Whether you realize it or not, you have one.
Everyone has one I’m not the only one. My best friend has one. It may take you a while to realize what yours is, or what it means to you.
I’m talking about your life song. That’s what my best friend calls it, at least.
I’m talking about that one song that you can always count on to bring you back up or inspire you. It can be a cheesy thing to think about, sure, but I bet if you think about it enough you have a song that does it for you every time.
As you’re reading this, be thinking about what you’re life song is. I expect to receive an answer at the end of this.
I’ll tell you mine, first.
It’s a John Mayer song off of the Continuum album. It was the very last track he cut for the record. It was the song that he wrote and recorded in 18 hours. It’s called “In Repair.”
The following lyric pretty well sums up exactly why I love this song so much.
I’m in repair
I’m not together
But I’m getting there
What a lyric.
The way that I look at it is somewhat simple. I realize that I am never going to be perfect. My life is not going to be perfect, either. I figure that if I try to make myself a better person each and every day, and strive for self-improvement I am doing a good job. I know that times are going to be tough, but I have to overcome it. Life is full of mistakes, and I want my life to be about bouncing back from the mistakes more so than the mistakes themselves.
The third verse is also one that I take to heart. I take it as that final step once you have tried to improve yourself. You kind of want to see what everyone else thinks, and hopefully, now, it’s in a good light.
And now I’m walking in a park
All of the birds they dance below me
Maybe when things turn green again
It will be good to say you know me
One of my favorite things about John Mayer’s songwriting style is that he can make being broken sound utterly beautiful. I think we can all agree that there is a better version of us than the one we’re dealing with right now.
Here is John talking about, and actually writing the song during the taping for some exclusive material for the release of Continuum.
John says that we never appreciate that moment where we’re on top because it’s never really there. He wrote the song about always being “In Repair” and building back up again.
Regardless of breakups, heartaches, and mess-ups anyone can sing the last line of this song and feel as if a good change is in the next breeze.
Now, since I said it was going to happen earlier…what is your life song?