Song Lyric Sunday – Gravity by John Mayer

The very first time I heard John Mayer was his live performance of this song at the 2007 Grammy awards.  I’m not sure I’ve listened to this version of it since then, but I just did and am reminded why I fell in love with John Mayer that night.

Not only is he a fantastic guitar player, his vocal choices and the way he wends his way through a melody is masterful.  I’m absolutely in love with it.

When I was thinking about what to post for this open theme this week, I was reminded of this song.  Sometimes, you feel the weight of the world dragging you down, and all you want to do is fly high in the light and the love that you know is out there.  That’s what this song means to me.  It may be rough right now, and the future is uncertain, but I have always believed that love is the answer.  I hope we all remember that compassion, empathy and love are stronger forces than anger and hate.

I hope you are carried away by this song and that it helps bring you peace, if only for the few minutes while it is playing.

Gravity by John Mayer
Written by John Mayer and Mike Perry
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down

Oh I’ll never know what makes this man
With all the love that his heart can stand
Dream of ways to throw it all away

Oh, gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down

Oh twice as much ain’t twice as good
And can’t sustain like one half could
It’s wanting more
That’s gonna send me to my knees

Oh gravity, stay the hell away from me
Oh gravity has taken better men than me (how can that be?)

Just keep me where the light is
Just keep me where the light is
Just keep me where the light is
C’mon keep me where the light is
C’mon keep me where the light is
C’mon keep me where keep me where the light is (oh, oh)


The Song Lyric Sunday theme for this week was to express yourself through music – letting the music speak for us and through us.  It is open to anyone who wants to share music, so please feel free to click the link, read the rules and post one of your own.

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