We get to go on tour and sing with each other.” I think that’s certainly in the back of your mind, but at time, it was all love songs. Have there been any songs he’s written that you think misrepresent your relationship?There’s actually a song on my record called “Glass Jar” that is all about that.
Your songs about the breakup are more bittersweet than bitter. You say yes, and think, “We are going to spend the rest of our lives together.” Then all of a sudden, that person says, “You know what, I don’t think I want to do this anymore.
I changed my mind.”You wonder why you didn’t work harder.
You know you're stunning You're absolutely stunning And I'm running always running And now I'm crying It's only cause I'm caring And if you were more daring Maybe you'd stop staring And come over and talk to me Tell me bout how you've been waiting so patiently And how you tried but I just turned away And I'll say yeah well you know, I'm shy that way Shy that way Maybe I'm shy that way Ohh you know you're stunning You're absolutely stunning But you're always runnin' But I'll catch up to you The way you keep your distance is Keeping my interest So I'll keep it persistent Ohh maybe someday Someway, somehow in some town We'll get together and We'll break it down And I'll ask why you've been So shy, gotta be that way Maybe baby, oh love, I like it that way Shy that way You know I love you so shy, Shy that way So keep it comin' comin' comin' comin' Shy that way There's always too much talking And I wanna just keep walking But I keep staring baby Keep staring Though I may not know the right things to say I'll get it out to you one day I'm shy that way You're shy that way Do you like it Do you like it? Yes I like it Yes I like it When you're shy Shy that way I like it I like it shy You know it's alright, it's ok 'Cause we're Shy that wayâ?
When VF Daily caught up with the former Roxy model, she told us about an unexpected vocal-cord surgery and how she “lost” her voice after her split with pop singer Jason Mraz. I went to Bali and Australia, New York and Costa Rica, and then I started feeling guilty because I was having so much fun traveling.
Everyone has their own experience [in a relationship] that both people are going through. But I just recall him saying to me, “This is valid of my experience of what happened,” and I was like, “O.
K., well that’s not really valid of my experience.”I went ahead and wrote a song about it.
Why was it so important for you to share your side of the story? You’re in something with someone who obviously has a bigger voice than you and everyone is automatically going to take that side.
There was a time before this record came out where I didn’t feel like I had a voice. It __was like, “Hold on, you’re painting a whole picture that isn’t true.
Anytime I felt myself in any sort of sadness, or even happiness, or “Oh my God, I still love you,” or really having no idea what was going on, I would just turn to music.
I could talk to my mom and my dad and friends, but only until I put what I was going through into song did I ever feel any sense of peace.
Then we split up for about two years and ended up getting back together.