song of the day. #42 | song lyric sunday.

song of the day | what sandra thinks

This edition of ‘song of the day‘ is also a post for ‘Song Lyric Sunday‘. The challenge is to post a song that fits the weekly theme. Or even a song that doesn’t fit… just to share some lyrics and music.

This week’s theme is fortune telling/predicting the future. This song might be a little bit of a stretch… but I love it so you get it anyway…


Looking for love was my undoing. Kind of. People used to say that you’ll never find it if you’re looking… that it would just show up when you’re not expecting it. I knew I was screwed… because I was always looking for it. And then people started throwing reality at me. Or what they thought was reality: The fairy tale doesn’t exist — not even close.

So… not only was I always looking, but apparently, I was looking for something that didn’t exist. Maybe that’s why I gave up. Good enough was good enough. Or so I thought. You know me… I assumed I didn’t deserve anything more.

Maybe I actually belong with that kid who used to sit with me on the school bus. Maybe it was that boy who teased me in high school. How could I know?

Anyway… that was depressing. Moving on…

This song isn’t only about the one who (maybe) got away. It’s about (impatiently) waiting for him (or her, depending on your preference).

Hurry up and get here… I’ll know it’s you when you show up. Hopefully. That’s predicting the future, right?

Love Song for No One / John Mayer

Staying home alone on a Friday
Flat on the floor looking back on old love
Or lack thereof
After all the crushes are faded
And all my wishful thinking was wrong
I’m jaded, I hate it

I’m tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here
So tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here (get here)

Searching all my days just to find you
I’m not sure who I’m looking for
I’ll know it when I see you
Until then, I’ll hide in my bedroom
Staying up all night just to write
A love song for no one

I’m tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here
So tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here

I could have met you in a sandbox
I could have passed you on the sidewalk
Could I have missed my chance
And watched you walk away

I’m tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here
So tired of being alone
So hurry up and get here

You’ll be so good
You’ll be so good for me

Written by John Mayer & Clay Cook 

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This is live… because John Mayer live is perfect. Better than the album version… always.

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Obviously I am not the owner of any rights to this song, video, or lyrics… just everything else… which isn’t much… ©2017 what sandra thinks

About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, sometimes blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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18 Responses to song of the day. #42 | song lyric sunday.

  1. I thought you were due for a John Mayer song. 😊

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  2. Marquessa says:

    Great lyrics. You and John have a thang…😆

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  3. Great song! When you referenced “looking for love” in the post, I began to worry…
    And I am just so relieved you didn’t pick “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places” from the Urban Cowboy soundtrack. Whew…
    Don’t you just love John Mayer?
    And like you, Lovely, I could find a Coldplay song for just about every occasion…not so much Morrisey though, for me it’s Radiohead.

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    • Oh… I would never pick that Urban Cowboy song! Haha…

      I have seen John Mayer live more than anyone else… I’m not sure how it started but I have had an obsession for quite some time…

      Oh, yeah, Radiohead… they’re amazing, too. 🙂


  4. Anindya says:

    Great to come across your post and your blog Sandra, since I am a music freak myself……nice to hear the John Mayer song….:)


  5. I’m a HUGE John Mayer fan and I think this song fits the theme perfectly. I posted a similar type of song. I am the same type of person… I’ve always been looking for love. I know some people don’t always find it, but I’m grateful I didn’t give up because I think I finally found it. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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