"Absolutely Zero" as written by and Jason Thomas Mraz....
You. You were a friend
You were a friend of mine I let you spend the night
You see how it was my fault
Of course it was mine
I'm too hard at work
Have you ever heard of anything so absurd ever in your life
I'm sorry for wasting your time

Who am I to say this situation isn't great?
It's my job to make the most of it
Of course I didn't know that it would happen to me
Not that easy

Hey what's that you say?
You're not blaming me for anything that's great
But I don't break that easy
Does it fade away?
So that's why I'm apologizing now for telling you I thought that we could make it
I just don't get enough to believe that we've both changed

Who am I to say this situation isn't great? It's my time to make the most of it
How could I ever know that this would happen to me, not that easy, no
All along the fault is up for grabs why don't you have it
Well it's for sale go make your offer, I'll sell it for no less than what I bought it for
Pay no more than absolutely zero

Well neither one of us deserves the blame because opportunities moved us away
And it's not an easy thing to learn to play a game that's made for two that's you and me
The rules remain a mystery. See it can be easy

Who am I to say this situation isn't great? It's our time to make the most of it
How could we ever know that this would happen to me, not that easy, no
All along the fault is up for grabs and there you have it
Well it's for sale go make your offer, I'll sell it for no less than what I bought it for
Pay no more than absolutely zero.


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"Absolutely Zero" as written by Jason Mraz

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    General CommentYou guys have it ALL wrong!! It's about two childhood friends. The type of childhood friend that is the opposite sex, but are so close to. But the complications of love and lust have not yet developed. Their friendship is simple. They'd spend the night at eachother's houses and it wasn't a big deal. They grow up and fall in love with eachother over the years. But somewhere, things began to get complicated as they grew up and they lost touch without even realizing it....I'm too hard at work, have you ever heard of anything so absurd? He's saying that it's not an excuse to lose something so precious over something so ridiculous. Now, their friendship is nothing...they let it slip away. It's worth absolutely zero.
    TaylorErinon August 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentit is! its sad... yet great how he's all like well i'll make the most of it... jason mraz is AMRAZING!!!
    live_4_2dayon October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThe guy is falling over a girl and he didn't think it would happen that easy. It sounds like the window is shutting on this situation and it's neither persons fault that he's attracted, she didn't lead him on, he doesn't think he's out of his mind for liking her. and overall loves hard to find out but even though it's not perfect he thinks what they have is still priceless
    cochise215on July 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.. but its so sad :'(
    CrazyChikon June 28, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentFalling for you best friend, when she(he) isn't single. "thungs" happen. She(he) feels guilty. Friendship is never the same. Basiclly ruiened.
    Caged_Raton December 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah....she spent the night at his house, and i think she might have gotten pregnant, or maybe he said something wrong and it ruined their friendship
    x83on December 26, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. unfortunately, i'm quite new to deciphering song meanings.. and haven't reached a conclusion of my own that satisfies me. i'm led to believe that this song is written by a heartbroken guy who ended up falling for a good friend. there in lies the dilemma.. they crossed the line from friends into lovers and for some reason or another it's not working out and he's hurting... trying to place blame somewhere.. apologizing for "wasting your time" - and lamenting over the game of love and how the "rules remain a msytery".

    anyways - what do you all think the blame is all about? i love this song.. it's so sexy.. haunting.. mellow.. and more adjectives that are not presently in my working vocabulary that probably describe how this song makes me feel better than i just did. :)
    shinetrueon December 30, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think you guys arent quite right....i think its about how he met this great gurl while he was making the album ..."I'm too hard at work" and it was "his fault" cuz he thougth that he could be making an album and be dating this gurl, yet he couldnt and has to go for this album cuz he's been waiting for it for all his life: "Who am I to say this situation isn't great? It's my job to make the most of it
    Of course I didn't know that it would happen to me."

    It says it all really....
    greenchristineon January 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is really sad. isnt it about a guy who led his female friend on, but he doesnt really have the time/heart? he feels bad about it and wants to take the blame but shes so complacent that she doesnt get angry at him.. and in the end it just doesnt work.. probably ends up being really awkward in the end..
    lyricalnerdon March 30, 2005   Link
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    laxgrl28on April 13, 2005   Link

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