John Mayer on being the subject of Taylor Swift's 'Dear John': 'It's cheap songwriting'
John Mayer’s throat woes may keep him from singing, but it seems nothing can stop him from talking.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the reformed playboy went public with his feelings toward the Taylor Swift Speak Now track “Dear John,” a song-letter Swift wrote for the older singer, following their brief (and apparently not awesome) love affair.
“It made me feel terrible,” Mayer said of the song. “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,” continued the man who used to throw impromptu press conferences in order to speak publicly about ex-girlfriend Jennifer Aniston.
As for Swift, she’s previously said that the song “is sort of like the last email you would ever send to someone that you used to be in a relationship with.”
But Mayer would’ve rather dealt with this through his inbox. “I never got an email,” he said. “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.
Added Mayer, “I mean, how would you feel if, at the lowest you’ve ever been, someone kicked you even lower?”
He also had some choice words for the song itself: “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 bulls—.”
Okay! So, before we all take sides, let’s give the Swift song in question another listen to hear the other side of the story:
Hmm. Sorry, John: As with everything else, Taylor wins this one. Cue Surprise Face!
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