Song of the Day #3,991: ‘Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey’ – John Mayer

Oh, how close we came to having a John Mayer song as the Random Weekend selection for frequent commenter Dana’s birthday! That would have been a fun twist given Dana’s Mayer bashing over the years.

But alas, Mr. Mayer arrives a day late. Maybe next year.

Today’s song is from the 2012 album Born and Raised, his fifth and one of his best. Influenced by Bob Dylan, Neil Young and the 70s Laurel Canyon scene, it’s a relaxed and lovely record.

In fact, Dana once said of opening track ‘Queen of California‘: “This song… doesn’t suck.”

Which kind of qualifies as a rave.

[Verse 1]
We pick up in New York City
I’m tryna find a man I never got to be
But when I push down on the pavement
I found the whole thing so much harder than it seemed

The only deal I ever signed
No devil drew a dotted line
The stage was set, the words were mine
I’m not complaining

[Chorus]
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Water, water, water, sleep
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Wake up, shake it off, and repeat
It’s just a phase, it’s not forever
It’s just a phase, but I still might have a ways to go

[Verse 2]
Every night around this time
My friends and I, we treat it like a race
When I really start to break it down
I wouldn’t trust a girl who knew about this place

Walking home with no one left
Speak softly underneath my breath
“Hey world, you ain’t seen nothing yet”
Great, now it’s raining

[Chorus]
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Water, water, water, sleep
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Wake up, shake it off, and repeat
It’s just a phase, it’s not forever
It’s just a phase, but I still might have a ways to go

[Bridge]
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Water, water, water sleep
Dreamed somebody missed me
Wake up, shake it off, and repeat
And repeat and repeat after me

[Chorus]
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Water, water, water, sleep
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Wake up, shake it off, and repeat
It’s just a phase, it’s not forever
It’s just a phase, but I still might have a ways to go

[Outro]
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Water, water, water sleep
Whiskey, whiskey, whiskey
Cut me off and pour me in the street

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,991: ‘Whiskey, Whiskey, Whiskey’ – John Mayer

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Lol…I really provide some profound insight on your blog.
    Well, this song… doesn’t suck either.😀

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