"3x5" is a song that I finished right around the time that Room For Squares was being recorded, and even though it was 99% done, that 1% was figuring out the right way to play it.
It's just about not always trying to synthesize memories from a trip. [If a] dude asked me five years ago would you rather take a $3,000 trip or take a thousand dollars in cash, I woulda been like, cash baby, cash. Sometimes trips are better than money. Nobody else would have gotten the same kick or the same thrill that you did, but it's the confidence that you have seen some beautiful stuff.
I think for me, I've always tried to be the historian, but the problem in trying to be your own future historian is that you miss what is going on.