"Bigger Than My Body" as written by and John Mayer....
This is a call to the colorblind
This is an IOU
I'm stranded behind a horizon line
Tied up in something true

Yes, I'm grounded
Got my wings clipped
I'm surrounded (by)
All this pavement
Guess I'll circle
While I'm waiting
For my fuse to dry

Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar
Someday I'll be
So damn much more
'Cause I'm bigger than my body
Gives me credit for

Why is it not my time?
What is there more to learn?
I've shed this skin I've been tripping in
Never a quite return

Yes, I'm grounded
Got my wings clipped
I'm surrounded by
All this pavement
Guess I'll circle
While I'm waiting
For my fuse to dry

Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar
Someday I'll be
So damn much more
'Cause I'm bigger than my body
Gives me credit for

'Cause I'm bigger than my body now

Maybe I'll tangle in the power lines
And it might be over in a second's time
But I'll gladly go down in a flame
If the flame's what it takes to remember my name
To remember my name, oh

Yes, I'm grounded
Got my wings clipped
I'm surrounded by
All this pavement
Guess I'll circle
While I'm waiting
For my fuse to dry

Someday I'll fly
Someday I'll soar
Someday I'll be
So damn much more
'Cause I'm bigger than my body
Gives me credit for

'Cause I'm bigger than my body
I'm bigger than my body
bigger than my body now


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"Bigger Than My Body" as written by John Clayton Mayer

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  • +1
    General Commentkind of a realization of who john really is ...
    tylera855on April 09, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the last line of the chorus is "Wait for my fuse to dry" not "Wait for my fears to dry"
    blondechick917on April 25, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentfor ValIsAllThat :
    i doubt he is nessecarily singing about himself in this song. I think that hes speaking for aspiring artists or just people in general.
    andrewkimuraon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think I'd like this song more if John Mayer didn't sing it. Coming from him, it just seems too obnoxious. I'd rather hear an underrated, struggling artist sing about how they're going to make it someday than an overrated, established one. I didn't like HEAVIER THINGS at all, it was much too jazzy for me and it just didn't live up to any earlier stuff. Maybe JM, who always wanted to be a jazz artist, figures he can just turn jazz now that he has a large fanbase. (Would most of his 'fans' even notice?) But it's not up to me to question his methods...
    ValIsAllThaton April 12, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't even look at it as being about him musically you know? I think it's about being more than people think you are, having more too you. 'i'm bigger than my body gives me credit for', it's about breaking out and showing what you really are compared to what you seem to be, kinda thing.
    my_idiosyncrasyon June 24, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is about wanting 2 achieve the impossible and looking like u cant do it but having the heart to do it. it can give u the confidence 2 do something that no one thinks u can do.
    angeleyes07on September 25, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentValIsAllThat: Jazzy? John Mayer? Do you know what jazz IS?
    e_boon September 27, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI think Tylera is right.
    I dont believe he is talking about making any physical accomplishments at all (making it in the music industry), its about making spiritual accomplishments...
    He is singing about finding freedom from all the bullshit :) About realizing all our self doubts and negative beliefs are not true. That we really are bigger than our bodies give us credit for. There's no better way of putting it :)
    Samuel_8:11on October 17, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti interpret it as being so much more than what people see you for. i think it kinda stems from the whole idea behind no such thing, actually kind of like the accomplished goal of no such thing. its one of those songs that make you wanna break out of yourself. your so much more than your body gives you credit for.
    brynski15on December 05, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyour mind is so spacious when your body gets to a point where it barely grows at all.
    myxsundownon December 15, 2004   Link

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