"My Stupid Mouth" as written by and John Mayer....
My stupid mouth
Has got me in trouble
I said too much again
To a date over dinner yesterday
And I could see
She was offended
She said "well anyway"
Just dying for a subject change

Oh, another social casualty
Score one more for me
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one soon

We bit our lips
She looked out the window
Rolling tiny balls of napkin paper
I played a quick game of chess with the salt and pepper shaker
And I could see clearly
An indelible line was drawn
Between what was good, what just slipped out and what went wrong

Oh, the way she feels about me has changed
Thanks for playing, try again.
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one

I'm never speaking up again
It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery
Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now

One more thing
Why is it my fault?
So maybe I try too hard
But it's all because of this desire
I just want to be liked
I just want to be funny
Looks like the jokes on me
So call me captain backfire

I'm never speaking up again
It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery
Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now


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"My Stupid Mouth" as written by John Clayton Mayer

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    General CommentDo you think it's melancholy? .. To me, it seemed more like an "Awww crap, I did it again.. why can't I just get it right?" type things.. wistful frustration.. <-- If that makes any sense.

    John Mayer is such an awesome lyricist, and wicked guitar player.. I am so taken by all his work. (and him.. ;))
    anna118kon April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the most beautiful, yet melencholie songs i have ever heard. It works for so many situations. I know everyone can relate to this one at sometime or another.
    pyroboy325ison April 15, 2002   Link
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    General Commentits meloncholie in the sense that he is saying that it is this type of event taht has kept him from a nice, meaningful relationship
    pyroboy325ison April 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of this song is probably pretty apparent. I love the guitar part (and his voice!). It's so adorable when he stops and then picks up again and says, "One more thing... why's it my fault?"
    white_doveon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgood god it's like he's speaking directly out of my head!!! I always do that type of thing! And sometimes i just wish i could stop and never open my stupid mouth again. Every word is perfectly descriptive of my situation. Even the whole chess with the salt and pepper thing! I love songs like this that I think maybe I could've written if I only had a pen and paper at that moment. He's a great artist, though I fear he'll draw many comparisons to Dave Matthews. But hey.....if you're gonna be compared at least it should be someone good, right????
    Stincubus01on May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyea seriously!! Dave is GREAT! :)
    LILJCOXon May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttotally agree with stincubus, took the words completely out of my mouth. i cant get over the amazing imagery in this song. and it is textured by such a seet acoustic sound. i'm gonna cry. its so good!

    it kills me when he says "one more thing..." how a person can have the guts to stand there and sing, "i just wanna be liked, i just wanna be funny, looks like the jokes on me,..." and not seem pathetic, rather soulful and sweet and honest... damn.. i wish i'd have written that song.
    BrandoCommandoon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentah, I agree. With all his songs. I feel like he excavated my brain.. and then put my thoughts oh so eloquently (and true) to music.
    anna118kon May 10, 2002   Link
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    General CommentFrom "One more thing...TO...call me Captain Backfire" This IS me...everything always backfires when i'm just trying to get along in this world!!! Sometimes I feel like nobody gets ME...oh well... i love him too guys but DAVE will always triumph over every artist...no questions asked.
    Jackie1228on May 13, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlol me and my friend were listening to this in class one day and we both loved the favorite part when hes like "im never speanking up again, starting now...........OMG MORE THING" we were dying. it was great how u cant totally relate to him wonder if he'll marry me lol
    curlieqz79on May 13, 2002   Link

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