Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
John Mayer – Say lyrics

Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all your so called problems
Better put 'em in quotations

Say what you need to say (x7)
Say what you need to saaaay...

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you'd be better off instead

If you could only
Say what you need to say (x7)
Say what you need to saaay...

Have no fear
For giving in
Have no fear
For giving over
You better know that in the end
It's better to say too much
Then never to say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open... Wide...

Say what you need to say (x7)
Say what you need to
Say what you need to
Say what you need to say...

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct
Submitted bychubby

Music Facts about John Mayer and "Say" song

Say meaningsPost my meaning

  • TCsongwriter
    What john mayer is trying to put out to us is that jsut say whats on your mind this is the time and we only have one chance to live it and if we don't say what we need to say then ull never know what people think.?
    I know its hard to take advise but just do it before its to late.
    I new I put myself all out there and I said what I wanted to say and I knew I would have had to do it so I did and if that doesn't help then what does because what we say counts and it doesn't matter if your wrong or right. Jsut say whats on your mind. :)
    Add your reply
  • l
    Sometimes pride keeps us from saying what we need to say. He was a prideful man, and it wasn easy for him to say what he both needed and at some level wanted to say. In life there are regrets and we must be able to take responsibility for our wrong actions, admit, make amends, say what you need to say. Clean up the past for a more present joyful now.
    Add your reply
  • u
    You go along thinking that maybe some things are better left unsaid, for fear of the reprocussions of saying it. Sort of becomes a habit. But youll come to find out that being honest with other people, even if its gonna hurt, is being honest with yourself. And even if youve been honest and the world turns their back on you, you'll be okay -even standing alone- because you know you did exactly the right thing.
    Add your reply
  • s
    I personally agree with "What", I mean I hear this song 15 times a day on our easy listening office radio station. And I litterally had look the song up just to see if there were any other lyrics besides "say what you need to say". I guess if song becomes annoying you just tune it out after awhile. But to go after "What" call him and dumb, just for stating is opinion, who is the "dumb" one. Note: he says "I think" that's an opinion, right?
    Add your reply
  • d
    "what", I think you're missing the entire message of his lyrics. John Mayer is a brilliant song writer, and you saying that "It's as if he ran out of things to say..." is ridiculous. He's reiterating the point his trying to get across, which seems to be, look past your pride, and if you've got something to say then just say it. It's not about running out of lyrics. It's about getting a point across.
    Add your reply

    Write about your feelings and thoughts about Say

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad