John Mayer's Song "Shadow Days" Is "Farewell Letter" to Jennifer Aniston

Celebrity News Apr. 30, 2012 AT 4:00PM
John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston John Mayer and Jennifer Aniston Credit: Sipa Press; Jason Merritt/Getty

John Mayer is finally ready to let go of Jennifer Aniston -- in song.

Although they split nearly three years ago, the 34-year-old singer (whose exes also include Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Love Hewitt) penned his single "Shadow Days" (from the album Born and Raised) with Aniston, 43, in mind.

"Shadow Days is about Jen," a source tells Us Weekly. "It really took him a long time to get over her. He really loved her a lot."

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Sings Mayer in the song: ""You find yourself alone. . . 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/And I finally learned to let it go."

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

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The rocker and the Horrible Bosses actress first got together in April 2008 and, after multiple breakups, called it quits for good in late 2009. Aniston has been happily ensconced with Justin Theroux for over a year now.

"[John and Jen] weren't right for each other, but he is really a good guy."

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After high-profile flameouts both Simpson, 31, and then Aniston, Mayer is done dating celebs, the source adds. "He's looking for a nice, non famous girl he can relate to. . . He loved [Jen and Jessica] both but it really affected him emotionally and it wasn't worth it."

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