John Mayer - Why Georgia Lyrics




I am driving up 85 in the
Kind of morning that lasts all afternoon
Just stuck inside the gloom
4 more exits to my apartment but
I am tempted to keep the car in drive
And leave it all behind

Cause I wonder sometimes
About the outcome
Of a still verdictless life

Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Why, why Georgia, why?

I rent a room and I fill the spaces with
Wood in places to make it feel like home
But all I feel's alone
It might be a quarter life crisis
Or just the stirring in my soul

Either way I wonder sometimes
About the outcome
Of a still verdictless life

Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Why, why Georgia, why?

So what, so I've got a smile on
But it's hiding the quiet superstitions in my head
Don't believe me
Don't believe me
When I say I've got it down

Everybody is just a stranger but
That's the danger in going my own way
I guess it's the price I have to pay
Still "everything happens for a reason"
Is no reason not to ask myself

If I am living it right
Am I living it right?
Am I living it right?
Why, tell me why
Why, why Georgia, why?





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  1. Dylan Laucks

    At 19, for my father’s work, my family and I will be moving to GA. Beautiful state and God I AM excited. But to leave home, everything and everyone I’ve ever known and love, the question that keeps coming to mind is “Why Georgia, why?”

  2. Shawna T

    Hearing this song today makes me realize how long I’ve been wanting to leave

  3. Sam Shuler

    Anyone in 2020

  4. headass steph

    listening to this in the highway is a good feeling!!

  5. imnotanalky

    I broke up with a sweet girl around 04, and I was driving to work on a foggy morning, and these lyrics hit me hard. I did the right thing, but I think about that time every time I hear this song. I can't believe this is 15+ years old!! Time flies.

  6. Taga Cale

    Timeless

  7. john oldham

    Always loved this song , I miss the days when this music was on the billboard charts not sex craved drug fueled money flashing "rappers" and djs

    KlovborgOfDoomElite

    Born too late for great music culture. Born to early to see it change i guess

  8. Adam Dutch

    He is the songwriter of our generation

  9. Hoze 123

    why lisa why

  10. Mark Folkerts

    How many people drove up I-85 in Atlanta just to have that kind of morning that lasted all afternoon?

  11. Heaven Arteries

    Remeber listening to this as a kiddie 🎶

  12. Kenneth Nichols

    It's almost sad to listen to his earlier work and to know from interviews that he feels he lied to his fans because he didn't actually feel these songs. He wrote ditties he knew would sell, but were essentially meaningless to him. He has said he suffers from narcissistic disorder and felt like people would just buy anything he sold because he's so much smarter than anyone else.
    I still love his music but it leaves me feeling conflicted every time, now.

    Harris

    He definitely loves performing this song, it's easy to spot the radio songs he clearly doesn't care about.

  13. Honest Erica

    I 💖John🌞🌻🕊🐢

  14. Nick Rogers

    Play this song at 2x speed. It will blow your mind.

  15. Andreas Hoppe

    John Mayers song writing skills are insane.

  16. Frank Marcellino III

    I am driving up 85 in the
    Kind of morning that lasts all afternoon
    I'm just stuck inside the gloom
    4 more exits to my apartment but
    I am tempted to keep the car in drive
    And leave it all behind

    'Cause I wonder sometimes
    About the outcome
    Of a still verdictless life

    Am I living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Why, why Georgia, why?

    I rent a room and I fill the spaces with
    Wood in places to make it feel like home
    But all I feel's alone
    It might be a quarter life crisis
    Or just the stirring in my soul

    Either way I wonder sometimes
    About the outcome
    Of a still verdictless life

    Am I living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Why, why Georgia, why?

    So what, so I've got a smile on
    But it's hiding the quiet superstitions in my head
    Don't believe me
    Don't believe me
    When I say I've got it down

    Everybody is just a stranger but
    That's the danger in going my own way
    I guess it's the price I have to pay
    Still "everything happens for a reason"
    Is no reason not to ask myself if I

    Am living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Am I living it right?
    Why, tell me why,
    Why, why Georgia, why?

