A Thousand Million Reasons

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  • In a track-by-track commentary, Colin Hay said of this track: "It was really a song about looking up into the sky and finding great comfort in knowing we're not alone in the universe. It's trying to make sense of how not let fear rule your life because of the inevitability of mortality. The one thing we all share is that we're alone. But we're alone together."
  • Hay's songwriting partner Michael Georgiades came up with the music for this track on a Mattel keyboard from the '80s. At first, it was an upbeat tune, but Hay slowed it down to make it a ballad.
  • The opening lyrics about being in Paris and climbing the Eiffel Tower are what Colin Hay came up with after reading an article in a magazine about the city.
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