The 11 Best Lyrics From John Mayer's 'Paradise Valley' Album

We've picked our favorite lyrics from John Mayer's new album: what are yours?

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Renowned guitar player and songwriter John Mayer is returning with a brand new album, Paradise Valley, scheduled for release on August 20th. The album, named after the remote area in Montana where John has made his home for the better portion of the last few years, is a collection of songs perfect for wide open spaces. Not only does the music have a spacious sound, but the lyrics themselves include many references to the great outdoors.

Though it officially drops next week, the album is currently streaming in full on iTunes, so we were able to get an early listen. After a few spins, we've picked our favorite lyrics from each of the album's 11 songs. Have a look at our list below.

1. "Wildfire"

Tonight the moon's so bright / You could drive with your headlights out / 'Cause a little bit of summer's what the whole year's all about...

2. "Dear Marie"

From time to time, I go looking for your photograph online / Some county judge in Ohio is all I ever find...

3. "Waitin' On the Day"

Will you tie me tight in little strands of paradise? / Will you walk with me before the morning fades?

4. "Paper Doll"

You're like twenty-two girls in one / And none of them know what they're runnin' from / Was it just too far to fall?

5. "Call Me the Breeze"

Ain't no change in the weather / Ain't no change in me / I ain't hidin' from nobody / Nobody's hidin' fom me...

6. "Who You Love" (ft. Katy Perry)

Oh you can't make yourself stop dreaming of who you're dreaming of / If it's who you love then it's who you love...

7. "I Will Be Found (Lost at Sea)"

I'm a little lost at sea / I'm a little birdie in a big old tree / Ain't nobody looking for me / Here out on the highway / But I will be found...

8. "Wildfire" (ft. Frank Ocean)

Back in Paris you told me you were suicidal / It's not a vacation if I lose you to the Eiffel...

9. "You're No One 'Til Someone Lets You Down"

You gave her your trust / And she busted your crown / You're no one 'til someone lets you down...

10. "Badge and Gun"

Give me my badge and gun / Give me the songs that I once sung / Give me those jet-black, kick-back, lay down nights alone...

11. "On the Way Home"

And if you might find that your running is done / A little bit of Heaven never hurt no one....

Watch the lyric video for Paradise Valley's latest single "Wildfire" below:



John will be playing an exclusive LIVE ON LETTERMAN concert, broadcast online and available on-demand on CBS.com and VEVO, this coming Monday, August 19 at 8 pm ET/5 pm PT. Be sure to tune in!

Paradise Valley is available for pre-order now on iTunes.

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