I just came back to get my things
thanks for getting the door
but I don�t feel like walking in no more.

your quiet, I�m cold
I did my crying at home
and I'm numb now
and I'm numb now

before I'm on my way
I've one more thing to ask
was it worth the price you paid for me never coming back

why did you mess with forever
what a long time to be unkind
why did you mess with forever

Don�t you call me cruel
cruel is what you making me do
stick to my rules
I'm at odds with heart
Something tells me I should look you in the eye, goodbye.
I�m on my way.
I've one more thing to ask
was it worth the price
u paid for me never coming back

why did u mess with forever
such a long time to be unkind
why did you mess with forever
such a long time to be unkind

you ask to kiss me once goodbye
but you already did with somebody else's lips
tell the time, the chemicals you call
the ones you hold responsible
they lost me
you lost me

now everything inside me tells me that I should run to you and throw my arms around you.
Hold your steaming crying cheek against my own and
tell you nothing's wrong
but wrong was what you were
when you forgot that we were going on, we were going on
We were going strong

tell me why did you mess with forever
what a long time to be unkind
why did you mess with forever
why did you mess with forever


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    General CommentI can't believe I'm the first one who has commented on this song. This is an obvious one for me, she cheated on him and he's not going to let her back. Basically she got drunk (tell the chemicals you call...) and she kissed someone else (but you already did with somebody else's lips...) and he is now at the point to just let fate take it's course. Great song.
    nireon April 24, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyea...except both of the songs had incorrect lyrics, nothing big, just little mistakes.
    Candeecoatedenergyon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti love this song!!!!!!!!!!!
    SongMeaningson June 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE this song!! To me it's about how his g/f cheated on him and no matter how much he wants to forgive her and take her back...he can't.

    "now everything inside me tells me that I should run to you and throw my arms around you.
    Hold your steaming crying cheek against my own and
    tell you nothing's wrong
    but wrong was what you were
    when you forgot that we were going on, we were going on
    We were going strong"

    sucker4jmon July 11, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJohn performed this song at Pier 6 in Baltimore this past Tuesday. I must say, it was the first time I heard it... it was awesome.

    He's so amazing. :)
    anna118kon July 20, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is really amazing, but I don't think I've seen it on the track list for either of his CD's. Does anyone know if this is a new unrecorded song that he only performs live, or is it actually on a CD somewhere?
    ravenloxon July 25, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnah, its not on Room For Squares or Inside Wants Out.. so its unreleased.

    OMG who here thinks that its ridiculous that they are rereleasing IWO??? I DO! It was a way to truely identify his fans and his poser mtv fans. ::sigh:: it was hard enough seeing him on tv and sharing him with the world. His songs hit too much at home to share with the world.

    BTW, i was at the NYC show (7/19) and when he played Quiet.. only a few of us knew the words.. i was so damn proud :) damn posers. hehe
    youveBENGAYon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthey youvebengay, sorry that some of us could only find out about John Mayer from his video...so i guess i'd be one of those MTV "posers" you hate so much...thing is i happen to have most of his songs now includin "quiet" (which i love just like i love all of his songs but that's not the point) i really like John Mayer for his lyrics and for how great of a musician he is...i wouldn't call myself a poser cuz after hearing "No Such Thing" i wanted to know more song by him which i do now and i think i'm a true fan...so why don't you stop stereotyping
    IConfesToMyDashboardon July 26, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWell said IConfess!!! I'm sure I would have been a fan of John Mayer 3 years ago if I had known about him, but I didn't...now that I do, I'm intrigued by all his music, not just by one song that gets a lot of air-time on the radio...I don't think that constitutes me or any of his new found fans being called posers.
    ravenloxon July 27, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyouvebengay is right ...when i first heard mayer i took out the CD in school...(the old CD version by the way, not the newer version that has 3x5 on the track list)..and nobody heard of him. then all the sudden he blows up cuz things like mtv and pop radio played no such thing...recocnize the originals...holler
    ty8604on July 28, 2002   Link

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