"Curbside Prophet" as written by and Jason Mraz Christina Ruffalo....
I'm just a curbside prophet
With my hand in my pocket
And I'm waiting for my rocket to come
I'm just a curbside prophet
With my hand in my pocket
And I'm waiting for my rocket

You see it started way back in NYC
When I stole my first rhyme from the M.I.C.
At a west end avenue at 63
The beginning of a leap year, February, '96
With a guitar picked up in the mix
I committed to the licks like a nickel back of tricks
Well look at me now
Look at me now
Look at me now, now, now, now

I'm just a curbside prophet
With my hand in my pocket
And I'm waiting for my rocket to come
I'm just a curbside prophet
With my hand in my pocket
And I'm waiting for my rocket

Well you're never gonna guess
Where I've been been been
And I have no regrets
That I bet my whole checking account
Because it all amounts to nothing up in the end

Well you can only count on the road again
We'll soon be on the radio dial
And I been payin' close attention to the Willie Nelson style
Like a band of gypsies on the highway while
I'm one man pushin' on the California skyline drive
Up the coast mc brag the most
I'm pickin up my pace and makin' time like space ghost

Raising a toast to the highway patrol with the most
Put my cruise control on coast
'cause I'm tourin' around the nation on extended vacation see
I got Elsa the dog who exceeds my limitation
I say, "I like your style, crazy pound pup!
You need a ride?
Well come on, girl, hop in the truck!"

I'm just a curbside prophet
With my hand in my pocket
And I'm waiting for my rocket to come
I'm just a curbside prophet
With my hand in my pocket
And I'm waiting for my rocket
I'm just a curbside prophet
With my hand in my pocket
And I'm waiting for my rocket to come on
I'm just a curbside prophet
With my hand in my pocket
And I'm waiting for my rocket

See I'm a down home brother, redneck undercover
With my guitar here
I'm ready to play
And I'm s a sucker for a filly
Got a natural ability to give the freestyle
Look at my flexibility
Dangerous at the mike
My ghetto hat's cocked right
The ladies say, "yo, that kid is crazy"
The backstage betties taking more than they can get
They say, "what's up with m-are-a-z?"

Hey, hey, something's different in my world today
Well they changed my traffic sign to a brighter yellow
Hey, hey, something's different in my world today
They changed my traffic sign to a brighter yellow
I'm just a curbside prophet

Curbside prophet now
Curbside prophet now
Curbside
Come on, now
Curbside prophet
Waiting for my rocket to come


Lyrics submitted by chickacherrycola

"Curbside Prophet" as written by Jason Mraz Christina Ruffalo

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  • +2
    General CommentA curbside prophet is a homeless person that rants that the world is going to end.

    With a hand in his pocket, his comment "waiting for my rocket to come" is a double entendre---both masturbation and sci-fi.
    sakeboxon June 28, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe song is pretty good, but it sounds like jason mraz is talkin about beatin his meat. think about it...."got my hand in my pocket and im waitin on my rocket to come" translated, it should say "im playin pocket pull, and im anticipating blowing my wad!"
    bradandjacobon April 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think that this song has any sexual reference it the chorus at all. When I hear I'm just a curbside prophet with my hand in my pocket And I'm waiting for my rocket to come. By the hand-in-the-pocket thing, I think is refering to himself sitting and waiting patiently for his break to come. And the rocket is his sucess.

    I think that this song is absolutly briliant. But I love Jason Mraz
    imagrapefruiton March 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjason mraz is so versitle. rappin in this song, has a lil country, folk, alternative, soul, pop. haha, and he's one of the few people i think, who sounds better live then recorded. haha, now that takes skillz! the entire album in incredible.
    hellohelloon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the greatest song. Its so off the wall you can't help but fall madly in love with it.
    Samboras1Chickon April 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUm... about "beating the meat", I must confess I thought the same at one time... but I still love this song. In fact, I just love Jason Mraz. ^-^ If he's still a sucker, I'll be his filly! hahaha

    My favorite lines come at the end: "They've changed my traffic signs to a brighter yellow". I think that shows that things in his life/career where looking up & life was going great. Life was just more vibrant.
    chickacherrycolaon May 04, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is hilarious, I first heard it and I was like this sounds kinda country, and he sings the first verse and I was like yeah it does sound like a country but mixed with pop. But then he starts rapping, I was like "What the?". This song is just so funny! it has a crazy mix of different styles and I think that's what makes him so good. I think the song is mostly his story, how he started and now he's just waiting for his chance, to really become a huge star, to come.
    icydarkon May 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPlease... no more thinking this song is about beating meat.
    sprinkleson June 13, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is just one of the best songs in a while, in every aspect. It has no complicated meaning its just there and funny and catchy.
    blinkcat00on October 22, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti found some sexual connotation in the chorus...

    a curbside prophet with his HAND in his POCKET waiting for his "ROCKET" to COME. yeah. i didn't think about it until he kept talking about truckers.
    STickmANsaysHIon December 01, 2004   Link

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