Gravity
John Mayer Lyrics


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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

Whoa, whoa
Gravity is working against me
And gravity wants to bring me down

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

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

Whoa, whoa
Gravity, stay the hell away from me
Whoa, whoa
Gravity has taken better men than me
Now 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, now, keep me where the light is

Overall Meaning

John Mayer's song "Gravity" is a powerful and emotional piece that showcases the serious themes of temptation, addiction, and self-doubt. The singer bemoans the fact that he's often at war with himself, and he can feel the weight of "gravity" bearing down on him. Mayer acknowledges that though he has all the love he could ever want, he's still tempted to throw it all away. He recognizes that the need for more can be overwhelming and that it can lead him to his knees if he's not careful.


The lyrics suggest that even the strongest men can succumb to the pull of Gravity. It's a force that can chip away at one's resilience and desire to do good in the world. The final lines plead for some kind of reprieve: "Just keep me where the light is." The light symbolizes everything from goodness to hope—anything that can offset the negative forces that are dragging the singer down.


Line by Line Meaning

Gravity is working against me
The force of gravity is making things difficult for me.


And gravity wants to bring me down
Gravity is trying to drag me down and make me feel negative.


Oh, I'll never know
I cannot understand why I feel this way.


What makes this man, with all the love that his heart can stand
What drives a person who has the capacity to love so deeply.


Dream of ways to throw it all away
Why someone would contemplate giving up everything they love.


Whoa, whoa
An expression of surprise, disbelief, and confusion.


Oh, twice as much ain't twice as good
More is not always better in life.


And can't sustain like one half could
Too much of something can be unsustainable, unlike a moderate amount.


It's wanting more that's gonna send me to my knees
The desire for excessive things may take a toll on me.


Gravity, stay the hell away from me
I do not want to feel weighed down by negativity.


Gravity has taken better men than me
Even stronger people have been affected by the negative force of gravity.


Now how can that be?
This occurrence is confusing and difficult to comprehend.


Just keep me where the light is
Help me stay in a positive, optimistic place in life.


Come on, keep me where the light is
Encouraging someone to stay in the light and avoid darkness.




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Written by: John Mayer

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