My Stupid Mouth
John Mayer Lyrics


My stupid mouth
Has got me in trouble
I said too much again
To a date over dinner yesterday
And I could see
She was offended
She said "well anyway"
Just dying for a subject change

Oh, another social casualty
Score one more for me
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one soon

We bit our lips
She looked out the window
Rolling tiny balls of napkin paper
I played a quick game of chess with the salt and pepper shaker
And I could see clearly
An indelible line was drawn
Between what was good, what just slipped out and what went wrong

Oh, the way she feels about me has changed
Thanks for playing, try again.
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one

I'm never speaking up again
It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery
Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now

One more thing
Why is it my fault?
So maybe I try too hard
But it's all because of this desire
I just want to be liked
I just want to be funny
Looks like the jokes on me
So call me captain backfire

I'm never speaking up again
It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery
Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now

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Written by: JOHN CLAYTON MAYER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Klara Lenartowicz

My stupid mouth
Has got me in trouble
I said too much again
To a date over dinner yesterday
And I could see
She was offended
She said "well anyway"
Just dying for a subject change

Oh, another social casualty
Score one more for me
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one soon

We bit our lips
She looked out the window
Rolling tiny balls of napkin paper
I played a quick game of chess with the salt and pepper shaker
And I could see clearly
An indelible line was drawn
Between what was good, what just slipped out and what went wrong

Oh, the way she feels about me has changed
Thanks for playing, try again.
How could I forget?
Mama said "think before speaking"
No filter in my head
Oh, what's a boy to do
I guess he better find one

I'm never speaking up again
It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery
Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now

One more thing
Why is it my fault?
So maybe I try too hard
But it's all because of this desire
I just want to be liked
I just want to be funny
Looks like the jokes on me
So call me captain backfire

I'm never speaking up again
It only hurts me
I'd rather be a mystery
Than she desert me

Oh I'm never speaking up again
Starting now



All comments from YouTube:

tbsdrummer87

So happy to hear this song again. It’s 2020 and the world has lost its marbles but this song brings me peace ☺️

Ara Noguera

Still in November 2021.

Stefano ANEMESI Maria Pelosi

The whole album actually, don't forget he did this in 2001, and still resonates here.

KeyKey

Omg yes 😩❤️

irfan zaman choudhury

So true... This song finds us Peace

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freshnewday

I made that vow when I was 13: I'm never speaking up again. That day was the pinnicle of rejection I experienced in school. I can still see the event, the people, the hurt vividly in my mind 26 years later. I told myself I'd never share myself with another person. I didn't keep that vow ultimately. At the same time, there's something very comforting about that thought to choose to be a mystery. The pain made me a much more caring person, & I am definitely better for having gone through it.

Na No

At the same time it's sad that people don't accept each other for being themselves too much.. love is just a game of pretending.

Daniel Reinoso

It's incredible how we are able to learn from pain. Pain is somehow a wise friend who hurts with the truth and helps us to grow.

Doren Berg

John Mayer's songs always resonate. He says a lot of things that most people would be too scared to admit. Love that he's bringing back honesty

SEGAtendo

This song is timeless. I’ve taken this vow… starting now!




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