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Unwritten
Natasha Bedingfield Lyrics


I am unwritten
Can't read my mind
I'm undefined
I'm just beginning
The pen's in my hand
Ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten, yeah

Oh, oh

I break tradition
Sometimes my tries, are outside the lines, yeah
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes
But I can't live that way, no

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah, yeah

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Danielle A. Brisebois, Natasha Anne Bedingfield, Wayne Steven Jr Rodrigues

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I am unwritten,
Can't read my mind
I'm undefined
I'm just beginning,
The pen's in my hand
Ending unplanned

[Pre-Chorus]
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate
The words that you cannot find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

[Chorus]
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten, yeah
Oh, oh

[Verse 2]
I break tradition
Sometimes my tries,
Are outside the lines, yeah
We've been conditioned
To not make mistakes
But I can't live that way, no, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate
The words that you cannot find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

[Chorus]
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

[Pre-Chorus]
Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate
The words that you cannot find
Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions

[Chorus]
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

[Outro]
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah



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I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
Eu estou em branco, não pode ler minha mente, eu sou indefinida

I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand
Estou apenas começando, a caneta está em minha mão

Ending unplanned
Com final não planejado


Starring at the blank page before you
Encarando a página em branco a sua frente

Open up the dirty window
Abra a janela suja

Let the Sun iluminate the words that you could not find
Deixe o Sol iluminar as palavras que você não pôde achar

Reaching for something in the distance
Tentando alcançar algo a distância

So close you can almost taste it
Tão próximo que você quase pode provar

Release your inhibitions
Liberte suas inibições

Feel the rain on your skin
Sinta a chuva na sua pele


No one else can feel it for you
Ninguém pode senti-la por você

Only you can let it in
Somente você pode deixar entrar

No one else, no one else
Ninguém mais, ninguém mais

Can speak the words on your lips
Pode dizer as palavras em seus lábios

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Se molhe nas palavras não ditas

Live your life with arms wide open
Viva sua vida com braços abertos

Today is where your book begins
Hoje é o dia em que seu livro começa

The rest is still unwritten
O resto ainda não foi escrito

Oh, oh
Oh, oh


I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
Eu quebro tradições, algumas vezes minhas tentativas, são fora dos padrões

We've been conditioned to not make mistakes
Nós fomos condicionados a não cometer erros

But I can't live that way
Mas eu não posso viver desse jeito


Starring at the blank page before you
Encarando a página em branco a sua frente

Open up the dirty window
Abra a janela suja

Let the Sun iluminate the words that you could not find
Deixe o Sol iluminar as palavras que você não pôde achar

Reaching for something in the distance
Tentando alcançar algo a distância

So close you can almost taste it
Tão próximo que você quase pode provar

Release your inhibitions
Liberte suas inibições

Feel the rain on your skin
Sinta a chuva na sua pele


No one else can feel it for you
Ninguém pode senti-la por você

Only you can let it in
Somente você pode deixar entrar

No one else, no one else
Ninguém mais, ninguém mais

Can speak the words on your lips
Pode dizer as palavras em seus lábios

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Se molhe nas palavras não ditas

Live your life with arms wide open
Viva sua vida com braços abertos

Today is where your book begins
Hoje é o dia em que seu livro começa

The rest is still unwritten
O resto ainda não foi escrito


Staring at the blank page before you
Encarando a página em branco a sua frente

Open up the dirty window
Abra a janela suja

Let the Sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Deixe o Sol iluminar as palavras que você não pôde achar

Reaching for something in the distance
Tentando alcançar algo a distância

So close you can almost taste it
Tão próximo que você quase pode provar

Release your inhibitions
Liberte suas inibições

Feel the rain on your skin
Sinta a chuva na sua pele


No one else can feel it for you
Ninguém pode senti-la por você

Only you can let it in
Somente você pode deixar entrar

No one else, no one else
Ninguém mais, ninguém mais

Can speak the words on your lips
Pode dizer as palavras em seus lábios

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Se molhe em palavras não ditas

