Why Georgia

Album: Room For Squares (2002)
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  • I am driving up 85 in the
    Kind of morning that lasts all afternoon
    I'm just stuck inside the gloom
    4 more exits to my apartment but
    I am tempted to keep the car in drive
    And leave it all behind

    'Cause I wonder sometimes
    About the outcome
    Of a still verdictless life

    Am I living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Why, why Georgia, why?

    I rent a room and I fill the spaces with
    Wood in places to make it feel like home
    But all I feel's alone
    It might be a quarter life crisis
    Or just the stirring in my soul

    Either way I wonder sometimes
    About the outcome
    Of a still verdictless life

    Am I living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Why, why Georgia, why?

    So what, so I've got a smile on
    But it's hiding the quiet superstitions in my head
    Don't believe me
    Don't believe me
    When I say I've got it down

    Everybody is just a stranger but
    That's the danger in going my own way
    I guess it's the price I have to pay
    Still "everything happens for a reason"
    Is no reason not to ask myself if I

    Am living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Why, tell me why,
    Why, why Georgia, why? Writer/s: John Clayton Mayer
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Comments: 9

  • Jenny from NycI think this is brilliant song
  • Scott from Hickory, NcI saw him in an interview he said he was on the way to a gig while living in Georgia, he was headed one way on the interstate and said he was laughing at the traffic in the opposite lanes cause it was stopped bumper-to-bumper...Then suddenly he realized he had left his guitar at his job and would have to turn around and go back the opposite way where traffic was so bad and he thought to himself.."Why Georgia"? And the rest is history
  • Randy from Reading, PaI first saw John in 2001 or 2002 opening up for Glen Phillips (formerly of Toad the Wet Sprocket) in a little dive bar in Philly called the North Star.

    I thought he was a pretty good guitarist but I didn't really appreciate his songwriting til after I heard his first CD.
  • Pookielocks from Ohio, Ohthis is my fave jm song of all time.
  • Megan from Nowhere, KyThis is my favorite JM song as well. :)
  • Adam from Poplar Bluff, MoThis is my favorite John Mayer song. It is very poignant and moving.
  • Scotty from Greenville, NcI've read interviews where he describes this song about being stuck on the highway in traffic.
  • Natalie from Redding, CaThis is the first song of his that I ever liked. I hated his first single "no such thing" because I thought he sounded too much like Michael McDonald. Then I heard this, and I thought I'd give him another listen, and I haven't stopped listening since.
  • Viki from Canada, CanadaWhy Georgia is simply a great song. I loooooooove John Mayer and all of his music. He's very unique among other artists, and has so much talent. His writing, guitar playing, lyrics are always amazing! And he's not so hard on the eyes either...If you haven't seen him live...you haven't lived!
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