"Unwritten" as written by and Danielle/bedingfield Brisebois....
I am unwritten
Can't read my mind
I'm undefined
I'm just beginning
The pen's in my hand
Ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, oh, oh

I break tradition
Sometimes my tries are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes
But I can't live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins


Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins


Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, yeah, yeah


Lyrics submitted by chillisrule

"Unwritten" as written by Ahmir K. Thompson Tarik L. Collins

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +2
    General CommentSome people think the song's annoying because she's writing about writing, but it's not all that. I like this song because I interpreted it as you being able to express yourself, live life to the fullest, do what your heart tells you because no one else can. Your life is still 'unwritten', YOU change your life, not fate or others but what You decide.
    bluesailson February 27, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General Commenthey mjusiig....

    here`s a couple of answers to your ques.

    " Drench yourself in words unspoken
    Live your life with arms wide open "

    this is simply a play on words... the "unwritten" word versus the "unspoken" word. so if her life is still "unwritten", then it stands to reason she also needs to HEAR the same "words unspoken"... essentially, she needs to embrace and accept the words that she is not only about to write but these same words that haven`t yet been spoken outloud either...to do this she must live her life in the moment

    "I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
    We've been conditioned to not make mistakes, but I can't live that way"

    again, figures of speech. she is stating that she is giving herself permission to not be perfect (just like when a child is told to color inside the lines) her tries are outside [of] the lines. Further emphasized by the lyrics.... "we`ve been conditioned to not make mistakes... i can`t live that way."

    This is one of my fav. songs to listen to when i`m running. it makes me think of looking into the sunshine and embracing what`s ahead....
    in2deepon January 16, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhat a great song... (all that needs to be said)
    Mattyon November 11, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentNatasha is a great songwriter, although I don't care too much for her music.
    Quickstepon April 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTranslation of "Sometimes my tries are outside the lines" is a soccer term, actually. It means when she kicks the ball it doesn't always make it in bounds or inside the lines, meaning she's not perfect, but still plays the game, still tries...still keeps going.

    I think Natasha really is a soccer player (amateur).

    I love this song even though I know it's a cheesy pop ballad and I'm a 30 year old woman and and English teacher who should know better, but it inspires me and lifts me up and I've come to a poing in my life where I can admit that it's cheesy and I may be lame, but I still like it!
    zwillingon July 08, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentToday is where your book begins
    The rest is still unwritten


    ahh this song is so cheesy but let me tell you it makes me feel so much better when im down haha!
    pheephoxon July 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionReaching for something in the distance
    So close you can almost taste it
    Release your inner visions

    DOESN'T SHE SAY RELEASE YOUR INHIBITIONS???????????????????
    That would make a lot more sence.
    maliaxeuphoriaon March 02, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear that.
    This song, seems to get expenencially(sp?) worse, everytime you listen to it.
    quiffpornon January 16, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey, she has the same name as me! I'll have to check it out I guess.
    kmk_natashaon January 22, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so inspiring..the music video adds a bit of meaning too, you feel like you're climbing that mountain to finding the perfect thing
    pink_smartie_69on February 23, 2005   Link

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