"Perfectly Lonely" as written by and John Mayer....
Had a little love
But I spread it thin
Falling in her arms and out again
I made a bad name for my game 'round town
Tore out my heart and shut it down

Nothing to do
Nowhere to be
A simple little a kind of free
Nothing to do
No one but me
And that's all I need

I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely
Yeah
Cause I don't belong to anyone
And nobody belongs to me

I see my friends around from time to time
When the ladies let us slip away
And when they ask me how I'm doing with mine
This is always what I say

Nothing to do
Nowhere to be
A simple little kind of free
Nothing to do
No one to be
Is it really hard to see?

I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely
Yeah
Cause I don't belong to anyone
And nobody belongs to me

And this is not to say
There never comes a day
I'll take my chances and start again
And when I look behind
On all my younger times
I have to thank the wrongs
That led me to a love so strong

I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely
I'm perfectly lonely
Yeah
Cause I don't belong to anyone
And nobody belongs to me

That's the way
That's the way
That's the way
That I want it

That's the way
That's the way
That's the way
That I want it

That's the way
That's the way
That's the way
That I want it

That's the way
That's the way
That's the way
That I want it

That's the way
That's the way
That's the way
That I want it

That's the way
That's the way
That's the way
That I want it

That's the way
That's the way
That's the way
That I want it

That's the way
That's the way
That's the way
That I want it


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"Perfectly Lonely" as written by John Mayer

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  • +1
    General CommentI think that this is the best song on Battle Studies.
    "A simple little kind of free."

    "And this is not to say there never comes a day
    I'll take my chances and start again
    And when I look behind on all my younger times
    I'll have to thank the wrongs that led me to a love so strong"

    He's happy to be single, it's a nice change of pace and he knows that some day he'll settle down, and when that comes he'll be grateful of all the mistakes that led him there.
    matthewconteon November 17, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthere are a lot of errors in the lyrics, but its not hard to follow.

    I LOVE this song. The meaning is simple: he's fine with being single. he knows that one day love will come, but until then, there's no need to stress the issue. It's about enjoying the single life, and I totally agree with him.
    stilldirrtyjaon November 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like Eagels' Busy being fabulous ! lol! is there anyone else ?
    parthon November 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfor me one of the best-if not the best-of battle studies!
    8anos1925on November 14, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's "A simple little kind of free" not - "I Sip"
    musicfreaknycon November 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'll have to fake her arms that led me to a love so strong

    it's I'll have to thank the wrongs.....


    Love this song btw - it's my fave off the album!~
    musicfreaknycon November 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReminiscing of his old stuff I think. I love this song... such an unusual and independent attitude. Probably my favorite from Battle Studies.
    ohplease(!)on November 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe third line should be:

    "Made a bad name for my game 'round town"
    jayhorn5on November 30, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDefinatley my most played on the album. so simply perfect.
    xokvlon December 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hate to repeat what everyone else has said, but this is such a simple song, such simple lyrics, yet so effective. He is very truthful about every aspect of this song, qualities that make a perfect songwriter.
    This song makes me so content with life. Reminds me of dark nights at Christmas last year <3
    newromanticon November 05, 2010   Link

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