It's common knowledge that Taylor Swift writes songs about the men she dates, but that didn't stop John Mayer from having a brief fling with the then-19-year-old in 2009, and then dumping her cruelly — at least according to her song "Dear John." So then why is he now acting surprised that she used their romance to inspire one of the best songs off her 2010 album Speak Now? In the new issue of Rolling Stone, Mayer complains how "really humiliated" he was by the country superstar's song. "It made me feel terrible," he says. "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."
Whether or not he deserved it is debatable. Mayer, 34, is notorious for loving and leaving — just ask Jennifer Aniston or Jennifer Love Hewitt, two ladies the singer has wrote his own songs about. And if Swift's "Dear John" is true to reality, he wasn't any better with her. "Dear John, I see it all now that you're gone/Don't think I was too young to be messed with?/The girl in the dress cried the whole way home/I should've known," is the chorus of the ballad. In one of the verses, Swift is much more direct with her aim at her ex: "Well, maybe it's just me and my blind optimism to blame/Or maybe it's you and your sick need to give love then take it away."Read More »from John Mayer on Taylor Swift’s song ‘Dear John’: ‘It made me feel terrible’