7. “I Will Be Found (Lost at Sea)”
“I saw her face and I could tell/My ghost had left the town as well”
After a long time gone, it is hard to reconnect—the friends and family you leave while at college, for example, tend to fade away fast. Love can do the same. Leaving the girl he wanted while on a personal journey, John returns to find that even the memory of him has departed, leaving only a new, empty, world. Interestingly, this also plays off of John’s older song, “Queen of California,” where the girl’s ghost leaves town before Mayer even arrives.