"Another Kind of Green" as written by and John Mayer....
Sarah's friend she lost her mind
Left him and made it look sexy and all
You fear I won't be far behind
Thinking I'll be the next to leave
I know I might be anxious
But I'm still not crazy

And I don't need another kind of green to know
I'm on the right side
I'm on the right side with you

I used to be the one you saw
Crying alone to sad songs
But then we go and hit the wall
When nothings changed and nothing's wrong
It's not the perfect hand
But I don't hit on nineteen

And I don't need another kind of green to know
I'm on the right side
I'm on the right side with you

Someday you'll drift away from me
Adopt some new philosophy
That doesn't keep the two of us in mind
Move into someone else's place
And stare into some other's eyes
And slowly only come to realize

That you didn't need another kind of green to know
I'm on the right
Mine was the right side
I'm on the right side with you

Lyrics submitted by plainstupidjane, edited by kvwilk

"Another Kind of Green" as written by John Clayton Mayer

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    General Commenti always thought that 'its not the perfect hand, but i dont it on 19' was referring to blackjack. like 19 isnt a perfect hand but you wouldnt want to hit on it and lose completely. this song is so seriously deep and really john at his best.
    brynski15on December 04, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti'm pretty sure he's refering to blackjack when he says "your not the perfect hand But I dont hit on nineteen" meaning the person he's refering to isn't perfect but pretty close, so why risk loosing it all just to get to perfect. and another kind of green doesn't refer to jelousy, it refers to the grass is greener on the other side. if you'll notice, he says " i don't need another kind of green to know i'm on the right side with you" meaning he doesn't need to see what else is better to know he's got something good.

    and the lyrics are wrong up there by the way.
    brittlee4on July 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a total play-off of the old saying "The grass is greener on the other side."
    I know the song refers to a woman, but I think he's kind of singing it about life in general. He's saying "Hey, I don't need to go anywhere (like the other side of the fence where the grass is greener in a metaphorical sense) or change anything to know what I got is good." He likes exactly where he is and he doesn't need anything better, even if there is better out there, because he loves where he is and he's perfectly content.
    carlyyyyyyon April 29, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti saw john mayer play this song live when he first wrote it and i've been looking for it ever since. this song is so great. why have a 10.5 when you already have an 8? <3
    likeacanceron November 14, 2004   Link
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    General Commentfor all of your john mayer needs go to jm83.lil.to/ and there are about 40 of his unreleased songs
    x83on November 28, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti live the lines, "it's not the perfect hand, but i don't hit on nineteen". it alludes to poker and miniature golf. although she is not perfect (nobody is), he doesn't want to try to "hit on nineteen" (as in the 19th hole to try to win a free game), or figuratively speaking, he doesn't need to start over with a new girl. he's good where he is. awesome song...

    by the way, isn't this songmeanings.com? most of the comments i see is trivial things such as "this song rawks!", "i totally can relate!", or "this is my most favoritist band ever. they're awesommme!"
    damn boppers...
    interpretthison November 30, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti love john mayer but unfortunately never heard this song....i have his any given thursday dvd and he is jus tooo awesome, love him love him! interpretthis, i'm glad u posted that comment, good intrepretation ;)
    ashleyholley23on December 31, 2004   Link
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    General Commentbrynski15, that makes more sense actually. thanks for that. i was wondering why he was making two different comparisons in one sentence. i still think the one i came up with is cool, but yours is more logical and probably what john was going for.
    interpretthison January 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwad does he mean by better than green? i've always tried to fiugure tt out..
    joiedevivreon August 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreen is the color of jealousy and envy

    so i think it means he won't be affected by something that makes him jealous, he won't lose his feelings for this girl, he's perfectly confident with this girl, and perfectly confident that his feelings for her are true and real
    ksquaredon November 07, 2005   Link

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