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Come Back to Bed

Recap of Berklee seminar
Converting Information to Inspiration
Here's where the public is smarter than you. I wanted a song called "Come Back to Bed." I thought it was going to be huge. I thought it could change peoples' minds about stuff. No, I'm going to make you like stuff you don't like because it's good enough. I don't know about that. And the song didn't work, and I was disheartened.
Instagram Guitar Livestream, January 2021
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You can hear certain songs that are like progressions of me looking for the best version of that song, and when I find it I stop. There's certain songs that you can hear are mild copies of one another. But I hope they get better as they go and I go, well there's the one I was trying to say.

And you can hear. It's like tattoos. I got bad tattoos on the way to really good tattoos. And then you keep them all.

Yeah so there are a couple of songs that are really similar and the tough part is that I don't want to play the ones that are 1.0 if I've got up to like, the version that I think is like—for instance is: [starts playing "Come Back to Bed"].

You know I feel like—[sings "Come Back to Bed"], is really like [plays riff from "Gravity"].

Once I hit that, I didn't need "Come Back to Bed" because I had done a better version of it with "Gravity."

Radio Intros 2024
LIFE With John Mayer on Sirius XM Radio
I wrote a song called Come Back To Bed for my second album, Heavier Things, which is sort of prototypical Gravity. And so Come Back To Bed was this R&B ballad that would later get sort of sidelined by Gravity. But I really, really enjoyed this song, and there's some really nice lyrics in there. And it's about it being too late at night to finish a fight, and just wanting to give in for the night. Just waving the white flag. And I should play it more.
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