This song is a duet with James Morrison. Mraz told told The Sun December 19, 2008 why he hooked up with the English singer-songwriter: "James was hanging around the studio while we worked and he knew we needed a vocalist on details, so it was as simple as asking and him. He was very gracious with his time and talent."
Mraz Fan from Indianapolis This song came from a songwriting challenge where the prompt was simply, “sewing machine.” Mraz took a sample from his friend’s voicemail message to start and end the song on the record, bringing it all full circle.
Mikey O from Philly Pa Jason wrote this about his friend Billy "Bushwalla" Galewood who was depressed after a breakup of a relationship Top notch songwriting
Valerie from Vancouver, BcI absolutely looovee this song! such meaningful lyrics. i love Jason Mraz :)
Megan(: from In Your Mind, TxI think it's about not letting a relationship take over your whole life because when you break up...you'll have nothing. I think this because it say "Hold your own, know your name, and go your own way."
Mercedies from Soldotna, AkThis is a beautiful song. I love Jason Mraz!! He is an amazing artist. I can't wait to see what comes next!!
"Piano Man" was inspired by Billy Joel's time playing at a piano bar in Los Angeles. The "real estate novelist" was a guy who always talked about writing a book, but spent all his spare time in the bar.