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it was recorded live at Oak Mtn.Amph.Birmingham, Alabama 9/12/02
 
 
 
 

1. 3x5
 

I'm writing you to catch you up on places I've been
You held this letter probably got excited,
but there's nothing else inside it

didn't have a camera by my side this time
hopping I would see the world with both my eyes
maybe I will tell you all about it
when I'm in the mood
to lose my way with words

Today skies are painted colors of a cowboy's cliche'
And strange how clouds that look like mountains
in the sky are next to mountains anyway

Didn't have a camera by my side this time
Hoping I would see the world with both my eyes
Maybe I will tell you all about it
when I'm in the mood
to lose my way but let me say

You should have seen
that sunrise with your own eyes
it brought me back to life
You'll be with me next time I go outside
just no more 3x5's

Guess you had to be there
Guess you had to be with me
Today I finally overcame
tryin' to fit the world inside a picture frame
Maybe I will tell you all about it
when I'm in the mood
to lose my way but let me say

You should have seen that sunrise
with your own eyes
it brought me back to life
You'll be with me next time I go outside
just no more 3x5's
no more 3x5's

 

2. No Such Thing

"Welcome to the real world", she said to me
Condescendingly
"Take a seat, take your life
Plot it out in black and white"
Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings
And the drama queens
I'd like to think the best of me
Is still hiding up my sleeve

They love to tell you "stay inside the lines"
But something's better On the other side

I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing
as the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

So the good boys and girls take
the so called right track
Faded white hats
Grabbing credits, maybe transfers
They read all the books but they can't
Find the answers
And all of our parents
They're getting older
I wonder if they've wished for anything better
While in their memories
Tiny tragedies

They love to tell you Stay inside the lines
But something's better
On the other side

I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the
Top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing
aas the real world
Just a lie you got to rise above

I am invincible as long as I'm alive

I wanna run through the halls of my high school
I wanna scream at the top of my lungs
I just found out there's no such thing
Aas the real world
Just a lie you've got to rise above

I just can't wait til my 10 year reunion
I'm gonna bust down the double doors
And when I stand on these tables before you
You will know what all this time was for

3. Back to you

 

Back to you
It always comes around
Back to you
I tried to forget you
I tried to stay away
But it's too late

I'm so good at forgetting
And I quit ever game I play
But forgive me, love
I can't turn and walk away

Back to you
It always comes around
Back to you
I walk with your shadow
I'm sleeping in my bed
With your silhouette

should have smiled in that picture
If it's the last that I'll see of you
It's the least that you
Could not do

Leave the light on
I'll never give up on you
Leave the light on
For me too

Back to me
I know that it comes
Back to me
Doesn't it scare you
Your will is not as strong
As it used to be

 

4. City Love

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
I found it in Lydia
And I can't remember
life before her name

She keeps a toothbrush at my place
As if I had the extra space
She steals my clothes to wear to work
I know her hairs are on my shirts

I tell everyone
I smile just because
I've got a city love
I found it in Lydia
And I can't remember life before
The day
She called up and came to me
Covered in rain
And dinnertime shadowing
And as her clothes spun, we spooned
And I knew I was through
When I said "I love you"

Friday evening, we've been drinking
2 AM, I swear I might propose
but we close the tab
split a cab
and call each other up when we get home
falling asleep to the sound of sirens
I've got a city love
I found it in Lydia

From the battery
To the gallery
It's the kind of thing you only see
In scented, glossy magazines

And I can't remember
life before her name

5. Somethings Missing

I'm not alone, I wish I was.
Cause then I'd know, I was down because
I couldn't find, a friend around
To love me like, they do right now.
They do right now.

I'm dizzy from the shopping malls
I searched for joy, but I bought it all
It doesn't help the hunger pains
and a thirst I'd have to drown first to ever satiate

Something's missing
And I don't know how to fix it
something's missing
And I don't know what it is
At all

When autumn comes, it doesnt ask.
It just walks in, where it left you last.
And you never know, when it starts
Until there's fog inside the glass around your summer heart:

Something's missing
And I don't know how to fix it
something's missing
And I don't know what it is
At all

I can't be sure that this state of mind, is not of my own design
I wish there was an over the counter test, for loneliness.
For loneliness like this.

