– John Mayer reflects on his controversial song “Paper Doll” during a recent concert, admitting it could be perceived as slightly bitter and hurt.
– Mayer dated Taylor Swift in 2009 and the breakup inspired her song “Dear John,” to which “Paper Doll” appeared to serve as Mayer’s response.
– Mayer has maintained that the song was not actually about Swift, but its controversial legacy continues.
John Mayer has finally opened up about his controversial song “Paper Doll” in a recent stop of his solo acoustic tour. The song has long been speculated to be about his ex-girlfriend, Taylor Swift, who had written “Dear John” about their failed relationship. Mayer claimed that the song was not really about Swift, but rather more of a reflection of his own personal pain from their breakup.
Despite this, Mayer revealed that the negative perception of the song could be due to its tone. It was said to sound “a little pissed off,” but Mayer believes that “it was more hurt.” He did, however, admit that the song could have come across as slightly bitter and even a little “b*tchy.”
Mayer dated Swift when she was only 19 and he was 32. Their split inspired Swift to write “Dear John,” which was a scathing attack on Mayer. Mayer’s response was rumored to be “Paper Doll,” which contained the lyrics “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?” Despite this speculation, Mayer continues to deny that the song is really about Swift.
It appears that the controversy surrounding “Paper Doll” will continue to persist, especially since Mayer performed the song on the same day that Swift’s split with Joe Alwyn was made public. Whether or not the truth behind the song will ever be fully revealed remains uncertain.