John Mayer: Your Body Is A Wonderland Meaning
Song Released: 2002
Your Body Is A Wonderland Lyrics
You got this room for two
One thing I've left to do
One mile to every inch of
Your skin like porcelain
One pair of candy lips and
Your bubblegum tongue
And if you want love
anonymous Apr 17th 2016 report
This is a great song, people who look at the surface of the lyrical content miss the true depth behind the words. John Mayer is clearly not just talking about his love for a woman; this song is a satirical take on the anthropocentric world view of the West in relation to the environment. Mayer describes the world, or 'body', as a 'wonderland', highlighting the selfish way that man exploits nature for his own ends. The world looks so good that sometimes it hurts him; in this instance Mayer himself is abstracted and acts both as the victim and the villain as he sees the planet being destroyed through ravenous and insatiable pleasure that is derived from our exploitative ways. It is not a sex song; it is a message for the ages.
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anonymous May 16th 2011 report
gosh. this song is DISTURBING. i mean, seriously john mayer?! you're gonna write a song about how great sex is? that's so not classy at all. i dont want to hear about how you love to bang your girlfriend. and if a guy sang this to me, gosh, i would slap him as hard as i could and he would be out the door in an instant.
Ok, so the song is pretty obvious, really. But for further analysis:
On VH1's Storytellers, John Mayer talked about some of the meanings behind some of his songs and why he does this, that, and the other. He played 'Your Body Is A Wonderland' in the program.
He talked about when he was 14--either he lost his viginity or this one just one instance--he was having sex with this girl and he wrote down how he was feeling at the time. He said he picked up his guitar and started messing around with it while he was still naked lol. But yeah, if you want more, just watch VH1 Storytellers: John Mayer. It's very interesting. Only I wasn't expecting him to be so open about his sex life lol totally took me by surprise.
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