"Dear Marie" as written by and John Mayer....
Dear Marie, tell me what it was I used to be
Dear Marie, tell me what it was I used to be
And if you’re further up the road can you show me what I still can’t see.

Remember me, I’m the boy you used to love when we were fifteen
Remember me, I’m the boy you used to love when we were fifteen
Now I wonder what you think when you see me on the magazine.

From time to time, I go looking for your photograph online
From time to time, I go looking for your photograph online
Some county judge in Ohio is all I ever find.

Dear Marie, tell me do you still believe in me
Dear Marie, tell me do you still believe in me
Yeah I’ve got my dream but you’ve got family
Yeah I’ve got my dream but you’ve got family
Yeah I’ve got my dream but I guess it got away from me


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"Dear Marie" as written by John Clayton Mayer

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    Song MeaningLove this song! :) He played it at his concert in Mansfield, MA this past weekend. He said it's about trying to track down his very first girlfriend because she knew him before he picked up the guitar and he wanted to know what kind of guy she saw him as back then, but he couldn't find her so he wrote this song instead.
    Littlelizzy042on August 21, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationMy interpretation of this song is John wrote it about a girl he was in love with during his teenage years (I'm the boy you used to love when you were fifteen). He wants to know what she thought of him at that time because he wasn't famous yet, he was just simply John Mayer from Connecticut. He says "Dear Marie, tell me what it was I used to be. And if you're further up the road can you show me what I still can't see". I believe this is him inquiring what she thought of him at the time, as in what kind of person he was, and he's wanting to know if she can tell him what to expect in years to come because she took a path of life that he wasn't opposed to and actually wanted but he also wanted his dream of being a musician, hence the "Well I got my dream but you got yourself a family, yeah I got that dream but I guess it got away from me." I believe he is implying here that he wanted both his musical dream but also the dream of having a family, wife, kids, etc., a lifestyle he hasn't been able to experience due to the pressures of being famous.
    VoteJohnForMayeron November 02, 2013   Link

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