Live your life with arms wide open
Viva sua vida com braços abertos

Today is where your book begins
Hoje é o dia em que seu livro começa

Feel the rain on your skin
Sinta a chuva na sua pele


No one else can feel it for you
Ninguém pode senti-la por você

Only you can let it in
Somente você pode deixar entrar

No one else, no one else
Ninguém mais, ninguém mais

Can speak the words on your lips
Pode dizer as palavras em seus lábios

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Se molhe nas palavras não ditas

Live your life with arms wide open
Viva sua vida com braços abertos

Today is when your book begins
Hoje é o dia em que seu livro começa

The rest is still unwritten
O resto ainda não foi escrito

The rest is still unwritten
O resto ainda não foi escrito

The rest is still unwritten
O resto ainda não foi escrito



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I am unwritten, can't read my mind, I'm undefined
Eu estou em branco, não pode ler minha mente, eu sou indefinida

I'm just beginning, the pen's in my hand
Estou apenas começando, a caneta está em minha mão

Ending unplanned
Com final não planejado


Starring at the blank page before you
Encarando a página em branco a sua frente

Open up the dirty window
Abra a janela suja

Let the Sun iluminate the words that you could not find
Deixe o Sol iluminar as palavras que você não pôde achar

Reaching for something in the distance
Tentando alcançar algo a distância

So close you can almost taste it
Tão próximo que você quase pode provar

Release your inhibitions
Liberte suas inibições

Feel the rain on your skin
Sinta a chuva na sua pele


No one else can feel it for you
Ninguém pode senti-la por você

Only you can let it in
Somente você pode deixar entrar

No one else, no one else
Ninguém mais, ninguém mais

Can speak the words on your lips
Pode dizer as palavras em seus lábios

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Se molhe nas palavras não ditas

Live your life with arms wide open
Viva sua vida com braços abertos

Today is where your book begins
Hoje é o dia em que seu livro começa

The rest is still unwritten
O resto ainda não foi escrito

Oh, oh
Oh, oh


I break tradition, sometimes my tries, are outside the lines
Eu quebro tradições, algumas vezes minhas tentativas, são fora dos padrões

We've been conditioned to not make mistakes
Nós fomos condicionados a não cometer erros

But I can't live that way
Mas eu não posso viver desse jeito


Starring at the blank page before you
Encarando a página em branco a sua frente

Open up the dirty window
Abra a janela suja

Let the Sun iluminate the words that you could not find
Deixe o Sol iluminar as palavras que você não pôde achar

Reaching for something in the distance
Tentando alcançar algo a distância

So close you can almost taste it
Tão próximo que você quase pode provar

Release your inhibitions
Liberte suas inibições

Feel the rain on your skin
Sinta a chuva na sua pele


No one else can feel it for you
Ninguém pode senti-la por você

Only you can let it in
Somente você pode deixar entrar

No one else, no one else
Ninguém mais, ninguém mais

Can speak the words on your lips
Pode dizer as palavras em seus lábios

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Se molhe nas palavras não ditas

Live your life with arms wide open
Viva sua vida com braços abertos

Today is where your book begins
Hoje é o dia em que seu livro começa

The rest is still unwritten
O resto ainda não foi escrito


Staring at the blank page before you
Encarando a página em branco a sua frente

Open up the dirty window
Abra a janela suja

Let the Sun illuminate the words that you could not find
Deixe o Sol iluminar as palavras que você não pôde achar

Reaching for something in the distance
Tentando alcançar algo a distância

So close you can almost taste it
Tão próximo que você quase pode provar

Release your inhibitions
Liberte suas inibições

Feel the rain on your skin
Sinta a chuva na sua pele


No one else can feel it for you
Ninguém pode senti-la por você

Only you can let it in
Somente você pode deixar entrar

No one else, no one else
Ninguém mais, ninguém mais

Can speak the words on your lips
Pode dizer as palavras em seus lábios

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Se molhe em palavras não ditas

Live your life with arms wide open
Viva sua vida com braços abertos

Today is where your book begins
Hoje é o dia em que seu livro começa

Feel the rain on your skin
Sinta a chuva na sua pele


No one else can feel it for you
Ninguém pode senti-la por você

Only you can let it in
Somente você pode deixar entrar

No one else, no one else
Ninguém mais, ninguém mais

Can speak the words on your lips
Pode dizer as palavras em seus lábios

Drench yourself in words unspoken
Se molhe nas palavras não ditas

Live your life with arms wide open
Viva sua vida com braços abertos

Today is when your book begins
Hoje é o dia em que seu livro começa

The rest is still unwritten
O resto ainda não foi escrito

The rest is still unwritten
O resto ainda não foi escrito

The rest is still unwritten
O resto ainda não foi escrito



Sid Pheasant

This is an interesting story for me. On the one hand, I have long known and liked the work of Natasha (whose name - diminutive of Natalia - actually refers to the Birth of Christ) in general, and "Unwritten" in particular; and I see many people posting here find the words here inspiring and the song here meaningful. On the other hand, since being "born again" in Jesus and the Paraclete just over a year ago, I have taken a divinely-inspired interest in songs where - it feels to me - the Holy Spirit has been at work. The Holy Spirit is symbolised by rain, among other things, so when we hear from Ms Bedingfield: "Feel the rain on your skin/No one else can feel it for you/Only you can let it in" that is potentially a baptism/rebirth-in-Christ reference in and of itself.

(If we accept multi-layering of meaning in songs, as I believe we can, should and must).

Unfortunately (for me at least), this is the tangibly female-hormone-charged voice of a beautiful and attractive woman singing about skin and feel and so on, so in my case at least other thoughts and other levels get irrevocably in the way! Even the straightforwardly religious presence of a Gospel choir as chorus in the song cannot redress that balance.

Indeed, among the songs that I have identified and DO think carry a divine message, nearly all are from men. Not sure if that says more about the objective reality (explaining Jesus's typical, though NOT exclusive, choice of male Disciples), or about my reception of it!

In my analyses and searches, I have learnt firmly to separate the video from the song, as quite often videos seemed designed specifically to try to take the divine edge of wonderfully transcending pieces of art. Indeed, here too the video does have an inevitable element of sexuality (beyond the visible romantic love) to it, if obviously relatively subtle and in no way explicit. Interestingly, the British-version video features a more cerebral (if occasionally creepy!) tale of a book (with Natasha singing on its cover) using its ribbon-ties as legs and hands (hmmm) to climb up from a library past various classics to ultimately reach - for just a moment - a plateau in which a white dove is illuminated by the sun. The latter (coinciding not by chance with the lyrics "where your book begins, the rest is still unwritten") is obviously a clear and tangible visual reference to the Holy Spirit. The book in fact fails to climb up on to the plateau, but instead falls back after just a moment, scattering its pages (of Natasha's life?) through the sky, from which they are intercepted by people walking around on the ground.

In this case, then, it can realy be argued that the video augments the spiritual/religious content of the song...

However, in the British video too, we are treated to a first view of Natasha (probably - as faceless), sitting reading a book in the said library showing shapely legs. And when her face first appears it is with her also wearing some black and green halter-neck with a measure of decolte visible. All my life until just over a year ago, I would have taken the robustly earthly joy that is in that vivid attractiveness and hinted sexuality to make the most of the moment of lusty pleasure, before moving on.

Now God has indeed allowed me to move on, and put the lust (largely) behind me. What was a big part of my life now just gets in the way (note how even that sentence can easily be subject to rude interpretation, BTW - even though it was not my intention!!!)

And now I see and understand many things, including what Natasha seems to have been driving at here, but with the message sadly a bit muddied (for me subjectively, but perhaps also objectively) by more down-to-earth aspects. I am happy for others who can get past the first, superficial layer. Indeed, I congratulate them for their ability to focus beyond and be inspired. At the moment that seems beyond me, imperfect human being as I am. For a divine and transcending and unobstructedly pure experience, I will apparently have to stick with songs from males...



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as a black male I can confirm this is a certified hood classic.

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I played this in the hood on my way to work cuz this comment and I got laughed at... the girls liked it tho

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Brittney Nicole

AND IS!!!! We love Natasha around here!!

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