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There's a picture on my kitchen wall
Looks like Jesus and his friends involved
There's a party getting started in the yard
There's a couple getting steamy in the car parked in the drive
Was I too young to see this with my eyes?

By the pool last night, apparently
The chemicals weren't mixed properly
You hit your head and then forgot your name
And then you woke up at the bottom by the drain
And now your altitude and memory's a shame

What about taking this empty cup and filling it up
With a little bit more of innocence
I haven't had enough, it's probably because when you're young
It's okay to be easily ignored
I like to believe it was all about love for a child

And when the house was left in shambles
Who was there to handle all the broken bits of glass
Was it mom who put my dad out on his ass or the other way around
Well I'm far too old to care about that now

What about taking this empty cup and filling it up
With a little bit more of innocence
I haven't had enough, it's probably because when you're young
It's okay to be easily ignored
I'd like to believe it was all about love for a child

It's kinda nice to work the floor since the divorce
I've been enjoying both my Christmases and my birthday cakes
And taking drugs and making love at far too young an age
And they never check to see my grades
What a fool I'd be to start complaining now

What about taking this empty cup and filling it up
With a little bit more of innocence
I haven't had enough, it's probably because when you're young
It's okay to be easily ignored
I'd love to believe it's all about love for a child

It was all about love...



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  • momoinks
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    momoinksFeb 4, 2009 at 8:02 am
    This song is based on Mraz's child experienced when his parent got divorced when he was just little 5 yrs. old. He's just reteling what he felt and seen that time!
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    ishallcallhimsquishyApr 28, 2011 at 8:05 am
    now that I know it's actually about HIS childhood, they're less funny

    italics would have been better than CAPS, there, but I can't use italics
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    ishallcallhimsquishyApr 28, 2011 at 7:16 am
    wouldn't have hurt to be a little less specific about his childhood... it sorta starts off a bit funny sounding... still love the song!
  • momoinks
    momoinksFeb 4, 2009 at 7:55 am
    This was written based on Jason Mraz child experienced when his parents got divorced when he was just little 5 yrs old. It just like retelling his story in this song*love for a child.

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