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John Mayer – Gravity lyrics

Gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down

Oh I'll never know what makes this man
With all the love that his heart can stand
Dream of ways to throw it all away

Oh Gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down

Oh twice as much aint twice as good
And can't sustain like a one half could
It's wanting more
That's gonna send me to my knees

Oh gravity, stay the hell away from me
Oh gravity, has taken better men than me how can that be?

Just keep me where the light is
Just keep me where the light is
Just keep me where the light is
Come on keep me where the light is
Come on keep me where the light is
Come on keep me where, keep me where the light is

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  • ChrisFishA-CrossRiff
    I think anything hit the nail on the head.
    Gravity is the "feeling". Any man would love to have two women (and I don't mean in bed kind of way) to love and have them love him. He's saying his human nature to want two lovers is working against a faithful relationship. When he says "I'll never know what makes this man... dream of ways to throw it all away" he means that he has a perfect life with his current love now, but for some reason wants to throw that love away to have both.
    I think "keep me where the light is" is a statement to say "I've decided to stay with the original love and I'd rather take the path that I can see what's ahead of me instead of taking a blind chance".
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  • a
    I don't know, but seems to me that this song is about temptation. Specifically, temptation to adultery. If you look at the first "verse", he clearly states that he is currently in a loving relationship, yet is feeling temptation. In the refrain he names that temptation "Gravity". He then more explicitly explains that temptation in the next verse, "Oh twice as much ain't twice as good . . .", but also his understanding that giving in won't make his life richer.
    Small number of lyrics, excellent moral, great song!
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  • a
    This song is a good soul felt expression about life. Aging is a delicate and beautiful thing but it don't always end up how we plan or dream. We get disappointed in love, in friends and family, and in ourselves. Sometimes we want to be more than what we are. Be a better person, wish we had lived a better life, go back and change mistakes even, but 'gravity' keeps us where we are, with who we are and with what we have. Sometime its despairing to live and to love and we want to run away. Love more than anything can rip a person to pieces and leave them empty when its over. But we can't get away from it. Its life! The wheel keeps turnin through the good and the bad.
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  • a
    My meaning of this song is that he's having a hard time in life and is just trying to get himself back on his feet wether it's a girl he's having a hard time about, or if it's family. Either or. For me when I hear this song it's family hard times. When he says "just keep me where the light is" I think he's refering to the brighter (happier) times in life. He just wants everything to be okay. .
    But that's just what I think. .: S. Lol.
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  • m
    I feel its about the struggle between what we know is good for us (children, a loving spouse, being kind to others, faith in a higher power, helping those less fortunate, defending the weak, meekness, temperance, love, patience) and other things (drugs, alcohol, materialism, selfishness, gluttony, s** at the expense of others) like New York Minute by the Eagles. Some will work for years and blow it all in a bad weekend.
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