Jackie ( Cook Islands )
The song ‘Edge Of Desire’ by John Mayer – Jackie’s goosebump moment
“Hello! I’m Jackie, from Cook Islands. Like everyone, I’ve had times when I’ve felt uncertain, but music made me realize I was in the right place at the right time. I remember being 13 or 14 and starting at a new school. If you think high school is hard, imagine being the new girl and having no friends yet. It’s hard to make new friends and show them what you like, but when you do, it’s worth it. For a group project, 4 girls and I went to one of their houses after school and wondered what music to put on. After the homework was done, we talked about what music each of us liked and I put on ‘Edge of Desire’ and talked about the lyrics. I got chills and suppressed an urge to cry, and the girls came to hug me even though they hadn’t known me for long. I had been feeling incredibly alone and had no one to tell but they saw it in the song I chose.”
Powerful and Emotive Song
‘Edge Of Desire’ is a song by American singer-songwriter John Mayer. It was released as a single in 2010 from his fourth studio album, ‘Battle Studies’. The song is a ballad that explores the themes of love and longing. Mayer sings about being on the “edge of desire”, wanting to be with someone so badly that he’s willing to take risks and give up everything for them.
The lyrics are emotive and powerful, with lines like “Don’t say a word, just come over and lie here with me / ‘Cause I’m just about to set fire to everything I see” expressing the intense passion and desire he feels. Musically, the song is a slow-burning ballad with a simple yet effective arrangement of acoustic and electric guitars, drums, and bass. Mayer’s vocals are raw and emotive, conveying the intensity of the lyrics.
Who Is John Mayer?
John Mayer is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was born on October 16, 1977, in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Mayer first gained popularity in the early 2000s with his hit singles “No Such Thing” and “Your Body Is a Wonderland” from his debut album “Room for Squares” (2001).
He has since released numerous albums and singles that have earned him critical and commercial success. His music style is a mix of pop, rock, blues, and soul, and he is known for his intricate guitar playing and soulful vocals.
Mayer has won multiple Grammy Awards throughout his career and has collaborated with many other musicians, including Eric Clapton, B.B. King, and Frank Ocean. He is also known for his philanthropic work and activism, including his support for environmental causes and his work with the Montana Association of Land Trusts.
In addition to his music career, Mayer is also known for his personal life, including his high-profile relationships with celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift, and Katy Perry.
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