Something's missing
And I don't know how to fix it
Something's missing
And I don't know what it is
No I don't know what it is
Something's different
And i don't know what it is
No I don't know what it is

Friends -check- Money -check-
A well slept -check- Opposite sex -check- Guitar -check- Microphone -check- Messages waiting for me, when i come home
-check-

How come everything I think I need, always comes with batteries
What do you think it means

How come everything I think I need, always comes with batteries
What do you think it means

 

6. Lenny (Man on the Side)

Six numbers 1 more to dial before I'm before you

I tried to call its been busy all night

Give up waiting at day light

Excuse me Mrs. Busy body 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

Oh I am the man on side

Hopin you make up your mind

I am the one who will swallow his pride

Life as the man on the side

One of the many but one of the few to stand back and wait for you

Excuse me mrs. busy body could you pencil me in when you can

Though we both know that the worst part about it is that I would be free if you wanted me...if you wanted me..

Oh I am the man on the side

Hopin you 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 Me Mrs. Busy body 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

Hopin you make your mind

I am the one who swallow his pride

wiht life as the man

you know life as teh man

givin life as the man

given life as teh man on the side

 

7. Message in a bottle

Just cast away I am lost at sea its a lonely day no one here but me

More lonlieness than anyman could bare rescue me before I fall into dispare

I'll send an SoS to the world  I'll send an sos to the world I hope that some one gets my I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my

message in a bottle

Message in a bottle

A year has passed since I wrote my note

I should have known it right from the start

Only hope can keep us together

Love can mend your life but love can break your heart

I'll send an sos to the world I'll send an sos to the world

I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my I hope that someone gets my message in a bottle

Message in a bottle

I walked out this morning I dont believe what I saw a hundred billion bottles washed up on the shore

Seems I'm not alone at being lonley

a hundered billion castaways all looking for a home

I'll send an sos to the world x2

I hope that someone gets my x3

Message in a bottle

Message in a bottle

sending out an SOS

sending out an sos

I'm sending out and sos

and I am sending out an sos

Sending out an sos

sneding out an sos

sending out an sos

sending out an sos

To the world

 

8. Love song For no one

Staying home alone on a Friday
Flat on the floor looking back
On old love
Or lack thereof
After all the crushes are faded
And all my wishful thinking was wrong
I'm jaded
I hate it

I'm tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here
So tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here

Searching all my days just to find you
I'm not sure who I'm looking for
I'll know it
When I see you
Until then, I'll hide in my bedroom
Staying up all night just to write
A love song for no one

I'm tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here
So tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here

I could have met you in a sandbox
I could have passed you on the sidewalk
Could I have missed my chance
And watched you walk away?

I'm tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here
So tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here
You'll be so good
You'll be so good for me

Disc 2.

1. Why Georgia

I am driving up 85 in the
Kind of morning that lasts all afternoon
just stuck inside the gloom
4 more exits to my apartment but
I am tempted to keep the car in drive
And leave it all behind

Cause I wonder sometimes
About the outcome
Of a still verdictless life

Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Why Georgia, why?

I rent a room and I fill the spaces with
Wood in places to make it feel like home
But all I feel's alone
It might be a quarter life crisis
Or just the stirring in my soul

Either way I wonder sometimes
About the outcome
Of a still verdictless life

Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Why Georgia, why?

So what, so I've got a smile on
But it's hiding the quiet superstitions in my head
Don't believe me
When I say I've got it down

Everybody is just a stranger but
That's the danger in going my own way
I guess it's the price I have to pay
Still "everything happens for a reason"
Is no reason not to ask myself

If I am living it right
Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Why Georgia, why?

2. Your Body is a Wonder Land

We got the afternoon
You got this room for two
One thing I've left to do
Discover me
Discovering you

One mile to every inch of
Your skin like porcelain
One pair of candy lips and
Your bubblegum tongue

And if you want love
We'll make it
Swimming a deep sea
Of blankets
Take all your big plans
And break 'em
This is bound to be a while

Your body Is a wonderland
Your body is a wonder
(I'll use my hands)
Your body Is a wonderland

Something 'bout the way your hair
falls in your face
I love the shape you take when crawling
towards the pillowcase
You tell me where to go and
Though I might leave to find it
I'll never let your head hit the bed
Without my hand behind it

You want love?
We'll make it
Swimming a deep sea
Of blankets
Take all your big plans
And break 'em
This is bound to be a while
Your body Is a wonderland
Your body is a wonder
(I'll use my hands)
Your body Is a wonderland

Damn baby
You frustrate me
I know you're mine all mine all mine
But you look so good it hurts sometimes

Your body Is a wonderland
Your body is a wonder
(I'll use my hands)
Your body is a wonderland
Your body Is a wonderland

3. My Stupid Mouth

 

My stupid mouth
Has got me in trouble
I said too much again
To a date over dinner yesterday
And I could see
She was offended
She said "well anyway..."
Just dying for a subject change

Oh, another social casualty
Score one more for me
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one soon

We bit our lips She looked out the window
Rolling tiny balls of napkin paper
I played a quick game of chess with the
salt and pepper shaker
And I could see clearly
An indelible line was drawn
Between what was good, what just
slipped out and what went wrong

Oh, the way she feels
about me has changed
Thanks for playing, try again.
How could I forget?

Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one

I'm never speaking up again It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now

One more thing
Why is it my fault?
So maybe I try too hard
But it's all because of this desire
I just wanna be liked, I just wanna be funny
Looks like the jokes on me
So call me captain backfire

Oh, the way she feels
about me has changed
Thanks for playing, try again.
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one

I'm never speaking up again. It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now

 

4. Covered in Rain

These Days with the world getting colder
She spends more time staying over than I planned

Tonight we're going to order in

Drinking wine and watching CNN

Its Dark I know but then Again its the brightest thing I've got

 

When I'm covered in Rain

When I'm covered in Rain

 

From Fire Works to Fire Places

Summer Stole what fall replaces

And now were people watching

People watching us right now

Standing by the missing signs

At the CVS standing by the check out line

She puts her quiet hand in mine

Cause she's the brightest thing I've got

when I'm covered in rain

when I'm covered in rain

Come December Lydia Left

She mentioned something about it being for the best

And I cant say I disagree

Its killing me

Now we're standing facing west

Tracing my fingers around the silhouette

I havent gotten use to it yet

but its the brighest thing I've got

When I'm covered in Rain

When I'm covered in Rain

 

5. 83

 

I've these dreams I'm walking home
Home when it used to be
And everything is as it was
Frozen in front of me

Here I stand 6 feet small
romanticizing years ago
it's a bitter sweet feeling hearing
"Wrapped Around Your Finger" on the radio

And these days I wish I was 6 again
Oh make me a red cape
I wanna be Superman

Oh, if only my life was more like 1983
all these things would be more like they
were at the start of me
had it made in 83

Thinking bout my brother Ben
I miss him every day
He looks just like his brother John
But on an 18 month delay

Here I stand 6 feet small
and smiling cause I'm scared as hell
kind of like my life is like a sequel to a movie
where the actor's names have changed
oh well

Well these days
I wish I was 6 again
Oh make me a red cape
I wanna be Superman

Oh, if only my life was more like 1983
All these things would be
more like they were at the start of me

If my life was more like 1983
I'd plot a course to the
source of the purest little part of me

And most my memories
have escaped me
or confused themselves with dreams
if heaven's all we want it to be
send your prayers to me care of 1983

You can paint that house a rainbow of colors
rip out the floorboards
replace the shutters but that's my plastic in the dirt
whatever happened to my whatever happened to my
whatever happened to my lunchbox
when came the day that it got
thrown away and don't you think I should
have had some say in that decision

 

6. Comfortable

I just remembered that time at the market

Snuck up behind me and jumped on my shopping cart

And rode down

Isle 5

You looked behind you to smile back at me

Crashed into a rack full of magazines

They asked us

If we could leave

Can't remember what went wrong last september

Though I'm sure you'd remind me if you had to

Our love was

Comfortable and

So broken in

I sleep with this new girl I'm still getting used to

My friends all approve say she's gonna be good for you

They throw me

High fives

She says the bible is all that she reads

And prefers that I not use profanity

Your mouth was

So dirty

Life of the party

And she swears that she's artsy

But you could distinguish

Miles from Coltrane

Our love was

Comfortable and

So broken in

She's perfect

So flawless

Or so they say ay ay ay

Say ay ay ay

She thinks I can't see the smile that she's fakin'

And poses for pictures that are being taken

I loved you

Grey sweat pants

No makeup

So perfect

Our love was

Comfortable and

So broken in

She's perfect

So flawless

I'm not impressed

I want you back

 

7. Neon

When sky blue gets dark enough

To see the colors

The city lights

A trail of ruby red and diamond white

Hits her like a sunrise

She comes and goes and comes and goes

Like no one can

Tonight she's out to loose herself

And find a high on peachtree street

Mixed drinks to techno beats it's always

Heavy into everything

She comes and goes and comes and goes

Like no one can

She comes and goes and no one knows

She's slipping through my hands

She's always buzzing just like

Neon neon

Neon neon

Who knows how long how long how long

She can go before she burns away

I can't be her angel now

You know it's not my place to hold her down

And it's hard for me to take a stand

When I would take her anyway I can

She comes and she goes

Like no one can

She comes and she goes

She's slipping through my hands

She's always buzzing just like

Neon neon

Neon neon

Who knows how long how long how long

She can go before she burns away

Away

Uh huh

She comes and she goes

Like no one can

She comes and she goes

She's slipping through my hands

She's always buzzing just like

Neon neon

Neon neon

Who knows how long how long how long

She can go before she burns away

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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