He might have just won a second week at No. 1 on Billboard, but his ex-girlfriend’s breakup song is still hunting him. John Mayer says that Taylor Swift’s breakup song humiliated him, although she never said “Dear John” was meant for him.
Obviously it’s no brainer that Taylor Swift’s “Dear John” song goes out to none other than John Mayer. However, she never revealed who was the target, but just like any good breakup song, “Dear John” hit the target, and hit it good. John Mayer feels that it was meant for him to hear and feels humiliated by it.
In an interview with the Rolling Stones, John Mayer confessed he felt terrible when he hear his ex’s song “Dear John”. Moreover, after victimizing himself, John Mayer added he did not deserve such a thing and even slammed Taylor Swift with a “cheap songwriting” blow.
The truth is that with lyrics such as “Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with?” and “All the girls that you’ve run dry have tired, lifeless eyes/ ‘Cause you’ve burn them out”, “Dear John” kind off hits the target. So there’s little wonder John Mayer felt terrible.
“It made me feel terrible. Because I didn’t deserve it”, said Mayer. “I’m pretty good at taking accountability now, and I never did anything to deserve that. It was a really lousy thing for her to do”.
Moreover, the man complains he didn’t even get a heads up from Taylor Swift. It struck him exactly when he was the most vulnerable. “I never got an e-mail. I never got a phone call. I was really caught off-guard, and it really humiliated me at a time when I’d already been dressed down” says Mayer. “I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?” adds Mayer.
Well, maybe he’s going to feel inspired and reply to Taylor Swift’s “Dear John” through a song of his own, maybe “Dear Taylor”. In the end, he did imply he’d be better at it. “I will say as a songwriter that I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting” starts Mayor his plea. “I know she’s the biggest thing in the world, and I’m not trying to sink anybody’s ship, but I think it’s abusing your talent to rub your hands together and go, ‘Wait till he gets a load of this!’ That’s bullshit.”