  17. Shaun Vale

    what guitar is that on the couch

    Benjamin Griffith

    Your Mom's

  18. Faith Thweatt

    #classicjohn

  19. radar blip

    Just fell into this song and it's Fantastic, it works for me at 73. Thanks for the Play.

    Jabez Gill

    radar blip “might be a three-quarters life crisis” 😂

  20. Katherine Hutchinson-Cipri

    This song hits way too close to home…

  21. patrick miller

    there are kids in high school who are younger than this song.....woah

  22. InflatablePlane

    Ah junior and senior years in HS. Takes me back :)

  23. Frankie Gee

    2018 手錶和機芯行業喜訊: 本

  24. Tin Htun Aung

    I don't know why I love listening to this song again and again

  25. Richard Weakland

    Mayer is Dead too me :)

  26. ninanile

    I love this 🎶
    Please checkout *Out of Whack* by ninanile. It’s a song I wrote. I’m an aspiring writer and your support is much appreciated ☺️

  27. Marcia Antonette

    The chords and the vibe John brought out at that time, makes me smile. Reminds me when my boys were tottlers in swattlin off on some camping trips to the Sierra. And taking them to Cambria for coastal get aways. Fun times with these now memorible wonderful tunes

  28. the lion

    this song always reminds me of driving up I-26, leaving Charleston, SC for the last time. Listened to this album the whole way through the state.

  29. Jose Starks

    Is this Georgia like the state? Why not Carolina? California? Texas?

    TehMinja

    pretty sure its where john mayer got his start

    Benjamin Griffith

    Why Georgia? WHYYY?

  30. Scott Lunsford

    Wonderful song with some pretty deep lyrics...magic!

  31. Axel Gravgaard

    Everybody is, just an stranger but, that’s the danger of, going my own way...

    Damn

    StupidlyAmazing

    To many commas

    Michelle Truran

    Axel Gravgaard I have always loved his music! It hits home for a lot of us!

    ivy anderson

    Going your own way is completely courageous and beautiful

  32. Legoat

    My friend would play this song on his guitar all the time

  33. Legoat

    I love the beginning!

  34. Mark Mccormick

    If you really listen to these lyrics, they are very profound in thought. Mayer doesn't really get enough credit for how excellent his song writing ability is

    2B Blue

    Interested to hear why you think he's not given enough credit for his songwriting? I've always considered him one of the greatest songwriters of all time, and was under the impression, most artists did too?

    RainbowDreams30

    He’s brilliant

    iTs NaWTy

    His talent is well known and respected amongst his piers, but yes he is a lyrical genius that is often overlooked by ppl listening to his music

    Jacqueline Bukowski

    COMPLETELY AGREE 1000%

    Castlehill650

    The man’s a song-writing genius of our time. There is *absolutely no denying that.*

  35. Berlin Mutapcic Mutapcic

    I love this album

  36. Berlin Mutapcic Mutapcic

    I love this song

  37. Kristie MacArthur

    His lyrics!! I so appreciate the way he's able to use plain English to convey things we all feel and can't quite express. Magician, genius, word wizard.

  38. DB Cooper

    "Might be a quarter life crisis" Always that was brilliant.

  39. Katie Harrod

    love love love these songs

  40. Sandra Kitchens

    I love john mayor so much . His music always puts me in the best mood 🖒🖒

  41. FPH Y

    I miss listening to John Mayor <3

  42. postcardsfromj

    My favourite song from 'Room for Squares'... Can't believe it's been 16 years since this album was released. Happy sweet 16, JM! ❤

  43. Atlnative29

    Perfect mornin driving song up 85 with the top down! I ❤️ Georgia!!!

  44. negromalo78

    This song hits my soul.... Some Whiskey and good friends ..

  45. phill collins

    love his musis..too bad he's looped

    Chris Engleman

    Lol...that's funny. He developed a massive ego...got high on his own supply. Made him looped.

