"Who Did You Think I Was?" as written by and Mayer....
I got half a smile and zero shame,
I got a reflection with a different name.
Got a brand new blues that I can't explain.
Who did you think I was?

In the morning when the day begins
I'm makin' my mind but change it back again.
I am a shifter of the shape I'm in.
Who did you think I was?

You've got my number but I always new the score.
Who did you think I was?

Am I the one who plays the quiet songs?
Is he the one who turns the ladies on?
Will I keep shinein' 'till my light is gone?
Who did you think I was?


Here is a line that you won't understand,
I'm half of a boy but I'm twice the man,
Carry the weight of the world in the palm of my hand.
Who did you think I was?
Who did you think I was?

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"Who Did You Think I Was" as written by John Clayton Mayer


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    General CommentI can't comprehend the resiliency of character it must require to retain a sense of "self" when celebrity is poured on you like it has been on John.

    I heard him remark of the topic in an interview "I surround myself with people much smarter and better than myself" and I knew it to be total crap. John is a nice boy, ladies man, starving artist and millionaire all packed into a 6 foot, blues dripping hunk of a housecat.

    This song is a coy blues-rock anthem; a commentary on celebrity and the struggle to define ones self... at least that's what John wants you to think. "You've got my number but I always knew the score..." means I'm in control, but enjoy it, you'll like the ride!

    DiscoVernon October 01, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI can agree with that. I'm just glad John is doing what he wants now. As a serious blues fan, i'm even more excited that he's decided to go back to his roots and go with the blues. I'm psyched!!!
    The_Grey_Walruson February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"Will I keep shining 'til my light is gone?"
    A reference to gravity, he's debating whether or not he'll stay 'where the light is'.
    CycloneNimrodon May 21, 2010   Link

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