Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mr. 152 Insights Into My Soul!

As I sat on the lawn taking in the cool breeze and the steady scream of the guitar, I tried to add up how many times I've seen John Mayer live and when this whole torrid love affair began. The number I came to is 6, but I swear that seems low...

Believe it or not, I'm aware of the absurdity of my obsession. Most people want to label him as a womanizer, a douchebag, or a sell-out, but the truth is that he's a musical genius. And when you take all the tabloid headlines and supposed character flaws away and evaluate the work aside from the person, it's easy to understand how a dreamer like me could fall into this trap.

In my defense, I'm not the screaming girl in the tiny "I heart JM" tee holding up suggestive signs to get attention. I much prefer to revel in the moment quietly, take it all in and sing along. There's just something about someone who has that much passion poured into so much God-given talent that is hard to look away from.

Why is talent so attractive? Why do these types of people seem impossibly untouchable? And why on earth are these the only people I'm attracted to? I have no answers to these questions and I seriously consider that this may be my #1 character flaw and the reason for my single life. I cling to the hope that I was made this way for a reason...

Here are a few excerpts of some of my favorite lyrics. All kidding aside, it is its own kind of Shakespeare.

When Autumn comes, it doesn't ask
It just walks in where it left you last
You never know until it starts
And then there's fog inside the glass around your summer heart

I never liked this apple much; It always seemed too big to touch
I can't remember how I found my way before she came around
I tell everyone, I smile just because I've got a city love...
and I can't remember life before her name

You're not the perfect hand but I don't hit on 19...
and I don't need another kind of green to know,
I'm on the right side with you

Once in a while when it's good, it'll feel like it should
And they're all still around, and you're still safe and sound
And you don't miss a thing, til you cry when you're driving away in the dark
singing stop this train, I want to get off and go home again
I can't take the speed it's moving in


  1. A. Love the You've Got Mail title.

    B. I am with you on the John Mayer love, and I get angry with the US Weekly, pop star image that makes people overlook his talent in songwriting.

    C. I just tried to count and also came up with 6 times. I could have sworn it was twice that, too!

    D. One time a friend and I had a 1-hr walk in New York and we went back and forth on our favorite JM lyrics ever.

    Suppose I said
    Colors change for no good reason
    words will go
    From poetry to prose
    Would you want me when I'm not myself?
    Wait it out while I am someone else?

    E. Sorry for such a long comment. I'm starting to feel creepy.

  2. You and me both sister, you and me both