Wednesday, 27th April '05

I Mean, Come On, It's Not Like We've Known Ourselves That Long.

Latest song to send me into a gaga-tailspin. I LOVE it. And by none other than the king of the quarterlifecrisis himself, haha. There's just something in the honest simplicity of his lyrics that gets to me even if I don't always understand them completely. And heck lah, he can make a 3 chord combination sound miserable and uplifting at the same time.

I don't know why I haven't heard this song until now. It's certainly not on any released album but it isn't a cover either, and it isn't a live recording... must be one of the early indie pieces. They're always the coolest discoveries.

Strawberry Sng, go listen to this one.

Tracing
-- John Mayer

Do you ever get the feelin
That we started in the middle?
Or have you ever had the sense
That weve been lying just a little?
I mean, come on
It's not like we've known ourselves that long

And I can't say I really blame you for being bored with the beginning
Always staring at the score to figure out who's barely winning
But don't you know
There is a reason strong, move slow

And I'm okay
If you're okay with wasting time
But when you trace
You always see the bottom line

We are tracing
I hope you know
We are tracing

And if you want to know the moment
I knew that i was still alone
I found I never learned your number
I only stored it in my phone
You'd think by now
I'd know the shape of calling home

And I'm okay
If you're okay with wasting time
But when you trace
You always see the bottom line

We are tracing
I hope you know
We are tracing
We're both alone
We are tracing
We are tracing

Did you ever get the feeling
That we started in the middle?
Or have you ever had the sense
That we've been lying just a little?
I mean come on
It's not like we've knew ourselves that long


I'm especially struck by the stanza about the phone number - that's very strong symbolism / imagery for all its simplicity.

I'm sure there are lots of people with relationships like that.



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Bec:

Vah!! I was watching a commercial for Johnny's album and thought of you. Sooo I thought's I'd drop by and say haro!

en:

he has a new album???

Bec:

No it's Haevier Things just that they're repackaging it and selling it cheaper...it was a music shop's commercial...

en:

orh... sad oh well.

hope u're having loads of fffffffuuuuunnnnnnnnn there (notwithstanding the fact that you're supposed to be studying!)





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