"St. Patrick's Day" as written by and John Mayer....
Here comes the cold
Break out the winter clothes
And find a love to call your own
You, enter you
Your cheeks a shade of pink
And the rest of you in powder blue

Who knows what will be
But I'll make you this guarantee

No way November will see our goodbye
When it comes to December it's obvious why
No one wants to be alone at Christmas time

In the dark, on the phone
You tell me the names of your brothers
And your favorite colors
I'm learning you
And when it snows again
We'll take a walk outside
And search the sky
Like children do
I'll say to you

No way November will see our goodbye
When it comes to December it's obvious why
No one wants to be alone at Christmas time
And come January we're frozen inside
Making new resolutions a hundred times
February, won't you be my valentine?

And we'll both be safe 'til St. Patrick's Day

We should take a ride tonight around the town
and look around at all the beautiful houses
something in the way that blue lights on a black night
can make you feel more
everybody, it seems to me, just wants to be
just like you and me

No one wants to be alone at Christmas time
Come January we're frozen inside
Making new resolutions a hundred times
February, won't you be my valentine?

And if our always is all that we gave
And we someday take that away
I'll be alright if it was just 'til St. Patrick's Day


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"St. Patrick's Day" as written by John Clayton Mayer

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    General CommentTo me this song is about how people usually find someone to make theirs in the wintertime and by the time march comes the weather is getting warmer and hes thinking that she may of used him as a fill for a lonely winter.
    dean2222on November 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOkay so nobody has written about this song, but the live version is just incredible. The lyrics really speak to me also but that might be just because my ex and I broke up a week after Saint Patrick's Day. Still, I think that John Mayer has a song that speaks to me about everything and this is just one of my favorite ones.
    bogartfanon April 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeah, i wonder why no one has written about this song, it's really good. The lyrics are amazing and so true. this is another great song by john mayer, but then again, which isn't?
    risthesttingstaron April 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song makes me so happy. why HASNT anyone written about it?! its all about not wanting to wait a minute to go without someone. it hurts to be away from them for any time at all. even though theyre together for the celebration of all these holidays- he cant wait until the next time he can see her. my favorite part is: in the dark on the phone
    you tell me the names of your brothers
    and your favorite colors
    I'm learning you
    someone should learn me dammit!! :) i love this one.
    meggymac31on May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwhat a freakin good song. how much do you want to cry when you hear it? think about it...how you always want to be with someone on holidays.
    hecka emoon May 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy boyfriend and i argue about this song everytime we hear it. its obvious that john knows the relationship won't last forever, that they will probably break up sometime after st. patrick's day. we can agree on that much. he says that they will last the whole holiday season, and hopefully by st. patrick's day, the girl will have learned to love john and they'll stay together. i say that they will last the whole holiday season, and probably break up after st. patrick's day, and john has the "it is better to have loved and lost..." attitude about it. just my thoughts...

    ~anna
    annaraineon May 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love John Mayer because his songs are just so real. Like with some songs, I listen to the lyrics and I'm like no one has relationships like that...this is just real, everyday stuff and John makes it beautiful, he's a true artist. This song makes me cry, it's one of my favorites...but then i say that about every song? And anna...I think you're right on the meaning of the song, that's what I get from it.
    Candeecoatedenergyon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentjohn can explain anything with the greatest of ease through music!! it's this feeling you get around the holidays like you've gotta share it with someone. **no way November will see our goodbye
    when it comes to December its obvious why
    no one wants to be alone at Christmastime
    come January we're frozen inside
    making new resolutions a hundred times
    February won't you be my valentine
    and we'll both be safe until St. Patrick's Day ** after that, all the holiday excitement is gone and a relationship can get kinda dull after that. well, at least it was fun while it lasted.
    chibizenaon June 08, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have a live version of this song and John Mayer explains what it is about. He says that is having the right time to end the relationship but something comes up. Like he said "Well, I told her I would go to the Peter's wedding and I can't break that." Hence, all the holidays are the reason why they stay together (Nobody wants to be alone at x-mas time), but after St. Pat's there is no reason. I don't know if that helps but thats how he explains it.
    bogartfanon July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYeh. I agree with bogartfan. (Humphrey?)

    Going to see Mayer next Tuesday. :) So excited.

    anna118kon July 09, 2002   Link

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