I'm Gonna Find Another You
John Mayer Lyrics


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It's really over
You made your stand
You got me crying
As was your plan
But when my loneliness is through
I'm gonna find another you

You take your sweaters
You take your time
You might have your reasons
But you will never have my rhyme
I'm gonna sing my way away from blue
I'm gonna find another you

When I was your lover
No one else would do
If I'm forced to find another
I hope she looks like you
Yeah, and she's nicer too

So go on, baby
Make your little getaway
My pride will keep me company
And you just gave yours all away
Oh, now I'm gonna dress myself for two
Once for me, and once for someone new




I'm gonna do some things you wouldn't let me do
I'm gonna find another you

Overall Meaning

In John Mayer's song "I'm Gonna Find Another You," the singer is expressing his feelings of hurt and betrayal after his love interest decides to end the relationship. He acknowledges that she made her stand and got him crying, which was her plan all along. However, the singer is determined not to dwell in loneliness and heartbreak, as he declares that he will soon find another person to love. The lyrics "I'm gonna find another you" signify his firm decision to move on from his past relationship and find someone new who will appreciate and love him the way he deserves to be loved.


The second verse touches on the reasons why the singer and his love interest are separating. She takes her sweaters and her time, indicating that she is taking her possessions and leaving her lover behind. He acknowledges her reasons for leaving but emphasizes that they will never share the same artistic rhyme despite their shared experiences. The singer is confident that he can find happiness again and sing his way out of his sadness, singing the blues until he finds a new love.


The bridge of the song incorporates a bit of sarcasm as the singer proclaims that if he has to find another lover, he hopes they look like the person who left him. "Yeah, and she's nicer too" shows a level of disdain towards his previous lover, but also foreshadows that finding someone better to fill that void is not impossible.


In conclusion, "I'm Gonna Find Another You" is a song that portrays raw emotions when it comes to heartbreak and moving on from someone you cared for deeply. By the end of the song, John Mayer paints a picture of acceptance and newfound hope that the future holds something better.


Line by Line Meaning

It's really over
Our relationship has ended.


You made your stand
You were firm in your decision to end things.


You got me crying
Your actions have caused me emotional pain.


As was your plan
You intended to hurt me.


But when my loneliness is through
Once I have healed from this heartbreak.


I'm gonna find another you
I will move on and find someone new.


You take your sweaters
You are packing your belongings.


You take your time
You are in no rush to leave.


You might have your reasons
You have your own justification for ending the relationship.


But you will never have my rhyme
You can't match my creativity and expression.


I'm gonna sing my way away from blue
I will cope with my sadness through music.


When I was your lover
When we were together romantically.


No one else would do
I only wanted to be with you.


If I'm forced to find another
If moving on is my only option.


I hope she looks like you
I still have feelings for you and want to find someone similar.


Yeah, and she's nicer too
I hope to find someone who treats me better than you did.


So go on, baby
You can leave now.


Make your little getaway
Go on your trip, I don't need you anymore.


My pride will keep me company
I am confident in my ability to move on and be happy without you.


And you just gave yours all away
You lost your dignity by intentionally hurting me.


Oh, now I'm gonna dress myself for two
I am ready to find a new partner.


Once for me, and once for someone new
I will take care of myself and also make an effort for a potential partner.


I'm gonna do some things you wouldn't let me do
I am excited for new experiences and to be with someone who is more open-minded.


I'm gonna find another you
I am ready and determined to move on from our past relationship.




Lyrics © REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
Written by: John Clayton Mayer

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