Five for Fighting is the stage name of the California singer-songwriter John Ondrasik. This song is the first single from his fifth studio album, Slice
The song finds him assessing the odds of a successful lifelong relationship, and determining that while chances are it won't work out, it's still worth a shot.
In our interview with Ondrasik
, when we asked what inspired the song, he replied: "The importance of 'failure.'"