Song of the Day #1,589: ‘Good Love Is On the Way’ – John Mayer Trio

John Mayer is often dismissed (sometimes rightly) as a mellow soft rock artist aimed a little too squarely at the Starbucks crowd.

But anybody who doubts Mayer’s considerable guitar chops, or his affinity for the blues rock of his idols Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, should check out his 2005 release Try!, recorded live with stdio stalwarts Steve Jordan and Pino Palladino as the John Mayer Trio.

This 11-track live collection features just a couple of Mayer’s more famous tracks, leaning instead on blues covers and new material that makes good use of the bare-bones, no-fuss lineup.

Mayer lets this sound seep into his studio albums on occasion, but not as often as he should. His more polished work could use a stronger dose of the grit and sweat he exudes on this album.

I’m a lazy lover
Undercover
Wasting time
Then one day this summer
I changed my number
To cut my line

[Chorus]
Good love is on the way
I been lonely but I know, I’ll be OK
Good love is on the way

3 years broken hearted
But now her ghost is finally gone
I’m done with broken people
This is me
I’m working on (cause I know)

[Chorus]

Good to go for wherever I’m needed
Bags are packed and I’m
Down by the door
You can take all the tricks up my sleeve
I don’t need them anymore

Good love is on the way
I’ve been lonely, lonely, lonely, yeah
Good love is on the way
I’ve been lonely but I know I’ll be OK
Good love is on the way

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One thought on “Song of the Day #1,589: ‘Good Love Is On the Way’ – John Mayer Trio

  1. Dana says:

    Well this is certainly an improvement over dribble like “Say What You Mean to Say.”

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