"In Your Atmosphere (Where The Light Is version)" as written by and John Mayer....
I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
I don't know what it's like to land
And not race to your door
I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore

I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
I'm not sure that I really ever could
Hold on to a hotel key in a
Bedroom neighborhood
And go sleep-walking in Hollywood

I'm gonna steer clear
Burn up in your atmosphere
I'm gonna steer clear
'Cause I'd die if I saw you
I'd die if I didn't see you there

So I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore

I don't think I'm gonna go to LA anymore
I get lost on the boulevard at night
Without your voice to tell me I love you, take a right
The ten and the two is a lonely sight

I'm gonna steer clear
Burn up in your atmosphere
I'm gonna steer clear
'Cause I'd die if I saw you
I'd die if I didn't see you there

I'm gonna steer clear
Burn up in your atmosphere
I'm gonna steer clear
'Cause I'd die if I saw you
I'd die if I didn't see you there

See you there

I think I'm gonna stay gonna stay gonna stay in the gray
All the street lights say never mind never mind
And the canyon lines say never mind
Sunset says we see this all the time, never mind, never mind

Wherever I go whatever I do
I wonder where I am in my relationship to you
Wherever you go whatever you are
I watch your life play out and take pictures from a far

Wherever I go whatever I do
I wonder where I am in my relationship to you
Wherever you go whatever you are
I watch your life play out and take pictures from a far


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"In Your Atmosphere [Acoustic Set]" as written by John Clayton Mayer

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    General CommentThis guy is the voice for every nerd, spaz or love addict that could really never get over the girl you just couldn't have or keep around. This song is about the girl that broke your heart and wish to see everyday. But if you did see her all you could do is just die of fear. So instead you look at her profile on her social network page and just watch her develop on her profile pics. Then finally ask yourself "What if"
    ralfimaleon January 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOn the DVD, John introduces this song by saying, "So this is a song that I wrote a long time ago and it kind of fell out of fashion with me and then it kind of has fallen back into fashion with me a bit." This song is different from the original version in that he adds the last two paragraphs of lyrics to this version. The original version is said to be about Jennifer Love Hewitt. He performed this on December 8, 2007 and less than a week before it was announced that she was engaged to Scottish actor Ross McCall. This song could just as easily, however, resonate with him about dating Jessica Simpson. They had broken up in May of that same year. While I like to focus on John's career and avoid the tabloid BS, there's something very endearing about sending that message to someone he loved. Break ups can be strange for all of us and imagine if every time you saw a magazine at the grocery store, you saw your ex on it living their new life. Must be an odd mix of feeling disconnected and yet still connected. I'd write a song about it too! :)
    Spirit6281on July 05, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Get lost on the boulevard at night
    Without your voice to tell me
    I love you, take a right
    The 10 and the 2 is the lonely sight"

    When he was in LA with his girl she would give him directions because he didn't know the streets. "I love you, take a right"
    He goes on to say "10 and 2 are the loneliest sight." What he means here is that his hand are at 10 and 2 o'clock on the steering wheel. This is sad because he would usually be using one hand to steer and be holding hands with his girl.

    Amazing skills by Mr. Mayer. Amazing music and words.
    tcptennison July 22, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI wonder where I am in my relationship to you.
    Wherever you go,
    Wherever you are,
    I watch that pretty life play out in pictures from afar.


    Wow. That's always the hardest to see stuff like that happen no matter how over each other you are.
    chicklet1203on July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI wonder where I am in my relationship to you.
    Wherever you go,
    Wherever you are,
    I watch that pretty life play out in pictures from afar.


    Wow. That's always the hardest to see stuff like that happen no matter how over each other you are.
    chicklet1203on July 29, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIn today's day of Facebook and MySpace...I know stuff like the last stanza happens to me all of the time.

    Wherever you go,
    Wherever you are,
    I watch that pretty life play out in pictures from afar.

    Cuz you can "watch [your ex's] life play in pictures from afar [like at a different college or city]" pretty easily if you at least tried to stay friends after a break-up...or if your ex is a high profile celebrity like JEssica Simpson who's always in the tabloids.
    Whamboozledon September 03, 2008   Link
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    General CommentDefinetely Jennifer Love Hewitt. As soon as I heard the first line she came to my head, but I really wouldn't know.

    And a few mistakes again -
    I don’t think I’m gonna go to L.A. anymore
    Get lost on the boulevard at night
    Without your voice to tell me
    I love you, take a right
    The 10 and the 2 is the lonely sight.

    At first I didn't care much for this song, it seemed too repetitive. But once I listened carefully to the words, it's become one of my favorites. Sounds like the old John we first heard from in 'Room for Squares'.

    'And sunset says we see this all the time, nevermind, never you mind.' I love that part. You're always asking to anyone or anything who would answer for an explanation or a consolation.

    And I agree, I mean in his case, yes, he follows their lives through magazines while I, on the other hand watch their lives through pictures on Facebook and stuff. Not that I'm a stalker hahah it's just like an automatic thing. As much as I know it hurts, I always find myself watching pictures of him.
    gabby891on September 20, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"Cause I’d die if I saw you
    Die if I didn’t see you"

    Man, that's the truth. It's like, either way, you'd go home feeling awful if you went around there, because part of you doesn't want to face that person, and part of you does.
    Man, this is an amazing song.
    SimpleFaithon November 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think he actually says "the 10 and the 2 is the lonely side", because thats the driver side, and you can sit on the drivers side by yourself, but if youre in the passenger side, there someone else in the car there with you. so if he was on the drivers side by himself, it would be the lonely side.
    moonless04on April 26, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song means everything to me and everything that I have been through. This is the song that you listen to when you meet somebody and you know you two will never ever be together and you know that you two will never see each other again and you know that because in between you two there is an entire Atlantic pool. You're thousands of miles away and there is absolutely nothing you can do about it. That is what this song means to me.
    BrianLiebecon August 04, 2009   Link

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