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I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)

Live in Los Angeles, CA 2010
Speech during performance of "I Don't Trust Myself (With Loving You)"
This song I wrote back when I was writing the Continuum album. Let's not kid anyone, it's a sexy song. Asking a woman, please, don't get engaged any further, I'm a bad boy, you may want to stay away. Which we all know means this: you may experience some burning in your heart. Side effects of John Mayer include: unpredictability, mood swings, long periods of time without phone calls. This song is basically medical indications of dating me, in a song.
Interview with Steve Jordan
Layin' It Down With Steve Jordan, Part 2
I mean there is a "I Don't Trust Myself With Loving You" Part Two. I don't know if you remember this. There's another: [singing] "how wrong, you were, about me." I did that horribly out of tune, I changed keys in the middle. And it was just a kick. We would mute stuff.
Radio Intros 2024
LIFE With John Mayer on Sirius XM Radio
There was a little bit of "Your Body is a Wonderland" that helped me write "I Don't Trust Myself With Loving You." Because as I began once again to write a sort of sexy, slow R&B-style ballad, I thought: I cannot do this again and go into the "here are the ways in which I want to love on you" lyrics. And so I decided I would do the exact opposite, and that I would actually tell you why you should probably go elsewhere. I would later go on to sort of do exactly that! If nothing else, I'm a prophet of my own behavior.
Excerpted from Radio Intros 2024 >