Rosie

Album: The Search for Everything (2017)

Songfacts®:

  • Here, John Mayer addresses a former girlfriend called Rosie, who broke up with him because of his drinking:

    Rosie
    Come down and get the door for me
    I'm drunk again, remember when we used to be?


    He's turned up drunk at Rosie's door, but it's a lost cause, and she leaves him outside in "the January rain."
  • Asked about the inspiration for this song during a Twitter Q&A, John Mayer replied: "I wanted to write a soulful song about a guy who's a drunk selfish idiot. (Not me.) He's a sweet lunkhead (Me.)"

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