John Mayer

It’s Christmas time and I usually listen to Christmas music, however, this year’s really different. I’ve always been a huge fan of John Mayer – his voice, his songwriting skills – basically his music. But lately, I’ve been listening to his songs non-stop. (They’re not even Christmas songs, weird) I applaud his talent in expressing his raw emotions through music. I think this is what sets him apart from other artists. When he sings his songs, you will know that these words came from his own experiences. He doesn’t just sing these songs for the heck of it. Most of his songs are pretty chill and laid-back but sometimes you’ll be surprised by how powerful the lyrics are.

Daughters is probably, by far, his most powerful song. I think that this is one of those songs that really came from the heart. He has mentioned that this is about a former loved one who had trust issues (something like that). Its message is just simply that how your parents have loved you will affect how you will love. This is just raw, powerful and true. At least, to me.

In Your Atmosphere is something I think many of us can relate to. We all have that person that we don’t want and want to see both at the same time and because of this, we choose not to go back to that place that reminds us of that person. The lyrics are very powerful to me. “I’d die if I saw you…I’d die if I didn’t see you there.

Why Georgia, for some reason, relates to me. Obviously, I don’t live in Georgia but the lyrics still apply to me. It’s a song about being lost. It’s a song about searching for what you want. Searching for who you want to be. A song about questioning yourself if you’re living your life the way that it should.


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