"Mr. Curiosity" as written by Lester A Mendez, Dennis Morris and Jason Mraz....
Hey Mr. Curiosity
Is it true what they've been saying about you
Well are you killing me
You took care of the cat already
And for those who think it's heavy
Is it the truth
Or is it only gossip
Call it mystery or anything
Oh just as long as you call me
I sent the message on did you get it when I left it
Said well this catastrophic event
It wasn't meant to mean no harm
But to think there's nothing wrong is a problem, oh

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
(Trying not to ask why)
This love is a mystery
Mr. Curious

Come back to me
I'm a Mr. waiting on and never patient can't you see
That I'm the same the way you left me, left me
In a hurry to spell check me
Now I'm underlined already in envy green
And pencil red
And I've forgotten what you've said
Will you stop working for the dead and return
A Mr. Curious well I need some inspiration
It's my birthday and I cannot find no cause for celebration
The scenario is grave but I'll be braver when you save me
From this situation laden with hearsay, oh

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
(Trying not to ask why)
This love is a mystery
Mr. Curiosity
Hey Mr. please
Do come and find me, oh
Oh, come on oh, yea yea

I'm looking for love this time
Sounding hopeful but it's making me cry
(Trying not to ask why)
Cause love is a mystery
Mr. Curiosity
Hey Mr. please
Do come and find me

Love is blinding when your timing's never right
Oh but who am I to beg for difference
Finding love in just an instant
But I don't mind
Oh love at least I tried, well I tried


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"Mr. Curiosity" as written by Lester A Mendez, Dennis Morris, Jason Mraz

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    General CommentThis is my FAVORITE song off Jason's Mr. A-Z album mainly because f its melancholy melody and deep lyrics. It's so full of emotion ... and yes, it came at just the right time.

    Obviously, this song is about depression and helplessness. Curiosity is the one that keeps the subject interested in a certain thing. And it's an irony that he is talking to "Mr. Curiosity," the one that keeps ones interest going and yet, because of the intrigue, ends up "killing" the person as well. Especially if he's not cautious.

    He is pleading and calling on "Mr. Curiosity" to come back to him and keep his interest in life itself alive, most probably because he has just come from a bad break-up or has lost a love that he treasures so much. It's a mystery why he still wants to "live" when the "love of his life" is gone, but he knows that it is curiosity itself which will bring him back to life. He knows that tragedies like these happen all the time, they "mean no harm," but of course, ignoring it will only diminish your own interest.

    His helplessness leads him to desperately seek what he has lost, or at least something to replace it. He tries to "sound hopeful," to keep his interest and curiosity going, but of course, he cannot just ignore his recent breakup. He wants to move on without getting stuck, and he calls on Mr. Curiosity for this.

    He wants to get over the breakup as fast as possible because he is rapidly losing interest in ... life, in love. He feels like he has analyzed the situation too much, studied it, and he feels like it's time to move on. But he can't without his "curiosity in life." So he asks Mr. Curiousity to "come back from the dead," and return in his life so he can continue on.

    Also, he likens curiosity to something that will inspire interest in the person and he knows that there are a lot of things to celebrate, especially the fact that he is still alive (metaphor: "it's my birthday") but he can't seem to do so. He needs the inspiration that curiosity provides in order to move on in life.

    "love is blinding when the timing's never right
    but who am i to beg for difference
    finding love in just an instant
    but i don't mind
    at least i tried, well i tried..."

    The last stanza is a reflection on the things that he has been doing, his damning his life and finding no meaning/interest in it already. He realizes that love itself is a mystery and that he is still curious about what it can offer. He knows that it has offered him something that he would like again. Maybe the timing just isn't right. Maybe life has something else in store for him. He doesn't know what the future will bring, and he's become curious again. But ultimately, even if there's none, he knows that there was some meaning in the love that he has found, even if he lost it. And at least, in the end, he still tried to make it work. And life if more interesting in the fact that things like these happen... :)
    pinkcitylightson June 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's pencil red and i think he says be mr. please instead of hey mister please. which doesnt make sense, but that's what it sounds like.

    it's pretty obvious what the song is about, curiosity and wondering about a life that you could have. he's saying he's curious for what's going to come next and wants to know, so he's asking mr curiosity to come and bring the next big thing in his life. just my opinion.
    sheslikeohsoemoon May 19, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song definitely caught me off gaurd when I heard it. I started crying when he said it's making him cry. i'm way sensitive and especially when guys sound so hurt like he does in this song. The opera part is amazing. I love Jason. If he werent already with someone, my life's goal would be to get to meet him and maybe one day marry him. I cant help but feel chills when I look at his eyes and watch his music videos (especiall You and I Both). That's serious love we're talking about here. I'm sure millions of other girls are infatuated with him like anyone is with a celebrity but I really fall for Jason over and over.
    bluchickenlvr04on March 30, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentat first i was not sure whether i liked this song or not becuse of the opera.. then i heard it again and my mind was made up.. I LOOOOVE JASON.. but then again who doesn't lol
    its me againon July 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentduring the end when he's like
    "at least i tried...well i tried"
    he sings that part with so much emotion
    that is my favorite line in the whole song
    it hits me in my heart and i feel for him so much
    it's him saying that although he didnt reach his goal or whatever else you want to interpret it as, at least he gave it a shot and tried
    this song is amazing
    xojillyjilloxon September 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty song :) The opera was kinda shocking at first because I didn't know he could do that, but I really love this song. He sounds so sincere and on the verge of crying throughout. I love when you can feel the truth in the singers voice and Jason really pulls it off in this one.
    letterstonoelleon August 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI loved this song the first time I heard it- Jason's opera is just amazing. Speaking of which, does anyone know what he's saying during that opera part.... if he's saying anything at all?
    JM addicton August 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't know what he's singing during the opera part. This is a beautiful song. His voice is incredible.
    cdavison September 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is based off an old song called "Taxi" the guy in that song does the same 'opera'. There was a whole 'myth' as to whether or not it was the taxi singer or a girl in the 'opera' part. Nonetheless, AWESOME!
    Rinse_It_Awayon January 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw him do this song live.. it was amazing. He's amazing.. ::sighs::..
    jamie_michelleon January 25, 2006   Link

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