"You're Gonna Live Forever in Me" as written by and John Clayton Mayer....
A great big bang and dinosaurs
Fiery raining meteors
It all ends unfortunately

But you're gonna live forever in me
I'll guarantee, just wait and see

Parts of me were made by you
And planets keep their distance too
The moon's got a grip on the sea

And you're gonna live forever in me
I guarantee, it's your destiny

Life is full of sweet mistakes
And love's an honest one to make
Time leaves no fruit on the tree

But you're gonna live forever in me
I guarantee, it's just meant to be

And when the pastor asks the pews
For reasons he can't marry you
I'll keep my word and my seat

But you're gonna live forever in me
I'll guarantee, just wait and see

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"You're Gonna Live Forever in Me" as written by John Mayer


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    General CommentSeems like a song written from a father to a daughter.
    eduardofmbon February 27, 2017   Link
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    General CommentBeautiful song
    Skarasson February 27, 2017   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe the song is about the lingering love in a failed relationship.

    A relationship that was obviously meaningful and deep to him that unfortunately ended in a single explosive moment and never had the time to dissipate like relationships that fizzle out.

    Because of that, the memories and feelings are still mostly positive. She will live forever in his mind as the best she ever was and their love remains untainted.

    The ghost of their relationship will forever have an effect on him, both in the ways it directly changed him while they were together and in the way he looks for a future partner.

    It is a hauntingly beautiful and personal song. A song that is very relatable, whether you have had the feeling before or even if you are in a great relationship and can project what would happen if you ever were separated.
    michaelqlmon April 28, 2017   Link
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    General CommentI've just recently got The Search For Everything and very much enjoyed the general vibe on it. The record feels like a whole, a picture in that particular time in John's life. I've always related to his songs, being a few years younger, from the beginning and throughout his career, having -like himself- longed for love while being alone -love song for no one- then being heartbroken -dreaming with a broken heart- and so many others in between. And now, as a grown woman, this song again touches me deeply, not only because of the lyrics but also for its atmosphere. It moves me because it puts in words a thought I've always had which is that every person that's been in my life, that has been a part of it, has kept somehow a part of my heart as well. As I hope they remember me every now and then. In a healthy, positive way. When there wasn't foul play, or at least not bad intentions, you tend to remember and miss the good things that existed and the happiness you felt at a younger age. I believe that even when you move on, for some people like me your memories don't simply erase, but your very self was somehow also constructed by those experiences. Which I read in "Parts of me were made by you". You are who you are also because of who you shared your life with, which in my opinion applies to close friends and family too. I've always felt that some people, and maybe even a dear dog that was part of your life, even when they're not around anymore, keep a hidden place within your heart, that they each keep a piece of you without maybe even knowing it. It's something you don't share with anyone but yourself. And I believe John put this methapor in beautiful words and music. I don't think anyone else could have said it or sang it better.
    Gabigson August 19, 2017   Link

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