Song Pick: John Mayer's "St. Patrick's Day"
John Mayer's Room for Squares album came out in the summertime of 2001, around the time I was beginning my junior year of high school. It's an album full of songs that will forever be linked to my high school years, and one I love to revisit every so often to remind myself of that time and just how talented John Mayer really is.
The last song on the album, "St. Patrick's Day", is one of my all-time Mayer favorites. Considering the rest of the album has more of a summer/fall feel to me, this particular song is all winter:
"No way November will see our goodbye,
when it comes to December it's obvious why
no one wants to be alone at Christmastime.
Come January we're frozen inside,
making new resolutions a hundred times.
February won't you be my valentine?
And we'll both be safe 'til St. Patrick's Day"
I love how the song perfectly encompasses this particular time of the year, and unlike the Christmas songs that flood the radio from the middle of November until December 26th, this song stands the test of the winter months.
And after a few listens this morning, it's clear that this 10-year-old song also stands the test of time.