John Mayer: Gravity

Gravity (John Mayer song)
Gravity (John Mayer song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)



In 2005 John Mayer wrote a song in 2005 called Gravity. The guy is an excellent musician
and I like his style. I'm back on track with blog posts, having had a wonderful visit with our sweet grandaughter. Many of you have asked me for some worship songs and I will do that. Some have little children and want to get started with piano lessons. I'll talk about that much more in future posts. In addition, we all have our favorite artist and style that we enjoy listening to. So, here is a cool mellow song played slowly in the Key of G. It's in 6/8 time and has tons of grace notes.

Gravity by John Mayer

Intro:

 For the intro, Just play G and C, listen to the song and ull hear the switch


 Now for the rest of the song u use these chords, its quite simple:


G                   C
Gravity is working against me


    G                         C
And gravity wants to bring me down


        Am
Oh I'll never know what makes this man


     D7
With all the love that his heart can stand


Gm               Fmaj7           D7
Dream of ways to throw it all away

G                   C
Gravity is working against me


    G                         C
And gravity wants to bring me down


   Am
Oh twice as much aint twice as good


    D7
And can't sustain like a one half could


     Gm
It's wanting more,


             Fmaj7         D7
That's gonna send me to my knees


 After this, the little solo comes in and once again, all u play is 2 chords, Just G and 
ull know when to switch cause ull hear it. After that, u repeat the same lyrics and do 
same chords:

   Am
Oh twice as much aint twice as good


    D7
And can't sustain like a one half could


     Gm
It's wanting more,


             Fmaj7         D7
That's gonna send me to my knees


   G                      C
Oh gravity, stay the hell away from me


   G                         C
Oh gravity has taken better men than me (how can thet be?)


                       G
Just keep me where the light is


                       C
Just keep me where the light is


                       G
Just keep me where the light is


                          C
Come on keep me where the light is


                          G
Come on keep me where the light is


                       C
Come on keep me where, keep me where the light is


The song keeps fading and you keep on playing the G and C in the same pattern.
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Here's another version of the song: Guitaretab.com 
 

G                   C
Gravity is working against me
    G                         C
And gravity wants to bring me down

        Am7 
Oh I'll never know what makes this man
     D7
With all the love that his heart can stand
Gm/Bb                             D7
Dream of ways to throw it all away

G                   C
Gravity is working against me
    G                         C
And gravity wants to bring me down
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/j/john-mayer/258506.html ]
   D7sus11
Oh twice as much aint twice as good
    D7
And can't sustain like a one half could
     D#Maj7
It's wanting more,
                              D7
That's gonna send me to my knees

[Solo]: Alternate between G and C, just like the verse.

    D7sus11
Oh twice as much aint twice as good
    D7
And can't sustain like a one half could
     D#Maj7
It's wanting more,
                              D7
That's gonna send me to my knees

   G                      C
Oh gravity, stay the hell away from me
   G                         C
Oh gravity has taken better men than me (how can thet be?)
                       G
Just keep me where the light is
                       C
Just keep me where the light is
                       G
Just keep me where the light is
                          C
Come on keep me where the light is
                          G
Come on keep me where the light is
                       C
Come on keep me where, keep me where the light is
 
Music Chords to Gravity (This is what I play)
 
G                   C
Gravity is working against me
    G                         C
And gravity wants to bring me down

        Am7 
Oh I'll never know what makes this man
     D7
With all the love that his heart can stand
Gm/Bb                             Ebmaj7
Dream of ways to throw it all away

G                   C
Gravity is working against me
    G                         C
And gravity wants to bring me down
[ Tab from: http://www.guitaretab.com/j/john-mayer/258506.html ]
   Am7
Oh twice as much aint twice as good
    D7
And can't sustain like a one half could
     Gm/Bb
It's wanting more,
              Ebmaj7                D7
That's gonna send me to my knees

[Solo]: Alternate between G and C, just like the verse.

    D7sus11
Oh twice as much aint twice as good
    D7
And can't sustain like a one half could
     D#Maj7
It's wanting more,
                              D7
That's gonna send me to my knees

   G                      C
Oh gravity, stay the hell away from me
   G                         C
Oh gravity has taken better men than me (how can thet be?)
                       G
Just keep me where the light is
                       C
Just keep me where the light is
                       G
Just keep me where the light is
                          C
Come on keep me where the light is
                          G
Come on keep me where the light is
                       C
Come on keep me where, keep me where the light is
 
Remember to play the inversions of some of the chords:

    l.h./ r.h.

C = C/DEGB or C/CDEB or C/EGD or C/BDB

G = G/DGB or G/GBE

Am7 = A/DGB

D7 = D/DF#B or D/F#CF#

Gm/Bb = Bb/DGD

Ebmaj7 = Eb/DGD
I hope you enjoy playing the song. One of the cool things about Song Robot software is that you can get tons of free midi files and learn how to play songs. Song Robot now has HD, expandable keys! That means the keys can fill your entire screen... two or three screens if you have them... even a TV! The keys never get blurry and can be enlarged to any size you want! Don't have a Song Robot yet?

Warmly,






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