Gravity

I first did this with ‘A Beautiful Mess’ by Jason Mraz here. And I had a hard time choosing what song to drool over next but since his recent Album release and subsequent CD release gig, this song has crept it’s way back into my heart – despite being off of his last album, and not the recent one. Continuum is an incredible album that got me through 2008 like nothing else could have, and if I had to pick a favourite it would be ‘Gravity’. This song can stop me in my tracks, no matter what I am doing1.

The slow tempo, the guitar riff, the ‘Ooh’s at the beginning by the backup signers and the opening chords evoke the image of a low-lit room where two lovers are holding each other tight… never wanting to let go. And when John starts singing… I. just. melt.

Gravity
Is working against me
And gravity
Wants to bring me down

Whoa I’ll never know
What makes this man
With all the love
That his heart can stand
Dream of ways
To throw it all away

Whoa Gravity
Is working against me
And gravity
Wants to bring me down

Oh twice as much
Ain’t twice as good
And can’t sustain
Like one half could
It’s wanting more
It’s gonna send me to my knees

instrumental

Oh twice as much
Ain’t twice as good
And can’t sustain
Like one half could
It’s wanting more
It’s gonna send me to my knees

Oh gravity
Stay the hell away from me
Oh gravity
Has taken better men than me
Now how can that be?

Just keep me where the light is
Just keep me where the light is
Just keep me where the light is
C’mon keep me where the light is
C’mon keep me where the light is
C’mon keep me where keep me where the light is

Granted the lyrics are a little more cryptic than the last song that I talked about, but a lot of John’s stuff is. I think its better that way, so we can all apply the song to any situation. I think Gravity is the first song I’ve ever loved as much that was about more than the lyrics. I’m sure I’ve mentioned this at one point or another, but I love words. And for me to like a song because the of music really says something.

This song could make me dance. I’m not an interpretive dancer, but it could make me do it… I feel the music pulsing through my veins that fervently when I listen to this song2. Watching him play this live on Tuesday night made me love the song even more; watching him play each note and feel it with his entire body… you just can’t help but become enchanted.

Have you heard this song? What do you think?

Footnotes:
  1. it can also intensify fornication for me but you didn’t need to know that…[]
  2. I won’t go on about how I feel like John’s thoughts and feelings from when he wrote this song are also pulsing their way through me… oh crap, I just did that didn’t I? Oh well…[]

responses to “Gravity” 2

  1. @Penny: Have you had a chance to listen to it yet? Maybe I love it so much because I mostly just love everything he’s ever written and this happens to be one of his best ones…. I’ve been told that I don’t really just love the words, but the combination of both but I disagree 😉 hehe

  2. That’s really interesting what you say about normally liking songs because of words. I am probably a ‘music’ kind of person, I love little bits in the way the music sounds etc but I love the words too. Will have to listen to this one!

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