Still Like The Letters In Your Name

Wave Two Of “The Search For Everything” is out. This one takes a couple of listens to settle into the groove, which in the words, er, #hashtags of a YouTube commenter is “#unfuckwithable #GOAT”.

The cads and bounders of the world will enjoy the lyrics… this is the kind of song that you could use to start some real drama. Put it on a CD and mail it to the house that your ex-girlfriend shares with some faceless rando. I’m going to get right on that. As soon as I find a place that still sells blank CDs.

I still feel like your man
I still feel like your man
I still feel
I still feel
I still feel like your man

The prettiest girl in the room she wants me
I know because she told me so
She says come over
I’d like to get to know you
But I just don’t think I can

‘Cause I still feel like your man
Still feel like your man
I still feel like your man
Still feel like your man
I still feel like your man

I still keep your shampoo in my shower
In case you wanna wash your hair
And I know that you probably found yourself some more somewhere
But I do not really care
‘Cause as long as it is there

I still feel like your man
Still feel like your man
I still feel like your man
Still feel like your man

Still like the letters in your name and how they feel, babe
Still think I’m never gonna find another you
Still like to leave the party early and go home, babe
And don’t you know, babe
I’d rather sit here on my own and be alone, babe

‘Cause I still feel like your man
Still feel like your man
I still feel like your man
Still feel like your man

Did John get dumped? The way I like to hear it is that he was the one to end things. Why else would he be so sentimental? There’s nothing quite as satisfyingly miserable as those times that you wish you’d kept someone around. But if you get dumped, brother, it’s time to move on! Let it go! Let it go!

11 Replies to “Still Like The Letters In Your Name”

  1. TheMook

    Half the fun in being a JM fan is wondering if the guy has peaked yet. This new material has been nothing short of fantastic.

    I can’t but help but hear a direct influence from the time spent with the Dead and Co. on several of these tracks. As a Dead fan I couldn’t be tickled pinker.

    I hadn’t realized that Wave Two had dropped until I your post. So thanks!

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  2. everybodyhatesscott

    But if you get dumped, brother, it’s time to move on! Let it go! Let it go!

    Great advice that’s near impossible to get a heartbroken man to take.

    There’s nothing quite as satisfyingly miserable as those times that you wish you’d kept someone around

    Going through this right now. You’ve got the miserable part right.

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  3. Wulfgar

    There’s nothing quite as satisfyingly miserable as those times that you wish you’d kept someone around

    Amen – not sure quite what makes us think the one we are chasing is better than the one we’re leaving behind. But hey, guess that’s what makes us men

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  4. DirtRoads

    Mayer is a little too — milky for me, kinda like William Fitzsimmons… But he’s written some stuff that makes me tap my toes.

    For comparison, I was always a Bowie and Zappa fan, among many others.

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  5. Kevin McCarthy

    I will always love John Mayer for his songwriting and unflappable guitar chops.

    I will not, however, pay $150+ for not-so-good tickets to see him play. Ticket prices for the upcoming tour are beyond unreasonable (at least for what I could find)… I think nose bleed was around $85 – compared to $35 when he was more “at his peak.”

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  6. Domestic Hearse

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/arts/music/john-mayer-search-for-everything-interview.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=second-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news

    Interesting article that basically portrays JM as trying hard to evolve from his Playboy interview and failing, and falling hard for Katy Perry, trying to get over the dump, and failing.

    I find it difficult to know on one hand JM is a rare gem of a guitarist and can be a great song-writer, and on the other, he’s a sappy naval gazing head-case while still displaying good taste in watches.

    A Walt Whitman study in contradictions, he is.

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