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Taylor Swift Songs About John Mayer

"Dear John" Isn't the Only Taylor Swift Song Fans Think She Wrote About John Mayer

Taylor Swift Songs About John Mayer
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Taylor Swift has always pulled inspiration from her personal life — and the people she's dated — to write some of her best songs. Most of her past relationships have inspired tracks that cover a full range of emotions, from regretful and guilty to heartbroken and nostalgic. But there's one ex-boyfriend that seems to have been the target of most of her rage: John Mayer. Mayer and Swift dated between the end of 2009 and February 2010. They first met when they collaborated on his song "Half of My Heart." Swift was 19; Mayer was 32.

And while Swift has befriended some of her exes, Mayer is not one of then. This April, he performed his song "Paper Doll" — long rumoured to be about Swift — and said that he thought "people don't like it" because it sounds too "pissed off." He said of it, "Is there something about it that's a little b*tchy? There might be."

Meanwhile Mayer has seemingly served as inspiration for some of Swift's best songs, including one on 2022's "Midnights." Meanwhile, the three other tracks fans believe Mayer inspired were on 2010's "Speak Now." Ahead, these are four Swift songs fans think are about Mayer ahead.

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