John Mayer Call Me The Breeze

They call me the breeze

I keep blowin’ down the road

They call me the breeze

I keep blowin’ down the road

I ain’t got me nobody

I don’t carry me no load

Ain’t no change in the weather

Ain’t no change in me

There ain’t no change in the weather

Ain’t no change in me

I’m not hidin’ from nobody

Nobody’s hidin’ from me

I got that green light babe

I got to keep movin’ on

I got that green light babe

I got to keep movin’ on

I might go to California

I might go down to Georgia

I don’t know

John Mayer Walt Grace’s Submarine Test, January 1967

Walt Grace, desperately hating his old place

Dreamed to discover a new space and buried himself alive

Inside his basement

The tongue on the side of his face meant

He’s working away on displacement

And what it would take to survive

‘Cause when you’re done with this world

You know the next is up to you

And his wife told his kids he was crazy

And his friends said he’d fail if he tried

But with the will to work hard and a library card

He took a homemade, fan blade, one-man submarine ride

That morning the sea was mad and I mean it

Waves as big as he’d seen it deep in his dreams at home

From dry land, he rolled it over to wet sand

Closed the hatch up with one hand

And pedaled off alone

‘Cause when you’re done with this world

You know the next is up to you

And for once in his life, it was quiet

As he learned how to turn in the tide

And the sky was aflare when he came up for air

In his homemade, fan blade, one-man submarine ride

One evening, when weeks had passed since his leaving

The call she planned on receiving finally made it home

She accepted the news she never expected

The operator connected the call from Tokyo

‘Cause when you’re done with this world

You know the next is up to you

Now his friends bring him up when they’re drinking

At the bar with his name on the side

And they smile when they can, as they speak of the man

Who took a homemade, fan blade, one-man submarine ride

John Mayer Home Life

I think I’m gonna stay home

Have myself a home life

Sitting in the slow-mo

And listening to the daylight

I am not a nomad

I am not a rocket man

I was born a house cat

By the slight of my mother’s hand

I think I’m gonna stay home

I want to live in the center of a circle

I want to live on the side of a square

I used to be in my M-Z now

You’ll never find me cause my name isn’t there

Home life

Been holding out for a home life

My whole life

I want to see the end game

I want to learn her last name

Finish on a Friday

And sit in traffic on the highway

See, I refuse to believe

That my life’s gonna be

Just some string of incompletes

Never to lead me to anything remotely close to home life

Been holding out for a home life

My whole life

I can tell you this much

I will marry just once

And if it doesn’t work out

Give her half of my stuff

It’s fine with me

We said eternity

And I will go to my grave

With the life that I gave

Not just some melody line

On a radio wave

It dissipates

And soon evaporates

But home life doesn’t change

I want to live in the center of a circle

I want to live on the side of a square

I’d love to walk to where we can both talk but

I’ve got to leave you cause my ride is here

Home life

You keep the home life

You take the home life

I’ll come back for the home life

I promise

John Mayer Dear Marie

Dear Marie,

Tell me what it was I used to be?

Oh, dear Marie,

Tell me what it was I used to be?

And if you’re further up the road can you show me what I still can’t see

Remember me?

I’m the boy you used to love when you were 15

Remember me?

I’m the boy you used to love when you were 15

Now I wonder what you think when you see me in a magazine

From time to time I’ll go looking for your photograph online

From time to time I’ll go looking for your photograph online

But some county judge in Ohio is all I ever find

[Solo]

Dear Marie,

Tell me do you still believe in me?

Oh, dear Marie,

Tell me do you still believe in me?

Well, I got my dream, but you got a family

Yeah, I got that dream, but you got yourself a family

Yeah, I got that dream, but I guess it got away from me

Oh ah oh [repeated]

