Jason Mraz: Sleep All Day Meaning
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Sleep All Day Lyrics
Pradap papa radada radada padap padap bom-bey oh hey
His after moan though cries oh no
He's building up a shine but he takes it slow
And he knows it time to make a change here, and time to get away
anonymous Jul 11th, 7:59pm report
The line attributed to 'my old man' sums up the meaning of this tune nicely.
Realize that our narrator is not 'direct quoting' his father; rather he is sarcastically rejecting his dad's tendencies to "make mountains out of [molehills]" and succumb to worry and cowardice rather than take bold action and face down new challenges.
The concept of "sleep[ing] all day" is a metaphor for willful ignorance of necessary action an individual knows he or she must take because of fear, laziness, or a lack of true self-worth.
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