4. “Call Me the Breeze”
“They call me the breeze/I keep blowing down the road”
Sometimes a simple lyric tells more than the most imaginative, creative verse can. Such is the case for “Call Me the Breeze,” which features only three verses, each repeating a few lines. Why does it strike so hard? Mayer shows himself off as a scholar of bluegrass and real country, playing off of ideas that Hank Williams and Woody Guthrie made famous. Instead of embellishing the already fractured beauty of the lonely, blue road of life, Mayer sticks to the reality: we are all blowing in the wind, destined only to land where we do.