"Unfold" as written by and Jason Thomas Mraz....
Hands in line
Arms close to my side
I'm fighting tides of an ocean's undertow
And I figure I might not make it
And I'm taking empty
But seldom keeping
And the words retreat breathing histories into stories untold
And I unfold.

My hands are high
And I'm holding out, holding up
Because I figure that I just might make it
And I'm waking empty but seldom sleeping
And the words repeat breathing histories into stories untold
And I unfold.

Quality is what you see now in the corner of your eye.
Don't be surprised if you hear the bells ring
They form from the sky and they sound bong, bong, bong
And I'm holding up because I figure that I just make it.

And I'm waking empty but seldom sleeping
And the words repeat breathing histories into stories untold
And I unfold.


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"Unfold" as written by Jason Thomas Mraz

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    General Commentmy absolute favorite song. I think some of the lyrics here are off, but that's cool. I think, to me, this song is about letting go of your past and opening up to what the world and your life has to offer you. Overcoming any odds. I really like the line- Quality is what you see now in the corner of your eye. Kind of like if you look straight ahead, you might not find what you're looking for- you have to search for it. I think the whole idea of holding out this time is he's saying that he's not going to succumb to past beliefs that he's not capable of doing something. Just my thoughts. rock on players.
    tms6879on May 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commentmy absolute favorite song. I think some of the lyrics here are off, but that's cool. I think, to me, this song is about letting go of your past and opening up to what the world and your life has to offer you. Overcoming any odds. I really like the line- Quality is what you see now in the corner of your eye. Kind of like if you look straight ahead, you might not find what you're looking for- you have to search for it. I think the whole idea of holding out this time is he's saying that he's not going to succumb to past beliefs that he's not capable of doing something. Just my thoughts. rock on players.
    tms6879on May 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI also really dig the whole bong, bong, bong part- I think these sounds are the cleansing process and the bells are starting to ring. the whole part at the end of words repeat breathing histories into stories untold- I think that's saying- stories about his past that were harmful and left dead are finally brought to light.
    tms6879on May 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commentwhy haven't more people commented on this song???i don't understand!.....ok well i love this song, it reminds me of my sister.
    specialK37on June 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful
    El_xanderon November 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think Jason's describing what mental experience he might go through when writing a song. I think he's comparing it with standing on the beach, right where the waves crash onto the shore. He's trying to wait for just the right moment to dive into the ocean, without first being overtaken by the waves. Comparing it to song writing, it's like he's right at the brink of the words flowing from his head onto the paper but he's waiting until it's just perfect, and then the words come sailing out, just like his dive into the ocean. His "unfolding" is the moment the melodies, harmonies, and lyrics fit perfectly together like the waves crashing on the beach and then retracting to build yet another wave. Just my take on it but i LOOVE this song. My favorite Mraz creation.
    dancyncowon December 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfirst off- always been my favorite song

    I always saw this song as a representation of future. difference. like finally coming to terms about the past and being able to move on. PAST: "And I figure I might not make it" PRESENT: "And I'm holding up because I figure that I just make it" FUTURE: "And I unfold."
    flammablezenon June 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite Jason Mraz song. It's about taking chances even though you aren't sure if they'll be beneficial.
    oclover24on November 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is probably my favorite Jason Mraz song. It's about taking chances even though you aren't sure if they'll be beneficial.
    oclover24on November 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIn my opinion, he's talking about how he's finally, I don't want to say letting go, but he's giving in and he knows that it's the right thing to do. It's almost like when two people are fighting and they both know that one is right but the other is too subborn to give in, but they finally do and are happy about it. I may just be getting that from the line "and my arms unfold" as in like, I'm not mad anymore, lets hug. Yeah my mind works a little "different" from most.
    Abby14on May 07, 2008   Link

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