuban cigar//And I wave my hands through the smoke//I think I see you, but it's some kind of twisted joke//Oh, you wouldn't be caught dead in here//Just the thought of me crying would make you disappear"

Chorus
“But I'm saying the reason I called you drunk//Is I need your love so bad, so bad it hurts//Baby, it's worth saying the reason I stay messed up//Is I need your love so bad, so bad, so damn bad"

Bridge
“Uh uh uh //Uh uh uh I want a choir to sing//Uh uh uh //Uh uh uh"

Outro
“Girl, you're the reason//Yeah, you're the reason//You know you're the reason//I need you so bad//Girl, you're the reason//Yeah, you're the reason//You know you're the reason//I need you so bad//Uh uh, I need you so bad"

See Brett on tour with buddy Blake Shelton for his 2018 Country Music Freaks Tour beginning this upcoming February. For other performance and ticket information, visit his official site.