John Mayer. To some, he’s Mr Jennifer Anniston/Katy Perry/Taylor Swift etc…. To many, a cute musician. To others, he is a guitar hero. I (being a guitarist myself…and having never dated him) fall into the latter camp.
I discovered Mr Mayer during his Continuum phase, when he became a serious blues guitarist and rose further to the attention of the guitar playing/chin stroking/forum discussing public. And then following this masterpiece came Battle Studies…which everyone thought was too pop. And then Born and Raised and Paradise Valley….which coupled with a move to Montana was then too country. Although of course they were (are) all great albums that sold millions of copies. I personally don’t think he’s ever produced a duff record, I do have all of his records and they are regularly on repeat…but then I am a big fan (again, I’ve never dated John Mayer)
But before that was Room for Squares and Heavier things, which this little gem comes from.
Daughters is the most perfectly sublime acoustic pop song…timeless melody, clever chords, intelligent lyrics. It’s no wonder it won him a Grammy.
I know a girl, she puts the colour inside of my world
But she’s just like a maze, where all of the walls are continually changed
And I’ve done all I can, to stand on her steps with my heart in my hands
Now I’m starting to see, maybe it’s got nothing at all to do with me
Fathers, be good to your daughters…it’s a lesson to all of us dads, that we have the responsibility to nurture our daughters for their future relationships with men*.
Rather obviously, we used this for one of our relationships series…and it is applicable and illustrative for many discussions around family, children, love.
You can guarantee that there will be more Mayer on this blog in the future….
Do you have any songs that have helped in your relationships?
*for the record, my two daughters aren’t actually allowed to date until they’re 35. Under strict guidance. With a vetting procedure. And a dowry.