Jackie and Martina take on John Mayer in this episode of Music Video Reform School.
“Shadow Days” is the first single from Mayer’s fifth studio album, “Born and Raised.” Mayer has described the song as the result of a lot of soul-searching that he did as he grew into adulthood. After some fairly disastrous public statements and interviews that had made him the butt of jokes and brought him the ire of many fans, he took a look inside himself and wrote these lyrics.
I’m a good man, with a good heart
Had a tough time, got a rough start
But I finally learned to let it go
Now I’m right here, and I’m right now
And I’m open, knowing somehow
That my shadow days are over
My shadow days are over now
His shadow days may be over, but that didn’t score him many points with the Reform School Girls.
We don’t like John Mayer.
We’re probably the only girls in the whole world who don’t.
I think he has a great voice.
He’s a good musician. Whatever.
He looks so bad.
That hair doesn’t look good on him with his facial structure and it kind of looks untamed.
Ew. He looks really bad here actually.
Taylor Swift wrote a song about him. It’s seven minutes long and it’s called “Dear John” – talking about how he broke her heart.
I don’t know why she went out with him.
He’s old for her.
This video’s boring. That’s why we’re talking about other things. Those fries look good.
I always like his singles. Maybe I haven’t heard this enough to get to like it.
He has so many fans, regardless – it doesn’t matter what he does. People love him.
If he was shirtless maybe I’d feel better about it.
That was actually the worst John Mayer song I’ve ever heard.
Final Grade: F