"Vultures" as written by John Mayer, Pino Palladino and Steven Jordan....
Some of us, we're hardly ever here
The rest of us, we're born to disappear
How do I stop myself from
Being just a number?
How will I hold my head
To keep from going under?

[Chorus]
Down to the wire
I wanted water, but
I'll walk through the fire
If this is what it takes
To take me even higher
Then I'll come through
Like I do
When the world keeps
Testing me, testing me, testing me

How did they find me here?
What do they want from me?
All of these vultures hiding
Right outside my door
I hear them whisperin'
They're tryin' to ride it out
They've never gone this long
Without a kill before

[Chorus]

Wheels up
I got to leave this evening
Can't seem to shake these vultures
Off of my trail
Power is made by power being taken
So I keep on running
To protect my situation

[Chorus]

Ooh
Ooh
Ooh
Ooh
What'cha gonna do about it?
What'cha gonna do about it?
What'cha gonna do about it?
Don't give up, give up, give up
Don't give up, give up, give up
Don't give up, give up, give up


Lyrics submitted by 2WaysFromSunday

"Vultures" as written by Pino Palladino John Mayer

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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  • +1
    General Commentthe guitar solo in this song is amazing
    thatsjustcakeon June 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is amazing. The chorus is so strong lyrically. I love it. However, I don't agree with the interpretation. I think he's refering to the media. Paparazzi and the like. The second verse is what gives it away. He compares them to vultures saying how they are looking for a "kill". They get famous and get money by bringing up dirt on someone famous (power is made by power being taken), but they haven't found any on John so they're "trying to ride it out" because they haven't gone this long without finding at least a little bit of dirt on someone.
    nolimit24on February 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my favorite JM3 song. In my opinion this song is all about John's new venture into blues and his worry if it is the right thing to do (even though it's his passion).
    taofafton December 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree completely with you taofaft. Nothing beats this song while drivin in the city at night. Smooth song.
    Rageron January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree completely with you taofaft. Nothing beats this song while drivin in the city at night. Smooth song.
    Rageron January 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou kinda just have to bob your head to this and relax and agree with every word that comes out of his mouth. For all of his guitar talent, John's voice shines in this song. He's got some crazy range and it's not perfect but I love it.
    fireplaceon February 17, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsmoooooooooooooooooooooth as butter

    very good.
    yaywhooweeon September 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgroovy baby...def. agree with the driving comment
    Antigravityon January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Power is made, by power being taken."
    love that line.
    love this song.
    harasme1012on April 06, 2008   Link

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