Sunday, May 3, 2009

& it's okay if you have to go away.



i love pretty much every mraz song EVER, but this has been close to my number-one favourite for many many years.
my favourite version is off the tonight, not again live album, which was the first of his that i ever heard.
the man writes some of the most incredible lyrics, & even though he's a bit of a crazy hippie now, i still adore him.
the thing i love most is just how prolific a songwriter he is- he has at least 50 unreleased songs that have only ever been played live.
i find that amazing.


was it you who spoke the words that things would happen but not to me
oh things are gonna happen naturally
oh taking your advice i'm looking on the bright side
& balancing the whole damn thing
but often times those words get tangled up in lines
& the bright lights turn to night
until the dawn it brings
another day to sing about the magic that was you & me

cause you & i both loved
what you & i spoke of
& others just read of
others only read of the love, the love that i love.

see i'm all about them words
over numbers, unencumbered numbered words
hundreds of pages, pages, pages forwards
more words than i had ever heard & i feel so alive

you & i, you & i
not so little you & i anymore
& with this silence brings a moral story
more importantly evolving is the glory of a boy

cause you & i both loved
what you & i spoke of
& others just dream of
& if you could see me now
well i'm almost finally out of
i'm finally out of
finally deedeedeedee
well i'm almost finally, finally
well i'm free, oh, i'm free

& it's okay if you have go away
oh just remember the telephone works both ways
& if i never ever hear them ring
if nothing else i'll think the bells inside
have finally found you someone else & that's okay
cause i'll remember everything you sang

cause you & I both loved what you & i spoke of
& others just read of & if you could see now
well i'm almost finally out of
i'm finally out of, finally, deedeeededede
well i'm almost finally, finally, finally out of words.

2 comments:

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Who are you Weesha? said...

loved this so much <3