Lyrical Analysis

Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz is an American singer-songwriter. Wordplay was released as the first single from his 2005 album Mr. A-Z. Wordplay was the most successful single from Mr. A-Z.

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Meaning Of Song Revealed By Lyrics:

"For the record label puts me on the shelf up in the freezer
Got to find another way to live the life of leisure" - the music industry isn't interested in him if he's not gaining radio play, he has to do something this if he wants to continue his "life of leisure"

"For the people write me off like I'm a one-hit wonder
Gotta find another way to keep from goin' under" - Jason isn't going to let people label him as just a one-hit wonder, (similar to the the other line) he has to keep up with the music business and stay on top of his career

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Literal Or Figurative Lyrics?

This lyrics of this song are meant to be taken literally by the listeners. In the song, Jason Mraz conveys a message to his fans and record companies. Jason mocks the music industry and the media, and sings about how he is being labeled as a one-hit wonder. Mraz tries to prove that he is more than just a "flash in the pan". His lyrics talk about the struggles of trying to keep up with the trends in music and the demands our high-paced society has.

Wordplay-Jason Mraz Lyrics