Monday, December 13, 2010

"I know a girl, she puts the color inside of my world..."

Song: Daughters

Artist: John Mayer

Album: Heavier Things




One of my FAVORITE songs from John Mayer would have to be Daughters. It's one of the most beautiful songs instrumentally and lyrically. By the way, is "instrumentally" and "lyrically" real words or just something I made up?

I'm sure Daughters has a lot of different meanings to people. But to me, it's about a guy who falls in love with a girl that is somewhat complicated, closed off, guarded. He thinks the problem is him, then he realizes that maybe it has nothing to do with him. Maybe it has to do with the fact that her Dad wasn't good to her...or maybe it was her Mom...or MAYBE, just maybe, she had a really nasty boyfriends who didn't treat her well. This said girl let them shape her into the person she is today. So, like I said earlier, it didn't have anything to do with him!

Not sure if that's what everyone got off of it, but that's what I did!

Now, before I go, I'll leave you with lyrics to Daughters...

*****
I know a girl
She puts the color inside of my world
But she's just like a maze
Where all of the walls all continually change
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 to do with me

Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too

Oh, you see that skin?
It's the same she's been standing in
Since the day she saw him walking away
Now she's left
Cleaning up the mess he made

So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too

Boys, you can break
You'll find out how much they can take
Boys will be strong
And boys soldier on
But boys would be gone without the warmth from
A womans good, good heart

On behalf of every man
Looking out for every girl
You are the god and the weight of her world

So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too

*****

Sealed with a kiss...
-Raven

4 comments:

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

amazing song...amazing album. one of my faves.

Holly said...

I love to interpret songs. I don't think it's all that important to be right, as long as you get something out of it. ;-)

What's Cookin Stacey?? said...

Love that song! Makes me cry when I hear it. It reminds everyone to be nice to their kiddos!

Sofia Sandoval said...

Nice interpretation of the song and best wishes in the new year!