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Jason Mraz - Love For A Child tab

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   / Jason Mraz                          /  I think this song is about Jason
  / Love for a Child                    /  looking back at his parents' divorce
 / We Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things  /  and trying to accept his life so far
/_____________________________________/  despite of all the troubles it has
                                        caused. I think the story in the verses
describes that "unfortunate" night where Jason was accidentally made. In the
bridge he sings about how his life has turned out afterwards. In the chorus he
sings about how he should forget the feeling of guilt. It is typical for
children in a divorce to feel guilt for being the reason for the troubles and to
feel a fundamental guilt for being born. Instead he should reconsider himself
now that he's adult and believe that he was actually loved all the way.


 Intro (a verse):
| Bb | Bb | Dm | Dm |

| G | G | Cm | Cm |

| Cm | Ebm | Bb F/a | Gm |

| Cm | Cm | Fsus4 | F |


 2x Verse


 Chorus:
| Bb | Cm7 | Dm7 | Cm7 |

| Bb | Cm7 | Dm7 | Cm7 |

| Bb | D7 | Gm | Ab |
                                                               *the little fill:
| Eb | Eb | Gb* | Gb |
                                                                 [Eb][F][Gb]
+ | Bb | Bb |                                                  D|--1--3--4-----|



 1x Verse


 Chorus


 Bridge:
| Ab | Eb/g | Bb | Dm |

| Ab | Eb/g | Bb | Bb |

| Ab | Eb/g | Bb | Dm |

| Ab | Ab |

| F | F | F/a | F7/a |


 Final Chorus:
| Bb | Cm7 | Dm7 | Cm7 |

    (breakdown)
| Bb | Cm7 | Dm7 | Cm7 |

| Bb | D7 | Gm | Ab | Ab |

| Eb | Eb | Gb* | Gb |

| Bb | Bb | Gb* | Gb | Bb...


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

And by the pool that 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 some 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

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 some 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 some 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 was all about love for a child
It was all about love


- 27th /May /08
Just mail me at Maitinin@gmail.com with questions, comments and corrections!
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