John Mayer Responds to Taylor Swifts’ “Dear John”

Taylor Swift and John Mayer

In a recent chat with Rolling Stone, John Mayer finally came out with his feelings on Taylor Swift’s song “Dear John,” which appeared on her quadruple-platinum album Speak Now. 

It’s was no secret, from the start, that the song was about Mr. Mayer. Back in 2009, there was speculation that the two were dating and that things had fallen apart at some point for reason unknown. Then the song debuted…

In case you haven’t heard it yet, we’ll put the song below for streaming purposes. Here is what John had to say, “It made me feel terrible,” says Mayer in the new issue of Rolling Stone, “Because I didn’t deserve it. 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.”

He went on to say “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. I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?” Pretty low indeed. Miss Swift, how could you be so cold?

In all honesty, she’s likely justified. Mayer wasn’t exactly the most easy person to get along with back then. This is around the same time Mayer held his most racy interviews with Playboy, Rolling Stone, and the like. Aside from the personal side of the song’s effect on him, he does have a point on the music side of things. “I will say as a songwriter that I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting. 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.”

What do you think? The song is good, no-doubt, but is it justified? Let us know.

Jacob Tender
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