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Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten Lyrics

If you're looking for a lyrical nudge to seize the day, this ditty has your name scribbled all over it. Natasha Bedingfield's anthem is a melodious reminder that life is an unwritten book and we hold the pen. It's a call to arms (or should we say pens?)… Read more

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Aug 30, 2004
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Unwritten Lyrics

I am unwritten
Can't read my mind
I'm undefined
I'm just beginning
The pen's in my hand
Ending unplanned

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, oh, oh

I break tradition
Sometimes my tries are outside the lines
We've been conditioned to not make mistakes
But I can't live that way

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten

Staring at the blank page before you
Open up the dirty window
Let the sun illuminate the words that you could not find

Reaching for something in the distance
So close you can almost taste it
Release your inhibitions
Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins

Feel the rain on your skin
No one else can feel it for you
Only you can let it in
No one else, no one else
Can speak the words on your lips
Drench yourself in words unspoken
Live your life with arms wide open
Today is where your book begins
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten
The rest is still unwritten

Oh, yeah, yeah

Writer(s): Danielle A. Brisebois, Natasha Anne Bedingfield, Wayne Steven Jr Rodrigues
Copyright(s): Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

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What is the Meaning of Unwritten?

If you're looking for a lyrical nudge to seize the day, this ditty has your name scribbled all over it. Natasha Bedingfield's anthem is a melodious reminder that life is an unwritten book and we hold the pen. It's a call to arms (or should we say pens?) against complacency and fear of making mistakes. The dirty window? That's our clouded self-doubt, folks! Wipe it clean and let the sunshine of potential illuminate your words. Feel the rain, taste the distance, and for heaven's sake, live with arms wide open! In short, this song doesn't just whisper "Carpe Diem"; it belts it out in full pop glory. So here's to living out loud and writing our own stories - because no one else can do it for us!

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Who inspired Natasha Bedingfield to write 'Unwritten'?

    Natasha Bedingfield wrote 'Unwritten' as a birthday gift for her brother when she was short on cash. The song's message about living life to the fullest and not being afraid to make mistakes was inspired by her brother's journey into adolescence.

  2. How did 'Unwritten' become so popular in the United States?

    'Unwritten' became Natasha Bedingfield's breakthrough song in the United States, partly due to it being used as the theme song for the MTV reality television show The Hills. It reached number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Adult Contemporary and Dance Club Songs charts.

  3. What accolades did 'Unwritten' receive?

    'Unwritten' was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at the 49th Grammy Awards. It was also included in that year's Grammy Nominees album. In addition, it was confirmed as the most played song on US radio during 2006.

  4. Why did 'Unwritten' gain renewed popularity in 2024?

    'Unwritten' went viral on TikTok in early 2024, especially after it appeared at the end of the romantic comedy film Anyone but You (2023). This led to its reentry into music charts, even topping the Austrian singles chart where it had initially only peaked at number 18.

  5. What is unique about two different music videos of 'Unwritten'?

    Two different music videos were made for 'Unwritten'. One version shows Bedingfield as an animated book climbing a huge bookshelf, while another version shows her experiencing different things as she rides an elevator. Both versions received airplay in Latin America.

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