The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) – Jason Mraz

Jason Mraz is an American singer-songwriter, born and raised in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Mraz’s stylistic influences include reggae, pop, rock, folk, jazz, and hip hop. Mraz released his debut album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, which contained the hit single “The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)”, in 2002 but it was not until the release of his second album, Mr. A-Z that Mraz achieved commercial success.

Mraz is of Czech descent through his grandfather who moved to the United States from what is now the Czech Republic in 1915.  His surname is Czech for “frost.”  Mraz is a vegan.

He attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, for a short time, studying musical theater before moving to San Diego.

Mraz also owns an avocado farm in Northern San Diego County near Fallbrook.

The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)

The Remedy (I Won’t Worry)” is the first single released by Jason Mraz from his debut album Waiting for My Rocket to Come in 2002. The song is about a good friend of Jason’s, Charlie Mingroni, being struck with cancer and how it changed Jason’s outlook on life. Occasionally, while performing this song during his shows, Jason would include a singalong with the audience to Oasis’s “Wonderwall”.

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Well I saw fireworks from the freeway
And behind closed eyes, I cannot make them go away
Cause you were born on the fourth of July
Freedom ring
Well something on the surface it stinks
I said something on the surface
Well it kind of makes me nervous
To say that you deserve this
And what kind of God would serve this
We will cure this dirty old disease
Well if you’ve gots the poison, I’ve gots the remedy

The remedy is the experience, this is a dangerous liaison
I says the comedy is that it’s serious
This is a strange enough new play on words
I said, the tragedy is how you’re going to spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
Well, it all amounts to nothing
In the end

I won’t worry my life away
I won’t worry my life away

Well I heard two men, talking on the radio
In a crossfire kind of new reality show
Uncovering the ways to plan the next big attack
Or they were counting down the ways to stab the brother in the
Be right back after this
The unavoidable kiss, with a minty fresh death-breath
Is sure to outlast this catastrophe
Dance with me
‘Cause if you’ve gots the poison, I’ve gots the remedy

The remedy is the experience, this is a dangerous liaison
I says the comedy is that it’s serious
This is a strange enough new play on words
I said, the tragedy is how you’re going to spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
When, it all amounts to nothing
In the end

I won’t worry my life away
I won’t worry my life away

When I fall in love
I take my time, there’s no need to hurry
When I’m making up my mind
You can turn off the sun, but I’m still going to shine
And I’ll tell you why

Because the remedy is the experience, this is a dangerous liaison
I says the comedy is that it’s serious
This is a strange enough new play on words
I said, the tragedy is how you’re going to spend
The rest of your nights with the light on
So shine the light on all of your friends
When, it all amounts to nothing
In the end

I won’t worry my life away
I won’t worry my life away

Cause I won’t, I won’t, I won’t
Won’t worry my life away

  • Audio from the 2009 album, Jason Mraz’s Beautiful Mess: Live on Earth:


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