Monday, July 30, 2007

My Stupid Mouth

Andrew from 4th Avenue Blues presented something yesterday that got me thinking. He was talking about falling in love with your best friend. That happened to me once. The song My Stupid Mouth by John Mayer reminds me of this guy. He always disliked it when people would ramble about stuff and not just get to the point. He always wanted the conversation to have some sort of meaning or purpose. He always had problems "shooting the shit".

Anyway, the song is on my sidebar. Give it a listen. It's kind of funny. John sings about not being able to say the right things to a girl. This is how my best friend was with girls as well. Maybe that is why he was always so quiet. Follow along with the words.

My stupid mouth
Has got me in trouble
I said too much again
To a date over dinner yesterday
And I could see
She was offended
She said "well anyway..."
Just dying for a subject change

Oh, another social casualty
Score one more for me
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one soon

We bit our lips
She looked out the window
Rolling tiny balls of napkin paper
I played a quick game of chess with the salt and pepper shaker
And I could see clearly
An indelible line was drawn
Between what was good, what just slipped out and what went wrong

Oh, the way she feels about me has changed
Thanks for playing, try again.
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one

I'm never speaking up again
It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery
Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now

One more thing
Why is it my fault?
So maybe I try too hard
But it's all because of this desire
I just wanna be liked
I just wanna be funny
Looks like the jokes on me
So call me captain backfire

Oh, the way she feels about me has changed
Thanks for playing, try again.
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one

I'm never speaking up again
It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery
Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now

3 comments:

captain corky said...

I think shooting the shit is necessary to feel normal. Feeling normal is good sometimes.

Hyde said...

Ha ha... I know the feeling.

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CRUSTYBEEF said...

I was listening to the words yesterday, funny because I enjoy John Mayer-never heard this song before and I really liked it.
I laughed when you typed how you had fallen in love with your best friend once,..and then, My stupid mouth.. you're good!
Always,
Crusty~