"O. Lover" as written by and Matt James Martin Charles Rossiter....
What's the worst thing that could happen?
We could change our minds.
That seems to be the hottest topic at this time.
We are sitting around in the meditation, dragging, chasing,
Wonderin' whose holdin' whose got the will to draw the line.

I know you've got something burning up inside,
It's so unhealthy but so good for me, oh!
Said if I didn't know, and if I didn't know, well if I didn't know that you loved me would you tell me?
Well God only knows our contradiction's to quitting, is a hate to love relationship thing.
A fire under you is so fulfilling,
I fear there's nothing more.

I'm giving, giving you, the choke hold,
My flirting with disaster is mighty loved.
Ugggh you, you're so bold,
My wanting to kiss you still is not enough.
I'm getting over, all the comments.
I'm feeling statements made by people are nonsense.
I'm getting stronger, by the minute.
And once I slip into position I'll swing you and turn you all around.

You are the sweetest thing I've found since whenever,
You're the only way my time is measured.
You might be the silent type,
But your appetizing louder now.
It's crazy how you're killing me.
Woo, you're killing me, but I like your

Red top and matching bottoms.
You know the ones, the ones you got on,
Pull them over your skinny self
But don't cover your tattoo.
Woo, cause I like to look at you, yeah,
I love that smell on you,
And I got your special place against this face for tasting too.

And I like it natural,
No need for chemicals.
Foggin?up my senses
You're making me sensless
You're calling it sexual.

And you're going to get yours, my lady.
Might even be today.
And it ain't no thing because I'll be rolling right along with you-woo-woo.

You are the sweetest thing I've found since whenever.
You're the only way my time is measured.
You might be the silent type.
But you're appetizing louder now.
It's crazy how you're killing me.
And give us both a break.
And to give us back a taste when the way things were before they made the laws,
And to give us both a chance,
But it won't be the last romance cause when the weekend starts the guilty party's on.

BREAKDOWN!!
Weekend party's over,
Don't stop, let's get closer.
Friday, got cold shoulder,
Monday, got a new composure.

Weekend party's over,
Don't stop, let's get lower.
I won't blow your cover,
Opportunistic lover.

Weekend party's over,
Don't stop, let's get closer.
Friday's mediocre,
Monday, I'm self-exposed now.

Weekend party's over,
Don't stop, let's suppose-ah
I won't blow your cover
Opportunistic lover.


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"O. Lover" as written by Jason Thomas Mraz Dennis Morris

Lyrics © Fintage House Publishing

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    General Commentthis is pretty much a straightforward song. i love how jason mixes things around so that o. lover can stand for so many things as in "oh lover" or o as in orgasm or as in the last verses opportunistic lover.

    amazing with the words. i wonder if he's talking about an underage girl. as he says about laws, or if it's more metaphorical laws as in the rules of conduct kind of thing.
    sheslikeohsoemoon May 20, 2006   Link
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    General Comment(We are sitting around in the meditation, dragging, chasing,
    Wonderin?whose holdin?

    know you've got something burning up inside,
    It's so unhealthy but so good for me, oh

    You might be the silent type,
    But your appetizing louder now.
    It's crazy how you're killing me.

    Red top and matching bottoms...
    Pull them over your skinny self
    But don't cover your tattoo...

    I love that smell on you,
    And I got your special place against this face for tasting too...

    And I like it natural,
    No need for chemicals...

    the guilty party's on...)

    smoking. in pretty sure.
    BornToRockon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me think it's about a homosexual affair, particularly the "I'm getting over all the comments/Unfriendly statements made by people of nonsense". You can picture two guys walking down the street, hand-in-hand, and I don't care how liberal a city you live in, there will always be people who will look down at that with contempt.

    I don't want to get into a big discussion of Jason's sexual philosophy, but I could see him writing this about another man. Maybe the "I like your red top and matching bottoms" was merely written to throw us off the scent ;)

    (Personally, I think seeing Jason with another guy would be super hot.)
    savage_angelon October 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI'm so sure its about smoking. it makes sence if you really think about it.
    whisperedechoon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI'm so sure its about smoking. it makes sence if you really think about it.
    whisperedechoon January 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcome to think of it, it probably is about marijuanna. that makes a LOT of sense.
    PiGGmalionon January 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think that some youre all PARTIALLY on the right track. the song has predominantly two meanings.
    1. its about some girl (maybe underaged, maybe a boy if thats what you think, or maybe just a normal girl he likes)-- that level is pretty obvious.
    2. it is about smoking.. but not smoking marijiana, smoking opiates- possibly heroin. now as far as i know jason mraz doesnt smoke heroin, but he is intelligent so i think he did this level for his amusement and to appeal to more listeners.

    EVIDENCE:
    "dragging, chasing" sounds uncomfortably similar (when sung in the song) to dragon chasing.. a term used to describe smoking heroin
    ALSO, "whose holdin?whose got the will to draw the line?" could mean who has the drug, and draw the line as in a literally draw a line of heroin or another opiate OR draw the line as in quit the drug
    THIRD "I know you've got something burning up inside,
    It's so unhealthy but so good for me, oh!" simple, you burn inside when you smoke anything, its unhealthy but it feels good.


    AND NOW ill stop translating and just show you more quotes from the song that DIRECTLY relate to opium smoking that you can decipher for yourseles:
    "Well God only knows our contradiction's to quitting, is a hate to love relationship thing.
    A fire under you is so fulfilling"
    "My flirting with disaster is mighty loved"
    "Foggin?up my senses
    You're making me sensless"
    "You might be the silent type,
    But your appetizing louder now.
    It's crazy how you're killing me."
    "And to give us back a taste when the way things were before they made the laws"

    AND FINALLY--
    O LOVER
    O= orgasm
    O= oh

    or, in this case,
    O=Opium

    duh.
    kbye
    lisamarie123on January 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSee, I always thought that the "opportunistic lover" was a prostitute, or an exotic dancer brought home for a "private show" or something. I think it was the red top and matching bottoms thing that gave me that idea, though...since usually you don't go all matchy-matchy unless it's for a specific reason (as in, a dancer's costume). :shrugs: It doesn't fit perfectly, but that was the impression I got.
    bridget2004on August 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is essentially very straight forward- just a song that tells of how this guy is very turned on by this other girl. But i think that at this point of time, they are not officially a couple yet. The front verses "What's the worst thing that could happen?
    We could change our minds."
    gives me the impression that Jason Mraz is trying to convince the girl that dating him isn't so bad, that the worst thing that could possibly happen is that they break up.
    disengagedon September 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI thought the lyrics were
    "But you're advertising louder now."
    and
    "My flirting with disaster is modern love."
    Uhhhhlaynaon November 18, 2007   Link

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