I know it's early
And you hardly even know me but
I want your love so bad
So bad I'm bout to fuck it up

Could you tell me what to say?

You must have heard that line
About your eyes a million times
And now you're holding out to hear about your chin
I bet that that could get me in, let me in

Could you tell me what to say?
Tell me what to say..

When you were young and playing princess
in your mothers dress
Into the mirror, dreaming what your prince would say.
I know you still remember to this day.

Could you tell me what to say?
tell me what to say..
Say...
tell me what to say..

And sure it's unfair
I might lose all self-respect
those who say I should be myself
they have obviously never met you yet

So I can tell by the way your eyes roll
The way you stab the ice in your glass that its over
I see you signaling to a friend, whispering "make this end"

You should have told me what to say..
Told me What To Say..
Say..


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    General CommentI've never heard this song before.. I love the lyrics though. Anybody have any idea where I can find it? I've searched Kazaa but no luck.
    bogartfanon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfor all your john mayer needs...

    johnmayertrading.com/

    ~
    they have a live recording of this song there :) and many others
    aniotaon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThanks :) I've looked at the sight but only for lyrics. How could I have been so stupid as to miss the downloads? :)
    bogartfanon April 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentcheck audiogalaxy.com for this song.. thats where i got it.. thats where i get all my songs
    appstate101on April 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI found this song on kazaa. There were only like 3 people that had it though. This guy kicks ass Im hopin to go see him in August in Dallas.
    Kenny9710on June 18, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI have this song..took me some hours to download. But anyways..i love it..I can totally see the scene in my head. Sitting at a table.clueless on what to say to this girl. if it were really john..hell i am sure he could figure it out..he has all the RIGHT words!
    johnmayerfan22on July 31, 2002   Link
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    General Commentbrilliant song sums up that feeling when u want to say something nice they've not heard before: "You must have heard that line
    About your eyes a million times
    And now you're holding out to hear about your chin
    I bet that that could get me in, let me in" so u say something weird instead :S
    fishsticks_rockon May 18, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"I want your love so bad
    So bad I'm bout to fuck it up"

    ha, that sums it up so much it's sad :)
    fallonmarie813on October 04, 2004   Link
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    General CommentHe loves her so much that he would do anythign just to stay in the relationship even if its not what he wants hence that "just tell me what to sayy"
    missmayerxoon August 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCan ANYONE tell me what this line means?, "those who say I should be myself
    they have obviously never met you yet"
    loveiseverythingon January 31, 2009   Link

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