Have you learnt how onerous it’s to spotlight Swift’s greatest breakup music when she is mainly the godmother of breakup songs, figuring out precisely which crumbs of information will flip her listeners into detectives? Her albums are her journals and her songs are her relationship guides. However her most evident one was “Pricey John” off of her 2010 album Converse Now.
Pattern lyric? “Pricey John, I see all of it, now it was improper / Do not you assume 19 is simply too younger to be performed by your darkish twisted video games, after I beloved you so?”
It was, in fact, about John Mayer, although Swift by no means confirmed it…however Mayer determined to some years later, admitting in an interview that the music “humiliated.”
“It made me really feel horrible,” Mayer advised Rolling Stone. “As a result of I did not deserve it. I am fairly good at taking accountability now, and I by no means did something to deserve that. It was a extremely awful factor for her to do.” He felt the transfer was “low cost songwriting” to, as he described it, “rub your arms collectively and go, ‘Wait until he will get a load of this!'”
Swift’s response? “How presumptuous!”