"Daughters" as written by and John Mayer....
I know a girl
She puts the color inside of my world
She's just like a maze
where all of the walls all continually change
And I've done all I can
To stand on the steps with my heart in my hand
Now I'm starting to see
Maybe It's got nothing to do with me

Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers be good to your daughters too

Oh, you see that skin
It's the same she's been standing in
Since the day she saw him walking away
Now she's left cleaning up the mess he made

So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers be good to your daughters too

Boys, you can break
You'll find out how much they can take
Boys will be strong
And boys soldier on
But boys would be gone without warmth of
A woman's good, good heart

On behalf of every man
Looking out for every girl
You are the god and weight of her world

So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers be good to your daughters too
So mothers be good to your daughters too
So mothers be good to your daughters too


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"Daughters" as written by John Mayer

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    General CommentI always love this song.
    wolf cubon June 02, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis is the song for any gil who screwed up and needs a lift. it tells you that, god, your are a woman and you have a place in this world!!!
    Miss_Lithiumon January 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. It's so sweet.
    Probably my favourite from John Mayer.
    But what is the John Mayer trio?
    Caprion June 22, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI never get tired of this song, i think it talks of how you forget to support your baby-girl when she is in love (if you are a parent), don't forget that you also fell in love once. and i think it also speaks of a girl's world where a guy leaves her after he uses her and leaves her alone when problems arise.
    tetton October 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about twin baby girls, and how one of them is fine and the other meet this terrible man who treat it so unfairly, and it's hard for the next man to clean up cause she can't get clean in her mind or body. The other baby girl is not mentioned in this song she's fine. but the man here is willing/able do it because true soldiers defeat any obstacle, he expresses he's not thrilled of this clean up task rather I feel he feels it's his duty. And then the resolve is God bless America!
    gzimbroon July 28, 2014   Link

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