"Please Don't Tell Her" as written by and Eric Hinojosa Jason Thomas Mraz....
I hear she's kickin' ass across the board
And rock two hundred thousand higher scorer
Just in time to save the world of being taken over
She's a warrior
I couldn't play again because the game
It never end it never even landed on the can
And never let me in to spend my quarter
There's no love for me no more

Say it isn't so
How she easily come, how she easy go
Please don't tell her that I miss her
Because I don't

She was the girl with the broadest shoulders
But she would die before I crawled over them
She is taller than I am
She knew I wouldn't mind the view there
Or the altitude with a mouth full of air
She let me down and doubt came out until the now became later

Say that it isn't so
How she easily come, how she easy go
Please don't tell her that I've been meaning to miss her
Because I don't
Not for her
It's not that I'm mad to forgive
Forget what I said

That I'm crazy like the rest of us
And I'm crazier when I'm next to her, ha

So why after the all of everything that came
And went I care enough to still be singing of the bitter end and broken eras
I told you I don't but
I am only trying to be the best with my intent to cure
The rest is sure to lay me ease the plural hurts of the words of reverse psychology
That's easier said
Easier than done
Please don't dare tell her what I've become
Please don't mention all the attention I have drawn
Please don't bother cause she'll feel guilty when I'm gone

Because I'm crazy like the rest of us
And I'm crazier when I'm next to her
And it's amazing how she's self-assured
And I know she'd hate me if she knew my words
Do I hurt anymore
Do I hurt, well
I don't
I don't
I don't


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"Please Don't Tell Her" as written by Jason Thomas Mraz Eric Hinojosa

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  • +4
    General CommentIn my opinion it pretty much means a guy falls in love with a girl, but the girl doesn't ever give him a chance or maybe is already taken. He wants to forget her.

    "The plural hurts of the words of reverse psychology
    that's easier said
    easier than done"

    Reverse psychology meaning he is trying to convince himself that he doesn't love her or want anything to do with her yet it hurts so much.

    "she let me down and doubt came out until the now became later"

    She may have given him false hope or even loved him but it just couldn't work out in the situation they were put in

    "And never let me in to spend my quarter "

    The girl never even gave the guy a chance or may someone already is playing the symbolic "game" with her meaning she is already with someone. Yet this game never ended and they ended up being together forever not giving the singer a chance ever to be with this girl.

    "that i'm crazy like the rest of us
    and i'm crazier when i'm next to her"

    He just cant take being near her, its taunting and tempting and knowing that it wont happen makes it that much worse.


    "please don't dare tell her what i've become
    please don't mention all the attention i have drawn
    please don't bother cause she'll feel guilty when i'm gone "

    Finally the guy doesn't want the girl to feel bad for letting him down on such grand of a scale. He has become a heart-broken and love-sick and may not return to normal or is trying as hard as he can in just being apathetic.
    MrazFanon January 06, 2009   Link
  • +2
    Song MeaningThis is easy if you've seen that one video where he describes it as "an anti-love song that takes a lot of love to sing"
    though not in that same video, he mentions that she basically thrives on the attention she got/gets from him/guys in general and to spread the word around that he doesn't, in fact, miss her (though secretly he does) would hurt her [1], maybe as much as she hurt him [2a]. He's doing this all while telling himself that he doesn't miss her so that he can get over her [2b].

    [1] and it's amazing how she's self-assured
    [2a] and i know she'd hate me if she knew my words
    do i hurt anymore
    do i hurt, well
    i don't


    [2b] so why after the all of everything that came and went
    I care enough to still be singing of the bitter end and broken eras
    i told you i don't but
    i am only trying to be the best with my intent
    To cure the rest is sure to lay me ease
    The plural hurts of the words of reverse psychology
    that's easier said
    easier than done




    Poetic, really. Then again, thats Jason...
    SuperBlobenshnogenon April 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIts not about a video game. You have to read the entire verse. She's kickin ass across the board rock 200 thousand+ score. I can't play again because her game just never ends. I'm not going to get in there to spend my quarter. Basically, she kicks butt at pinball and while thats awesome, she doesn't let him play.

    Whats beautiful about this song is that its not describing anything and its not supposed to tell a story or paint a picture for you. It only speaks from the heart of a guy trying to get over a girl, and frankly a guy with a broken heart won't make much sense. He will talk about how unattractive she is, but deep down he still thinks she's awesome. Whether or not he really does miss her, even he doesn't know.
    terreeeeon October 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti'm so in love with the lyrics of this song. he's in love with a girl, but doesn't want to admit it because he'll know he'll get hurt...ahh, it's just so fantastic. i
    songforafriend5on August 20, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit sounds like he really doesnt miss her in the first verse. The way he sings it just sounds like he doesnt care until the line "there's no love for me no more." Then you get the feeling that he is just trying to cover up the fact that he does miss her because he doesnt want her to know he does. This is where he comes out with it:
    "so why after the all of everything that came and went
    I care enough to still be singing of the bitter end and broken eras
    i told you i don't but
    i am only trying to be the best with my intent
    To cure the rest is sure to lay me ease
    The plural hurts of the words of reverse psychology
    that's easier said
    easier than done"
    FSU Kellyon September 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song - can't wait to see him live in Feb!!! Love it on the DVD when he sings it in the studio, so brill!!!
    irishravenon December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen talking about this song with some friends, one of them brought up that it may be about a video game. "And never let me in to spend my quarter"--makes it sound like putting a quarter into a video game machine. And also, on jasonmraz.com under 'song shirts' the shirt for this song looks like it may be a pinball machine. What do you think?
    deziremzarmon February 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought the quarter part was his way of saying he never even got a chance with her. Fits in with the way he uses a video game to show how awesome he thinks she is.

    "And never let me in to spend my quarter"
    mndl12on February 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti am the girl with the broades shoulders! :)
    This is one of my favorite songs on his new cd. It is amazing....man. jason has a way with words
    kukilukion February 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI ♥ this song its really cute
    undErneethon March 10, 2006   Link

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