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
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


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3x5 Lyrics as written by John Clayton Mayer

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    General CommentI just got back from spending a month in London. I was living in Southwark right next to the Globe doing some work there...so I had to cross the various bridges over the Thames every day. Walking across those bridges at night and staring at Big Ben or the Houses of Parliment. Looking at incredible architecture and the churches of long ago...totally reminded me of this song. You see...everyone I loved was back over the pond. After I would get my pictures developed there was no comparison to the beauty that I felt watching them. Which is what I think of this song. Sometimes we experience beauty and our loved ones just cannot enter into the picture. "I guess you had to be there." I can't even tell my friends about how beautiful it is because I "lose my way with words." And when you experience something truly incredible you "over{come} trying to fit the world inside a picture frame." Expanding your horizens...This is possibly my favorite John Mayer song. I like the creepy undertones in the music...and I think it's beautiful and truthful.
    BeccaBeeon August 06, 2002   Link

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