Has John Mayer finally penned a comeback at Taylor Swift for her 2010 song about their break-up, 'Dear John'?
The answer seems to be in the affirmative, given the evidence in the just-released lyric video for his new song about an apparent past love, 'Paper Doll'. Listen closely in the video above!
Here are the telling lyrics in question:
The line: "You're like 22 girls in one/ And none of them know what they're running from/ Was it just too far to fall for a little paper doll?"
Ummm, hello, reference to Taylor's hit song '22'! Plus, he's calling her "little", which implies not only shorter than him, but younger: Taylor was 19 at the time they dated in 2009 John was 31.
The line: "Cut the chord and pull some strings/ And make yourself some angel wings/ And if those angel wings don't fly/ Someone's gonna paint you another sky."
Like, totally John hitting back at Taylor's 'Dear John' line: "You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain." Plus, could those chords he's singing about be guitar chords, hmm?
The line: "Here's a dress of gold and blue/ Sure was fun being good to you".
Okay, this is a bit tenuous, but Taylor refers to herself as "The girl in the dress" in 'Dear John'. Coincidence?
Just in case you were wondering who the woman prancing about in John's video is, it's viral sensation Johanna Rohrback, the internet queen of "Prancercise". See her greatest works here!
John has previously voiced his disdain for Taylor's 'Dear John', calling it "cheap songwriting".
"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---. It really humiliated me at a time when I'd already been dressed down," John told Rolling Stone last year.
Both Taylor and John appeared with the Rolling Stones on stage recently thankfully for them, not together! Check out Taylor's cute moment with Mick Jagger. Jealous, John?