"The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" as written by and Lauren/edwards Christy....
Well I saw fireworks from the freeway
And behind closed eyes I cannot make them go away
'cause you were born on the 4th of July (freedom ring)
Well something on the surface it stings
I said something on the surface
Well it kinda makes me nervous
To say that you deserve this
And what kind of God would serve this
We would cure this dirty old disease
Well, if you gots the poison
I gots the remedy

The remedy is the experience
This is the dangerous liaison (I says)
The comedy is that it's serious
This is a strange enough new play on words
I say the tragedy is how you're gonna spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
Well it all amounts to nothing in the end

And I won't worry my life away
Hey hey hey, oh oh
I won't worry my life away
Hey hey hey, oh oh

Well I heard 2 men talking on the radio
In a cross-fire kind of new reality show
Uncovering the ways to plan the next big attack
Well they were counting down the ways to stab a brother in the Be right back after this
The unavoidable kiss
With the minty fresh death breath is sure to outlast this catastrophe
Dance with me
Well if you gots the poison, I gots the remedy

The remedy is the experience
This is the dangerous liaison (I says)
The comedy is that it's serious
This is a strange enough new play on words
I say the tragedy is how you're gonna spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
Well it all amounts to nothing in the end

And I won't worry my life away
Hey hey hey, oh oh
I won't worry my life away
Hey hey hey, oh oh

When I fall in love, I take my time
There's no need to hurry when I'm making up my mind
You can turn off the sun, but I'm still gonna shine
And I'll tell you why
Because

The remedy is the experience
This is the dangerous liaison (I says)
The comedy is that it's serious
This is a strange enough new play on words
I say the tragedy is how you're gonna spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
Well it all amounts to nothing in the end


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"The Remedy (I Won't Worry)" as written by Graham Edwards Lauren Christy

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  • +4
    General Commenti posted this as a comment to my other post. didnt realse..

    but this is a quite from jason himself on the song being about his friend who had cancer...

    (its nothing to do with religion or politics..)

    Mraz co-wrote "The Remedy" with Avril Lavigne hitmakers the Matrix and although the song is catchier than a commercial jingle – particularly the chorus: "The remedy is the experience/ It is a dangerous liaison" – it was actually inspired by a close friend who survived bone cancer.

    "It was just such a surprise, you know? Like, we grew up together, we drank the same water, everything we did was identical, so why do I have a record deal and why is he in the hospital?" Mraz recalled. "That was kind of the initial feeling, but we spoke every day and he was like, 'Dude, don't sweat it, you know? I'm just going to go into the hospital, get this done, no big deal.' And he did.

    "Cancer treatment is a very positive experience," he continued. "Everybody I've met anyway, they keep the most positive attitude because it really is the power of positive thinking that heals, and that's what the song is about ... and I kind of let the idea that I learned through him and through the ordeal flow over into a healing song for all of America and all of its recent tragedies as well."
    h0zon September 15, 2010   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOne day while I was at work, I really listened to this song at it suddenly struck me that it might be a war protest. The US, of course, was "born on the fourth of July" and the "something on the surface stinging" is the war. Then there are the references to the cross-fire show (debates about our role in the conflict) and backstabbing the brother. The tragedy of spending the rest of your nights with the light on reflects the artist's view that everyone is so terrified of being bombed or attacked that they can't sleep at night. Is anyone else seeing this. or am I just nuts?
    jadespideron April 16, 2004   Link
  • +2
    My OpinionThis song is great... I agree, the tune and rhythm are very peppy, but the lyrics are rather grim.
    MetallicAlligatoron February 12, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHmm... you all think this is a sad song? I definatly think its not meant to be that way. I mean that chorus is " I wont worry my life away" which for me kind of relives some kind of stress.. like hey why worry about this shit....? its all good ;)
    Saraht1102on July 07, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentKnowing too much is a lot worse than not knowing enough. The second verse is my favorite- he's saying that people are happy when they are naive and are miserable once the illusion has been exposed and they have been enlightened. We shouldn't try to analyze everthing in our lives- we should just enjoy it.
    neotemplaron August 28, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw fireworks from the freeway and behind closed eyes I cannot make them go away
    Cause you were born on the fourth of july, freedom ring
    now something on the surface it stings
    that something on the surface it kind of makes me nervous who says that you deserve this
    and what kind of god would serve this?

    [his friend charlie has cancer, but he doesn't deserve it. what kind of god would give charlie cancer?]


    We will cure this dirty old disease
    if you've got the poison I've got the remedy


    [he wants to be able to cure the cancer..i think this line has a double meaning. he wants to be able to cure life being too short, with too much worrying and stress to really enjoy it. he doesn't have the cure for cancer, but he has the cure for wasting the short time we have in our life.]


    the remedy is the experience. It is a dangerous liaison


    [the way to not waste your life is to take a risk.]


    I say the comedy is that its serious. Which is a strange enough new play on words


    [it's a new way to look at things]


    I say the tragedy is how youre gonna spend the rest of your nights with the light on


    [you're going to waste away your life worrying]


    So shine the light on all of your friends because it all amounts to nothing in the end.


    [give your friends some time to shine too, because in the end all the attention that's been focused on you doesn't really matter.]


    I wont worry my life away.
    I wont worry my life away.


    [um..self explanatory.]


    I heard two men talking on the radio in a cross fire kind of new reality show
    Uncovering the ways to plan the next big attack
    they were counting down the days to stab the brother in the be right back after this


    [fighting..planning on stabbing one of their "friends" in the back..why fight when there's so little time here?..i don't really understand this part.]


    the unavoidable kiss, where the minty fresh death breath is sure to outlast his catastrophy
    dance with me, because if you've got the poison, I've got the remedy


    [i don't get this part either, but i love when he says "dance with me" :D ]


    When I fall in love I take my time
    There's no need to hurry when I'm making up my mind


    [he doesn't waste his time on fake "loves" because he needs to find his only real love]


    You can turn off the sun but I'm still gonna shine and I'll tell you why


    [he's still going to shine because he knows that if you don't worry, then you will be fine.]



    [overall, this song is about how short life is..he realized how short it is when his friend got cancer. trust me, i know how it feels when someone you know has cancer. it's a slap in the face of how vulnerable we really are, and how we take everything for granted. it's a good song.



    jadespider...wow that's a really good thought! i would have never thought of this song that way lol. but wow yeah it makes sense to be about war. after i read that i listened to it and it sounded like a whole new song :] that's why i love this website
    allegedly lovedon April 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe unavoidable kiss, where the minty fresh death breath is sure to outlast his catastrophy

    [love will always last longer than war]
    allegedly lovedon June 24, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwow; i never thought about the cancer scenario.
    but I was born on the fourth of july; so i was like "HEYYYYYY THATS SO COOOOOOL."
    but probably because I didnt listen far enough into the lyrics.
    me and my brother said that if a murderer were to come in the house while you were listening to this they'd be like "hey, maybe I dont wanna kill you anymore."
    it makes me really happy.
    shaunaREVENGEon July 10, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI listen to this song everyday while I'm getting ready for school and when I'm about to head to bed. I'm completely in love with it. My life almost ended because of someones stupid mistake and this song just reminds me to take things day by day and to enjoy my life because it can all end so suddenly.
    mzrichiemaddenon January 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song IS sad, but in the chorus its like hey? im not gonna worry cuz its gonna be all right,

    I LOVE the part in the bridge, its sends chills down my spine cuz his voice is so clear and sweet!
    zinger124on January 25, 2009   Link

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