"Quiet" as written by and Mayer....
Midnight
Lock all the doors
And turn out the lights
Feels like the end of the world
This Sunday night

There's not a sound
Outside the snow's coming down
Somehow I can't seem to find
The quiet inside my mind

3:02
Space in this room
Has turned on me
And all my fears have me cornered me here
Me and my tv screen

The volume's down
Blue lights are dancing around
And still, I can't seem to find
The quiet inside my mind

Daylight is climbing the walls
Cars start and feet walk the halls
The world awakes and now I'm saved
At least by the light of day
At least by the light of day


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    General CommentThis song reminds me of those nights you just cant stop thinking about someone or something no matter how hard you try to just sleep.But in the morning you can keep yourself busy enough to not think about it and carry on.
    Girli2318on May 09, 2002   Link
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    General Commentin some magazine john said this song was about loneliness being the cause of insomnia. i think that's totally true, and one of the reasons why i can't sleep at night. it's just the feeling that there's someone out there that i haven't found yet and i'm stuck in bed trying to think about other things so i just stay up and watch the sun rise. i think the ending to 'quiet':

    "daylight is climbing the walls
    cars start and feet walk the halls
    the world awakes and now I am safe
    at least by the light of day"

    pretty much means tomorrow holds better days. by those lines john was relieved from all those thoughts in his mind and he's ready to live once again.
    riotgrrrlravenon June 02, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI guess this song is about wanting some space. something is bothering him and he can't quite sort it out. "theres not a sound, outside the snows coming down and somehow i cant seem to find the quiet inside my mind" to me is saying that hes got so much locked up inside his head that nothing can get this out of his head. i dunno this is just how i see this song, its a great song
    LiveUrLifeon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyea thats kinda what i was trying to say, thanks
    LiveUrLifeon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAh, I really like how Girli2318 put it.
    anna118kon August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song, to me, describes temporary insomnia. Just that time period where you are trying to go to sleep, and you have a million thoughts running through your head and you keep thinking you're going to fall asleep soon, but you just watch night turn to day.
    NEVA183on September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti thought on this for more than 20 minutes... i guess ill have to come back later and try again. this song may seem kinda simple but it says so much.
    p0s2o9on June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti've felt the way that girli put it, these past few days my girlfriend has been at her moms, and i have gotten no sleep and during the day i've always kept busy, and i'm still lonely for her. i need her beside me
    hobbes67on May 15, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really beautiful song. however, it is rather depressing. to me, the quiet that john is seeking is from all the thoughts of lonliness, worries, troubles, everything that we as humans deal with during our lives. during the day, we're busy and we have no time to think about our problems. but it's in our homes, where we should feel the most comfortable behind locked doors, our problems come out and haunt us sort of. john talks about all his fears cornering him and his tv screen despite the vastness of space in his room. he's referring to all the problems that he has and how they cannot simply be ignored by switching on the tv as one would do to scare away the darkness. eventually daylight comes and he can supress his fears again during the hustle and bustle of the day.
    chibizenaon September 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti really can relate to this. like on agt 'the morning after' when he was talking about everyone goes through a little bit of insomnia because of completely unrelated thoughts. its the john that john doesnt show everyone.
    brynski15on December 04, 2004   Link

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