"3x5" as written by and John Mayer....
I'm writing you to
Catch you up on places I've been
You held this letter
Probably got excited, but there's nothing else inside it

Didn't have a camera by my side this time
Hoping I would see the world with both my eyes
Maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm
In the mood to lose my way with words

Today skies are painted colors of a cowboy's cliche'
And strange how clouds that look like mountains in the sky
Are next to mountains anyway

Didn't have a camera by my side this time
Hoping I would see the world with both my eyes
Maybe I will tell you all about it when
I'm in the mood to lose my way
But let me say

You should have seen that sunrise with your own eyes
It brought me back to life
You'll be with me next time I go outside
Just no more 3x5's

Guess you had to be there
Guess you had to be with me

Today I finally overcame
Trying to fit the world inside a picture frame
Maybe I will tell you all about it when I'm in the mood to
Lose my way but let me say

You should have seen that sunrise with your own eyes
It brought me back to life
You'll be with me next time I go outside
No more 3x5's
Just no more 3x5's


Lyrics submitted by boilingptlver311

"3x5" as written by John Clayton Mayer

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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  • +3
    General Comment"Today I finally overcame tryin' to fit the world inside a picture frame"

    Wow
    I've always got my camera by my side, trying to capture every moment and not miss a single thing..and sometimes it pisses me off that I can't just be in the moment and experience it rather than trying to preserve it in a piture.
    ImaginaryButtonson February 02, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOk, I can't believe that no one has commented on this song. Has anyone ever heard it? You can listen to it while driving around Lake Tahoe - it makes perfect sense. Or Highway 1- it makes perfect sense. Or just have one single moment where you wished someone you loved was with you. John IS a nice guy. I met him after one of his shows (back in the good old days before his shows are thousands of people big and he played in coffee shops) SEE HIM LIVE - IT IS THE BEST.
    JohMamaon April 19, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti am in love with this song! it is so TRUE. there have been so many moments in my life where theres no way i could describe it to someone in words or with a picture. nothing can capture the feelings and richness of that moment. my life is based on this song! john mayer is amazing
    imnifty4on April 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJohn Mayer is so freakin awesome.....def. see him live. but this song is my new fav. cause my bf gave me a picture of a sunrise with the chorus written on the back...such a sweetie. i think john is basically saying that he doesnt want to be w/out that special someone at any minute....:) sharing something as beautiful as the sunrise .....or anything else for that matter!!
    Mere64GAon April 30, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song reminded me of my best friend right away. I talked him into buying this CD and he decided this was his favorite song (I was right!) It really fits our friendship too. Some things are too big for words or pictures and you just wish that special person was by your side to experience it with you.
    white_doveon May 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy far my favorite John Mayer song. Things just aren't the same when you don't have that special person there. sometimes words just can't express what you want to, but that's ok, because the next time, that person will be there with you, and it will all be better
    GrafetePympon May 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with what everybody else says, i really really like this song, i wish i had somebody special to enjoy all the things words cant describe with. but this song reminds me of the blue ridge parkways through SC,Nc and virgina UNBELIEVABLE!
    LiveUrLifeon May 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow im so mad john sold out :( he's so great
    LILJCOXon May 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGo outside, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and exhale; that's how I felt the song. It's [beau'ti·ful] like his heart <3
    gabby marieon May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Today I finally overcame tryin' to fit the world inside a picture frame"

    John just says things in a way that no one else can.
    Best Kept Secreton May 12, 2002   Link

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