Eight Things We’ve Learned from John Mayer

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What comes to mind when you think about John Mayer? …Awesome guitarist? …Melodic voice? …Ladies’ man? Well, what about teacher? Through his songs, Mr. Mayer has shared some valuable life lessons with the world. If you didn’t catch on, don’t worry. We’ve got the eight most important right here:

1. “I just found out there’s no such thing as the real world, just a lie you’ve got to rise above.” – No Such Thing

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Nope, nothing to see here.

John shook us up with this first lesson. Good thing he let us in on this secret!

2. “Your Body is a Wonderland.” – Your Body is a Wonderland

Wonderland - Photo by Lyndi & Jason (flickr.com)

Are you saying my body is a theme park?

We all love to be reminded that we’re special and beautiful, right?

3. “Gravity is working against me. And gravity wants to bring me down” – Gravity

Gravity is only a theory - Photo by The Mad LOL Scientist (flickr.com)

I don’t believe you John… I mean baaaaah!

Next, John switched gears and gave us a little science lesson about gravity. True, John. Very true.

4. “Nobody’s gonna come and save you, we pulled too many false alarms. We’re going down, and you can see it too. We’re going down, and you know that we’re doomed. My dear, we’re slow dancing in a burning room.” – Slow Dancing in a Burning Room

Crying Wolf - Photo by Eric Kilby

Is a wolf who cries over a boy cuter than a boy who cries wolf?

This is John’s version of the boy (and girl) who cried wolf lesson. Pull too many false alarms and you’ll end up dancing in a burning room. Now that’s scary.

5. “Down to the wire, I wanted water, but I walk through the fire. If this is what it takes to take me even higher. And I’ll come through like I do when the world keeps testing me, testing me, testing me.” – Vultures

John aced his world test

John aced his world test.

John gave us the motivation to fight and push on, even when others are trying to bring us down. Right on, John.

6. “I’m perfectly lonely, yeah. ‘Cause I don’t belong to anyone, and nobody belongs to me.” – Perfectly Lonely

Lonely Lion - Photo by Ali Arsh

On second thought eating everything ever may not have been the best approach.

If you’re not into heartbreak warfare, it’s totally okay to be single… says the man who always seems to have a new girl!

7. “Say what you need to say.” – Say

Say What You Need To Say (flickr.com)

Bam. That’s all there is to it.

8. “So line on up, and take your place. And show your face to the morning. Cause one of these days you’ll be born and raised. And it all comes on without warning.” – Born and Raised

Long Line - Photo by Jaysin Trevino (flickr.com)

Is this the line to face the morning or the line for the new iPhone?

You heard him, ladies and gents. Don’t just let life pass you by, make something of yourself. You’re pretty wise, Mr. Mayer.

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