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  • John Mayer Says Taylor Swift "Dear John" Song Was Cheap, Made Him Feel Terrible

    Thu, 07 Jun 2012 09:30:29

    John Mayer Says Taylor Swift "Dear John" Song Was Cheap, Made Him Feel Terrible - He says it was humiliating, too

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    John Mayer has spoken out about Taylor Swift's song "Dear John" from Speak Now, saying, "It made me feel terrible. 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."

    Mayer was blindsided by the song, saying, "I never got an email. 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?" The song lyrically addresses a lover who mistreats and misleads her.

    He also said, "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 '’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."

    And a bitch is what paybacks are.

    Team John Mayer or Team Taylor Swift?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    06.07.12



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