Say

John Mayer

About Say

"Say" is a song by John Mayer written for the Rob Reiner film The Bucket List in 2007. It was released as a single on November 20 and is the first commercial single in Mayer's career that was not originally released on one of his albums but added to the special edition re-release of his album Continuum. In the U. S., it has become the artist's highest charting single to date, reaching number twelve on the Billboard Hot 100 in May, 2008. The song earned Mayer another Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, his fourth win on the category.  


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2008
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Take all of your wasted honor
Every little past frustration
Take all of your so-called problems,
Better put 'em in quotations

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Walking like a one man army
Fighting with the shadows in your head
Living out the same old moment
Knowing you'd be better off instead,
If you could only

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Say what you need to say

Have no fear for giving in
Have no fear for giving over
You'd better know that in the end
Its better to say too much
Then never say what you need to say again

Even if your hands are shaking
And your faith is broken
Even as the eyes are closing
Do it with a heart wide open

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John Mayer

John Clayton Mayer ( /ˈmeɪ.ər/ MAY-ər; born October 16, 1977) is an American pop and blues rock musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist, and music producer. Born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and raised in Fairfield, he attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. He moved to Atlanta in 1997, where he refined his skills and gained a following, and he now lives in New York City. His first two studio albums, Room for Squares and Heavier Things, did well commercially, achieving multi-platinum status. In 2003, he won a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Your Body Is a Wonderland." more »

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10 facts about this song

Album Classification
"Say" is a song by American singer-songwriter John Mayer. The song was initially released on the soundtrack for the 2007 film "The Bucket List" before featuring on Mayer's 2008 EP "Say".
Award Recognition
"Say" won a Grammy award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2009, marking Mayer’s fourth win in the category.
Commercial Success
The song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, making it Mayer's highest-charting single of his career.
Music Video
The music video for "Say" was directed by music video director Vem. It features Mayer walking through an empty city while playing his guitar.
Composition
Like many of Mayer's songs, "Say" is primarily an acoustic piece with Mayer's soulful vocals at the forefront. The lyrics are a plea for honest communication.
Inspirational Meaning
The song is about the power of truth and how important it is to say what you need to say, even when it's difficult. It was used in the movie "The Bucket List" to underscore the film's central theme of embracing life and speaking your truth.
Critical Response
Critics were generally positive about the song, noting its heartfelt and encouraging message as well as Mayer's effective vocal delivery.
Global Success
"Say" also reached top ten positions in several other countries, including New Zealand, Australia, and Canada, further cementing its international success.
RIAA Certification
The song was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), signifying over one million copies sold in the United States.
Release Date
The soundtrack for "The Bucket List," which includes "Say," was released on December 18, 2007. The song was then subsequently released as a single the following year.

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