I just remembered that time at the market
You snuck up behind me and jumped on my shopping cart
And rode down aisle 5
You looked behind you and smiled back at me
Crashed into a rack full of magazines
They asked us if we could leave

Can't remember what went wrong last September
Though I'm sure you'd remind me if you had to

Our love was comfortable and so broken in

I sleep with this new girl I'm still getting used to
My friends all approve, say she's gonna be good for me
They throw me high fives
She says the Bible is all that she reads
And prefers that I not use profanity

Your mouth was so dirty
Life of the party
And she swears that she's artsy
But you could distinguish Miles from Coltrain

Our love was comfortable and so broken in
She's perfect
So flawless
Or so they say, hey
Say, hey

She thinks I can't see the smile that she's faking
The poses for pictures that aren't being taken

I loved you
Gray sweat pants
No makeup
So perfect

Our love was comfortable and so broken in
She's perfect
so flawless
I'm not impressed

I want you back

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  • +2
    General Commentsince as far as I can tell no one added the extra lyrics that were on the "Any Given Thursday" cd so I might as well...

    "Thought you were my first love
    Just dumb,dumb, stupid love
    Technically, you'll always be ahead of me
    Oh, oh
    Tell me why
    I have to practice on you
    And why I have to practice on your heart"
    Animegoth12on August 31, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI feel like the title of the song is so appropriate..he didn't make the title of the song "Perfect" for a wonderfully simplistic reason: the love between he and his ex wasn't perfect. They obviously broke up for a reason, and he is able to capture the post-breakup regret and longing that a person feels towards their ex in the aftermath. This song is about his transition from a comfortable relationship to a scary new life in the lonely world of a single person. As is natural, he seems to dwell on all of the good qualities he misses about her, while overlooking her flaws and all of the events that transpired which caused them to break up. He's also able to show that although a woman might seem perfect on paper (which might warrant high fives from your friends because of her) it might not mean that she is the right one for you. Great song, great lyrics.
    yank183138on June 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of the greatest songs I've heard. The gist of the song is pretty obvious, and its definitely something I can relate to. One thing this song always reminds of is that just because something is perfect doesn't mean it will last forever. But thats just my opinion, I could be wrong.
    wherewulfon November 27, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheres a john mayer trading page...
    check it out for his earlier stuff and whatnot. and he has new tour dates up on his website. i agree w/ u rebel...where the hell are these guys?
    zabeon January 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttheres plenty of nice guys. like john mayer fans..most of us are dorks though.
    rusty928on January 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLol, I wouldn't exactly say I'm a dork Rusty, but I'm definitely a John Mayer fan. And I've been told I'm a nice guy too. You say there are no nice guys out there girls? Hell, you know that line: "I loved you, grey sweatpants, no make-up, so perfect." I pretty much told a girl that word for word once and she ended up dumping me for my bestfriend. How's that for a kick in the pants?
    wherewulfon January 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHey, i listen to John Mayer...and I'm not a dork! lol I love this song...
    whoeeon January 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell then..haha. i guess im alone in the dork category..
    rusty928on January 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is a great song and I love the meaning.. I wish all guys were like that hehe! And rusty, I'm a dork too so dont worry :)
    Lainy04on January 18, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow...i'm going to have to find this song. i've never heard it, but the lyrics are nice. nice, nice, nice. and for every bad girl that's out there, there's a mean, horrid boy. now if only we could get all the mean ones to hook up. hah.
    cailinon January 18, 2002   Link

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