Songs by John Mayer and Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift and John Mayer dated briefly between 2009 and 2010 when she was 19 and he was 32. The relationship was reportedly tumultuous, and both artists have written songs about it.
Taylor Swift’s song “Dear John” is widely believed to be about Mayer. The song is a scathing breakup ballad that accuses Mayer of being a manipulative womanizer. In the song, Swift sings about how Mayer “played [her] heart like a violin” and “tore [her] apart”.
John Mayer’s song “Paper Doll” is also rumored to be about Taylor Swift. The song is about a woman who is seen as a “trophy” by men. In the song, Mayer sings about how he “took [the woman] for a ride” and “made [her] believe [she] was special”.
In addition to “Dear John” and “Paper Doll”, there are other songs that have been speculated to be about Taylor Swift and John Mayer’s relationship. These include Taylor Swift’s songs “22” and “Would’ve, Could’ve, Should’ve”, and John Mayer’s song “Heartbreak Warfare“.
It is important to note that neither Taylor Swift nor John Mayer has ever confirmed that any of their songs are about each other. However, the similarities between the songs and the timing of their releases have led many fans to believe that they are indeed about their relationship.
The relationship between them was a brief one, but it has had a lasting impact on both artists. Their songs about the relationship have become fan favorites, and they continue to be discussed and debated by fans today.
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