After John Mayer and Taylor Swift ended their relationship, the Country superstar penned "Dear John
" about the Rock musician, who responded that the track "really humiliated me." Upon this song's release, Mayer fans immediately attempted to decipher its lyrics, as to whether they may allude to his former flame.
So is this Mayer's payback for Swift? Certainly the beginning of the chorus - "You're like 22 girls in one" - could be a reference to Swift's hit song "22
," and the "paper dolls" may allude to "Dear John," where the Nashville songstress sings "All the girls that you run dry have tired lifeless eyes 'cause you burned them out." Painting a sky figures prominently in both songs, too - In "Dear John" Swift sings, "You paint me a blue sky and go back and turn it to rain." Whilst in "Paper Doll" Mayer croons, "Someone's gonna paint you another sky."