RockGenius & VIBE Present: 10 Best Lyrics From John Mayer’s ‘Paradise Valley’ LP


Coming back from a two-year hiatus, both due to surgery and a series of Kanye West-style public failings, John Mayer delivers a knockout with Paradise Valley. He falls back on the blues that first made his career bright, this time with a Southwestern, bluegrass flair. Themes of broken hearts, lost love, and painful journey repeat across each track. In the end, a more mature, aware John blossoms out of the ashes to lead us once more. Here are 10 standout lines from Paradise Valley, selected by Rock Genius. —Gavin Matthews