This surprises me. I've actually found his lyrics to be much better than most current lyricists.
"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
"All you need is love is a lie cause
we had love but we still said goodbye
now we're tired, battered fighters"
"belief is a beautiful armor
but makes for the heaviest sword
like punching underwater
you never can hit who you're trying for "
I've always loved his lyrics...
i agree, i think mayer is a great lyricist. he lyrics come off as mainstream and cliche but they have a lot of depth
I agree. I think that even looking at "Who Says" one will see that there is a lot of depth and meaning behind the lyrics. The song's not about smoking, but rather living one's life under the scrutinizing lens of the media and the public. I don't even like the song, but I think the lyrics are deeper than people give them credit for.