In Repair
John Mayer Lyrics


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Too many shadows in my room
Too many hours in this midnight
Too many corners in my mind
So much to do to set my heart right

Oh, it's taken so long
I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh, but if I take my heart's advice
I should assume it's still unsteady
I am in repair
I am in repair

Stood on the corner for a while
To wait for the wind to blow down on me
Hoping it takes with it my old ways
And brings some brand new luck upon me

Oh, it's taken so long
I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh, but if I take my heart's advice
I should assume it's still unsteady
I am in repair
I am in repair

And now I'm walking in the park
And all of the birds, they dance below me
Maybe when things turn green again
It will be good to say you know me

Oh, it's taken so long
I could be wrong, I could be ready
Oh, but if I take my heart's advice
I should assume it's still unsteady
Oh yeah, I'm never really ready, yeah
Oh yeah, I'm never really ready, yeah
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there
I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there




I'm in repair
I'm not together, but I'm getting there

Overall Meaning

The song "In Repair" by John Mayer speaks about someone who acknowledges that their life is not where they want it to be but they are taking steps to fix it. The lyrics indicate that the person has been through a lot and has experienced a lot of confusion and turmoil. They have been struggling to find balance within themselves and trying to figure out how to set their heart right. The choice of words such as "too many shadows," "too many hours," and "too many corners" in their mind, suggests that they have been dealing with a lot of overwhelming emotions that have been shadowing their consciousness.


The second verse reveals that the person is waiting on something to change their luck. They are hoping that the "wind will blow down" upon them and take their old habits away. They want to start fresh and are looking for a new beginning. The last verse is more uplifting, as the person talks about walking in the park, and all of the birds dancing below. This symbolizes a fresh start, and the possibility of good things happening again. Overall, the song speaks about someone who is taking responsibility for their life and making the necessary changes to get back on track.


Line by Line Meaning

Too many shadows in my room
There are too many negative thoughts in my mind.


Too many hours in this midnight
I've been awake for too long and can't seem to find peace.


Too many corners in my mind
There are too many thoughts and emotions clouding my mind with no clear direction.


So much to do to set my heart right
There's a lot I need to do to get my life back on track and find inner peace.


Oh, it's taken so long
I've been struggling for a long time to find balance in my life.


I could be wrong, I could be ready
I may not have all the right answers or be fully prepared, but I'm willing to try.


Oh, but if I take my heart's advice
If I listen to my intuition, I may find the right path to take.


I should assume it's still unsteady
My heart is still healing and I need to be patient with myself.


I am in repair
I'm working on myself and trying to make positive changes.


Stood on the corner for a while
I took a break and spent some time reflecting on my life and past mistakes.


To wait for the wind to blow down on me
I'm waiting for a change or an opportunity to come my way.


Hoping it takes with it my old ways
I'm hoping this change will help me move on from my past mistakes and unhealthy habits.


And brings some brand new luck upon me
I'm hoping for some good fortune in my future.


And now I'm walking in the park
I'm feeling better and more at peace, enjoying the simple things in life.


And all of the birds, they dance below me
I'm able to appreciate the beauty of nature and the world around me.


Maybe when things turn green again
Perhaps when things calm down and I find balance, I'll be happy again.


It will be good to say you know me
It'll be rewarding to show the world who I really am and see the positive changes in my life.


Oh yeah, I'm never really ready, yeah
I don't always feel prepared for what life throws at me, but I'm willing to try and learn.


I'm in repair
I'm acknowledging that I'm still healing and working on myself.


I'm not together, but I'm getting there
I'm not perfect, but I'm making progress and moving forward in a positive direction.




Lyrics © REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: John Clayton Mayer, Sidney Charlie Hunter

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