"Stitched Up (With Herbie Hancock)" as written by Herbie Hancock and John Mayer....
Exactly how you hear it, is exactly how it all went down?
It was later in the evening
That the facts and the figures got turned around
True, there was a woman
Yes, she did advance my way
And I can't be sure exactly but I swear I saw her say my name

It was the right time
She was the real thing
I had to walk away

(See) Don't wanna be, stitched up out of my mind
Feeling strung out, laggin' behind
All trapped in, can't do a thing because I?m
Locked down
Stitched up, feeling the burn
All strung out, I finally learn that
Trapped in, can?t do a thing because I'm
Locked down

I wonder where she came from
I wonder where she's gotta go
Who's to say she's single
And who's to say she?s on her own
Girls like that don?t sleep alone
(Alright here's the thing, here's the thing)

That girl is flawless, and I know I?m not the first one to think that
And since I'm not the first, I sure won?t be the last
I'd spend my whole life looking behind my back
I just don?t think I?m up to that

Stitched up, out of my mind
Feeling strung out, laggin? behind
All trapped in, can?t do a thing because I?m
Locked down
Stitched up, feeling the burn
All strung out, I finally learn that
Trapped in you can?t do a thing because you?re
Locked down

Stitched up, out of my mind
Feeling strung out, laggin' behind
All trapped in, I can't do a thing because I'm
Locked down
Stitched up, feeling the burn
All strung out, I finally learn that
Trapped in you can?t do a thing because you're
Locked down
Locked down

Stitch me up, string me out
Trap me in, lock me down
Stitch me up, string me out
Trap me in, lock me down
I don't wanna be
Stitch me up, string me out
Trap me in, lock me down
Stitch me up, string me out
Trap me in, lock me down
Because I'm down and down and down (Ooo)


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"Stitched Up" as written by John Mayer Herbie Hancock

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    General Commentthis great song
    i think its about seeing a girl and thinking that shes way too outof your league
    and that shes the type of girl that probably catches every mans eye, and not willing to deal with that fact in a relationship
    DerekBon June 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentInfectious groove and totally hip collaboration. I ran out to get this CD and was disappointed with most of the other tracks.

    But John and Herbie...what a combination.

    Mayer is at his finest "boy-next-door" matter-of-factness.
    GreyBlueEyeson August 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song's discussion is also under Herbie Hancock...
    stoolhardyon October 05, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"That girl is flawless, and I know I’m not the first one to think that"
    i loveeeee johnnnnn mayer. cutsieee.
    eliseeedkfhsdon November 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentoh johnny.

    he's such a smart lyricist. i don't really think this song needs an explanation, but I am surprised to see it with so few comments.

    i love how he spends the whole song talking about how he's not going to pursue this girl because of this and that, but then at the end he repeats "stitch me up, string me out, trap me in, lock me down" ... cause even though he says he's too smart for her games, he still wants her. of course he does.
    *MadeForThis*on September 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is how the song actually goes:
    >True, there was a woman
    >Yes, she didn't face my way
    >And I can’t be sure exactly but I swear I saw her say my name

    I love this song and the beat.. it's so bluesy-jazzy. It's amazing I love everything about it and John's voice sounds great.
    gabby891on November 30, 2008   Link

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