John Mayer has made many songs with ex-girlfriends as inspiration. Taylor Swift made a song about Mayer entitled "Dear John" and he is not happy about it.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine, John says he feels "humiliated" and that it was a "lousy" thing for Swift to do.
"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."
The song in question is "Dear John" released in 2010 on her "Speak Now" album and while John was taking a hiatus from things.
The lyrics in question are:
"Dear John, I see it all, now it was wrong / Don't you think 19 is too young to be played by your dark twisted games, when I loved you so?
John stated "I never got an e-mail. 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?"
When asked about the song's line, "Don't you think I was too young to be messed with?" Mayer says, "I don't want to go into that."
"I will say as a songwriter that I think it's kind of cheap songwriting," he says. "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 bullshit."
We have a feeling John talking about it will make Taylor write another song about him. We wonder if right now she is somewhere grabbing her chest and saying "me? Oh my gosh!" in surprise.
The lyrics and music are posted below. What do you think of the song and John's reactions?-DocFB
Channing Tatum took on Avatar and won. Despite rancid reviews early on, "Dear John" was box office king this weekend, ending "Avatar's" reign.
Dear John's makers figured the movie would make around $20 million, seriously underestimating as the movie made around 32 million. What were they not expecting?
An audience that was over 80 percent female and a HUGE turnout of women under 21. Come on. How could they not expect it? Super Bowl weekend and it is a Nicholas Sparks novel. His stories being turned into movies have made "A Walk To Remember" and "The Notebook" but also made the bomb wit Richard Gere.
Bottom line: as long as his books/movies have young actors starring in them, they will be successful.
So look for "One Song" with Miley Cyrus to do very well soon. In that time, if you do pick up a Nicholas Sparks novel, be warned. That dude will have you crying by the end of one of his stories.