I’ve been listening to this song over and over again. Every time I listen to Jason sings those words, it hurts me. I may not have seen the worsts, but from the years I spent in a neighbourhood school, I’ve seen quite a number of cases where the kids are neglected, uncared for and some even felt unloved by their parents.

They stay in school for as long as they can. Mix with the wrong group of kids outside school. Go out and hang around wasting their time. These are not rare in our country if you’ve not noticed. But what has causes all these to happen? Most of the time, its the lack of love and concern from their parents. I’d mentioned it before, couples should really consider much more before planning their first child.

Love for a child by Jason Mraz is a very meaningful yet simple song that tells a story. A story that is very real and should be getting more attention of.

Love for a child by Jason Mraz

There’s a picture on my kitchen wall
Looks like Jesus and his friends involved
There’s a party getting started in the yard
There’s a couple getting steamy in the car parked in the drive
Was I too young to see this with my eyes?

By the pool last night, apparently
The chemicals weren’t mixed properly
You hit your head and then forgot your name
And then you woke up at the bottom by the drain
And now your altitude and memory’s a shame

What about taking this empty cup and filling it up
With a little bit more of innocence
I haven’t had enough, it’s probably because when you’re young
It’s okay to be easily ignored
I like to believe it was all about love for a child

And when the house was left in shambles
Who was there to handle all the broken bits of glass
Was it mom who put my dad out on his ass or the other way around
Well I’m far too old to care about that now

What about taking this empty cup and filling it up
With a little bit more of innocence
I haven’t had enough, it’s probably because when you’re young
It’s okay to be easily ignored
I’d like to believe it was all about love for a child

It’s kinda nice to work the floor since the divorce
I’ve been enjoying both my Christmases and my birthday cakes
And taking drugs and making love at far too young an age
And they never check to see my grades
What a fool I’d be to start complaining now

What about taking this empty cup and filling it up
With a little bit more of innocence
I haven’t had enough, it’s probably because when you’re young
It’s okay to be easily ignored
I’d love to believe it’s all about love for a child

It was all about love…