John Mayer Fool To Love You

Oh, it takes a fool to love you

It takes a fool to love you

It takes a fool to love you

Oh, and I’m just the fool for you

I really did it to myself I guess

I saw you standing in that cocktail dress

Oh, call the press and say my life is a mess

Because I must confess to you

That it takes a fool to love you

It takes a fool to love you

It takes a fool to love you

Oh, and I’m just the fool for you

Fool me once, it’s shame on you

But twice, it’s shame on me

But fool me baby for the rest of my life

And I’ll be happy, happy as a broken man can be

Cause it takes a fool

It takes a fool

It takes a fool to love you

Oh, and I’m just the fool for you

Oh now I’m just the fool for you

I’m just the fool for you

I’m just the fool for you

I’m just the fool for you

I’m just the fool for you

I’m just the fool for you

John Mayer Man On The Side

Six numbers, one more to dial

Before I’m before you I tried to call

Been busy all night

Gave up waiting at daylight

Excuse Mrs. Busybody

Could you pencil me in when you can

Though we both know that the worst part about it

Is that I would be free when you wanted me

If you wanted me

I am the man on the side

Hoping you’ll make up your mind

I am the one who will swallow his pride

Life as the man on the side

One of the many

One of the few

To stand back

And wait for you

Excuse Mrs. Busybody

Could you pencil me in when you can

Though we both know that the worst part about it

Is that I would be free when you wanted me

If you wanted me, if you wanted me

I am the man on the side

Hoping you’ll make up your mind

I am the one who will swallow his pride

Life as the man on the side

Life as the man on the side

I fell in love with a dream that I built of you

Playing the part of the Queen

Taking my own advice, I’m giving up tonight

Good luck to you and the king

Excuse Mrs. Busybody

Could you pencil me in

Though we both know that the worst part about it

Is I would be free when you wanted me

If you wanted me, if you wanted me

I am the man on the side

Hoping you’ll make up your mind

I am the one who will swallow his pride

Life as the man, you know life as the man

Living life as the man on the side

John Mayer Helpless

The same drink that gets me out the door

Is the same drink that puts me on the floor

And the new thing I wanna try some more

Is the same mistake I used to make before

If I’m helpless tell me now

Tell me now

If I’m helpless tell me now

Tell me now

If I’m helpless tell me now

Tell me now

And I’ll stop trying to figure it out

The same brain that brings me ecstacy

Is the same pain that gets the best of me

And the one I love the most just said to me

A broken heart is all I’ll ever be

If I’m helpless tell me now

Tell me now

If I’m helpless tell me now

Tell me now

If I’m helpless tell me now

Tell me now

And I’ll stop trying to figure it out

Help me

Help me

Help me

If I’m helpless tell me now

Tell me now

If I’m helpless tell me now

Tell me now

If I’m helpless tell me now

Tell me now

And I’ll stop trying to figure it out

If I’m helpless

If I’m helpless

If I’m helpless

Then I’ll stop trying to figure it out

John Mayer Edge Of Desire

Young and full of running

tell me where is that taking me?

just a great figure eight

or a tiny infinity?

love is really nothing

but a dream that keeps waking me

for all of my trying

we still end up dying

how can it be?

don’t say a word

just come over and lie here with me

’cause I’m just about to set fire to everything I see

I want you so bad I’ll go back on the things I believe

there I just said it

I’m scared you’ll forget about me

so young and full of running

all the way to the edge of desire

steady my breathing

silently screaming

I have to have you now

wired and I’m tired

think I’ll sleep in my clothes on the floor

Or maybe this mattress will spin on its axis

and find me on yours

don’t say a word

just come over and lie here with me

cause I’m just about to set fire to everything I see

I want you so bad I’ll go back on the things I believe

there I just said it

I’m scared you’ll forget about me

don’t say a word

just come over and lie here with me

cause I’m just about to set fire to everything I see

I want you so bad I’ll go back on the things I believe

there I just said it

I’m scared you’ll forget about me

John Mayer St. Patrick’s Day

Here comes the cold

Break out the winter clothes

And find a love to call your own

You – enter you

Your cheeks a shade of pink

And the rest of you in powder blue

Who knows what will be

But I’ll make you this guarantee

No way November will see our goodbye

When it comes to December it’s obvious why

No one wants to be alone at Christmas time

In the dark, on the phone

You tell me the names of your brothers

And your favorite colors

I’m learning you

And when it snows again

We’ll take a walk outside

And search the sky

Like children do

No way November will see our goodbye

When it comes to December it’s obvious why

No one wants to be alone at Christmas time

And come January we’re frozen inside

Making new resolutions a hundred times

February, won’t you be my valentine?

And we’ll both be safe ’til St. Patrrick’s Day

We should take a ride tonight around the town

and look around at all the beautiful houses

something in the way that blue lights on a black night

can make you feel more

everybody, it seems to me, just wants to be

just like you and me

No one wants to be alone at Christmas time

Come January we’re frozen inside

Making new resolutions a hundred times

February, won’t you be my valentine?

And if our always is all that we gave

And we someday take that away

I’ll be alright if it was just ’til St. Patrick’s Day

John Mayer Split Screen Sadness

And I don’t know where you went when you left me but

Says here in the water you must be gone by now

I can tell somehow

One hand on the trigger of a telephone

Wondering when the call comes

Where you say it’s alright

You got your heart right

Maybe I’ll sleep inside my coat

Wait on the porch ’til you come back home

Oh, right

I can’t find a flight

We share the sadness

Split screen sadness

Two wrongs make it all alright tonight [4x]

“All you need is love” is a lie ’cause

We had enough but we still said goodbye

Now we’re tired, battered fighters

And it stings when it’s nobody’s fault

‘Cause there’s nothing to blame at the drop of your name

It’s only the air you took and the breath you left

Maybe I’ll sleep inside my coat

Wait on the porch ’til you come back home

Oh, right

I can’t find a flight

So I’ll check the weather wherever you are

‘Cause I wanna know if you can see the stars tonight

It might be my only right

[2x]

We share the sadness

Split screen sadness

(Two wrongs make it all alright tonight)

I called because I just

Need to feel you on the line

Don’t hang up this time

And I know it was me who called it over but

I still wish you’d fought me ’til your dying day

Don’t let me get away

‘Cause I can’t wait to figure out what’s wrong with me

So I can say this is the way that I used to be

There’s no substitute for time

Or for the sadness

(Two wrongs make it all alright tonight)

Split screen sadness

(Two wrongs make it all alright tonight)

We share the sadness

(Two wrongs make it all alright tonight)

Split screen sadness

(Two wrongs make it all alright tonight)

Oh, and the sadness, it’s so right, it’s so right…

(Two wrongs make it all alright tonight)

Oh, and the sadness, it’s so right, it’s so right…

(Two wrongs make it all alright tonight)

Oh, and the sadness, it’s so right…

(Two wrongs make it all alright tonight)

Oh, and the sadness, it’s so right…

(Two wrongs make it all alright tonight)