Wow, that's right up there with "ah, sure she'll do" and "meh".

The musician remained coy when quizzed about his relationship with Katy Perry - who he has been dating since June (almost but not quite a record for him) - but confessed he is content with how things are progressing between them.

He said: "I mean, I'm quite happy. I'm happy in all aspects of my life. I'm very happy in all aspects of my life." Sounds like a hypnobirthing CD I'm making myself listen to for the last three months; whatever works for you, John.

Asked whether he could see himself settling down with Katy after a series of flings with the likes of Jennifer Aniston and Taylor Swift, the notorious womaniser hinted he wants a "traditional" lifestyle and hopes to walk down the aisle someday.

He quipped: "I want to live a very traditional life with a very untraditional day job. You know what I mean?"

The Your Body Is A Wonderland singer also opened up about his new outlook on life since undergoing a second throat surgery last September, admitting his health problems have made him completely 'reconstruct' his values.

He told Rolling Stone: "I think 35's a great time. You investigate yourself (stop it), you know there are things that aren't growing correctly, or serving you as you get older, and you break yourself down in a period of time. I'm actually lucky that I didn't have to do that while I was on the road. I had a couple years off, and you deconstruct yourself. It's very pain-ful, and when you reconstruct yourself, you kind of have a fresh outlook on the next 20 years of your life."

There's a song in there somewhere, John. Or maybe even an album.