"Something's Missing (Alternate Lyrics)" as written by and John Mayer....
I'm not alone
I wish I was
'Cause then I'd know I was down because
I couldn't find a friend around
To love me like they do right now
They do right now

I'm dizzy from the shopping mall
I searched for joy, but I bought it all
It doesn't help the hunger pains
And a thirst I'd have to drown first to ever satiate

Something's missing
And I don't know how to fix it
Something's missing
And I don't know what it is
No I don't know what it is
At all

When autumn comes
It doesn't ask
It just walks in where it left you last
You never know when it starts
Until there's fog inside the glass around
Your summer heart

Something's missing
And I don't know how to fix it
Something's missing
And I don't know what it is
No I don't know what it is
At all

I can't be sure that this state of mind
Is not of my own design
I wish there was an over-the-counter test
For loneliness
For loneliness like this

Something's missing
And I don't know how to fix it
Something's missing
And I don't know what it is
No I don't know what it is

Something's different
And I don't know what it is
No I don't know what it is

Friends
(Check)
Money
(Check)
A well slept
(Check)
Opposite sex
(Check)
Guitar
(Check)
Microphone
(Check)
Messages waiting on me when
I come home
(Check)

How come everything I think I need, always comes with batteries?
What do you think it means

How come everything I think I need, always comes with batteries?


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"Something's Missing" as written by John Clayton Mayer

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    General CommentThis is my absoloute favorite JM song as of yet. I love the line "I can't be sure that this state of mind is not of my own design." Maybe some deep hurt has made him keep himself a little distant for fear of being hurt again. I love the way that he shows that you can have everything you want outside of yourself, but if you are not happy with you, all of the material things don't matter. And it's just like JM to lighten the mood a little with the line about the batteries at the end.
    taofafton January 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song so much... I just kind of stumbling on to John Mayer a couple of weeks ago, and I fell in love! Anyway, to me this song questions the usual ideas of happiness. It's like he is saying that even though he has all of these material things, plus family and friends, there is still something missing. Have you ever felt like you were missing the one thing that would make you complete? I think thats what is he is trying to say... and until he figures out what it is, then he is gonna be feeling lost in a way, and kind of out of place.
    Pryncess33on July 14, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe way i feel about this song is that he is missing the girl that he lost. The one that got away. He's talking about loneliness and a test for it, even though in his checklist he has opposite sex. He could either have another girlfriend, who doesnt really emotionally mean anything to him, or he could just have friends of the opposite sex, which would mean he is missing the realationship part of life. So to me thats whats missing, and im not sure if its not there at all or he is with someone who means nothing to him and is just there passing the time.
    deathcab83on December 10, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI seriously think that without John Mayer my life would be incomplete. I rely on him to get me through every different aspect and obstacle of my life. His music is inspirational and absolutely purifying. This song is one that i can really relate to but then again i think just about everybody can. there is always something that might feel empty or incomplete, and sometimes you find it, other times you dont. I cant find mine right now so i guess ill keep looking...
    softmelody23on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI seriously think that without John Mayer my life would be incomplete. I rely on him to get me through every different aspect and obstacle of my life. His music is inspirational and absolutely purifying. This song is one that i can really relate to but then again i think just about everybody can. there is always something that might feel empty or incomplete, and sometimes you find it, other times you dont. I cant find mine right now so i guess ill keep looking...
    softmelody23on February 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCan someone explain how these are the alternate lyrics if they are the same as Heavier Things and Any Given Thursday?

    I think he is talking about no matter how good things are in your life (money, check... opposite sex, check) and no matter how self-reliant a person is, there is a moment when none of it is has meaning. There is something more that a person needs and many times we can't even answer that question of what is missing.
    MuffinGalon September 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhat does this verse mean: when autumn comes it doesnt ask it just walks in where it left you last. You never know when it starts til theres fog inside the glass around your summer hearts
    bexwithanx6on November 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTo bexwithanx6:

    I believe those lyrics mean that for some, Autumn (colder weather) comes without asking you if you are ready. You only know when it starts when there is fog inside the glass around your summer hearts, your summer hearts are warm thoughts so the glass gets fogged up on the inside, just like in your car when its cold outside and warm and moist inside.
    blaira89on October 05, 2008   Link

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