The Age of Worry
John Mayer Lyrics


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Close your eyes and clone yourself
Build your heart and army
To defend your innocence
While you do everything wrong

Don't be scared to walk alone
Don't be scared to like it
There's no time that you must be home
So sleep where your darkness falls

Alive in the age of worry
Smile in the age of worry
Go wild in the age of worry
And sing Worry, why should I care?

No you fight is not within
Yours is with your timing
Dream your dreams but don't pretend
Be friends with what you are
Give your heart then change your mind
You're allowed to do it
'Cause God knows it's been done to you
And somehow you got through it

Alive in the age of worry
Rage in the age of worry
Sing out in the age of worry
And sing Worry, why should I care?

Rage in the age of worry




Act your age in the age of worry
And sing Worry, get out of here!

Overall Meaning

The Age of Worry by John Mayer is a song that talks about how we all deal with worry and uncertainty, especially in today's world where everything seems to be constantly changing. The opening lines, "Close your eyes and clone yourself, build your heart and army to defend your innocence while you do everything wrong," suggests that we tend to put up walls to protect ourselves from making mistakes and getting hurt, while still experiencing failures and imperfections.


The song encourages listeners to not be afraid of being alone or liking it, to embrace individuality and not feel the pressure of society's rigid expectations. He also advises to take some time off and withdraw from everything and everyone if you need to, and not be forced to go home at a specific time. The message here is to live life freely, without worrying about the limitations imposed by society.


Moving on, the lyrics, "No your fight is not within, yours is with your timing, dream your dreams but don't pretend, be friends with what you are," advise listeners to not compare themselves with others, and instead recognize that their journey and growth process is unique. Mayer acknowledges that changing your mind and questioning your previous choices is okay since growth and change are a necessary part of development. Essentially, the song's main idea is to live life without worrying about the judgements of others and being comfortable in one's own skin.


Line by Line Meaning

Close your eyes and clone yourself
Focus on yourself and create a better version of you.


Build your heart and army
Create a strong and brave personality and a support system around yourself.


To defend your innocence
Strengthen yourself emotionally to tackle the challenges and defend your core beliefs.


While you do everything wrong
It's okay to make mistakes and learn from it, there's a learning curve in life.


Don't be scared to walk alone
It's okay to venture out on your own and pave a path for yourself without any companionship.


Don't be scared to like it
Embrace the solitude and enjoy your own company, it's not necessary to find happiness in someone else.


There's no time that you must be home
You're free to wander and explore, there's no rush to get home.


So sleep where your darkness falls
Rest wherever suits you, even if it's unfamiliar and uncomfortable.


Alive in the age of worry
Despite the constant anxiety and fear around, there's always hope and positivity.


Smile in the age of worry
Find happiness and joy amidst the chaos.


Go wild in the age of worry
Break the norms and do something unconventional, don't be afraid to take risks.


And sing Worry, why should I care?
Don't let the fear and worry affect you, be carefree and let go of the anxiety.


No, your fight is not within
The battle you face is not against yourself, but with the challenges that come your way.


Yours is with your timing
Success and failures come with time, so be patient and keep moving forward.


Dream your dreams but don't pretend
Follow your aspirations, but be realistic about your abilities.


Be friends with what you are
Accept and love yourself for who you are, and work towards improving yourself in a positive manner.


Give your heart then change your mind
It's alright to change your mind, and it's essential to change your heart when things don't work out.


You're allowed to do it
You have the freedom and the right to make your own decisions and choices.


'Cause God knows it's been done to you
Others may have changed their hearts and minds on you before, so it's natural to do the same in return.


And somehow you got through it
Despite the difficult times, you've managed to overcome the obstacles, and are stronger because of them.


Rage in the age of worry
Take your anger and frustration and channel it into something productive and positive.


Act your age in the age of worry
Mature and grow from all the experiences, and let them shape who you are.


And sing Worry, get out of here!
Let go of the fear and worry, and focus on the excitement and opportunities life has to offer.




Lyrics © REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING
Written by: John Mayer

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