"The Dynamo of Volition" as written by and Jason Thomas Mraz....
I've got the dynamo of volition
The pole position
Automatic transmission with low emissions
I'm a brand new addition to the old edition
With the love unconditional

And I'm a drama abolitionist
Damn no opposition to my proposition
Half of a man, half magician
Half a politician holding the mic
Like ammunition
And my vision is as simple as light

Ain't no reason we should be in a fight
No demolition
Get to vote, get to say what you like
Procreation
Compositions already written by themselves
Heck is for the people not believin' in gosh

Good job
Get 'em up way high
Gimme gimme that high five
Good time
Get 'em way down low
Gimme gimme that low dough
Good God
Bring 'em back again
Gimme gimme that high ten

You're the best definition of good intentions

I do not answer the call if
I do not know who is calling
I guess the whole point of it all is
That we never know really

I'm tryin' to keep with the Joneses
While waiting for guns and the roses
To finish what we all suppose is
Gonna be the shit, well sue me

Oh, fist like pumpin' and wrist lock
Twisting up a Rizla
Kid Icarus on the transistor
Nintendo been givin' me the blister
I bend over take it in the kisser

My best friends are hittin' on my sister
Try to tell them that they still wisher
'Cause she already got herself a mister
And besides that's gross to want to dis her
Didn't I say, didn't I say

Good job
Get 'em up way high
Gimme gimme that high five
Good time
Get 'em way down low
Gimme gimme that low dough
Good God
Bring 'em back again
Gimme gimme that high ten

You're the best definition of good versus evil

I do not keep up with statistics
I do not sleep without a mistress
I do not eat unless it's fixed with
Some kind of sweet like a licorice
My home is deep inside the mystics
I'm known to keep diggin' on existence
I'm holdin' in the heat like a fish-stick
And my phone it beeps because I missed it

I do not answer the call if
I do not know who is calling
I'm making no sense of it all
Say, can I get a witness?

I'm only a boy in a story
Just a hallucinatory
Trippin' on nothing there is
Living in the wilderness

With a tiger spot on my back
Living life of a cat
I just wanna relax here
And write another rap tune
Driving off on your blind man's bike
You can say just what you like
Or nothing can stop you

Good job
Get 'em up way high
Gimme gimme that high five
Good time
Get 'em way down low
Gimme gimme that low dough
Good God
Bring 'em back again
Gimme gimme that high ten

You're the best definition of good versus evil

Good job
Get 'em up way high
Gimme gimme that high five
Good time
Get 'em way down low
Gimme gimme that low dough
Good God
Bring 'em back again
Gimme gimme that high ten

You're the best definition of good intention
You're the best definition of good intention
You're the best definition of good intention

You're the best around


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"The Dynamo of Volition" as written by Jason Thomas Mraz

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    General CommentGonna be the shit with so me, sounds like "Gonna be the shit, well, sue me" to me. I can't really tell though. Good job.

    I think this song is all about choices and the actions they bring about. How no one can really know what's going to happen (now or ultimately) and we're all here trying to work toward the same goals the best we can, ideally. I have no real idea what this song is about actually.
    Uhhhhlaneyon June 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentJason Mraz — The Dynamo of Volition (From an All Night Session)

    I’ve got the dynamo of volition
    The po-pole position
    Automatic transmission with lo-ow emissions
    I’m a brand new addition to the old edition
    With the love unconditional

    I’m a drama abolitionist
    Damn no opposition to my proposition
    Half of a man, half magician
    Half a politician, holding the mic
    Like ammunition, and my vision
    Is as simple as light

    Ain’t no reason we should be in a fight
    No demolition, get to vote
    To get to say what you like
    Procreation, composition
    Already written by itself
    Singing heck is for the people not belevin’ in gosh

    Good god
    Get ‘em up way high
    Can you gimme that high five?
    Good times
    Get ‘em way down low
    And gimme gimme that low doe

    Good God
    Bring ‘em back again
    Gimme gimme that high ten
    You’re the best definition of good intentions

    Will you answer a call if
    You do not know who is calling?
    I guess the whole point of it all is
    That we never know really

    I’m tryin’ to keep with the jonses
    Like waiting for guns and the roses
    To finish what we all suppose is
    The shit so silly
    That shit’s so silly
    That shit’s so silly
    It’s so silly

    Oh, fist knock bumping and wrist lock
    Twisting up a RizLa
    Kid Icarus on the transistor
    Nintendo gig been givin’ me the blister
    Bend over take it in the kisser

    Best friends a-hitting on my sister
    Try to tell them that they still a wisher
    Cuz she already got herself a mister
    And besides that’s gross to want to dis her
    D-d-d-d-d-didn’t I say that shit’s so silly?

    I do not keep up with statistics
    I do not sleep without a mistress
    I do not eat unless it’s fixed with
    Some kind of sweet like a licorice

    My home is deep inside the mystics
    I’m known to keep diggin’ on existence
    I’m holdin’ in the heat like a fishstick
    My phone it beeps because I missed it

    I do not answer the call when
    I do not know who you are then
    Making no sense of it all
    Say, can I get a witness?