  46. Michael Cuellar

    love this song but damn it brings back memories i don't like

  47. Sung Yul Taylor

    I wanna go back to the joy of my childhood: exploring, good friends, simplicity, and ofcourse, OFCOURSE, GOOD MUSIC. Remember hearing No Such Thing for the first time in 2000 in Laurel, Md at my childhood friend's house and then watching John make hit after hit after that. He's still making good music today.

    elephantal

    Sung Yul Taylor felt good reading your comment. i guess it always feels good reading someone else's experiences.

    Angellama23/Ava vs Mariah

    very good amazing

  48. 339 .339

    i like this and continuum the best,damn these songs give me the FEELS!!!!!!

  49. Bill H

    Amazing album

  50. JabberWockyzZ

    My state <3 Driving on 85, you can really find yourself~

  51. Twilight Mack

    One of my all time faves

  52. Cristian Mendoza

    never heard in 2001 but it's so good. great song maybe one of the best ballads from the 00S

  53. Shane Brandy

    I heard this song at Walmart

    Me the alt centrist

    They don’t play music at my Walmart 😔

    Andrio Robberts

    Juan Luna Right?

    I'm actually laughing.

    RainbowDreams30

    But it caught your attention right??

    dgmwitz DGM

    @Scrappleton II im a metalhead... if only megadeth was played in walmart smh

  54. Steven Hebert

    Amazing song!

  55. Timothy Parry Jr

    I hear this song everywhere, I was having Sushi at a local Japanese restaurant the other day and this song came on.

    Stachelle Collinsworth

    That's John Mayer's fav food too :)

  56. Ayana J

    2:48-2:52 made the song for me

  57. Ruben Delgadillo

    One of the best rock debut albums!

    Frankie Gee

    手錶和機芯行業喜訊: 本

    Clemente Martinez

    Still is in 2019.

  58. Amy Chan

    Its never to late to take the road less traveled. Am I living life right? I am back on a steady stable mood. Thank you!

    Blondehuntress

    TheFloyd Can I come? I've found that we grow stronger when we face the journey together

    Caleb Personal Miller

    You're welcome.

  59. Tronchi Tina

    "Cause I wonder sometimes 
    About the outcome 
    Of a still verdict less life."
    Great lyrics!!! 

    Frankie Gee

    Indeed!

    Tom Smith

    could you explain the meaning of a verdict less life? I think he means simple living, a nonproblematic life. Maybe this wrong. Thanks.

    Lukas

    I think what he’s saying is he’s worried if he’s going to live up to his and other’s expectations. He wrote this song in his late teens early twenties before he made it big, he moved to Georgia to try to make a career in music and he didn’t know if he was going to fail in music or not but he went for it.

  60. Darryl Andrew Doorbal

    even the Mayer went mainstream and lost something o well at least he left some great albums behind

    mikebtko

    Darryl Andrew Doorbal Room For Squares thru Battle Studies, so many gorgeous tracks! I have this theory about brilliant artists, they usually give you 4 stellar studio albums, like the Counting Crows, debut thru "Hard Candy"... There are exceptions to the rule, but if you don't get out there and live real life experiences, the albums often flatline...

    Joe Knapp

    this is one of his most "mainstream" hits dude

    mikebtko

    Joe Knapp his creative juice is not the same, rich & famous, kind of messes you up in that way

    Shawn Perry

    That's why I got mad...

    I need THIS John Mayer...not MONTANA Mayer!!!😶😶😶

    Harris

    @mikebtko lol guess you haven't seen him play changing or Helpless live. It's definitely still there.

  61. Cabo8520

    So much feeling on this song, dont know why

    Stephen Fiore

    Cabo8520 .... Nice vocal dynamics (highs and lows)

  62. Ravi Soni

    Wonderful songs!!!! :)

  63. bloofan06

    Thanks for posting all of these John Mayer songs! I love this one!