"Rosie" as written by and John Mayer....
Rosie
Come down and get the door for me
I'm drunk again, remember when we used to be?
Rosie
I know you said no more for me
But that was all before this dream that just came to me

Don't leave me here
Under the January rain
Come let me in
Take my heart by the hand
And lead me back to your room (back to your room)
And sing me your tune (sing me your tune)

Rosie
You don't have to hide his things
I'm fine with all the sorrow that tomorrow brings
Whoa-oh-oh, Rosie
Don't you know my love is true
'Perdon' and 'lo siento', see, I learned those words for you

Don't leave me here
Under the January rain
Come let me in
Take my heart by the hand
And lead me back to your room (back to your room)
And sing me your tune (sing me your tune)

Don't leave me here
Under the January rain
Come let me in
Take my heart by the hand
And lead me back to your room (back to your room)
And sing me your tune (sing me your tune)


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"Rosie" as written by John Mayer

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    My InterpretationI view this song as a casual relationship that has gone to the waste side. The line where he says he's drunk again and asks Rosie to come get the door again seems to imply that it used to be the norm for him to show up later in the evening for the sole purpose of being physical (due to the later lines where he asks her to take him back to her room to sing him her tune).

    There also seems to be another man involved in the situation; maybe Rosie is in a relationship now or maybe she has moved on to being in other casual relationships, but he is well aware of the other man/men and doesn't care (based on his line about her not needing to hide his things), which I feel further speaks to the casual nature of the relationship. If he doesn't care that she's with other men, there doesn't appear to be too much investment there.

    Lastly, I'm a fan of the lines "Perdon and lo siento, see, I learned those words for you." Roughly translated, it means "Pardon, it was an unfortunate accident." So, clearly, something happened to break off whatever relationship was once there since he is attempting to apologize and because she had clearly cut him off at some point due to the said incident.

    In all, I just think it's a depiction of late-night desire for someone you once knew and shared time with; it captures that hopeless nostalgia we can sometimes experience after drinking.
    whodrankmybllon July 17, 2017   Link

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