Mr. Mraz Teaches Love 101

Love ? I love love love you.

Photo By @Doug88888 @ Flickr.

This week I’d like to talk about love. Specifically, what Mr. Jason Mraz has to teach us about it. But first, look at these freaking girls:

Isn’t that the cutest/most awesome thing you’ve ever seen? That much talent so young…whoa. I could squeeze their little cheeks straight off.

Now that we’ve got that cuteness out of the way, let’s talk about how this song is basically all you need to know about what you should want in love. That’s right. Mr. Mraz just covered the whole kit n’ kaboodle in one pop song. Impressive, sir. Impressive.

So, let’s break it down. Here’s what you should be looking for in love:

Someone Who Thinks You’re Freaking Amazing

When I look into your eyes
It’s like watching the night sky
Or a beautiful sunrise
There’s so much they hold
And just like them old stars
I see that you’ve come so far
To be right where you are
How old is your soul?

Do you hear that crap?! Those are like EPIC compliments. Big, gorgeous, gushing, not-at-all-gun-shy compliments. That’s how compliments should sound coming from someone who loves you. You should feel better than you think you are. You should be blown away. And notice that he didn’t say anything stupid like, “You’re keepin’ it tight” or “I love that booty” or some other trash. He’s not just ogling. He’s complimenting eyes and the soul behind them. He’s complimenting the person, not the body the person is in. A+, Jason. A+.

Someone Who’s a Kick Ass Friend

And when you’re needing your space
To do some navigating
I’ll be here patiently waiting
To see what you find

I am loving the crap out of this line. Not only is he supportive of the life/soul work people inevitably need to do, but he’s waiting, excited to see what happens. That’s what you want. Someone who’s waiting…waiting to see who you’re going to be tomorrow. Someone who’s convinced it’s gonna be good. You’re gonna be good. Love it.

Someone Who’s In It In It

I won’t give up on us
Even if the skies get rough
I’m giving you all my love
I’m still looking up

‘Cause even the stars they burn
Some even fall to the earth
We’ve got a lot to learn
God knows we’re worth it
No, I won’t give up

Love is hard. Not the beginning, usually, but along the road, it gets hard. It’s hard because life is hard. We lose our cool, we’re selfish, we’re needy, we get depressed…there’s a whole myriad of things that make life and love a tough gig. So when you’re thinking about loving someone for a long time—about inviting them into the forever part of your life—you want someone who’s dedicated. Someone who’s going to hold on as hard as you will. Someone who’s gonna do that because “God knows we’re worth it.”

Someone Who Writes and Sings Pretty Songs

Just kidding. (But it doesn’t hurt. I mean, use what ya got, people.)

I think everyone deserves love that’s potent. Love that rips right through you. Love that makes you forget what came before and incapable of imagining anything better. Everyone deserves to be loved in that way that makes you cry when you’re happy. Love that makes you thankful to be alive. Love that you can only meet equally if you love with your whole, entire heart. Everyone deserves that. Everyone.

Here’s hoping love finds its way to you.

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  1. Reblogged this on mwanawapate.

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  2. Hi there! I just stumbled upon this post and now I’m so excited. Mraz is the best and this one of his best songs. Very nice post-thanks for sharing!

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  3. She has an amazing voice my god!

    Katie

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  4. i love that i feel all of those things about you and i don’t even have to be a lesbian.

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  5. Geez! Those girls! Freakin amazing! I love when Lennon misses a beaet after the key change they both just smile at each other and keep going like nothing happened. Mature musicianship for sure!

    Great post Melanie. Great reminder not only of what to look for but for what to be.

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  6. stephen

     /  June 13, 2012

    But what about the next verse?

    When I look into your face
    It’s like I’m in outter space
    And you’re a martian with three eyes
    And I come slightly undone

    I’ll throw a rock over your wall
    And if I hit you, than you’ll fall
    But love will catch you, at least try
    And if it doesn’t, than you’ll die
    So long

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  7. If there was ever a post I needed to read being 4 months away from the big day, this was it.

    Thanks my friend.

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  8. AMEN! everyone deserves that kind of love. everyone.

    i KNOW how it changes me, being loved like “God knows we’re worth it.”

    those sisters are “freaking awesome.” too much talent… they should give some to my husband so he could be “some one who writes and sings pretty songs”

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