The Heart Of Life

The Heart Of Life (John Mayer)

  • 19 Sep 16:06
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The Heart Of Life is the fifth song on John Mayer's third studio album, Continuum. It runs 3:19 minutes in length. The song features Mayer playing a finger-picked guitar line played on his signature Fender Stratocaster and is double tracked with Mayer playing the lead part and solo on a Fender Telecaster. In live performances, Mayer is often known to play only the rhythm part, leaving his backing band to play the leads.

 

The song's lyrics denote an optimistic tone. The song's chorus is a good example:

 

this is the entire songtext:

 

John Mayer - the heart of life

 

''I hate to see you cry

 

Lying there in that position

 

There's things you need to hear

 

so turn off your tears

 

and listen

 

Pain throws your heart to the ground

 

love turns the whole thing around

 

no it wont all go the way

 

it should

 

but I know the heart of life is good

 

You know it's nothin' new

 

bad news never had good timing

 

then the circle of your friends

 

will defend the silver lining

 

Pain throws your heart to the ground

 

love turns the whole thing around

 

no it won't all go the way

 

it should

 

But I know the heart of life is good

 

Pain throws your heart to the ground

 

love turns the whole...

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