This is the next review of the contest series. All the details are found here. I hope you find the link. No-one has yet and I’d love it if someone won…
Jason Mraz. We don’t hear much about him nowadays, which is a shame really. I looked him up and he hasn’t had a chart-placing single since 2010. Well, having been recorded in 2004 and released in 2008, this song will probably be he peak of his career, right? So let’s get reviewing!
So, musically, the song is very simple. There’s an obvious acoustic guitar sound in there and what could be bongos. Other than that, I’m not too sure what’s in there. Sounds good though. Simple and very easy to follow.
Lyrically, the song is a nightmare. Not the actual lyrics, but the way that you wing them. Just like with Forever Young, there is no pattern that the song follows. That’s good. It’s not that hard to sing, but if you’ve never heard it and you’ve got the lyrics there, you’d never know how to sing it, even if you were trying to sing along to it. I think of that as meaning it’s a good song. I mean, we don’t want anyone with any of these really monotone voices trying to sing it, do we?
Ok. So, what does it mean? Well, I see it as being a bloke having a little rant about some stuff, whilst also saying that the time he has with the woman he loves is short, so they should just get on with it, instead of making stuff all complicated. It’s either that, or he thinks that life is short, so we should just enjoy it instead of waiting for stuff to happen. Or something like that…
The video! It’s basically a journey he had to/from and around Hawaii, or somewhere else where he’s likely to be able to clamber into the back of a pick-up truck with some women, who seem to want to take him to a place where he can see them in their bikinis. I should become a musician. Maybe my video’s would be equally enjoyable to make.
So, time for my favourite lyrics. This time, it has to be from Verse 3.
‘I’ve been spending way too long checking my tongue in the mirror
And bending over backwards just to try to see it clearer
But my breath fogged up the glass
And so I drew a new face and I laughed’
The above lines are the least connected words in the who song. Sure, they link together, but in the scheme of the whole song, it is irrelevant. I like this. A lot.
Well, what will I score this? It’s definitely a good song. It’s not perfect and the whole music video thing made me jealous. I’ll call it: