Coyotes
Jason Mraz Lyrics


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I'm sippin' coffee at a quarter to two
I wake and I'm dialin' and my mind's runnin' to you
No wonder I'm a one woman man
She keeps my heart in a jar on the nightstand

I should tell her that she couldn't be more
Opposite than a foot in the door
There's no one else I would rather go out with
That's hell when I see them standin' there

Me and my mouth, we don't mean to be rushin'
We talk about thee freely 'cause we crushin'
I wanna shake both sides of the butt, yeah
Theoretically yes, ain't we lucky

And when the coyotes, they sing in the park
It's when the city lights start fallin' for the sea
While them roads are windin' down
And the flying men'll hit the ground
Every notion is closer to touching
And the coyotes sing when they call on your lovin'

Hello, we're comin' back for more
You know why we're comin' for you
You know we should be, we should be together
'Cause once we rock, we won't wanna stop
Not today or tomorrow

And not today or tomorrow, oh no
You better lock your doors
You know why, 'cause we want you
'Cause we like you a lot

I wish the world was alive like you
I wish the world would blow me through
Another opportunity to approach you
Another telepathic rendezvous

I wish you well with your walkin' and joggin'
You got a double side in Mexico
I gotta try to keep your attention
Gotta write usin' less emoticons

I gotta figure out the snooze alarm
I wanna lay in your place till dark
I wanna play in the park, come on
Now let me see your other upper echelon

And when the coyotes escape to New York
Then the city life has crumbled to the sea
And the girls, all fall to the lost and found
The flying men'll hit the ground
Every notion is closer to touching the coyotes sing
When they taste on your lovin'

I'm a coyote and I got a taste for your lovin'
We're comin' back for more
You know why we're comin' for you
You know we should be, we should be together

Because once we rock, we won't wanna stop
Not today or tomorrow, not today or tomorrow, oh no
Because once we rock, we won't wanna stop
Not today or tomorrow

We're comin' back for more
You know why we're comin' for you
You know we should be, we should be together




'Cause once we rock, we won't wanna stop
Not today or tomorrow

Overall Meaning

The song Coyotes by Jason Mraz is a playful yet introspective piece about the singer’s infatuation with a woman, expressed through a number of off-beat and idiosyncratic musings. The lyrics start with the singer sipping coffee in the middle of the night and thinking about the woman he’s infatuated with. He describes her as being very different from what he expected but still the only one for him. His longing for her is apparent in his words; she keeps his heart in a jar on the nightstand, and he wants to be in her presence constantly.


As the song progresses, the lyrics become more surreal and playful, with references to coyotes singing in the park and roads winding down towards an inevitable conclusion. He also muses about how he wants to impress the woman, but he’s not quite sure how to go about it, and he wishes that the world were more “alive” like her. In the end, he declares his love for her and suggests they should be together because they won’t want to stop rocking once they start.


The song takes a lighthearted approach to the subject of love, mixing playful metaphors with genuine emotions. There’s a wistful quality to the lyrics that suggests the singer is aware that he may be putting too much weight on his infatuation, but he can’t help himself. The mix of whimsy and yearning in the lyrics makes it a unique and memorable piece of music.


Line by Line Meaning

I'm sippin' coffee at a quarter to two
It's late and I'm up, trying not to think about you


I wake and I'm dialin' and my mind's runnin' to you
As soon as I wake up, you're the first thing on my mind and I have to resist the urge to call you


No wonder I'm a one woman man
It's no surprise that I only have eyes for you


She keeps my heart in a jar on the nightstand
You have a hold on me and I feel vulnerable around you


I should tell her that she couldn't be more Opposite than a foot in the door
I'm aware that we have different personalities and interests, but despite that, I still want to be with you


There's no one else I would rather go out with
I don't want anyone else but you


That's hell when I see them standin' there
It's torture for me to see you with someone else


Me and my mouth, we don't mean to be rushin'
I tend to speak my mind and sometimes it comes across as eager or pushy


We talk about thee freely 'cause we crushin'
I feel comfortable discussing my feelings for you because I have a crush on you


I wanna shake both sides of the butt, yeah
I want to dance and play with you


Theoretically yes, ain't we lucky
In theory, we could be lucky to be together


And when the coyotes, they sing in the park
The coyotes' song represents the longing and desire I have for you


It's when the city lights start fallin' for the sea
The beauty of the moment is overwhelming


While them roads are windin' down
The night is winding down and it's time to be with you


And the flying men'll hit the ground
The euphoria I feel for you is like flying, but eventually reality sets in and I have to come back down to earth.


Every notion is closer to touching
My desire for you grows every moment we're apart


And the coyotes sing when they call on your lovin'
The coyotes' song represents my heart's call for your love


Hello, we're comin' back for more
I will always come back to you


You know why we're comin' for you
You have a hold on me and I can't resist you


You know we should be, we should be together
We belong together and should be together


'Cause once we rock, we won't wanna stop
Being with you feels natural and effortless and I never want it to end


Not today or tomorrow
Our love is timeless and will never fade


You better lock your doors
Your hold on me is so strong that you should be careful not to let me go


I wish the world was alive like you
I admire the life and energy you bring to my world


I wish the world would blow me through
I wish you could sweep me off my feet and take me away with you


Another opportunity to approach you
I hope for another chance to talk to you and get closer to you


Another telepathic rendezvous
I hope we can connect on a deeper level without speaking, just through our thoughts and emotions


You got a double side in Mexico
You have many layers and sides to you that I want to discover, including possibly a cultural background in Mexico


I gotta try to keep your attention
I want to keep your interest and attention on me


Gotta write usin' less emoticons
I need to express my feelings in a more mature and direct way


I gotta figure out the snooze alarm
I'm too distracted by thoughts of you to focus on mundane things like setting an alarm


I wanna lay in your place till dark
I want to spend as much time with you as possible, including staying over till late in the day


I wanna play in the park, come on
I want to enjoy fun and carefree moments with you, like playing in a park together


Now let me see your other upper echelon
Show me your other side, the one that's not just surface-level


And when the coyotes escape to New York
Even though we may be miles apart, my heart will always call out to you


Then the city life has crumbled to the sea
When we're together, nothing else in the world matters, everything fades away except for us


And the girls, all fall to the lost and found
Other women pale in comparison to you, they are nothing to me


The flying men'll hit the ground
The high I feel when I'm with you may eventually come to an end


Every notion is closer to touching the coyotes sing
Every passing moment brings us closer to fulfilling our desires for each other


When they taste on your lovin'
The coyotes' song represents the thirst we have for each other


I'm a coyote and I got a taste for your lovin'
I'm a hopeless romantic, completely enamored with you




Lyrics © Word Collections Publishing, Goo-Eyed Music
Written by: Jason Thomas Mraz

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