Chances - Backstreet Boys




The Experience: What if... The fragility of human happiness...


Music video: The music video follows a young man and woman through all the tiny miraculous chances that bring them together. They're free - he runs after her, and she takes his hand. But that freedom and that happiness are so fragile. They get their chance. But it could have been so different - the final shot of them sitting back to back, unaware of each other's existence.

The Meaning of Chances: Backstreet Boys explore the fragility of human happiness. It's dependent on so many factors - what are the chances... like two in a million like once in a life. But the tone of Chances isn't scared or angsty. It's marvel and wonder. Love and happiness do happen. And that's hope for the world and for everyone in it. 

Ask yourself: Have your relationships left you better?

Album: - (2018)

LYRICS:


What if I'd never run into you?
What if you'd never smiled at me?
What if I hadn't noticed you too?
And you'd never showed up where I happened to be

What's a girl like you doing in a place like this?
On a quiet night, what are the odds?
What's a guy like me doing in a place like this?
I could have just walked by, who would have thought?

What are the chances that we'd end up dancing?
Like two in a million, like once in a life
I could have found you, put my arms around you
Like two in a million, like once in a life
What are the chances?

What if I hadn't asked for your name?
And time hadn't stopped when you said it to me? Oh
Of all of the plans that I could have made
Of all of the nights that I couldn't sleep, oh

What's a girl like you doing in a place like this?
In a crowded room, what are the odds?
What's a guy like me doing in a place like this?
Getting close to you, but here we are?

What are the chances that we'd end up dancing?
Like two in a million, like once in a life
That I could have found you, put my arms around you
Like two in a million, like once in a life
What are the chances?

Is it love? Is it fate?
Who am I? Who's to say?
Don't know exactly what it means (Ooh, oh, yeah)
Is it love? Is it fate?
Where it leads, who can say?
Maybe you and I were meant to be

What, what
What are the chances that we'd end up dancing?
Two in a million, once in a life
That I could have found you, put my arms around you (My arms around you)
Like two in a million (It's like two in a million), like once in a life, yeah (Woah)
What are the chances? (What are the chances?)
Two in a million, once in a life
What are the chances? (What are the chances?)
Two in a million, once in a life

What if I never run into you?
And what if you never smiled at me?


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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