    I’m only a boy in a story
    Just a hallucinatory
    Trippin’ on nothing there is
    Living in the wilderness

    With a tiger spot on my back
    Living the life of a cat
    I just wanna relax here
    And write another rap tune

    Driving off on a blind man’s bike
    I can say just what I like
    Oh nothing can stop you
    Can’t stop you, can’t stop you, can’t stop you

    Good job
    Get ‘em up way high
    Gimme gimme that high five

    Good times
    Get ‘em way down
    Gimme gimme that low dough

    Good God
    Bring ‘em back again
    Gimme gimme that high ten
    You’re the best definition of good intentions

    Abolitionist - A person who favors the abolition of any institution, especially slavery

    Emission - A substance discharged into the air, especially by an internal combustion engine.
    Who are these Joneses and where did this phrase come from?

    Come to find out, the phrase “keeping up with the Joneses” originated from an early 20th century comic strip of the same title by Arthur R. “Pop” Momand. The comic started in 1913 and ran for another 28 years. It was eventually adapted into musicals, movies, and eventually a catch phrase.
    The funny thing about the comic strip “Keeping up With the Joneses” is that the strip isn’t even about the Joneses. In fact the Joneses never made an appearance in the 28 years the strip ran. The main characters in the strip was the McGinises family consisting of Aloysius, the husband; Clarice, the wife; Julie, the daughter; and Belladonna, the housemaid. The Joneses were referred to now and then and the McGinises family tried to keep up with them

    Why Are We Keeping Up With The Jonses?

    We’ve all experienced keeping up with the Joneses moments at some time in our life. We see the next door neighbor buy a new car or hear from a co-worker who takes his family on trips to Europe every year and immediately we feel the burning desire to do the same. Why? First, we want to appear that we’re in the same socio-economic range as our peers. Second, we feel we deserve it. If a neighbor who sends his kids to same school that I send mine, shops at the same stores as me, and lives in the same are as me can afford to buy new things, then I should be able to as well.
    Fist Knock — from the tv show friends its their version of the middle finger, in many episodes, Ross and Monica resorted to an odd childhood gesture whereby they would knock their fists together with their thumbs pointing outward (as an alternative to "the finger"). Joey and Rachel started picking up this habit.

    Kid Icarus uses the same game engine as Metroid (which was released the same year). It even includes a Metroid enemy, though it is called "Komayto" in Kid Icarus. The game manual theorizes that Komayto may have come from another planet.[3] In volume 204 of Nintendo Power, an article was written about the game describing it as blending together elements from The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros., and Metroid, stating that Pit can "jump like Mario, collect items like Link, and shoot enemies like Samus."

    RizLa+ (known commonly as "Rizla") is a brand of papers in which tobacco or marijuana is rolled to form cigarettes or joints, respectively.

    Holding in the heat like a fish stick — Barely hanging on to your life ect.

    Waiting for guns and the roses - He's talking about the new guns and roses album: chinese democracy (which twenty years later still hasn’t come out)

    Most people think dough = doe As in the scale- Doe re me fa so la ti doe. The first doe is called the low doe because it is lower then the high doe.
    RevanRedbloodon November 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti might be crazy, but, i the first thing I thought in
    "I'm tryin' to keep with the Joneses
    While waiting for guns and the roses
    To finish what we all suppose is
    Gonna be the shit"

    I thought about chinese democracy, the guns and roses albums that was supposed to have been realeased years ago. so, when he says he thinks it's gonna be a shit, he then says "well, sue me"...

    but maybe that's just my mind being crazy :D
    babyfabyon May 12, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSome corrections!

    "Hack is for the people not believin' in gosh"
    Heck is for the people not believin' in gosh

    "the shit with so me(?)"
    that shit so silly
    misscindyyon May 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthm. im really confused about this song.
    any help?
    LaurenAshleyyon May 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song itself is a product of a songwriting game that Jason plays with other songwriters - see jasonmraz.com/ for details of that. That would certainly explain the odd, seemingly unrelated lyrics!

    As for the title, 'Volition' is a psychology term for the 'power or faculty of choosing' or 'will' I guess 'dynamo of volition' could be taken to mean a 'generator of conscience choice'.
    steve_2404on May 24, 2008   Link
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    General Commentyeah anyone wanna help out?? i cant get it haha
    splitscreenclarityon June 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI heard in (I think) an acoustic version of the song where the words were kind of slowed down, and it's definitely "Is gonna be the shit, so silly". I love this song, it's so catchy! I'm so honored that the new album came out on my birthday! Muahaha. And the " I do not eat unless it's fixed with some kind of sweet like a licorice" is probaby the best line in the song.
    ~Fall Out Girl~on June 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin the second chorus, the last line is supposed to be "You're the best definition of good versus evil."

    awesome song, nonetheless. :]
    kaleidoscopeyeson June 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm tryin' to keep with the Joneses
    While waiting for guns and the roses
    To finish what we all suppose is
    Gonna be the shit with so me(?)

    the last line sounds to me like "Gona be the shit we're so made". Just my 2 cents. Nice, catchy song.
    Hanselhmmon June 24, 2008   Link

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