What is the meaning and main idea of Jason Mraz's I Won't Give Up song? What is the message the song tries to convey? Continue reading this article to find the answers. And for your reference, below is the complete lyric of the song.
Meaning, Main Idea, and Message of The Song
Loving someone needs strong determination and commitment. Without determination and commitment, it is impossible the love can last long or forever. Why? You may ask. It's because loving, and living with, someone who is different from us, in term of point of view, taste, lifestyle, etc., will present us with many unpredictable things. You want to watch movies and your spouse wants to watch cooking program. Even such simple difference can cause big problems. In order to successfully deal with problems arising from the difference, strong determination and commitment to the initial intention of loving the spouse are needed. With the presence of those two things, when the spouse wants to watch cooking program, you may say to yourself "well, the cooking program is more important not only for her but also for me. By watching the program, she can make special cook for me." And so the argument is avoided.
Based on the complete lyric of the song above, the strong determination and commitment seems to be the main idea of the song. You can see that idea in all verses of the song. Even the title itself briefly tells us the idea.
The first verse depicts the man's admiration to the girl he loves. He admires the girl for her beauty which he likens as night sky and a beautiful sunrise. But, what makes him adore her more is the girl's struggle to be right where she is now. It is the admiration to the girl which seems to me has contributed to his determination.
The second verse, the chorus part, clearly shows us his dtermination and commitment to love his girl. "Even if the skies get rough, I'm giving you all my love," so the line goes. Of course the "even if the skies get rough" part is figurative in nature which I interpret as a very bad situation between him and his girl. It may include the situation where his girl as an affair. Even in such circumstance he will give his love to her.
The third verse tells us that the man will give space to the girl when she needs to be alone. He will wait patiently. It can only be done by those who is committed to the love. Meanwhile, the fourth and fifth verses disclose the reason why he does all that. He doesn't want to be someone who walks so easily. With all the situation and differences, as long as they are determined and committed to the relationship, they got a lot to learn. Loving is learning.
Well, that's my interpretation of Jason Mraz's I Won't Give Up song. Feel free to comment. Your comments are highly appreciated.