I have talked a lot about the music that has shaped me into the woman I am today, but I could talk about music for hours and hours and never grow tired of it, that’s why I decided to write these posts when the mood strikes.
I have covered a wide range of music so far, and I have talked about how my parents, grandparents, brother and aunt have influenced some of the music I listen to today.
Today, however; I want to talk about a musical artist I discovered on my own. This particular artist seems to just get me, his lyrics have touched the very core of my heart and left me feeling breathless. It’s as if I was a book and he opened me up, carefully reading all of my pages and setting the words to music that make me sway, or cry, or in some cases, both.
That artist, is John Mayer.
The very first John Mayer song I ever heard was “Your Body Is a Wonderland,” and I’ll admit I wasn’t all that impressed. Don’t get me wrong, the song itself isn’t bad, but it doesn’t really stand out from all of the other pop hits that are out there.
And then one day, I watched an episode of Austin City Limits, and John Mayer was playing the Blues with Buddy Guy, and I was instantly taken. I remember thinking “If he can play guitar like that, why does he sell out and sing the crappy pop tunes?”
When Neil and I were dating, he bought me John Mayer’s “Keep Me Where The Light Is” concert on DVD and we listened to it on his surround system, and Neil and I danced in his living room to “Gravity,” and I fell in love with both the song and Neil.
Now, I just can’t get enough of John Mayer and his phenomenal talent. So I thought I would share the songs that speak to me the most!
In The Blood.
I have talked of this song many times and how I had to pull the car over to the side of the road the first time I heard it, but I feel like this song was written about me. It’s uncanny how much it fits.
I Guess I Just Feel Like
Another song that just gets me, particurarly the line:
“I think I remember
the dream that I had,
that love’s gonna save us
from a world that’s gone mad.
I guess I just feel like,
what happened to that?”
Because I can’t help but think of walking in that little apartment lit up by candlelight and the the glow from the TV screen, and Neil looking dashing in a button up black shirt and a pair of blue jeans. He pressed play on the remote, took my hand, and slow danced with me to this song for the very first time.
Slow Dancing In A Burning Room
The lyrics to this song don’t really move me, but that guitar sure does! Oh what the sound of a blues guitar does to me…
Carry Me Away
The lyrics and music both move me on this one. I’m just so taken with it!
I could keep going. I dearly love John Mayer, but I’ll stop here.
Do you like John Mayer? What are some of your favorites?
As always, thank you for reading.
Love & life lesson,s