"In Repair" as written by and Mayer/hunter....
Too many shadows in my room
Too many hours in this midnight
Too many corners in my mind
So much to do to set my heart right

Oh, it's taken so long
I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh, but if I take my heart's advice
I should assume it's still unsteady
I am in repair
I am in repair

Stood on the corner for a while
To wait for the wind to blow down on me
Hoping it takes with it my old ways
And brings some brand new luck upon me

Oh, it's taken so long
I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh, but if I take my heart's advice
I should assume it's still unsteady
I am in repair
I am in repair

And now I'm walking in the park
And all of the birds, they dance below me
Maybe when things turn green again
It will be good to say you know me

Oh, it's taken so long
I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh, but if I take my heart's advice
I should assume it's still unsteady
Oh yeah, I'm never really ready, yeah
Oh yeah, I'm never really ready, yeah
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there


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"In Repair" as written by Sidney Charlie Hunter John Clayton Mayer

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    General Comment"this song is about being fucked up..but coming out of it you know? when you're a kid and you get a tennis ball to the nuts, its one of the worst feelings in the world..but as all men will tell you, theres no better feeling than when it stops hurting"
    -john mayer (direct quote)

    you can go from there...the man does want to be a comedian!
    ontheinsideon September 11, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe first stanza is my life right now.
    i cant get over a guy. but im getting there.
    theres still so much i need to do to get over it all
    but i constitently ask myself... if its taking this long
    should i be getting over him, or should i be trying to work it all out?
    perfect song for my frustrated times.
    smblueiion January 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with smblueii, my girl just broke up with me yesterday, im in a lot of pain, and it just hurts soo bad, and i dont know whether to try for her again, because i can change who i am, but i need to repair myself....
    jsdime92on April 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthmm,i think this song means that theres just too many things hes thinking about in his old relationship hence the "too many shadows in my room
    too many hours in this midnight
    too many corners in my mind
    so much to do to set my heart right'
    and hes hurt but he thinks he will be ready to get over it sometime.
    johnmayerrocks183on April 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBefore I ever heard this song, I had started trying to write a song about regret and that moment when I am in bed and I keep thinking about stupid things I have done and how I wish I had done things differently or if I could do them over this is what I should have done, and those thought not letting me sleep. Then I heard this song, and immediately stopped trying cause no one is going to be able to top this, this is exactly everything I was trying to write. It is just a great song.
    ak231510on May 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song really describes what im going through right now. im not completely sure what it means, but im going to take a shot at it. He was in a relationship which recently ended, and its still painful for him, he hasnt completely gotten over it. He's trying to move on, but he isnt sure if he has completely recovered yet. Where i differ from the other peoples interpretations is that not only is he talking about wondering if he is ready for a new relationship, but he is wondering if he can still be friends with his ex. He wants to be friends with her, but he's afraid that it will send him right back to the start and he'll never be able to fully recover and move on.

    "maybe when things turn green again
    it will be good to say you know me"
    This line seems really important. i think he's saying that once he's repaired and has moved on, he will be friends with his ex. He isnt completely shutting her out, you never really lose your love for someone... you just transfer it.
    bnbdkon January 25, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbadass song.....sounds like john had a long drunken night one time
    maximus448on August 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol, good song though, can't wait for continuum
    Hatendencyon August 06, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIm not fully clear as to what this song means, however it is great. My best guess would be that he has recently ended a relationship, and is still hurting, but time has passed and he is still unsure if he is ready to move on yet and find a new relationship.

    "Im in repair, Im not together but im getting there"

    would mean he is still not ready for a relationship, although progress has been made, he is on the road to recovery. he is just not fully there yet.
    Doriason August 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe song is hopeful. Kind of gives you that feeling i got from "wheel". he's in a difficult place but he knows he will get over it eventually. my favorite part of the song,

    and now i'm walking in a park
    all of the birds they dance below me
    maybe when things turn green again
    it will be good to say you know me

    love the song and the album!
    walt2891on September 21, 2006   Link

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