This is what I look like today
And I'm trying not to pull out my hair
I'm trying not to show it 'cause I'm far too shy to grow it back there
That's probably why I like wearing hats
There's no denying I'm deferring the facts
Avoiding confrontation
Lacks tact in a situation
Behind every line is a lesson yet to learn

But if you ask me
The feeling that I'm feeling is overwhelming
And oh, it goes to show
I've so much to know

I wrote this for my prettiest friend
Who while trying not to prove that I care
Trying not to make all my moves in one motion and scare her away
Well she can't see she's making me crazy now
I don't believe she knows she's amazing how
She has me holding my breathe
So I'd never guess that I'm a none such unsuitable, suited for her

But if you ask me
The feeling that I'm feeling is complimentery
And oh, it goes to show
The moral of the story is boy loves girl
And so on the way that it unfolds is yet to be told

I know that I should be brave
Even pretty can be seen by the blind
I know that I cannot wait
Until the day we finally learn how to find each other
Redefining open minds

And if you ask me
The feeling that I'm feeling is overjoyed
And it's golden, it goes to show then
The ending of this song should be left alone
And so on 'cause the way it unfolds is yet to be told


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    General CommentI think this song is about a guy who has a really good friend and thinks she is very pretty but for one reason or another he can;t tell her or if he does, she does not listen. It seems they have feelings for each other but can;t express them properly in case they scare each other off 'Until the day we finally learn how to find each other' What do you think?
    rossh0on April 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis s--t is bsically my life story.

    you're friends with a girl who is absolutely gorgeous in every way but dont want to tell her for fear of possibly ruining a great friendship and it drives you frikkin bonkers.
    PiGGmalionon January 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWell, since Jason is currently dating Tristan Prettyman, I don't think it's too much to assume he wrote it about her.
    "TPISMYGF" And proclaiming it on national television. Damn.
    the_fredinatoron August 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMr Mraz, Mr Mraz - this song is amazing! it grabbed me!! my favourite bit -
    I know that I should be brave
    Even pretty can be seen by the blind
    I know that I cannot wait
    Until the day we finally learn how to find each other
    Redefining open minds

    he's a genius! he knows how to sum up his feelings, put it into words, turn it into music and then share them to people like me!!
    i am in a middle of a friendship - that i think is pretty special. and i cannot wait until he realises that taking a chance is not so bad.
    missyleion January 01, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"The end of this song should be left alone". He doesn't want to now how the song would end if he were to tell this girl his true feelings. He's scared he could ruin this friendship she has with that girl, who leaves him completely breathless and is the prettiest of all, by trying to turn it into something more. This song is amazing.
    mariamion October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"The end of this song should be left alone". He doesn't want to now how the song would end if he were to tell this girl his true feelings. He's scared he could ruin this friendship she has with that girl, who leaves him completely breathless and is the prettiest of all, by trying to turn it into something more. This song is amazing.
    mariamion October 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti adore the fact that jason wrote this song.
    this song is the only song that truly suits my feelings towards a friend of mine.
    xoxiheartyouxoxon November 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOMG! SONG OF MY LIFE!!

    SERIOUSLY IT IS IN THE STORY OF MY LIFE.

    Even though she isn't exactly the prettiest, and the skinniest of girl BUT I STILL LOVE HER!
    SHE ALSO HURT HER RIGHT FOOT!

    OMG I <3 HER!

    FAT CHICKS FOR LIFE
    lonelyboy123on March 20, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationA beautiful song. I'd just like to add another possible meaning to it.

    "This is what I look like today
    And I'm trying not to pull out my hair
    I'm trying not to show it 'cause I'm far too shy to grow it back there
    That's probably why I like wearing hats
    There's no denying I'm deferring the facts
    Avoiding confrontation
    Lacks tact in a situation
    Behind every line is a lesson yet to learn"

    What most of you probably do not know is that there is a condition called "trichotillomania". This is a hair pulling condition. A person with 'trich' always has an urge to pull his or her hair. if you want more info about this, google it. But I want to address the possibility of him referring to this.

    Trich forces a person to always feel insecure, especially about one's hair. The person feels ugly, despite how pretty she is on the outside, and even on the inside. Wearing hats is a popular way for a person with Trich to hide one's bald spots, and shows obvious insecurity.

    His lines that i copied above show that perhaps this is what this girl has. Perhaps she has trich, and is insecure about the way she looks. He is scared to tell her she is pretty for fear of upsetting her. Because no matter what anyone tells her, its sooo hard for her to see the beauty she possesses. Even the most important person to her could not tell her that she is beautiful. The insecurity she has is too overpowering.

    "The feeling that I'm feeling is overwhelming"

    This insecurity is overwhelming. More than anyone can take away fully. He can help her. He can compliment her. He can talk to her aboutthings, but he cannot fully take away this insecurity.

    "But if you ask me
    The feeling that I'm feeling is complimentery
    And oh, it goes to show
    The moral of the story is boy loves girl
    And so on the way that it unfolds is yet to be told"

    He is feeling that all he wants to do is make her feel like the beautiful girl she is. The "boy loves girl" line is what shows that nothign else in the world matters. This silly little condition she has has nothing to do with it. He loves her, and that's all that matters.

    When you think about it, thats just an exmple of one paralyzing aspect in a relationship. What a beautiful message of 'that is all that matters, boy loves girl'.

    "I know that I should be brave
    Even pretty can be seen by the blind"

    I think this part proves that he is really talking about the girl's inner beauty. You do not need to see someone's outer-beauty to know how beautiful the person really is.

    Thanks for listening





    serenity12310on November 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentjason is the one who wears hats. and i've seen him without them he doesn't not have bald spots .......... the song pretty much says he thinks she is out of his league and she makes him really nervous cause he never knows what the right move to make around her is. so sweet. i would love for someone to feel that way around me :)
    jasssson December 03, 2009   Link

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