"Something's Missing" as written by and John Mayer....
I'm not alone
I wish I was
'Cause then I'd know I was down because
I couldn't find a friend around
To love me like they do right now
They do right now

I'm dizzy from the shopping mall
I searched for joy, but I bought it all
It doesn't help the hunger pains
And a thirst I'd have to drown first to ever satiate

Something's missing
And I don't know how to fix it
Something's missing
And I don't know what it is
No I don't know what it is
At all

When autumn comes
It doesn't ask
It just walks in where it left you last
You never know when it starts
Until there's fog inside the glass around
Your summer heart

Something's missing
And I don't know how to fix it
Something's missing
And I don't know what it is
No I don't know what it is
At all

I can't be sure that this state of mind
Is not of my own design
I wish there was an over-the-counter test
For loneliness
For loneliness like this

Something's missing
And I don't know how to fix it
Something's missing
And I don't know what it is
No I don't know what it is

Something's different
And I don't know what it is
No I don't know what it is

Friends
(Check)
Money
(Check)
A well slept
(Check)
Opposite sex
(Check)
Guitar
(Check)
Microphone
(Check)
Messages waiting on me when
I come home
(Check)

How come everything I think I need, always comes with batteries?
What do you think it means

How come everything I think I need, always comes with batteries?


Lyrics submitted by rayro211, edited by Kostas1601

"Something's Missing" as written by John Clayton Mayer

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  • +1
    General CommentThis song is sooo freakin good. I dont think any artist can write lyrics i relate to as much as john mayer....
    Ilovetumsmoreon May 08, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'something's missing' basically defines my loneliness and inability to find satisfaction in my life for some unknown reason. i've got everything i need, but emotionally something's still missing. i'm not completely alone in this world because i've got friends that care and family that's here for me, but there's still something more that i want. my favorite line from this song is "i wish there was an over the counter test for loneliness." it reminds me of how much i wish someone could just tell me what's wrong with me, or just tell me what it is i want so that i could cure myself of this loneliness...
    riotgrrrlravenon June 02, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti totally agree with you riotgrrrlraven sadly i feel that exact same way.. its amazing how the song describes the way i feel if i had talent to write a song and express my feelings that would be this one
    ShyPruNeon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe first time i listened to this song i thought the same thing as riotrrrlraven... Just yesterday tho, i saw him in concert and he explained the meaning to this song.... he basically said the song is about having a good life, nothing to complain about... so good that something must be wrong... he must be missing something because things shoould not be this good... "your just sitting around thinking this is to good, what am i missing..."(Johns words)

    I hate to say this, im a diehard DMB fan but last night, John put on a better performance than all the DMB concerts i have been to.
    TokenwithDaveon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenttokenwithdave ur right mayer puts on bangin shows he was way more energetic than Dave i saw their shows back to back nights and mayer rocked it out
    ty8604on July 28, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd autumn comes
    It doesn't ask
    It just walks in
    *WHERE IT LEFT YOU LAST*
    You never know
    When it starts
    Until there's fog inside the glass around your summer heart
    edifitaon June 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou and I need the same thing. Jesus.
    JCfolloweron November 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love the musical sound of this song, its John Mayer......concerning the meaning, there is this interesting article that compares John Mayer's lyrics in this song to the lyrics of TobyMac, who is a Christian artist, i u are really wonderin if God does fullfill, then why not look at this comparison between a person who is questioning about a missing element in life and a Christian and his lyrics- associatedcontent.com/article/2418944/…
    musicologist173on November 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis defines my life perfectly, no matter how much I laugh, no matter how much I try to find the pieces to fix my life, nothing ever happens, they are always just off a bit. Somethings missing
    midnightswimon September 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThe human condition. Our brains are perfectly evolved to find the problem and fix it. When we have no problems, it will just make them up. We can't ever be happy. We can only try to be.
    Beezlebugon May 04, 2003   Link

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