you were born together
and together ye shall be forever
until death could scatter
shouldn't matter in the memory of god above
let the wind of heaven dance between you too
allowing tiem and space to bring you closer to everlasting love
so what should you do if god moves through you

when love beckons
its ways are often hard and steep
and his wings unfold
ye yield to all that it speaks
though a sword it might be hidden there among the pinions
oh you may wear a wound that truly spoke to you
believe in all that voice and follow through
so what should you do when god moves through you

love possesses nothing
nor would it ever be possessed
love is love sufficient unto love
and you can figure out the rest

god rests in reason
so what should you do, oh oh
when god moves through you

well your children will not be your children
maybe the daughter, the son of a beginning
they'll come through your womb but not be coming from you
they will be with you, but they do not belong to you
you can give them your love but not your thoughts
cause they'll arrive with their own hearts
they're the coming of angels this blessed season
and then they'll sing oh yea god rests in reason
god rests in reason
so what should you do
when god moves through you

and think not you can direct the course of
love itself directs the course of love
believe not god is in your heart, child
but rather you're in the heart of god

so you see so far i'm all right
pleasant and awkwardly polite
watching carefully the comedy
the tick tock moments of the grid lock day
and why i'm singing
about the fact that i'm giving up everything
and giving back to the people that made me want to change
my evil, lazy ways
i'm gonna give you one more phrase to explain

see i believe in only one thing
i believe in good orderly d-i-r-e-c-t-i-o-n
i'll spell it again, roll it with abbreviation
easy as a 1,2,3
spell it backwards it's a d-o-g
cause it's a dog eat dog world
what a life girl, maybe you should make you my wife girl
and i believe in omni possibility
it's nothing more than good orderly direction
nothing more than good orderly direction
nothing more than good orderly direction
this is nothing more than good orderly direction
so what should you do when god moves through you
what should you do when god moves
through you




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    General CommentThis is a more completed song of "God Moves Through You", which is what he wrote for his sister's wedding.
    The "God rests in reason" comes from a book called The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran. A while ago while Mraz was traveling, he received this package of spiritual books from an anonymous sender simply telling him to pass it on when he was done, because they didn't belong to him. He dove into them and it led him to go to India and find himself spiritually. This is definitely a manifestation of the message he learned and now wants to give to his sister.

    It's really transcendentalist is that he's trying express that everything is part of something greater than human parameters:
    "well your children will not be your children
    maybe the daughter, the son of a beginning
    they'll come through your womb but not be coming from you
    they will be with you, but they do not belong to you"

    The rest of the song is really just consistent with that notion of an over soul, or a common, communal existence, love, heart, spirit. It doesn't have to be anti-Christian; that existence can be God, which I guess it is to him.

    This applies to all of us:
    We feel significant in our own lives because of our own experiences and wounds, and we're trying to impose order upon our life in our own little ways, but all the while we're being called by love to this greater existence. And what do you do? Accept it. Take it in.

    Jason Mraz is like... the Walt Whitman of music. But more perfect and nicer to women ;)
    mmcc843on June 03, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Damn, You, Walt, Freakin', Whitman!!" lol, just had to quote the Simpsons after that last comment. I want to thank everyone for posting these answers, I've been listening to this song for a long time. I can't believe that this and "10,000 M-F'ers" are not on any of his "real" cds. People need to hear this stuff!! I used Jason's words as inspiration when deciding to take my life in a new direction, when he says, "Go make your life, not a living."

    Nothing new to post about this song, just makin' change so I can add my two cents...
    ninjayangon November 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song puzzles me... In one line he's singing about God moving through you, the next he's saying he only believes in "good orderly direction."
    I think it's the reflection of a mind torn between belief and skeptisism. The mind says that the idea of God doesn't make sense, but the soul often feels that there is a God.
    MarchingGrobaniteon March 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHe wrote this song for his sister.
    mrsatozxddon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commentoops, i forgot to add to my post above, that it's for his sister's wedding.

    "let the wind of heaven dance between you too
    allowing tiem and space to bring you closer to everlasting love"

    and the last 2 verses aren't usually there.
    He could have added it when he performed live, I think I have that version too, he combined 2 songs together.

    I love Mraz too much xD
    mrsatozxddon December 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYour children will not be your children
    They are the daughters and the son of a beginning
    They'll come through your womb but not be coming from you
    They will be with you but do not belong to you

    that entire section is from "your children" by sweet honey in the rock
    mk90on May 08, 2008   Link

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