�How we all doing tonight? My name is John and I�m here to play some music for you and sing some words over that music� if I can have just a little less vocal on the monitor I can tell already�

Saw you sleeping on the couch tonight
You know it serves you right
Makes you luckier then I
All the colors in the room have changed
We painted yesterday
But brother I discovered
You were pushing on
Were passing through
It won�t be long till I walk with you
but tonight I�m down I�m inside out
Staring at the pictures in the album we forgot about
And isn�t it a shame
Times have changed
But isn�t it strange life lines stay the same, the same.
We�re never where we want to be, that�s ok with me
That�s just the way it is you see
It feels like make believe
But you�re my history
But brother I discovered
You were pushing on
Were passing through
It won�t be long till I walk with you
But tonight I�m down that I�m inside out
Staring at the pictures in the album we forgot about
And isn�t it a shame
That times have changed
But isn�t it strange
Life lines stay the same
Round and round
Can�t believe my heart has waited this long
All along we�ve been children
In a cold world where wonder was lost everyday
And if love was a compass oh, I�ve lost my way.�


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    General CommentThe last line. WOW so true. "and if love was a compass, oh i've lost my way" such a great line. lyrics like this remind me how amazing of a song writer john mayer is. he inspires me to be a better writer.
    LiveUrLifeon May 01, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome because it talks about his brother, and thats just sweet.
    Katy124on June 12, 2002   Link
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    General Commentsoooooooooooooooooo sweet
    Mere64GAon July 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentwelp.... john mayer isnt the best solo artist in my mind but ya know.... he might be alright if he takes after Dashboard Confessional..... haha
    Rufio_Boyon July 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI love the part in it, where he goes.."we're never where we wanna be, thats ok with me" I think that pertains to so much in life. Because life cannot be planned out, and you just have to take a chill pill when you get mad, or life throws you a punch. And in this case, someone is making John mad. And he is saying he just needs time....
    johnmayerfan22on July 30, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti had a girl i once saw post this up one night on her away message, i got a lot of hope reading that... but i think thats all i got. This song is so amazing though, there isn't a song by John Mayer that isn't.
    musiqluvaon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentolder brother carl or little brother ben?? something to ponder...
    mayerhavemybabieson January 08, 2005   Link

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