Today is John Mayer Appreciation day (I made that up). In conjunction with that, I will be listing down lines from his songs to prove to you that he does, in fact, break into my house in the middle of the night to steal my journal and wrote songs with it
1. “Just when I had you off my head,Your voice comes thrashing wildly,
Through my quiet bed.” – All We Ever Do is Say Goodbye
That roller coaster ride of emotions Post-breakup. One moment we think we’re okay, and it takes just one small jolt of memories or random thought to bring us ten step backwards again. You see an ice cream truck and you recall that nice ice cream date you had. You see a random guy wearing the same shirt your ex had and now you want to beat that guy up. You accidentally come across your old texts and you feel like flushing your phone down the toilet. The song is pretty much my soundtrack for an on/off relationship, and I used to listen to it repeatedly while eating chocolates and shouting ‘Liar!!’ when watching rom-coms.
2. "Don't know how else to say it,
Don’t want to see my parents go.” – Stop This Train
At the start of adulthood, a lot of us are a bit overwhelmed by the truths of growing up. This particular song pretty much captures most of my own angst; everything moving so fast, realizing you have aged, the possibility of parents dying someday. See? John have the same fears we do! *tear*
3. "Give your heart then change your mind,
You’re allowed to do it.” – The Age of Worry
You will have episodes where you will change your mind about what you want, your aspirations and your tastes. And sometimes it will be at a cost of hurting people. Sadly, sometimes it is inevitable.
4. "Some days I think it's all okay,
Some nights I throw it all away.” – Lost at Sea
Great song to be enlisted in the PMS playlist. Otherwise, it’s a song about not necessary knowing what the heck you’re doing most of the time, and having moments where you’re not certain of the decisions you’ve made. But no matter. The end of the song says ‘I will be found’. That could mean you’ll be found by a significant other, or the suicide squad.
5. "Still have dreams,
They’re not the same,
They don’t fly as high as they used to.” – Born and Raised
When we’re younger we dream bigger. There are a lot more flexibility and less limitations on what we could dream of for ourselves. But as you grow older, the sad fact is that some dreams become almost impossible to achieve, or nonsensical to our current life positions and commitments. For example, my youthful ambition of becoming a bug scientist is slowly taking a back seat.
6. "Cos I'd die if I saw you,
I’d die if I didn’t see you there.” – Atmosphere
Urgh. Too relatable. You know that feeling when you’re not completely over someone yet, and when you think about it you’d love nothing more than to see them, but if you do, you might throw up? My goodness. I read somewhere that this song was written for Jennifer Aniston. Poor girl.
7. "Gravity, is working against me." - Gravity.
Honestly, I love the guitar more than the lyrics. Perhaps my favorite guitar song ever since I first heard it. Compulsory to be included in every playlist ever created for my road trips. It’s a simple, honest testament to the hardships in life. My Dad loves this song too.
8. "My dear,
We’re slow dancing in a burning room.” – Slow Dancing in a Burning Room
No, it’s not a song about two people dying in a stupid attempt to dance in a middle of a burning house. Rather, it’s a metaphor of a slowly dying relationship, and inevitable no matter how hard two people worked on it.
9. "Who says I can't get stoned?" - Who says I can't get stoned
An ode to growing up. I really don’t smoke pot, but in a way it’s a relatable song about sometimes trying to convince yourself that you’re still young like you used to be, and still capable of having some good fun and being silly.
10. "There I just said it,
I’m scared you’ll forget about me.” – Edge of Desire
I love this. It’s a recurring theme in my record of thoughts, and I’m sure for a lot of us as well. There is always this fear of being forgotten, as the days end and as people pass through our lives. We rarely ever say it out loud because our egos will never let us do it, but it is always sad to feel/know that you have been forgotten by people who you once deemed very important in your lives.