Daughters Lyrics - John Mayer

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I know a girl
She puts the color inside of my world
But she's just like a maze
Where all of the walls are continually changed
And I've done all I can
To stand on her steps with my heart in my hands
Now I'm starting to see
Maybe it's got nothing to do with me

Fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too

Oh, you see that skin?
It's the same she's been standing in
Since the day she saw him walking away
Now she's left
Cleaning up the mess he made

So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too

Boys, you can break
You'll find out how much they can take
Boys will be strong
And boys soldier on
But boys would be gone without the warmth from
A womans good, good heart

On behalf of every man
Looking out for every girl
You are the guide and the weight of her world

So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too [x3]

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LOVE VERSUS HATE | Reviewer: Anonymous | 4/13/14

My comment is not about the song but about the people who comment, myself included. I'm 63 and I'm able to look back more than I can look forward. I regret this because it means that I only have about 15% of my life left. It is a very sobering thought. I have only about 15% ability to fix what I screwed up. But at least I realize this. I have learned that we are all different yet we are all the same. There is no grey in this world. It is only black or white, right or wrong, up or down, in or out, yes or no, love or hate. There is a razor's edge between love and hate and it takes hard work to love. Hating is easy to do, love is hard to learn. Learn this and you will not waste your life. Go for it because it is so totally worth it.

Father & Daugther | Reviewer: Daughter | 3/6/13

This song means a lot to me. My dad left my family when I was in elementary school and I remember him walking out on us.

I remember in Junior high, I was waiting for my mom in the car and this song came on the radio and I heard it for the very first time. It brought tears to my eyes because the lyrics completely captured how I felt.

It's been so many years since this song was released and yet, it still has a very special place in my heart.

yeah..I love how the song ends.

On behalf of every man
Looking out for every girl
You are the guide and the weight of her world

So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do
Girls become lovers who turn into mothers
So mothers, be good to your daughters too

:( | Reviewer: anon | 10/19/12

This song gets me so emotional :( my dad used to be my world when I was a little girl but as I grew up into a teenager our relationship grew sour and he would really mistreat me. My brother on the other hand, he treated like gold. He left two years ago, we barely talk and our relationship will probably never be the same. It was truly painful. When I was younger I wondered what was wrong with me and tried to figure out how to make him love me, but I now understand its his problem and no one will do that to me ever again. Fathers need to know how much they mean to their daughters and how much they have to ability to hurt them.

Holy Crap | Reviewer: His Nibs | 9/15/12

And I mean holy CRAP. Some of the worst lyrics I've ever heard in my whole damned entire life. They read like a 3rd grader's poetry. My goodness, the chorus is just about the dumbest thing I've heard! If you're convinced these are the words of some sort of poet or master lyricist I honestly feel sorry for you.

"Fathers, Be Good to Your Daughters" by John Mayer | Reviewer: Shawty | 9/8/12

Happy Sabbath. I tear up every time I hear this song; it's just THAT beautiful! Too bad those lyrics didn't exist decades ago! They would've helped a lot of people.

I agree with a lot of the posts. My dad treated both siblings better. He used to state and whisper very negative stuff to me...and still does. Although studies show daughters gravitate toward guys who are like their fathers, THAT was a definite "HELL NO!" for me. I did/do not do the same. I don't have to constantly have any type of guy in my life to be complete. God made each of us complete.

How can John Mayer run through women though? Doesn't he know he's hurting someone's daughter? Are the lyrics a warning against guys like him who do, eventually, become fathers?

A sing with deep meaning | Reviewer: Much LOve | 6/7/12

This song is amazing. John Mayer would have to think of something like this didn't he. I don't have no sad story, I have an almost perfect father who is perfect for me. I guess I feed on his imperfections. My mother is amazing too. She will always look out for me whenever whatever. It is just sad how ppl have all these messed up parents. I mean, what's the point of having kids when u treat then like shit? I just have to say well done to the people who commented on this page. U guys are strong and brave keep solidering on and God bless. Also, a standing ovation for the great John Mayer who never let's down.

This song means so much to me. | Reviewer: Kayla | 3/27/12

This song means a lot to me. My parents have been divorced since I was 4 and I am with my mom most of the time. She has always been there for me and is extremely supportive. But when I'm with my dad, all he does is insult me. I end up in tears most of the time. He even makes fun of me for being a Christian. But this song reminds me that I'm not alone, and that I need to be kind to everyone I know and meet, because I don't know their back story. So... I guess... thank you. :) <3

Lover | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/18/12

This is an amazing song that i hold near and dear to my heart. my dad wasn't exactly the greatest he had some drinking problems cheated on my mom and got thrown out a couple of times. he is currently in prison and i can't see him until i am 18. he picked this song out for me after the 1st time that he cheated and came home. this song has absolutly nothing to do with sex. all john mayer is saying is that women need to be taken care of. any girl will fall i love with a man who treated her as well as her father did and men do the same thing they fall in love with women who treat them like their mothers did. and john mayers wasn't trying to say girls are better then guys or visa versa but that girls need to be taken care of in a completly different manner.

chhildish | Reviewer: ..noyb | 8/12/11

Let's fight about it guys? I mean its a song what's the ppoint in fighting abouut everyone haha there oown oppinion and y'all are wasting your time and stupid drama on a comment of a song .... BACK OFF A LITTLE ..!

a beloved father | Reviewer: Willow-Jaid | 6/16/11

my dad used to play this song to me like 24/7 he pretty much forced me to learn the lyrics, im 14 now & this song is practically apart of me. My dad died this May of 2011 & it really hurt & scared me, this song was a song that i sung for him before he past, now whenever i think of him i sing this song. my dad was a great man & i love him endlessly . John Mayer thank you soooooooooooooooo much for creating this song. it means the world to me & my dad its a song that brought us closer & i thank you cause without this song i would be nothing right now .

prejudice!!! | Reviewer: John | 5/3/11

great song. I don't know much about Mayer but who'da thunk someone would be brave enough to write a song that says boys and girls (men and women) are different?! I didn't think you could say that anymore without being labeled with a mental disease or as some kind of racist. To say people are different obviously means you think one of them is more important or better than the other, right? You can say white ment can't jump though!

ummm... thinking | Reviewer: just a daughter | 4/13/11

tell me how many people would think to write a song about the matter that commonly happen alot to children and try to remind others who not yet become parents to remember this song?

abused | Reviewer: idk | 4/3/11

i want to mail this song to my dad right now! he has abused me all of my life and i want him to know how all of the women in his life need to be treated. he treats women like shit and thinks his king!o! and if his on here: I HATE YOU ALEX R. G.

treat us right, no matter what age | Reviewer: morgana | 2/20/11

all it means is if you treat your daughter right, she later expects a lover/husband who treats her right also. some of u need to get ur minds out of the gutter. and some of u are threatened by a woman who expects to be treated well, it seems, also... so sad for you!

responce to FATIS review. | Reviewer: Maddy | 2/8/11

when he says lovers he means sexually involved. that means babies and that means possibly daughters. so it makes sense when he says mothers be good to your daughters because they will eventually follow in their mothers footsteps. get it?

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