Paper Doll
John Mayer Lyrics


Paper doll, come try it on
Step out of that black chiffon
Here's a dress of gold and blue
Sure was fun being good to you

This one we made just for Fall
And Winter runs a bit too small
This mint green is new for Spring
My love didn't cost a thing
You're like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they're runnin' from
Was it just too far to fall?
For a little paper doll

Fold a scarf, Moroccan red
And tie your hair behind your head
Strap into some heels that hurt
You should've kept my undershirt

You're like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they're runnin' from
Was it just too far to fall?
For a little paper doll

Cut the cord and pull some strings
And make yourself some angel wings
And if those angel wings don't fly
Someone's gonna paint you another sky

'Cause you're like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they're runnin' from
Was it just too far to fall?

Lyrics © REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
Written by: John Clayton Mayer

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C2 _Abiseva

Paper doll, come try it on
Step out of that black chiffon
Here’s a dress of gold and blue
Sure was fun being good to you
This one we made just for Fall
And Winter runs a bit too small
This mint green is new for Spring
My love didn’t cost a thing
You’re like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from
Was it just too far to fall?
For a little paper doll
Fold a scarf, Moroccan red
And tie your hair behind your head
Strap into some heels that hurt
You should’ve kept my undershirt
You’re like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from
Was it just too far to fall?
For a little paper doll
Cut the cord and pull some strings
And make yourself some angel wings
And if those angel wings don’t fly
Someone’s gonna paint you another sky
‘Cause you’re like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from
Was it just too far to fall?



Anonymous Psychic

Paper Doll
John Mayer


Paper doll, come try it on
Step out of that black chiffon
Here’s a dress of gold and blue
Sure was fun being good to you

This one we made just for Fall
And Winter runs a bit too small
This mint green is new for Spring
My love didn’t cost a thing

You’re like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from
Was it just too far to fall?
For a little paper doll

Fold a scarf, Moroccan red
And tie your hair behind your head
Strap into some heels that hurt
You should’ve kept my undershirt

You’re like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from
Was it just too far to fall?
For a little paper doll

Cut the cord and pull some strings
And make yourself some angel wings
And if those angel wings don’t fly
Someone’s gonna paint you another sky

‘Cause you’re like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they’re runnin’ from
Was it just too far to fall?


Songwriters: John Mayer
Paper Doll lyrics © Reach Music Publishing



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Paper doll, come try it on
Step out of that black chiffon
Here's a dress of gold and blue
Sure was fun being good to you

This one we made just for Fall
And Winter runs a bit too small
This mint green is new for Spring
My love didn't cost a thing

You're like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they're runnin' from
Was it just too far to fall?
For a little paper doll

Fold a scarf, Moroccan red
And tie your hair behind your head
Strap into some heels that hurt
You should've kept my undershirt

You're like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they're runnin' from
Was it just too far to fall?
For a little paper doll

Cut the cord and pull some strings
And make yourself some angel wings
And if those angel wings don't fly
Someone's gonna paint you another sky

'Cause you're like twenty-two girls in one
And none of them know what they're runnin' from
Was it just too far to fall?



All comments from YouTube:

Jonathan Bolger

The harmony in the song is amazing. Everywhere, from the backing vox. The little bits of guitar over dub in the 2nd verse, the piano on the break down "someone's gonna paint you another sky" part.. I love how he does this in his music, really straight up pop songs with some really intricate and beautiful harmony. That's what happens when really talented musicians are writing pop music, we need more of this.

MyName Is

That riff that starts at 3:54 is the most beautiful yet haunting thing I've ever heard in my life.

nino0057

It's other-worldly beautiful. Haunting.

Ham 'Housekeeping' Sarris

@Gabriel Mansilla maybe - probably a pedal of 5 tho

Gabriel Mansilla

@DANYAL Slide guitar?

Aleksa Pavlovic

@DANYAL true!

DANYAL

Sounds like a Theremin

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LiamTSH96

This song is incredible.

Lynn Skaggs

This song is heart-wrenching. It's in the changes. In the subtleties and especially in the mournful ending.

Liz Lyon

Who else is here listening to the chorus after finding out that while John's voice was still recovering from the granuloma and he couldn't sing as high as usual, he asked David Ryan Harris to come in and sing like him for the harmony in the chorus, and left it in the recording!! haha I can recognise David's voice now that I know it's him

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