Live High
Jason Mraz Lyrics


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I try to picture the girl
Through a looking glass
And see her as a carbon atom
See her eyes and stare back at them
See that girl
As her own new world
Though a home is on the surface, she is still a universe
Glory God, oh God is peeking through the blinds
Are we all here standing naked
Taking guesses at the actual date and time
Oh my, justifying reasons why
Is an absolutely insane resolution to live by

Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Takin' it easy
Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously

And try to picture the man
To always have an open hand
And see him as a giving tree
See him as matter
A matter of fact he's not a beast
Oh no not the devil either
Always a good deed doer
And it's laughter that we're makin' after all

The call of the wild is still an ordination why
And the order of the primates
All our politics are too late
Oh my, the congregation in my mind
Is this assembly singing of gratitude
Practicing their lovin' for you

Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Takin' it easy
Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously

Let's take it out
And just take it easy
And celebrate the malleable reality
You see nothing is ever as it seems
Yeah this life is but a dream

Lift me up to the almighty
Raise your hands and start acknowledging
If you're living it righteously
Then you take the easy way
Just, just, take, take, take it easy

Live high, live high
Live mighty, mighty, mighty
Oh, live righteously
And takin' it easy
Live high, live mighty
Oh, live righteously
And just take, just, just takin' it easy high
Oh, live mighty, mighty
Oh, live righteously
Just take it easy
Say live high




Oh, live righteously, hey
Just take it easy

Overall Meaning

The song "Live High" by Jason Mraz is a call for people to live a life that is fulfilled, happy, and virtuous. The lyrics begin with Mraz picturing a girl through a looking glass, seeing her as a universe, and encouraging her to create her own world apart from the mundane routine of life. He then starts to ponder about how humans behave and justify their actions, and how faith in a higher power is critical. Mraz then beckons his listeners to live high and mighty while living life righteously, taking it easy and enjoying it to the fullest.


Through the lyrics, the artist suggests that life is a dream and reality is malleable, and if one leads a life of virtue, then everything will be fine. The chorus of the song, "Live high, live mighty, live righteously, taking it easy," embodies this message, encouraging the listener to embrace life's joys and form a grateful and loving congregation of people.


This song continues to inspire people who love to hear upbeat and positive music with meaningful lyrics. It talks about the importance of leading a meaningful life, which can draw listeners from all walks of life. This song has been a long-time favorite of several fans, and it continues to get played on the radio and various music streaming platforms.


Line by Line Meaning

I try to picture the girl
I attempt to visualize the girl


Through a looking glass
Like looking through a mirror


And see her as a carbon atom
As insignificant as a small molecule


See her eyes and stare back at them
I observe her eyes and return the gaze


See that girl
Observe that girl


As her own new world
As her individual, unique world


Though a home is on the surface, she is still a universe
Although she is part of a larger community, she is still special and significant on her own


Glory God, oh God is peeking through the blinds
Mention of a higher power observing from above


Are we all here standing naked
Are we all openly exposed


Taking guesses at the actual date and time
We are guessing about time and death


Oh my, justifying reasons why
Oh my, trying to rationalize our actions


Is an absolutely insane resolution to live by
It is a foolish way to live


Live high
Live optimistically


Live mighty
Live confidently


Live righteously
Live morally and with dignity


Takin' it easy
Take it slow and don't stress


And try to picture the man
And also observe the man


To always have an open hand
To always offer help


And see him as a giving tree
See him as someone who keeps on giving


See him as matter
See him as someone who's significant


A matter of fact he's not a beast
He is not cunning or vicious


Oh no not the devil either
He is not the devil


Always a good deed doer
Always doing good deeds


And it's laughter that we're makin' after all
We are laughing and having fun after all


The call of the wild is still an ordination why
The wild continues to call all of us for a reason


And the order of the primates
The order of the animals remains


All our politics are too late
Our focus on politics is often too late to make a change


Oh my, the congregation in my mind
Oh my, the thoughts that fill my mind


Is this assembly singing of gratitude
Is this the gathering of people who are thankful


Practicing their lovin' for you
Expressing their love and admiration for someone


Let's take it out
Let's end it


And just take it easy
Let's all chill out and relax


And celebrate the malleable reality
And appreciate the dynamic nature of reality


You see nothing is ever as it seems
Things often have hidden aspects or are more complex than they first appear


Yeah this life is but a dream
Life is transient and not permanent


Lift me up to the almighty
Let me be elevated to a higher power


Raise your hands and start acknowledging
Acknowledging the existence of a higher being


If you're living it righteously
If you're leading a morally good life


Then you take the easy way
It becomes easier to get through life


Just, just, take, take, take it easy
Just relax, don't stress


Say live high
To exclaim to live optimistically


Oh, live righteously, hey
Oh, lead a morally good lifestyle


Just take it easy
Just relax, don't stress




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

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@HocWeng

I try to picture a girl
Through a looking glass
See her as a carbon atom
See her eyes and stare back at them
See that girl
As her own new world
Though a home is on the surface, she is still a universe

Glory God, oh God is peeking through the blinds
Are we all here standing naked
Taking guesses at the actual date and time
Oh my, justifying reasons why
Is an absolutely insane resolution to live by

Live high
Live mighty
Live righteously
Taking it easy
Live high, live mighty
Live righteously

Try to picture the man
To always have an open hand
See him as a giving tree
See him as matter
Matter fact he's not a beast
No not the devil either
Always a good deed doer
And it's laughter that we're making after all

The call of the wild is still an ordination why
And the order of the primates
All our politics are too late
Oh my, the congregation in my mind
Is this assembly singing gratitude
Practicing their loving for you

Just take it easy
And celebrate the malleable reality
Nothing is ever as it seems
This life is but a dream



All comments from YouTube:

@markanthonylongakit1998

Who's listening this song until now ?😊🎧

@teacherusako

I met my husband in 2009. We always listened to this song. This song makes me feel loved ❤

@GreenGenerationTV

song is criminally underrated

@M0G0S

I've been searching for a song by Jason Mraz that I don't absolutely adore.... so far no such luck

@kevinmartinez3430

2020
11 Years

@ernessaa

ayy

@toddcympoi729

Same..

@Cpark509

13 years 😢

@PandaBroad1953

I love this album...love it love it love it... what a voice... I feel so good....xxx God bless you Jason Mraz..you have an amazing gift....x

@lizavetanikolaevna

My dearest friend sent me this song as a "declaration" of his love. This light, honest sweet singing reminds me of him.

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