One thing we have learned is dating a singer is not a good idea, if you must then please don’t upset them and it seems that John Mayer has learned it the hard way.
When Mayer wrote ‘Your body is a wonderland’, a romantic ode to his ex Jennifer Love Hewitt it was a hit. But now the singer is upset and feels humiliated because his ex, Taylor Swift who happens to be a singer, has written a song ‘Dear John’. Take that Mayer!!!
So what’s the big deal about the lyrics, anyway? It so happens that Taylor briefly dated Mayer in 2009 when she was a teenager. The lyrics reflect her heartache,
‘I see it all now that you’re gone, Don’t you think I was too young,
To be messed with, the girl in the dress. Cried whole way home.
I should’ve known.’ ‘Don’t you thing nineteen’s too young to be played by your dark, twisted games, When I loved you so. ’
In an interview with Rolling Stone John Mayer tells, ‘It made me feel terrible because I did not 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 claims that he was blindsided by the songs and was unaware of her feelings towards him. ‘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? ‘
He refused to answer when asked to explain the song’s line, `Don’t you think I was too young to be messed with? ‘ Mayer replied: ‘I don’t want to go into that.’ And I will say as a songwriter that I think it’s kind of cheap songwriting. ‘
He further adds, ‘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 bulls**t.’
By Fatima Islam