What Is John Mayer's "Shadow Days" About?

Just how broken up was John Mayer over his Jennifer Aniston breakup? Rumor has it the singer is still dwelling on their love lost, as evidenced in his new song "Shadow Days."

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Is John Mayer still not over his breakup with Jennifer Aniston? While we're all aware that was so three years ago, the singer appears to be getting mucho mileage out of the heartache, even writing the new song "Shadow Days" about the one that got away.

Speaking of the rumored John Mayer song about Jennifer Aniston a source told Us Weekly, "'Shadow Days' is about Jen. It really took him a long time to get over her. He really loved her a lot."

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"He wrote the song as a farewell letter knowing [Jen] would hear it," the source added. "Ultimately he's done a lot of self reflection though and he realizes they weren't right for each other."

A sampling of John Mayer's "Shadow Days" lyrics, off his upcoming album Born and Raised, reads:

Did you know that you could be wrong
And swear you're right?
Some people been known
To do it all their lives

But you find yourself alone
Just like you found yourself before
Like I found myself in pieces
On my hotel floor

Hard times help me see

I'm a good man with a good heart
Had a tough time, got a rough start
But I finally learned to let it go
Now I'm right here, and I'm right now
And I'm hoping, knowing somehow
That my shadows days are over
My shadow days are over now

Well I ain't no troublemaker
And I never meant her harm
But it doesn't mean I didn't make it
Hard to carry on

Well it sucks to be honest (honest)
And it hurts to be real
But it's nice to make some love
That I can finally feel
Hard times let me be

No official word yet from John Mayer on if his "Shadow Days" tune is based on his Jennifer Aniston heartbreak, but you're free to take a listen and judge for yourself!

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Comments on "John Mayer's Jennifer Aniston woes make sweet music"

honeybunn May 02, 2012 | 4:47 PM

I love this song.It has a certain sadness to it. john I believe you and jen's love was real. I loved you two together. I really think at the time you needed to grow up a little. You were not ready for Jen.I feel that she has grown a little also. she is now in a relationship with Justine theroux.Jen is an awsome person and deserve to be happy.Who knows time changes things. It is never to late.

Emma May 02, 2012 | 7:25 AM

I don't think we can really say who the song is about. John has a long list of loves lost. But his words are sweet and honest and that is why his music continues to reach so many people. A lot of us have exes we would love to see reflect in such a way and come back like this. It definitely takes maturity on his part!

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