"0% Interest" as written by and Ariel Quirolo Jason Mraz....
Our friends on the front porch telling jokes
And they swing swiftly towards happier times
Expending lines and finding more energy for the effort
And getting distance from that front porch spotlight
But us we found peace in shadows
Long enough to see the monsters rise

Candy's got some space to fill in her daydreams
Living high on yesterday's lie
Talking to me about some 0% interest
And how she got a better deal than the next guy

And the way the lightning shocked us
When we were lost and looking down that long missouri highway
Your hair was longer then and now I remember

Oh the roads unencumbered by cats
They're burning like wet matches
through my miracle mile mind

You left your thumbprint inside me now for months it seems
But mine only brushes your soft surface
And somehow it leaves me listless
My tongue curls under my lips oh yes

So I can't speak to tell you of the months before I met you
And the way the truth it locked us
Right about the time after the lightning shocked us

When we were young and missing
'round that small new england byway
Our lives they were sheltered then and I now I remember
Well its not even being about that anymore
I gotta get you down

Those tiny fragments of perfection
They please me in a time unchanged
When its not the same beginning
Or a long awaited end

If I knew all the words
I would write myself out of here
If I was all the colors
I would paint you pretty in gold
In a picture so I'm told little sister

So now I'm sold little sister
Why don't you tell me about the sunsets in sweden
And the laws of eden
And how you were the rock of gibraltar
And how they called you foxy
Well that's another whole box of pandoras
That's another whole box of them ties

Slide your foot off the gas
Before we crash right back into the median
It separates our house from the middle of the street
Talking about our house

Is on the front porch telling jokes
And they swing swiftly towards happier times
Expending lines and finding more energy for the effort
And getting distance from that front porch spotlight
But us we found peace in shadows
Long enough to see a monster die

We all need to find a little space in our daydreams
Long enough and just so long
Long enough, just as long
Just so long as its long enough
Is it long enough
Is it long enough for me
Long enough for me to chew on

If it isn't
If it isn't
If it ain't
If it don't
If it can't
Then it won't
And that's just the way that it goes


Lyrics submitted by rayro211, edited by weakfeelings

"0% Interest" as written by Jason Mraz Ariel Quirolo

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    General CommentThere are so many parts in this song, there arelike 500 different pieces of symbolism. it seems like nothing in his songs are ever meant to be taken literally.

    heres some of what I got out of it:
    The "little sister" part doesn't mean it's actually about his sister I think it illustrates the closeness of the relationship like in the Song of Solomon when Solomon refers to his lover as "my sister, my spouse" it was a metaphor, they weren't anywhere close to being related, they weren't even the same race, but he said it.

    The rock of gibralter symbolizes invulnerability

    thumb print= impression

    unencumbered, I think is used incorrectly but he uses it as a refrence to a girl he dated whose favorite word was unencumbered.

    I really don't get most of it, there's too much... but if I knew all the words, I would write myself out of here and if I was all the colors I would paint you pretty and gold in a picture.
    PiGGmalionon January 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite jason mraz song.

    my favorite lyrics in this song are:
    if I knew all the words
    I would write myself out of here
    if I was all the colors
    I would paint you pretty in gold in a picture


    and:

    well that's another whole box of pandoras,
    that's another whole box of them ties
    dimeadozenon March 12, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so fun live...and the "why don't you tell me about the sunsets in Sweden and the laws of Eden and how you were the rock of Gibralter and how they called you foxy" part rocks.
    AlmightyChrissyon March 18, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttotally my favorite mraz song.
    my favorite part, "slide your foot off the gas
    before we crash right back into the median"
    wicked killer part of the song.
    reefon June 11, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat does he mean by "how you were the rock of Gibraltar"?
    Absolutlyundoneworldon June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing, it's one of my favorite Mraz songs. The best lines are:
    "Well it's not even being about that anymore,
    I gotta get you down,
    those tiny fragments of perfection,
    they please me in a time,
    unchanged,
    when it's not the same,
    beginning,
    or a long awaited end..."
    I think that these lines are talking about enjoying the simple pleaseure in life. It's the little things in a relationship that often count the most. Even when things aren't perfect you can go back to those memories that made you happy.

    And I think that his reference to the Rock of Gibraltar is referring to someone being steadfast and strong. The Rock of Gibraltar "guards" the entrance to the Straight of Gibraltar and is one of the Pillars of Hercules.
    starshine1763on June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is amazing, it's one of my favorite Mraz songs. The best lines are:
    "Well it's not even being about that anymore,
    I gotta get you down,
    those tiny fragments of perfection,
    they please me in a time,
    unchanged,
    when it's not the same,
    beginning,
    or a long awaited end..."
    I think that these lines are talking about enjoying the simple pleaseure in life. It's the little things in a relationship that often count the most. Even when things aren't perfect you can go back to those memories that made you happy.

    And I think that his reference to the Rock of Gibraltar is referring to someone being steadfast and strong. The Rock of Gibraltar "guards" the entrance to the Straight of Gibraltar and is one of the Pillars of Hercules.
    starshine1763on June 22, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIncredible song. Definitely my favorite Mraz song...possibly my favorite song in general. All of the lyrics really hit me and definitely remind me of times in my own life. Beautiful piece of music!
    crimson_melodyon May 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch an amazing song. :)
    irisheyes4683on June 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe Jason wrote this song partially about his sister. (candy's got some space to fill in her daydreams ) Candy is his sister's name.
    Red_Moonon June 15, 2004   Link

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