Music Monday Jason Mraz “I Won’t Give Up”

Mraz is an American singer, songwriter who began his career in Coffee Houses in the San Diego area of southern California. His style  is heavily  influenced by Brazilian music.

Mraz explained the track, in a “track-by-track” commentary for Billboard:

“‘I Won’t Give Up’ was written selfishly. As many of my songs are, I write for the purpose of understanding what the hell’s going on in my life, my position in the world, processing that lesson and that miracle that I’m learning. Seeing it on the page, proving to myself that I understand the lesson, that I’m applying it to my life, and that I can move on. Ultimately it was about, you know, regardless of what happens in this relationship, I don’t have to give up on loving this person, or loving myself, or give up on whatever my dreams are. Even though its written through the filter of relationships, it’s not necessarily specific for relationships. For me, the true meaning exists in the bridge saying ‘I don’t want to be someone who walks away so easily, I’m here to stay and make a difference.’ That is for all of us. We all have something that we’re fighting for or that we’re striving for. Whether we want to coach our soccer team to victory or lose five pounds in a month, whatever it is, there’s nothing too small worth fighting for and there’s nothing too big worth going after.”[3]    From Wikepedia 

As I checked my folder  for Music Monday selections, this brought  tears  through it’s haunting music and gentle words.  Thank God for the gift of music that can say what is on our heart and also touch others in different places where they are. 

This beautiful acoustic  folk ballad  encourages us to:

*not give up loving someone

* not give up on ourselves

* not give up on our dreams

There are people who think  ballads sentimental nonsense, but to me the story and emotion speak  inspiration.   

 

What say you ?  

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I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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11 Responses to Music Monday Jason Mraz “I Won’t Give Up”

  1. Oh my lord. I love Jason Mraz’s music. Hugs for this x

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  2. I love Jason Mraz and his music. He’s fun in concert.

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  3. YellowCable says:

    He has very good sense behind his works. Good to see what went on in his mind for the song.. whether it is what you see the values or not.

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  4. shaunynews says:

    I say this song represents my perfectly. The words may differ from person to person or places I find myself in. This song taught me a superb lesson. But that is what music does. It teaches us. The singer is saying things we already think, we take that and we mix it with our own.

    We become what we were meant to be,,

    Amazing song..
    In my top 5 right now..

    Shaun x

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